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Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Caloundra
Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Victor Harbor, Berri
Launceston, Hobart, Burnie, Devonport, Kingston, Smithton, Scottsdale, Queenstown, Oatlands, Bicheno
Melbourne, Cranbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Warrnambool, Melton, Sunbury
Perth, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Bunbury, Albany, Kwinana, Karratha, Broome, Roebourne
There are 8340 reviews for 500+ Hosts and organizations in Australia.
500+ Hosts in Australia were rated at least 4.9/5!
I don't even know how to express myself about this great experience. I'll start saying that I was planning just to stay for a couple of days and ended...
by David , 26 Feb 2024
My friend and I stayed with Katrina, her family and team for 7 weeks. We had an amazing time and learned a lot in our time at the farm. We had a lot o...
by Johanna , 26 Feb 2024
This was my first workaway home in Australia, and Julie was kind and made me feel comfortable.
Her house is also close to the CBD, so the location is ...
by Noami , 26 Feb 2024
We were very happy to help Ben’s lovely family out on their beautiful property.
We had a pleasant stay as they took very good care of us. We had lovel...
by Bence & Brigi , 26 Feb 2024
by Benedikt , 26 Feb 2024
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From the surfing to sunshine, snakes to Sydney Opera House - there’s nowhere quite like Australia! With a landmass of approximately 7.7 million square kilometres, it's the sixth-largest country globally and a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You could spend years here and barely scratch the surface.
Visitors flock to Australia for a myriad of reasons. The country offers unparalleled outdoor experiences, from snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in the breathtaking Blue Mountains. Its cosmopolitan cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane boast world-class dining, vibrant cultural scenes, and world famous architecture like the Sydney Opera House.
The wildlife in Australia is both a blessing and a curse. It’s the reason many people want to visit but also the reason many people want to stay away! On the one hand you have the unique opportunity to witness cute kangaroos, koalas and wombats in the wild. On the other hand, there are some of the world’s most deadly snakes, spiders and crocodiles who call the country home. The country's oceans host a mesmerising array of marine life, including the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest coral reef system.
Although the snakes and spiders may put you off, the wonderful weather will entice you back. Australia's seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere due to its position south of the equator. This means summer is from November to February and winter from June to August. The climate varies widely across the country from tropical in the north to temperate in the south. Its diverse landscapes encompass stunning beaches, the rugged Outback, ancient rainforests, and vibrant cities.
If you crave the laid-back Aussie lifestyle, there’s no better way to immerse yourself than a cultural exchange with Workaway. Alongside the opportunities for cultural exchange, the country offers Indigenous experiences, a popular Working Holiday Visa Scheme and a vibrant van life culture.
Overall, Australia feels like several countries in one, offering something for every traveller, whether seeking adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or natural wonders. Are you ready for an Aussie adventure?
While we’re here to encourage volunteering in Australia, if you want to top up your adventure fund too it's worth looking into their Working Holiday Visa. The Working Holiday Visa program allows young adults from eligible countries to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months (or 24 months for some countries).
Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years old (35 for some countries), meet health and character requirements, and have sufficient funds for their stay. This visa permits travellers to work for up to 6 months with a single employer and engage in short-term study.
The Visa costs around £330 so although quite expensive, it's a great opportunity for cultural exchange, gaining work experience, and exploring Australia's diverse landscapes.
Learn more about the Australia WHV here.
In a country so vast and diverse, it's no surprise that van life in Australia is a big deal with both locals and tourists. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing on a pristine coastline, then driving through red deserts, lush rainforests, and vibrant cities - all before bed time!
It’s no secret Australia is an expensive country, so many people choose vanlife to save on traditional accommodation. It also means you have your own kitchen on wheels to save on food costs. Why not find a travel buddy to split fuel costs and driving time? Or better yet, did you know many of our hosts accept volunteers with campervans? If you fancy mixing volunteering with vanlife, tick the “accepts campervans” box on the accommodation filter when searching on the host list!
Australia is divided into six states and two territories. Each state and territory offers diverse attractions, climates, and experiences, catering to a wide range of interests and travel styles. Here's a rundown of each with highlights, top destinations, climate, and things to do:
Varied, with coastal regions experiencing mild winters and warm summers. Inland areas can get quite hot in summer and cold in winter.
Offers a variable climate with four distinct seasons - sometimes all four in one day! One fun fact you may not expect is that you can find snow in the Winter months in Victoria, generally from June to August. Head for Mount Buller, Mount Hotham or Falls Creek in particular. These locations offer not only opportunities for skiing and snowboarding but also breathtaking winter scenery.
Queensland is one of the warmer regions in Australia, with an average annual maximum temperature of 29°C (84.2°F) and 62 percent humidity. Expect hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. Flooding and thunderstorms are common during the rainy season which is December to March.
Varies across regions, from Mediterranean in the southwest to tropical in the north. During the summer months rain is unusual, but winter can bring downpours of rain and thunderstorms.
Expect a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Generally. It is hotter to the north (in Flinders Ranges) and cooler further south around Kangaroo Island.
Much cooler than mainland Australia, and being positioned by the Southern Ocean (the world's weather engine) means the climate can vary greatly! The weather on Tasmania's east coast is often sunnier than other parts of the island. Rainfall also varies dramatically across the island. Hobart, is Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide), while on the west coast receives an annual average of 2400mm of rain which ensures the rainforest thrives.
Cool winters and warm summers, experiencing all four seasons.
Tropical in the north, with distinct wet and dry seasons. Central regions are desert-like with hot days and cool nights.
Now you’re clued up on the different regions of Australia, it’s time to get planning your trip of a lifetime. Who wants yet another beach holiday when you can be part of an unforgettable cultural exchange? It’s time to throw on your sunscreen and stay with friendly locals for a sun-filled Aussie adventure – all for less than the price of a night in a hotel room!
As the world’s leading community for volunteering and cultural exchange, Workaway is the perfect platform to connect with locals in Australia. Whether you are a solo backpacker trying to find a travel buddy, recently retired or setting off on a grown up gap year – we can help you find your perfect host. Best of all, you can join as a solo traveller, as a couple, or even as a family!
In exchange for a few hours of work each day, your host will usually provide free accommodation and meals. Whether you want to witness cute koalas roam the wild, improve your surf skills, or master that famous g’day mate like a local, with Workaway you can do it all at the click of a button by signing up today!
While we pride ourselves on being a cultural exchange, Workaway is also a great way to boost your CV, learn a new language and make friends all over the world. With over 1500 hosts in Australia alone, there are so many ways you can share your time and make a difference while enjoying this epic destination.
As well as using the regions above as a guide, you can use your skills and interests as keywords in the search box to find your perfect host in Australia. Whether you’re enticed by the surfer culture of Byron Bay, dream of turtle spotting on the Great Barrier Reef or dream of hiking your way across Tasmania – your perfect host is literally a few clicks away.
Best of all, when you join Workaway you are not limited to one project or region. For a small membership fee you have access to over 50,000 volunteer opportunities across 170 countries. After Australia, why not continue exploring the rest of Oceania? We also have hosts in New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia and even Tonga.
With its breathtaking landscapes, insane wildlife and fascinating history, Australia offers endless opportunities to make memories as well as give back to the community. Whether you want to support local NGOs, snorkel with sharks or enjoy BBQ’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Workaway you can do it all.