Being a volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of sailing on and off the water with some of the BEST views in the country.

At Australian Sailing, we recognise that volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running and success of the regattas and we sincerely appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved with Australian Sailing Regattas.

With various jobs available, there is sure to be a job for you! You will be able to indicate the area that you are most interested in when filling out the online registration form.

As a Volunteer you will receive the following benefits*: 

  • Lunch Pack
  • Sail Melbourne T-Shirt
  • Water
  • Access to the volunteer education program
  • Invaluable major event experience 
  • Most importantly, a warm fuzzy feeling from helping deliver this fabulous youth sailing regatta, you will be watching world-class Olympic Sailors!



Volunteer Induction - On Water Safety Management

Sail Melbourne is holding a Volunteer Induction session in preparation for the regatta.

The Volunteer Induction aims to familiarise you with the On Water Safety Management Plan. This informative session will be led by your Course Race Officer, who will provide insights into the specific course you'll be assisting with during the event.

This induction offers you a chance to inquire about any concerns you may have and to connect with fellow volunteers who will be part of the Sail Melbourne team.

If you require further details regarding On Water Safety Management, please don't hesitate to reach out to the PRO or the Sailing Manager at RBYC.



Race Official Seminar

Sail Melbourne will hold a Race Official Seminar.

Details for the Volunteer Briefing and Race Official Seminar will be available shortly 

All volunteers registered for both venues are welcome to attend. If you have a particular topic that you would like covered please contact Colin Burgess boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au


Working with Children Card

All volunteers for the regatta are required to hold a Working With Children card (WWC).  To apply for a WWC card, please visit the website.  Fill in the online form, print out the form (only takes less than 5 min) with a passport photo, and take it to Australia Post.  There is no cost on you, only your time to fill in the application and visit Australia Post.   Working With Children Online Application.  If you need to check your WWC details please click here to search your card details - WWC Check Status

If you Do have a valid WWC you will need to update your details.  Include our details as an organisation you volunteer with:   

Your home club or with the Sail Melbourne Organising Authority.

Please note: We will be expecting a confirmation letter to arrive from the Department of Justice.  

For interstate/overseas visitors who do not usually live in Victoria and hold an equivalent interstate WWC check and do child-related work in Victoria for a period of up to 30 days in the same calendar year, you do not need a WWC. After 30 days you will need to apply for a WWC in the state of Victoria.

If you have any questions regarding the WWC please contact your club or Colin Burgess boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au for more information.


Race Official Courses

Before or after the event you may wish to gain qualifications to become a Race Official in your state, for more information take a look at the offering via the Australian Sailing website.  Race Official Courses

Should you have any questions, please contact Colin Burgess boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au