Volunteer Opportunities in Australia

About Destination and Volunteer Opportunities

About Australia

Australia is the smallest continent and one of the largest countries in the world. It lies between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the South. Due to its large size, Australia hosts a wide variety of landscapes and climates including deserts, tropical rainforests, tropical savannas and mountain ranges.

Australia is also home to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its biodiversity. Another famous natural formation is Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, which is a massive sandstone monolith in the Northern Territory. It appears to change color at sunrise and sunset, creating a stunning visual spectacle. The Sydney Opera House is an iconic landmark found in Australia as well.

Australia is famous for its incredible wildlife! Notable species native to Australia include kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, and various species of marsupials and monotremes.

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. English is the official language of Australia. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the official currency.

Advice before volunteering in Australia

Australia is a very large country and therefore has very diverse climates, so make sure to research the weather conditions in the area where you’ll be volunteering.

Be aware of potential encounters with animals and follow safety guidelines, especially if volunteering in natural or remote areas. Remember to always respect the environment and wildlife as well!

Always approach new experiences with an open mind and flexibility, embracing new challenges and immersing yourself in the local culture to ensure you get the most out of your program!

Is it safe to volunteer in Australia?

Australia is a very safe destination for volunteering. They have a low crime rate and high health and safety standards. However, Australia can be prone to natural hazards such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones so make sure to stay informed. As always when traveling, you should still exercise general caution when in an unfamiliar area.

Is it expensive to volunteer in Australia?

Each program has different prices to be sure to check whichever one you are interested in. Also keep in mind that each program may differ in what is included. Flights are not included in the price. Australia itself is as expensive as you make it. If you prefer to travel around the country and eat in more touristy areas, it will be a more expensive trip.

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Requirements to volunteer in Australia

In order to volunteer in Australia, you must be 18+, have at least proficient English, have a valid passport and have travel insurance.

Volunteer opportunities in Australia

Australia has many opportunities for volunteering, especially in animal welfare and marine protection. It is home to many endangered and unique animal species such as koalas, kangaroos and wallabies that need protection. In the animal shelters and sanctuaries, volunteers take part in the care of animals, but also in the maintenance of the sites and in welcoming the public.

Discover our animal and marine protection programs. Join a volunteer program in Australia!

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All applications are made online directly through  the Australian Government Immigration Service website .


Please check with your doctor or travel clinic in regards to the vaccinations you need for your project destination. You can also check the pasteur institute for the up-to-date health recommendation per destination at


Travel insurance is compulsory to study or volunteer abroad. Please contact a specialised insurance company or your bank to contract a travel insurance before you go.