Experience agriculture on a larger sheep and cattle grazing property in Gracemere, Australia.



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    Hi are you looking for a unique farming experience in a beautiful environment? We have a larger farm overlooking the fabulous Gippsland Lakes, where we practice a regenerative style of agriculture. We have a really interesting large modern Australian garden which we love spending time in.

    East Gippsland is an interesting and diverse area which has a lot to offer a unique experience. We have hosted lots of young visitors over the years for an agricultural experience.

    In exchange for help on the farm, house and garden doing all sorts of jobs, we provide yummy healthy meals, your own bedroom with comfortable sitting area and TV, as well as seperate bathroom facilities.

    The jobs can be varied from repairing fences, picking up sticks, moving livestock to drenching sheep. Or it could be moving mulch or mowing the lawn in the garden. We always appreciate someone who is happy to help cleaning up after meals and keeping the house reasonable!

    We are an active couple who love the outdoors, good food and we love to travel and enjoy different cultures. Our children no longer at home. Rick enjoys communicating in Spanish after spending a year in his youth in South America, and Jenny is trying hard to improve her French!

    We would love to hear from you, please feel free to contact us and we can see if we can welcome you here at Gracemere.

    All the best

    Rick and Jenny

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    They will experience a beautiful open environment, offering a insight into how a farm works.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for young people to help in all aspects of operating a 1000ha sheep and cattle grazing farm. This may include stock work, fencing, maintenance and garden/house help.
    Some farm experience is beneficial but not critical.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We will provide comfortable accommodation with own sitting room with television and DVD player. We enjoy fresh healthy meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Applicants will need to provide proof of their own insurance and a valid visa. Local highlights for visitors to see are the magnificent Gippsland Lakes, the 90 Mile beach, and the fabulous National Parks of East Gippsland. Also the mountains are only an hour and half away. We are 25 Km's from Bairnsdale, our local town which has a population of around 22,000 people with plenty of good shops and cafés. There is a train service to Melbourne and bus service north to Sydney. Public transport is limited.

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    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 441891833851