The Ballina Prawn Festival is an iconic celebration of the rich character and unique features of Ballina, home of the Famous Big Prawn.

Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the Ballina Prawn Festival is one whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. From tasting the delicious sizzling prawns, mingling amongst the buzzing crowds, or taking an exhilarating spin on the Ferris wheel, the Ballina Prawn Festival delights young and old. This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged.

Festival visitors can enjoy exciting rides, great music; delicious food and can even join in the hilarious DIY Raft Race!

The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid backed Ballina lifestyle and brings together thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond. There is something for everyone, with a raft of activities and entertainment planned for the day.


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All volunteers receive Free Entry to the festival and a Prawn Festival Volunteer Shirt. You will also be invited to our Volunteer THANK YOU night after the festival.
Welcome Crew
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Trade Team
You are an all rounder who loves a hands on job
Retail Crew
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Bar Crew
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There is a compulsory volunteer induction session on Wednesday 8th November, 2016 at 5.30pm in The Fenwick Room, The Ramada Hotel & Suites, Ballina. The session will take no more than one hour and will provide vital information details about the event, work health and safety and the role you will play on the day. Confirmation of this induction will be sent to you via email closer to the festival date. Please send the any certification documents to