Work on a farm in Australia

Working on an animal farm in Australia

Would you like to spend a period of your life in direct contact with nature? Have you heard of wwoofing? Keep reading and we'll tell you what it is.

A unique experience

If you want to feel the sensation of physical work and introduce yourself 100% to Australian culture, then perhaps you should have the experience of working on an Australian farm.

Requirements for working on an Australian farm

  • Being an early riser
  • You have to like animals and field work.
  • Ability to adapt to the work, customs and routines of the farm.
  • You may be required a temporary commitment, although this will depend on each particular case.

What is wwoofing and how does it work?

Wwoofing is a volunteer job that is offered in exchange for accommodation and food, each farm may require some tasks or others depending on their needs, some of them are:

  • Cultivate.
  • Paint.
  • Take care of the cattle.
  • Help build a barn.

Advantages and disadvantages of working on a farm in Australia



  • You save accommodation and food.
  • Direct contact with nature.
  • English practices throughout the day.


  • Farms are usually removed from urban centers.
  • Mobility limitation.
  • It can be hard on a physical level.

Perhaps the easiest option to start working on an Australian farm is to combine work with studies. So you can work part-time and continue expanding your knowledge of English or training in another subject.

Where to find farms to work?

  • Wikifarmsaustralia: is an app that offers a list of around 2000 farms scattered throughout Australia.
  • Gumtree: Here are published many offers to work farms in Australia.

Although you always have these platforms, our recommendation is always to move a lot, as you know people who are already working or have worked wwoofers it will open new doors for you

At Dingoos there are several colleagues who have experience in this regard, so to facilitate your job search, we have created this list with lots of farms in Australia. If you are already in Australia you can search for the farm that interests you and get in touch to offer you as a worker. In case you have not yet come to Australia, remember that you have the W&H welcome pack which will surely be of great help to you.

Other unskilled jobs

Unskilled jobs are all those for which you don't have to have a specific academic background. In addition they do not usually require a high level of English, the best known unskilled jobs are:

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