Information for Volunteers

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To express your interest in volunteering for 2018

Head on over to If you feel that you meet one or more of our criteria, or can bring something else to the conference, then please follow the instructions at the bottom of that page to register your interest.

For assistance if you have been accepted as a volunteer

Please send an email to

Volunteer mailing list

You will be subscribed to this list once you are accepted as a volunteer. You can use this to get in touch with other volunteers (e.g. to organise shared accommodation) and/or ask any volunteer-specific questions that you might have.

The list email address is

What to bring to

  • Laptop, phone, camera, chargers etc - most people bring a laptop, tablet and other such devices. Free WiFi is available during the conference. Many Delegates enjoy hacking, coding and developing together at
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle - Sydney can have high summer temperatures staying sun-smart and well hydrated is important!
  • Clothes and toiletries - adequate clothing and sanitary items to see you through the week should be brought. The conference venue near many shopping centres so you'll be OK if you forget anything. Remember to bring any medication you may need.
  • Identification and if international, your passport - for registration purposes, we may need to see identification, and if you're a student, we'll need to see your student card. In accordance with liquor laws, you may be asked for ID to be served alcohol.
  • Cash or card - you will likely have some incidental expenses during the conference. There are ATMs available at the conference venue, and most nearby venues take card.

Emergency contacts

All emergency Services: 000

In Australia, 000 is the main point of call for all emergency services - Police / Fire brigade / Ambulance. 911 will not redirect to 000.


In case of emergency

Dial 6 from a campus phone or Freecall 1800 249 559

General UTS security enquiries

Dial 9514 1192

St Johns

We have St Johns to provide medical assistance if needed. Where are St Johns going to be located?

At the back left (north west) of CB01 level 4 (ground level, one below registration)

On Call Linux Conference Australia Organiser

1300 564 998 or +61 2 9056 0889

Crisis and Mental Health

Lifeline Australia - Crisis support and suicide prevention
13 11 14
Beyond Blue - Support Service and referrals
1300 22 4636

Additional information will be provided during the volunteer induction sesstion to be held on Sunday 21/01/2018 (time/location to be confirmed).