Volunteering with The Sydney


The Sydney proudly stands among the greatest piano competitions of the world. In 2023, the competition will return live in Sydney. We can look forward to 32 incredibly talented young competitors from around the world, career-changing prizes and opportunities, and thrilling, rigorous competitive rounds at the Verbrugghen Hall and Sydney Opera House

If you would like to volunteer with us for the Sydney International Piano Competition in July 2023 AND/OR in the 12 months lead up to the competition please submit your application on this page. We’ll have various roles to suit everybody and will be accepting applications from those who reside outside Australia who wish to volunteer in a remote capacity.

Once you’ve got your application in, we will contact you once we have the new role descriptions ready. You can also indicate your interest in volunteering in the build up to the competition through this form.

Application Form

Fill in your details and we’ll be in touch when volunteer opportunities become available!

Why Volunteer?


Why Volunteer with The Sydney? Volunteer Rewards
  • World-Class Event
    Volunteer with one of the major international events of its kind in the world.
  •  Once Every Four Years
    The Sydney welcomes world-class musicians to compete once every four years. Seize the opportunity to experience this up close or you’ll have to wait until 2023.


  • Remote Location & Flexible Hours
    As our competition has moved online this year, you can volunteer no matter where you are in Australia (or the world!). We have a wide range of shifts available, so you can volunteer during the day or in the evenings.


  • Valuable Experience
    Experience the inner workings of an event of this scale and put your skills into practice.


  • Develop Skills
    Develop additional skills, add an interesting and distinctive experience to your resume. This could have a positive impact on your future employability.


  • Give Back to the Community
    Make a valuable contribution to both the community of Sydney and the wider classical music community.
Complimentary Tickets: the more you volunteer, the more tickets you could receive.*

Receive a Volunteer Certificate affirming your contribution to The Sydney.


*One single ticket of your choice for each day you volunteer.

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss volunteer opportunities further, please contact the Project Manager,
Kate Murphy:

Email: kate@thesydney.com.au