A young woman dressed in a lab coat is demonstrating how bubbles are made to a bunch of young school kids.


Are you curious about science and technology?

A young woman, a elderly man and a elderly woman wearing purple Questacon shirts are standing in front of a red wall around a purple table. On the table us a yellow puzzles with blue and yellow discs.

Are you game enough to experience an earthquake or get up close and personal with three and a half million volts of electricity? Do you know your dinosaurs? Can you explain why the sea and the land rise when the moon rotates? Do you have a special interest in science and technology?

If so, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre invites you to join their team of Volunteers!

You will be challenged by curious young minds wanting to know why and how.

Please note, you must be 16 years or older to become a Volunteer.

Do you have what it takes to be a Volunteer?

Volunteers encourage visitors to get the most out of their visit to Questacon. Activities range from telling a young child which button to push, to communicating complex science to older visitors.

We love that our Volunteers are passionate about science and technology and want to share this with our visitors. We want our Volunteers to inspire our visitors to be as enthusiastic about science and technology as they are.

Questacon attracts people of all ages and backgrounds so you will need to be confident communicating with people from a broad cross-section of the community. You will also need to be patient and be prepared for unusual questions.

A rewarding time

Volunteers receive thorough ongoing training and apart from the reward of smiling faces, you also get a $10 travel reimbursement for each day you come in, as well as discounts at the Questacon Café and the Questacon Shop.

Volunteers can work up to 16 hours per week and, because we are open 7 days a week, we are able to offer flexible volunteering hours.

How to apply

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please download an application form and mail or fax it in to us.

Download the Volunteer Application form:

Download the Volunteer Duty Statement:


Next Recruitments

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please email volunteering@questacon.edu.au


Questacon Volunteers, as part of their work activities, may be required to work with children who are unable to be vaccinated. Consequently, and in accordance with the DISER COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Questacon Volunteers are required to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status (as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccinations may include a vaccination certificate (an Australian Government COVID-19 digital certificate or COVID passport), or information from a government health body, a GP or treating specialist.

More Information

For more information about volunteering please contact us.

E-mail: volunteering@questacon.edu.au
Phone: 02 6270 2800