Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The 21st annual Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is less than 8 weeks away and we need your help.


Everyone knows that Crab Fest is the largest free community event in Western Australia, attracting over 100,000 locals and visitors to Mandurah.  Did you know each year around 120 amazing volunteers help make the weekend a great success?


This year Crab Fest will be held on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 March 2019.


City of Mandurah Deputy Mayor Caroline Knight said our volunteers do an outstanding job and we are extremely grateful for their support each year.


“Volunteers are the unsung heroes and help with a variety of jobs before, during and after the event.


“For an event the size of Crab Fest to run smoothly it is a massive team effort involving City staff, volunteers and local businesses,” Ms Knight said.


Mandurah local John Pszcola has been volunteering at Crab Fest for 10 years.


“Volunteering is giving for the common good of the local community. Playing a small part helping the team at the City of Mandurah is rewarding and a way of thanking them for being a great place to live,” Mr Pszcola said.


“It’s also a great way to meet people, I encourage the community to participate.


“One of my favourite memories is being part of a flash mob dance about 3 years ago,” Mr Pszcola said.


Crab Fest features fresh food, cooking demonstrations, live music, performances, children’s entertainment, celebrities, competitions and plenty of blue manna crab.

Volunteering is a great way for anyone looking to develop skills and experience in a variety of areas.  If you would like to be a part of this year’s event, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.  For more information visit