If you’re not interested in a farm with horses or a livestock farm, you might be a better fit for another type of farm instead. Australia boasts hundreds of fruit and nut orchards, guest farms, vineyards, vegetable farms, alpaca farms, and other types of biodynamic or organic farms – and we can help find you a placement in an area of your choice.
During your placement, you’ll get the chance to experience daily life in an Australian farming family. You’ll be expected to help out around the house, participate in family social events, and help with the daily running of the farm.
Accommodation is included in your placement. You’ll have a private bedroom in the main family home, or in a cottage or detached sleepout on the property.
Meals are included in your placement and most meals will be with your host family. If you’re travelling with friends or living with other volunteers, you may have some meals in your own cottage, but the food will be supplied. In general, you’re expected to help in the kitchen. If you’d like additional snacks, you’ll need to buy these yourself – and with regard to alcoholic drinks, you must get permission from your host family to bring this to the farm, and do so at your own expense. You are also responsible for buying any food that meets specific dietary requirements, such as vegan milks or gluten-free bread.
Most families have wifi that you can use for basic purposes, such as contacting your family, checking your emails, and occasional Skype calls. Please ask your host family before using the wifi, as some locations have very limited reception and high usage charges. You’ll be able to buy data for your own mobile phone or personal device.