Australian Wooden Boat Festival
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Australian Wooden Boat Festival Inc is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on a small number of active members as well as a large pool of volunteers to stage the most significant, and we think, the best maritime festival in Australia.

We have a very large and enthusiastic corps of volunteers who take on scores of different tasks, including boat wrangling, decoration, entertainment, construction, information and publicity. We have safety marshals, exhibition managers, kid's activity coordinators, food and bar staff, office admin staff, and many more.

What we share is a love of wooden boats, a sense of fun and the excitement of helping to run a truly unique event. You can get involved just by filling in a simple form and letting us know what you like to do. If you have particular skills (or even if you'd like to learn some new ones), tell us about it and we'll do our best to find the perfect spot for you.

Types of jobs you might volunteer for include:

*    Office and marketing assistance (PC skills a plus!)
*    Helping park hundreds of boats ashore
*    Assisting with surveys of visitors to the Festival
*    Information booth and welcome guides
*    Photography and video capture
*    Boat registration and boat owner liaison during the Festival
*    A variety of site management and event coordination roles

Volunteers Registrations will open in October 2018

For further information, please call our office on 03 6223 3375.


Public Toilets

For the duration of the Festival there are public toilets located in front of Macquarie Wharf, at the Waterside Tavern, at Franklin Wharf & Elizabeth Street, at Elizabeth St Pier, at the Children's Circus School on Parliament Lawns, and in Salamanca Square. There are Mother’s Room/Change Facilities located in Salamanca Square and at Princes Wharf. Please see below for details of the toilet facilities that have disabled access.


ATMs can be found at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, at the Brooke St Pier, T42 restaurant on Elizabeth St Pier, in Salamanca Square, in Salamanca Place (at the Fresh Fruit Market) and in Montpellier Retreat (next to Wursthaus).

Disabled Access

The toilet facilities at Princes Wharf Shed No 1 (PW1) and in Salamanca Place have disabled access. Please see the Hobart City Council's Hobart CBD Mobility Map for full details of Disabled Access Toilet Facilities and Parking Access in the area. AWBF has reserved disability parking spaces along Castray Esplanade, outside PW1.

First Aid

You will find the St John’s Ambulance First Aid tent located near the Marine Board Building in Franklin Wharf (opposite Fish Frenzy). Another station is located in the Children's Circus in Parliament Lawns. There will also be first aid personnel roaming throughout the Festival site. If you need assistance, ask any Festival Volunteer.


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