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What you’ll do

Our volunteer program covers a bit of everything here at Questacon! As part our our team, you’ll:

  • be challenged by curious young (and young-at-heart) minds wanting to know why and how.
  • encourage visitors to get the most out of their visit to Questacon. One minute you might be telling a young child which button to push, and the next minute explaining a complex concept to an adult.
  • learn to become a confident communicator, because our visitors are from all ages and backgrounds.
  • be patient and prepared for unusual questions.

What you’ll get from us

As a volunteer, you’ll receive:

  • thorough ongoing training and support
  • a $10 travel reimbursement for each 4 hour shift you complete
  • parking free of charge during shift
  • discounts at the Atomic Café and the Questacon Shop
  • heaps of smiling faces.


Our volunteers can work up to 16 hours per week.

We can offer flexible volunteering hours because we are open 7 days a week.


Our volunteers are passionate about science and technology, and want to share this with our visitors.

You must be 16 years or older to become a volunteer.

COVID-19 vaccination

As a volunteer, you may need to work with children who can’t be vaccinated. In line with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, as a volunteer you must be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

You will need to provide proof of vaccination, which may include:

  • a vaccination certificate (an Australian Government COVID-19 digital certificate or COVID passport)
  • information from a government health body
  • information from your regular doctor (GP) or treating specialist.

Find out more

For more information about volunteering, please call us on 02 6270 2800 or email us at

We will also be hosting a volunteer information session later in 2022. To be contacted about this session, please call us on 02 6270 2800 or email us at