Volunteering at South Eveleigh

Heritage Program

South Eveleigh, once the site of Eveleigh Railyards - Australia’s largest steam locomotive workshop - is a centre for technology, communications and science.

We run a Heritage Volunteer program where participants play an integral role in maintaining and promoting the Park’s heritage. The Heritage Volunteer program attracts people with a range of backgrounds and skills, a commitment and passion for preserving and showcasing the site’s heritage, and a genuine desire to share the experience with the broader community.

South Eveleigh Heritage Volunteers add significant value to the Park by:

  • Assisting with cataloguing and conservation of heritage asset
  • Guiding visitors and interpreting heritage assets at South Eveleigh
  • Providing directions to visitors across the broader South Eveleigh precinct

If you have a passionate interest in Australia’s industrial past and wish to join a committed team of part-time-volunteers, please contact South Eveleigh Facilities Coordinator Harley Imber at harley.imber@mirvac.com or +61 2 8398 5653.

Becoming a Volunteer

As with all employment, South Eveleigh’s volunteers, Mirvac and its partners have complementary rights and responsibilities. These are set out in the Volunteer Code of Practice and Code of Conduct.

For an information pack with further details, please contact South Eveleigh Facilities Coordinator Harley Imber at harley.imber@mirvac.com or +61 2 8398 5653. You can also download a Heritage Volunteer Application Form. For more information on the volunteer role please see South Eveleigh Volunteer - What You Can Expect from Us.

We welcome applications from people with a disability.

Following successful completion of their training, South Eveleigh Volunteers are initially engaged for a three month trial period. During these three months, new volunteers are teamed with a “buddy” to provide support and mentoring through the early period of service.

Reference & Security Checks

Standard reference checks are undertaken for each applicant.

Child Protection legislation requires employees and volunteers to complete and sign a “Prohibited Employment Declaration” and a “Working with Children Check Employment Screening Consent Form”.

The Child Protection Act makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence (a Prohibited Person) or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offences Registration) Act 2000, to apply for, undertake or remain in, child related employment.

We welcome visits from supervised children and young people under the age of 18.

Tell us Your Story

Mirvac and its partners compile the stories of the people who worked at, or lived near, the Eveleigh Railyards for use in heritage education. To provide the story of your connection to Eveleigh and the Park, you can submit your story via the Eveleigh Stories website at eveleighstories.com.au.