Get Involved In Madman Anime Festival

Make your mark on Australia’s most unique and immersive celebration of Anime and Japanese culture. There are many ways to get involved, scroll down to find a role that suits you.

Mad For Anime? Become a MadFest Volunteer!

Volunteers work directly with MadFest staff in a range of different areas during the festival, or the Friday prior to help us set up.

Volunteering at MadFest is a great opportunity to make new friends and score a weekend pass. To be eligible, you’ll need to be over eighteen and have great service skills.

Melbourne 2018 volunteer registration is now closed.

Volunteer Perks

Volunteers receive the following to say thanks for their efforts:


A weekend pass to the festival


Recognition for your assistance


A unique MadFest 17 Volunteer T-shirt


$50 Madman Website Voucher


3-month AnimeLab Premium Subscription


Snacks and refreshments during your shifts

Community Performances and Events

Have you always wanted to perform on stage in front of fellow anime fans?

Whether you love dancing, have an amazing panel in mind, or would like to put on a workshop, sign up for your chance to take part in our community performance events.