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The WWOOFing way during Covid-19

The WWOOFing way during Covid-19

We continue to tread in unchartered waters, with Victorian restrictions tightened this week, many more families contemplate the security of their jobs. See this Map for current Victorian cases. Now more than ever families need to start looking at ways to feed the...

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to expand globally, we want to communicate our commitment to business continuity while at the same time, ensuring the health and safety of our employees, who will be working from home until further notice. For COVID-19 links and...

Happy Birthday WWOOF Australia

Happy Birthday WWOOF Australia

A unique name, A unique experience. 39 years, and still going strong! WWOOF Australia is celebrating their 39th birthday. We caught up with the Founder, Lionel Pollard and asked him to share his story from the beginning. Traci and I had a lovely day,...

FREE introductory Permaculture Course Online

FREE introductory Permaculture Course Online

Written by Lynette Vint WWOOF Australia hosts since 1996, Noosa Forest Retreat started as a grass-roots community of like minded people, exploring the cutting edge of a permaculture vision.   Founding the Permaculture Course Online in 2017 with the goal to make...

BioLogical, the united voice for organic

BioLogical, the united voice for organic

Welcome to the first issue of BioLogical, the united voice for organic, biodynamic and biological farmers at a commercial scale in Australia. A platform to reflect upon farming cooperatives broader aims and vision for land stewardship, transition and preservation in...

Isolation with Lucy Shepherd- Footprints Farm

Isolation with Lucy Shepherd- Footprints Farm

Self isolation in paradise at Footprints in style. As the world went mad, two French WWOOFers escaped the city, 5 hours north to their first WWOOFing property, glad to be in nature. As a host of over 12 years and well travelled myself and having even done some...

WWOOF on an Emu Farm in W.A.

WWOOF on an Emu Farm in W.A.

Wiluna Emu farm began in 1976-77 run by Applied Ecology Pty Ltd where Kip Venn was employed to help with research and farm management. In 1980, in conjunction with CSIRO Kip and his wife Charmian began further research into emus at their property in Toodyay Western...

2nd & 3rd Year Visa news update from the WWOOF Office

2nd & 3rd Year Visa news update from the WWOOF Office

Hosts, we have WWOOFers who are very keen to assist on bushfire affected farms, so if you need help please let us know by email and also put up a Notice on the WWOOF Notice Board, you are responsible for keeping up to date with the Isolation and Distancing rules laid...

WWOOF in Western Australia today!

WWOOF in Western Australia today!

Meet Andrew and Lea WWOOF Australia Hosts from WA Our family purchased the farm early in 2017 as a small scale cropping farm. We are re-seeding and using chicken manure to fertilize, to enable us to increase and stabilize our stock numbers. Our priorities involve...

Reaching out to all WWOOFers, far and wide

Reaching out to all WWOOFers, far and wide

During this current situation we are asking all WWOOFers who are currently WWOOFing in Australia to update their Availability Calendars and set their location for the Map Search. This will assist our wonderful hosts tremendously as they try to reach out to you through...

Time to Dream, or are you Dreaming in Time?

Time to Dream, or are you Dreaming in Time?

Written By Lynette Vint “Isolation” What a great time to dream, plan, and implement. I wish to challenge the notion of dreaming. I wrote an article last week “Time to Look Within”. I thought I would throw that into the ring for discussion especially for those Hosts...

Traveller’s looking for Hosts

By Lynette Vint Hosts, we have travellers that would love to join WWOOF and get their hands dirty, but if you have forgotten to update your Calendar, they won't know if you need help or if you can accommodate them during these difficult times. If there are any Hosts...

Isolation Projects with your WWOOFers revisited

Isolation Projects with your WWOOFers revisited

By Lynette Vint You might be in Isolation, you might have decided you and your family are sitting it low for a month, you might also be Hosting WWOOFer's, now is the time to pull out your creative juices. Living in today’s material world we certainly have many little...

Request to WWOOF Hosts from WWOOF Office

Request to WWOOF Hosts from WWOOF Office

To our wonderful Hosts we hope you are all keeping safe and isolated. We are receiving emails from Hosts that are reaching out to us as they have separate accommodation and can provide a safe area to isolate for WWOOFers. We are also receiving emails from WWOOFers...

We have Hosts with Availability

We have Hosts with Availability

WWOOF Australia has Hosts that can sign off on 2nd Year Visa as long as they have been in BushFire Affected Areas. We also have Hosts that don't fall under this category that can offer safe accommodation during these times. All Hosts are placing Ads on the Notice...

Hosts with separate Accommodation!

Hosts with separate Accommodation!

WWOOF Australia currently has Hosts that offer separate accommodation during these times of Social Isolation. Victoria – 83 Hosts Queensland – 122 Western Australia – 67 Tasmania – 35 NSW – 147 Northern Territory – 14 ACT – 0 South Australia – 28 When WWOOFers are...

The Do’s and Don’t whilst WWOOFing

The Do’s and Don’t whilst WWOOFing

It's time to make changes in your life, you want to get off the merry go round but not sure how . Here are some great tips about WWOOFing in Australia. WWOOF DO’s DO: Be realistic about your time. How long do you want to spend working on a farm versus traveling...

A WWOOFers experience

A WWOOFers experience

Meet WWOOFer Luke Butler My name is Luke, I am 27 and grew up in south-east England. I wasn’t raised on a farm but in a busy rural area near London where my folks had about 6 acres. As an adult I’ve spent most of my time living in and out of cities & moving around...

WWOOF Australia – Gap Year

WWOOF Australia – Gap Year

An Introduction to finding the real you! WWOOF Australia - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - has been operating for 39 years introducing Gap year Students to our varied hosts across Australia. Many people consider taking a gap year in order to gain new...

Haven’t heard of WWOOFing?

Haven’t heard of WWOOFing?

WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic, permaculture and biodynamic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchanges, helping to build a sustainable global community. WWOOF Australia...

WWOOF Australia honours the ongoing cultural & spiritual connections, heritage, customs & beliefs of Aboriginal people & pays respect to Elders past & present.

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