Farm & Travel
An amazing way to experience Australia!
Farm & Travel offers a unique Australian experience. Get off the beaten track and experience the real Australia!
Farm & Travel is not a tour, it is an amazing chance to learn about the true Australia by volunteering for 4 weeks on an Australian farm where you will live and volunteer for 4-6 hours per day in exchange for full board and accommodation. We include your airport meet and transfer, initial accommodation and farm transfers so all you need to worry about is what to pack! Participants on a Working Holiday visa, can also add on Work & Travel to give you a full years of AIFS’ comprehensive job, travel services and support.
Australian Farm Experience
The ultimate Aussie farm experience is waiting for you! Farm & Travel offers a unique Australian experience allowing you to get off the beaten track and experience the real Australia.
A four week placement on an Australian WWOOF farm. You can also add on Work & Travel to give you a full years of AIFS’ comprehensive job, travel services and support
An Aussie Adventure with a difference
Anyone can travel around Australia, but very few travellers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture. Our properties are away from the big cities so you can have an authentic Australian experience whilst living and working with Australians.
The Ultimate Bucket List
Of course you want to see the Opera House and pat a kangaroo but there is so much more to Australia. Let our experienced team help you with your travel plans - not only will you get access to exclusive deals, you will also have ‘insider’ knowledge to the spots only the locals know about
Support when you Need it!
You never know when you need some advice. Hostels are full – where can you stay? Do I need certification to work in a pub, what day is late night shopping in Victoria? Yes most of the time it’s the small stuff but it can often save you time and money. And when you need help with the big stuff we are here 24/7 to support you.
Airport Meet & transfer from the airport to your hostel
2 nights’ accommodation in the award winning “Wake Up hostel" Your stay includes 2 continental breakfasts.
Assistance in applying for a tourist or working holiday visa
Support for the opening of an Australian bank account (optional)
Introductory workshop at AIFS Sydney
Bus / train transfer from Sydney to the nearest transport hub to your farm
Accommodation and meals on the farm
Personalised support by our AIFS office in Sydney
1 year WWOOF membership (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
AIFS membership card*
Australian SIM card with 3GB data volume and AU $10 start credits after activation*
AIFS Members Only Lounge access
Exclusive travel discounts through the AIFS Travel Desk
Free WIFI and PC use at AIFS
24-hour emergency hotline
12 months free mail holding**
Luggage storage (free for 1 month, afterwards for a fee)
50 hours of free internet access in participating Backpackers World branches in Australia
AIFS social events
Farm & Travel has a 4 week all inclusive placement, the option to move to Work & Travel at no extra charge for just £699!
To start your application click here
How long does it take for AIFS to place me?
Normally it takes 6 weeks from the time we accept your application however if you wish to start more quickly, let your consultant know and we will endeavour to fast track your application.
What type of farm placements do you offer and what will I need to do?
Our farms vary greatly! You may be placed on a small farm or a large property. Generally you will do 4-6 hours voluntary work per day and in exchange receive free accommodation and board. Tasks may include fence building, caring for animals, planting, bush regeneration and general farm work.
Can I be placed with my friend?
We do partner with some farms who can offer placements for more than one applicant. Please make sure you let us know when you apply.
Can I use WIFI/internet?
Most farms have limited or no internet access.
What kind of accommodation should I expect on the farm?
WWOOF accommodation is normally located separate to the property’s main dwelling. Accommodation could include caravans and shed style cabins.
Can I choose the location?
We will note preferences however we are unable to guarantee the location. AIFS works with WWOOF farms in the states of NSW and Victoria.
What can I do after my placement finishes?
Everything! AIFS Travel desk can help you with travel plans or have a chat with our job consultant about paid work. Our service is for the full year of your Working holiday visa.
What you get
Farm & Travel is a jammed packed 4 weeks plus a FREE optional Work & Travel Add-on. The programme includes:
- 4 week placement on a WWOOF farm
- Airport pick up and transfer
- One-way bus or train transportation to the farm
- 2 night's hostel accommodation with breakfasts
- Arrival orientation (held on Thursdays)
- AIFS Welcome Pack
- WWOOF membership
- Australian sim with unlimited domestic calls and 10GB data
- Unlimited internet/wireless access at AIFS
- 24 hour emergency hotline
- 1 month’s free luggage storage
- AIFS exclusive travel discounts discounts
- Hostels Australia Discount Card
- 24/7 emergency hotline
- Walking tour
- PLUS FREE Work & Travel add-on for 417 and 462 visa holders
Start your application today!
Our online application makes it easy to get started. Don’t delay 2019 spots are filling quickly!