Due to the public holiday on Mon 27 Jan, State Library will be operating on weekend hours 10am–5pm. For more information check our full opening hours.
Our dedicated and invaluable volunteer team is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds who generously contribute their time and energy to a wide variety of volunteer projects.
Woman holding book at the State Library. Photo by Jeff Camden.
The volunteers participate in both front-of-house projects such as providing building tours for visitors, assisting with exhibitions and music performances and back-of-house projects which include historical document transcription and working with our collections .
The volunteer program greatly enhances the capabilities of State Library and provides a very enjoyable and interesting way to become involved with and to support one of Australia’s great cultural institutions.
We have a wide range of interesting volunteer projects available, however:
On occasion we have volunteer positions available during the school holidays for 14-17 year olds.
If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in a placement as a component of your tertiary studies, you are encouraged to apply for a State Library Fieldwork placement.
If you are seeking a professional internship with State Library please note that we are able to accommodate a limited number of interns via our partnership with Australian Internships.
Australian Internships is a commercial entity and requires the payment of fees for registration and ongoing management of your placement/s. Registration with this company does not guarantee a placement at State Library.