Volunteer to be a part of SMASH! 2019. Help us put on the biggest anime and manga convention in Sydney!

As a volunteer run organisation, we share a collective passion for putting together an event for fans, by fans. We are looking for enthusiastic people who share our vision and interest to join us!

Volunteering with SMASH! can be either a long term (SMASH! Staff) or a short term commitment (SMASH! Crew) – whatever best fits your schedule.

Crew Applications for SMASH! 2019 have closed.

To be eligible for SMASH! Staff, you must be at least 18 years old, and for SMASH! Crew you must be at least 16 years old at the time of application.

Please note: only successful applicants will be contacted.

We thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for SMASH! 2019. Due to the overwhelming amount of responses we receive each year, we have to make some tough decisions regarding volunteer applications.

We welcome you to apply again next year if your application has been unsuccessful, otherwise we hope to see you at SMASH! 2019 as an attendee! If you wish to withdraw your application or have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


SMASH Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to bring people of all creative talents together to celebrate Japanese pop culture. From anime to manga and fanart to cosplay, you can find something to see and do at the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!). What started as a small university event in 2007 has now grown to be one of Australia’s biggest Japanese pop culture festivals.

As a volunteer run organisation (yes, our President and all our hardworking staff volunteer their spare time to run SMASH!), we share a collective passion for putting together an event FOR fans, BY fans, and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share our vision and interest to join us in personally committing to making SMASH! one of the best convention experiences in Australia.



  • The chance to work in a unique and fun environment
  • Get to work behind the scenes at Australia’s largest anime convention
  • Make friends and mingle with like-minded people
  • A Volunteer Certificate personally signed by the president of SMASH!
  • Ability to gain valuable experience and references
  • Unparalleled exposure!


Apply for SMASH! Staff