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1. Posted by nads83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

Hey I'm not sure if this has been discussed lately or not. I hope I'm not being redundant :)
have any of you done Wwoof in Australia? it sounds like a pretty cool program. anyway I just wanted to know your opinions of it.
thanks :)

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Hi Nads,

I've never done it, but I've sold a lot of WWOOF programs. The feedback is generally very good. The only complaint was that some of the farms in the really popular areas (near beaches or Byron Bay) were hard to get onto, but thats to be expected, you just have to plan ahead. I think you have to have an open mind to do it, but I also think it opens minds to many new ways of doing things. If you do it just remember to ask when you call them what sort of work you will be doing.

3. Posted by scott_1 (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

this may sound stupid but what is wwoof stuff about?

4. Posted by nads83 (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

hey majito,
thanks. i had a friend who did it and he said good things about it too. Do you know if there is a lot of farm work involving animals? the sheep industry in Canada isn't that big and I'd like to get some hands on experience with sheep or goat dairy.
hey scott- wwoof stands for willing workers on organic farms, i haven't done it yet but from what i understand, you go to a farm and provide about 4 - 6 hours of work and in return they give you free room and board, it's a good way to save a little money but I think you need a working visa to do it

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

I did it in a few places last year - it was a really good experience and 'cause its voluntary you don't need a work visa.

There is plenty of work with animals but check out whether you're going to be around in the right seasons for farms to need workers.