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does anyone know about wwoof?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific does anyone know about wwoof?

1. Posted by danny111292 (Budding Member 39 posts) 1y

i am going to be traveling to oz in january and wanting to do my 88 days for a 2nd year visa.
i have been told about wwoof (willing to work on organic farms). But i don't know if it is classed as doing regional work for 2nd year visa.
can someone please help :(

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4895 posts) 1y

The WHV page only says this about it (near the bottom of the "Specified Work" section):

If the applicant chooses to undertake specified work in a voluntary capacity or for payment in kind, it may be difficult to verify they have completed the required specified work. If we are not satisfied that they have completed three months specified work in regional Australia, their second Working Holiday visa may not be granted. To enable a successful visa application, it is preferable that wages are paid directly into an Australian bank account and that an original bank statement is provided as evidence.

So, technically, yes, wwoofing could be counted as specified work (as long as you actually do primary farming tasks for a full work day each day), but if you can't somehow prove that you have done so, it might still not be good enough.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Apr-2015, at 12:49 by Sander ]

3. Posted by danny111292 (Budding Member 39 posts) 1y

do you know any other way of getting specified work without wwoofing?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4895 posts) 1y

Look up peak times for harvests in the big PDF on the harvest trail website, be in one of those locations a couple of weeks before that time.