Come and enjoy country what life is like on a family sheep farm, 30 mins from Ballarat, where there are many tourist activities to enjoy, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Have you ever dreamt of waking up to the fresh smell of country air?

    Our property is a half an hours drive to Ballarat (an old gold mining city) and has wonderful views of Mt Buninyong. We are only 45 mins from Geelong (surf cost).

    We are a family farm, growing sheep for both wool and meat.

    We would love for someone or a couple to come and help out. Lambs are coming and we could do with a bit of help with feeding.

    We are very busy with our animals and farm work, so household duties, cooking and feeding the animals and basic farm help. If you’re good with handy person jobs, we also have things that need doing: gardening, cooking, painting, fencing, animal training, etc.

    We have a menagerie of pets to cuddle and hang out with as well. Most of our pets have a story behind how they ended up here with us. 3 Horses, 3 ponies, chickens, ducks, dogs, a cat, calves, a cockatoo and some pet sheep.

    There are plenty of experiences to be enjoyed including brief encounters with the visiting Australian Native wildlife as well you will learn some things about sheep farming and training animals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn what it's like living with an Aussie family.
    Learn about farm life and the beautiful things it has to offer.
    Pick up some skills! sheep husbandry skills and fencing, animal training.
    Oh and the views, you'll fall in love with the views!
    Loads of fury animals to cuddle you'll probably fall in love with those too!
    Look up at the stars - it’s a beautiful place!

  • Help


    We provide food and accommodation in exchange for assistance with some basic chores. If you could help with preparation and cooking some meals that would be a huge help!

    Our focus for volunteer help is to assist with the daily routine tasks, feeding animals, gardening and general housework. We will never ask you to do anything that we wouldn't do ourselves.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a comfortable cabin connected to power and water.

    The Cabin is clean and freshly painted containing a double bed and
    a seating area, and now has a shower and sink connected!!

    I'd also like to mention that we don't mind you hanging out with us in the main house. We enjoy having people stay with us and Like meeting new people and learning about other countries, cultures, nationalities and trying new foods and exchangeing recipes. We will also treat you like part of our family and involve you in our family activities and festivities both on and off the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our property is close to Ballarat where there are many tourist activities to enjoy.

    We are also close to Geelong and the surf cost.

    There are plenty of Aussie experiences to be enjoyed.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 x 5 days

Host ref number: 112851277233