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“I’m supporting the country that gave me everything and the city that I love” Peter Freedman AM, Owner and Founder of RODE Microphones


Sydney Festival’s philanthropic program offers you the opportunity to join a growing number of like-minded private supporters who support our vision. Get closer to the Festival and its artists and enjoy a range of benefits to enhance your Festival experience while allowing us to present productions that might otherwise be out of reach.

For further information please contact Head of Philanthropy, Marita Supplee on (+61) 2 8248 6510 or by email: marita.supplee [at]

Sydney Festival is a deductible gift recipient. Sydney Festival believes that the portion of donations stipulated as tax-deductible, will be tax-deductible but makes no warranty in this regard. It is the responsibility of the donor to take its own tax advice. Donations are non-refundable. If you would like to support, download, complete and return this form.

By post: Sydney Festival, Level 5, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
By fax: (+61) 2 8248 6599
By email: marita.supplee [at]

Alternatively, call Marita Supplee on (+61) 2 8248 6510 for further information.


Sydney Festival wishes to thank the following individuals, Foundations and organisations for their generous philanthropic gifts over the last 12 months:

Principal Philanthropic Partner

Peter Freedman AM 


Consulate General of the United States of America

CRM Foundation

Neilson Foundation 


Scully Fund


Antoinette Albert

Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron

Peter Hunt AM

The Michael Crouch Family

The Martin-Weber Family 

Roslyn Packer AC



Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert

Altaire Productions

John Barrer

Larissa Behrendt and Michael Lavarch AO

Wesley Enoch

Tom Hayward and Fiona Martin-Weber

David Hazlett

David Kirk MBE and Brigit Kirk

Elizabeth Laverty

Adam and Vicki Liberman

Dr Kathryn Lovric and Dr Roger Allan

Julianne Maxwell

David Mathlin and Camilla Drover

Penelope Seidler AM

Dr Jennifer and Peter Solomon


The Arcadia Group

Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM and Angela Belgiorno-Zegna

Jonathan and Judith Casson

Diane Eilert

Roslyn and Alex Hunyor

Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM

Robyn Martin-Weber

John and Jo Millyard

Victoria Taylor

Villa & Villa P/L

Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey

Ray Wilson OAM


Anne Blau

Damien Butler

Paddy Carney

Angela Clark

Darren Dale

Terry and Dianne Finnegan 

Christina Green

Julian Knights

Rajni and Pawan Luthra

Sandy Martin

Ann McFarlane 

Lyndall McNally 

Mary Read

Justine Roche

Christopher Tooher 

John Walton

Make a Donation


Sydney Festival is a non-profit organisation – we receive some core funding from the NSW Government and the City of Sydney for which we are extremely grateful, but this represents only about a third of the total funding.

to continue to present an arts and entertainment program each January that celebrates summer across Sydney, enriching the lives of the city’s residents and visitors.


Would like the opportunity to join a group of like-minded private donors who support our vision and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits?

Consider joining our philanthropic program.

If you have any questions about donating to Sydney Festival, please contact Marita Supplee on 02 8248 6510 or marita.supplee[@]

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If your workplace uses Good2Give giving platform, you can set up regular giving to Sydney Festival here


Thanks to the great response to our Volunteer call out in 2019! We have currently filled all available positions. If you would still like to express interest, we have opened a waitlist! Register at the link below.

From 9–27 January 2019, Sydney comes alive with the world’s most wonderful summer festival. As one of Australia’s favourite annual cultural events, Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world’s performing and visual arts, all coming together in an avalanche of artistic activity.

Sydney Festival would not be possible without our army of dedicated and generous volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to experience Sydney Festival and be part of Australia's largest annual arts event, as well as part of the team that makes it all happen.

What do Sydney Festival volunteers do?

We will have various volunteer roles in many different venues, however an essential part of all roles is that you will represent Sydney Festival and provide information and directions to visitors to ensure everyone has a memorable experience. 

Specific requirements for volunteers are:
  • Interest in art & culture
  • Good communicator
  • Minimum age of 16
  • Complete a minimum of four shifts during the Festival period 9–27 January 2019
  • Undergo volunteer training and learn information required to perform your role

How to Apply

New to Sydney Festival volunteering? 
If you would like to volunteer with us in 2019, please apply via the button below.

Previously volunteered with us? 
Please register your interest HERE.

If you registered before but haven’t yet volunteered with us, please email us at

Thanks to the great response to our Volunteer call out in 2019! We have currently filled all available positions. If you would still like to express interest, we have opened a waitlist! Register at the link below.

Sydney Festival 2019 Volunteer Program Timeline

Applications open.

Interviews and more information available to applicants.
Interviews will be held with all selected new applicants in November/ December.

General training - all volunteers will need to attend a general briefing session in December (exact date TBC).

Registration for shifts available
Each volunteer shift is 3-4 hours long. Shifts will be available for different roles across various venues for mornings, afternoons and evenings. 
Once you have been accepted as a Sydney Festival volunteer, you will get access to register for your shifts in the online system in December. 

Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of four shifts during the festival.

Role specific training – all volunteers are required to attend role specific training. These training sessions will be scheduled between 3-8 January. 

Festival: Volunteer shifts between 9-27 January. 
Some additional shifts may be available in December and early January.


We are here for you. If you have any questions please get in touch with our volunteer coordinators on 0488 007 673 or

Need to update information in your volunteer profile? Login HERE


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