Student Volunteer Program






Give your career in the life sciences a competitive edge with the Student Volunteer Program, managed and developed by AusBiotech.

Assisting with various aspects of the conference, student volunteers are directly propelled into largest life science conference in Australia and one of the most vibrant scenes of Australian biotechnology.

Through the volunteer program, students can:

  • Improve communication and organisational skills;
  • Access the behind-the-scenes of industry events;
  • Practice networking with senior leaders, thought-leaders and representatives of the biotechnology industry; and
  • Discover industry trends first-hand at sessions and keynote presentations

AusBiotech 2018 will be held from 31 October - 2 November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Queensland. Before submitting your application, please read the frequently asked questions (FAQs). Applications are open - apply now!

Applications must be received by 5pm EST, Friday 3 August 2018.



“I saw the chance to volunteer as a great opportunity to work as a member of a team of driven and enthusiastic students from all over Australia. Volunteering provided me with unhindered access to the whole conference program and networking events.”

Read ARMI PhD Danni Ratnayake’s blog post, PhD gains fresh perspective after International BioFest.


“I leapt at the chance to volunteer at the AusBiotech conference and was delighted to be chosen. Over the three days, volunteering gave me the opportunity to participate in sessions, and provided amazing networking opportunities to learn from leaders in their fields.”

Read Kate Luders', Bachelor of Science (biotechnology) and honours (biology), Flinders University, BioFest delegate report.


Successful applicants will receive:

  • A complimentary registration AusBiotech 2018, with some designated free time to explore the conference as a delegate;
  • A ticket to the conference dinner; and
  • A training and team building workshop prior to the conference to improve your networking and other broad skills so that you make the best use of your opportunities.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be over 18 years old;
  • Be a current student enrolled in an Australian university;
  • Be a student member of AusBiotech; and
  • Interstate students must arrange their own travel and accommodation.