WELCOME TO WWOOF AUSTRALIA
Update your Profile & Location!
How-To Videos and FAQ’s.
3. Download Mobile App
Download the Free Mobile App below. The Android version is out now, and the iOS version is coming soon.
4. Help & FAQ’s
Checkout our FAQ’s and Help subjects to answer all your questions.
We hope we have them all covered here.
New Mobile App is released on Android, and coming soon to iOS.
New Mobile App
Our new Mobile App for Anroid is released and iOS it is coming. It will use all your info you’ve entered into the Website:
Your own profile Favorites*
Host Farms & WWOOFers
Map & List Search
Almost everything you can do on our website, you’ll be able to do on the Mobile App. Even when you’re offline and have no internet access, you’ll still be able to view Host Farms.
Your same login details will work on the Mobile App and Website.
Fill out your full Profile to maximise the chances of you being found in Search Results.
Hosts are looking for WWOOFers. Below is a sample of a Search Result with information WWOOFers must fill out in their Profile.
FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!
If you want to be found by Host Farms, you must fill out your entire Profile.
When a Host is searching for a WWOOFer, there are some fields that are very important:
1. Languages spoken
3. Skills you want to Learn
4. Why I Joined WWOOF text field
5. YOUR MAP LOCATION! Click here to set it.
Host Farms can fill out their City/Town, Farming methods and Accommodation provided to WWOOFers.
FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!
If you want to be found by WWOOFers, you must fill out your entire Profile.
When a WWOOFer is searching for a Host Farm, there are some fields that are very important:
2. Farming Methods
3. Accommodation type
4. Short Property description
5. YOUR MAP LOCATION! Click here to set it.
You want to show up on the Map Search page. This is how Hosts and WWOOFers find you according to your latest location.
Your Profile will be displayed on the Map Search page if you simply set your Map Location. Just click the button below, and it’ll take you to the Set Your Location page.
Enter an exact address, or just a town or city nearby.
Post an advert
The Notice Board is where you can post a Notice for finding a WWOOFer Volunteer or a Host Farm.
1. Title of your Notice, brief but informative
2. Enter your email or phone or leave blank
3. Select which State you are interested in
4. Type your notice, include useful info but NO contact info
5. Members can contact you via Messaging or your Preferred contact.
Message Host Farms or WWOOFers via Instant Messaging
Easily send a Message to another Member for quick communication.
1. View their Profile or via the Search page
2. Click “Send Message” and write
3. View your previous Conversations
4. View the Profile of the Member you’re chatting with
5. Notifications via Pop-ups and Email.
Update your Profile and Location, set your Calendar, create a Gallery and more …
Update your Profile
This tutorial will show you how to edit and update your own Profile page.
It’s very easy, once you know how.
View the other helpful videos below so you know how to make yourself visible to other Members and so you can successfully find the Host Farm or WWOOFer Volunteer you’re looking for.
Set Your Location
Update your Photo
Post a Notice
FAQ’s and Help
Answers to the most popular questions asked by new Members …
How do I find Hosts & WWOOFers
How do I contact other Members
Visit the Profile page of a Member you wish to make contact with. You can email, telephone or message them through our website/mobile app using the Message button on each Profile.
Update my Profile
Watch the videos or go to your Profile page, then you will notice some links just under your small Profile Picture. They will say: View, Edit, Change Profile Photo etc. Click the Edit link. All your information is then editable. Don’t forget to Save each page where you make changes.
How to change my Email address or Password
Go to your Profile page, then from the Main Top dropdown Menu you will see a link for Settings. Go to this page and you can update your Email and Password.
I can't Login
Use the username or email address you registered with and your chosen password. If you have forgotten your email address, please contact the WWOOF Office. You can reset your Password at the Login screen.
How long is my Membership
Host Farms have a 12 month membership. You will receive email notifications to remind you to renew.
WWOOFer Volunteers can choose from a 12 month or 6 month membership.
Is it automatic renewal
No, WWOOF Australia will send you email reminders to renew your membership.
Does WWOOF Screen Members
At WWOOF we do not perform background checks though we do reserve the right to. WWOOF Australia is a fantastic organisation that has been around for over 36 years. It is the leader in linking volunteers and hosts together, enabling lifetime experiences and education for both parties.
My Marker is not showing on the Map
If your marker is not showing on the Map Search, this means you have not updated your Location as yet. Simply click the My Profile menu at the top of the page, and select Location. Click Edit Location and enter your address or just drag the marker to your current location on the map.
Update Your Location
How to leave a Review
WWOOFers and Hosts can leave reviews for each other, on each others Profile Pages. Simply go to the Members Profile page you wish to leave a Review for, scroll down to the bottom of their Profile, and click Add Review.
If you have negative feedback, please discuss this with the other Member before you make it public. No abuse will be accepted and your Profile will be disabled immediately if you act carelessly.
What if things don't work out
Upon signing up you agree to our terms and conditions and must adhere to the guidelines. Either party has the right to end the relationship. Always understand that WWOOFers can come from different countries with different cultural ideals so when you start your first contact with the potential WWOOFer as a host, be sure you have outlined very clearly what you would like the WWOOFer to do during their stay with you.
This applies to WWOOFer Volunteers as well. Make sure you are very clear as to what your Host Farm expects of you.
Sometimes for whatever reason the visit may not work out as you might have expected, sometimes miscommunication or unreasonable expectations from either party.
Be honest and graceful explain its just not working out and remember (if you’re a Host Farm) the WWOOFer might need transport to a train station, bus stop or need time to find another host.
So if you feel it’s not a right fit act on it immediately, you are not required to keep the WWOOFer, or stay at a Host Farm if it is not working out.
WWOOF Australia has a Complaints Procedure which we take very seriously. Any arrangement and agreement made is your responsibility, so ensure you set the arrangement up correctly so the potential WWOOFer or Host Farm has a great understanding of your expectations before you connect.
Our Privacy Policies
We only use your information to connect Hosts and WWOOFers, we never reveal email addresses or your personal information to any third party. We do not sell on your information or use it in any way to target advertising.
We only use your information to enable you to contact hosts and volunteer throughout Australia.
For further information in regards to privacy please check out our Data protection policy.
Our organisation is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. It is bound by a set of National Privacy Principles that establish the benchmark for how personal information should be handled.
WWOOF Pty Ltd. has embraced these principles as part of standard operating procedures. This means is that all personal information that enters WWOOF Pty Ltd. is dealt with in a uniform manner and the highest regard is taken for maintaining its security at all times.
If you are concerned our organisation may have handled your personal information inappropriately, please contact our Privacy Officer on (03) 5155 0218 or by email