2014 Championship.


2017 Volunteer Training Dates

  • General Volunteer Training
    FIRST Robotics Competition
    Date TBA
    FSE Building E6B Room 139
    Macquarie University
    General Volunteer Training Agenda (PDF not live)

VIMS System (Technical Role Registration & Training Access)
VIMS User Guide

Why volunteer with FIRST?:
Video - Part 1
Video - Part 2
Video - Part 3

Volunteer Coordinator:  
Susanna Westling

Training Materials



Working With Children Checks (NSW)

FIRST Volunteers in NSW are encouraged to complete their Working With Children Check which is available FREE of charge for volunteers.  Please visit the click on the graphic below to apply for your Working With Children Check:



Unconscious Bias Training 

At FIRST Robotics Australia we are committed to making our events and programs exciting, engaging, inclusive and welcoming for everyone. At the Australian Regional, we will have a very diverse group of participants and we want to ensure they have a fantastic experience and feel welcome and included in everything that we do. To help us make this the best event it can be for everyone attending we want to shine a light on unconscious bias and help us be the best we can be in our volunteering.

Help us to make FIRST events awesome and inclusive for everyone!

Click Here for Unconscious Bias Training




*Please note:  The minimum age for event volunteers is 14. 


2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition Season


Volunteering for a FIRST event is a great experience and you will have an inspiring and fun day!  Check out the videos below for more information. Each event runs from around 7:00 in the morning - 7:00 pm (depends on daily schedule of events). Meals are provided. There will be training sessions for volunteers in late February.

All key technical volunteers will require registration in the FIRST VIMS system.  Once registered and assigned, you will have access to the training for 2017 FRC Steamworks.  The key roles require online training & certification before you are allowed to participate in the role.  Please speak with the Volunteer Coordinator for more details or to discuss possible technical assignments. 

Look at the Role descriptions below to find what you would like to do, then choose event(s) from below and register.  If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator:  volunteers@ausfirst.org 

  • View FRC TECH ROLES:  Control Systems AdvisorsRobot Inspectors
  • View FRC Roles including TECH ROLES with Training Materials:  CLICK!
  • Watch FRC Steamworks Trailer Here:  CLICK!
  • Visit the Australia Regional Landing Page for more details:  CLICK!
  • Videos about the experience of a FIRST Robotics Competition:  CLICK! 
  • Choose from the 2 events below & complete the Google form link (per event) to register. 

2017 FRC Southern Cross Regional
LOCATION:           Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Sydney, NSW
DATES:                     Mon., 13 March - Wed., 15 March 2017
REGISTER:              Google Form Link
SCHEDULE:           CLICK!

2017 FRC South Pacific Regional
LOCATION:           Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Sydney, NSW
DATES:                     Thurs., 16 March - Sat., 18 March 2017
REGISTER:              Google Form Link
SCHEDULE:           CLICK! 




Volunteers interested in events in QLD, VIC, SA, & WA should contact the following regional partners for more information: