Farm Work Experience

Try life as a jackaroo or jillaroo at a farm

Perhaps you will end up staying for a lifetime

Sure there are hundreds of jobs in the big cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide etc. But if you are going on a Working Holiday to the other side of the world why not do something radically different – why not learn to work in rural Australia on a farm or station?

Maybe you might end up working with horses, mustering cattle on a motorbike, doing farm chores on a quad, or sleeping under the stars in a swag. This literally is the ultimate way to get your hands dirty with some hard labour and an awesome experience.

In the sunshine capital of Brisbane, our local partners will help you get your bank account, tax number, medicare and superannuation all set up. Then with that admin out the way, there is time to let your hair down with others also on the same program on a weekend in Brisbane. Start with a get-together party midday Thursday then some kayaking and abseiling on Friday evening (included) to get you into the mood for a free weekend exploring Brisbane.

You then spend 5-days on a working farm, training up and getting assessed for any skills you might already have (riding horses, motorbike licenses, heavy machinery). You will learn about animals, tractors, quad-bikes, navigation, 4WD driving, vehicle maintenance, safety on a farm and of course smoko. Plus, you get 3 amazing farmhouse-cooked meals each day!

At the end of the 5 days, you will be guaranteed 1-3 job offers which you can choose from. These job offers can be anywhere in Australia and you will get help locating. There is the option to have 3 more nights in Brisbane before your farm adventure starts or for many of our participants they are itching to get into rural life.

This is a truly amazing adventure for anyone not scared of a little hard work and wanting to get close and personal with real Aussie culture. Our local partners are wonderfully caring people. They ensure the jobs you get are genuine with all of them providing the award wage and super and work cover – you can literally save as much as $10,000 every 3 months. That is GBP5,800!!!

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Work incusions
  • Work experience and Rural Job program
  • Set up tax number, super fund, medicare, and bank account
  • 4 nights at the training farm
  • Farm training or assessment
  • Horse work, cattle work, quad work, motorbike work, tractor work, vehicle and machinery work
  • Navigation and 4WD driving
  • Vehicle maintenance and safety on the farm
  • Choice of suitable job, 1-3 jobs guaranteed
  • Help with travel arrangements to job
Experiences
  • 4 nights in bunk room with ensuite
  • Midday Get Together party
  • Canoeing and abseiling at Riverlife
  • Weekend in the city at leisure
  • 4 nights at the farm
  • 5 days of farmhouse food, 3 meals and smoko
How do I apply for a Working Holiday visa?

Applying for an Australian Working Holiday visa is super easy. Everything is done online. You can find all the details and process here.

How much is a Working Holiday visa?

Applying for your Working Holiday visa will cost you AUD $510.

Can I also travel around Australia with my Working Holiday visa?

The Australian Working Holiday visa is intended to be used to earn money for going on backpacking trips in Australia. You are expected to work in short-term jobs and then travel around Australia either in between your jobs or after working for some months. Remember, you can only work for one employer for a maximum of six months.

We have collected all the main questions we get asked about our Working Holiday in Australia right here.

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation

 

Work inclusions: 

  • Work experience and Rural Job program
  • Set up tax number, super fund, medicare, and bank account
  • 4 nights at the training farm
  • Farm training or assessment
  • Horse work, cattle work, quad work, motorbike work, tractor work, vehicle and machinery work
  • Navigation and 4WD driving
  • Vehicle maintenance and safety on the farm
  • Choice of suitable job, 1-3 jobs guaranteed
  • Help with travel arrangements to job

 

Experiences: 

  • 4 nights in bunk room with ensuite
  • Midday Get Together party
  • Canoeing and abseiling at Riverlife
  • Weekend in the city at leisure
  • 4 nights at the farm
  • 5 days of farmhouse food, 3 meals and smoko

Combine or upgrade your trip with some of these trips

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER WHEN USED WELL

Your expected footprint on this trip: 0.25 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 126kgs Approx. 9 nights at 14kgs per night Transport: 60kgs Approx. 300km at 20kgs per 100km Optional activities: 30kgs Approx. average (2 activities) Food & drinks : 7kgs Approx. 700g per day

Your local investment on this trip: $2,700

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

Why Choose a U. Trip

  • The only tour company carbon calculating and offsetting every part of your U.Trip, as part of your cost! From the flights, to all carbon costs associated with your accommodation, activities, meals and transport.  This means you are choosing to travel responsibly with a company dedicated to putting People + Planet first!  U. have simplified the decision making so you can focus on just choosing the best trip for your adventures!
  • More inclusions, head to head, than other trips meaning you get more value for your spend, you see more and you experience more!
  • Invest in yourself and your future with a U.Trip that seamlessly combines the fun, excitement and adventure of gap year and backpacker travel with Impact Experiences that add value to your ‘self’ and your CV.
  • U. creates the opportunity for you to challenge your own understanding of the world with first hand experiences of local communities and the challenges facing them.
  • A team with over 100 years collective travel experience

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