Volunteer in Australia

conservations volunteer australia
Want to gain valuable skills, practical experience, and make a lasting impact in the world? You can! With our various Volunteer programs, travel to Australia where you can make a significant contribution towards ensuring the environment is protected and managed for future generations.

Here's your chance to give something back to the environment while you travel. We offer a range of volunteer options with more than 1500 conservation projects completed across Australia each year, and we welcome anyone with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment to take part as a volunteer. Depending where the project is, accommodation might be tents under the desert stars or a cabin in the mountains. After a day’s work, you get together to cook dinner – experience Australian bush delights or surprise your fellow volunteers with samples of your home cooking! Transportation from a central point to the project site will be provided too.

You’ll experience a variety of projects, see some of Australia’s most stunning locations which most people never get to see, learn about the Australian habitat, develop new skills, make new friends and at the same time help the environment and have fun. So challenge yourself for an amazing conservation experience! Just choose which state or territory you would like to volunteer in, and we’ll organize a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 week conservation experience for you. We can’t guarantee projects in advance as they vary according to seasonal conditions and conservation priorities. However we will ensure that you experience a variety of projects and locations during your time as a volunteer.

What will I be doing?
Our Volunteer in Australia program allows you to trek around Australia & New Zealand and make a significant contribution towards ensuring the environment is protected and managed for future generations.

 Conservation fencing  Weed control
 Wildlife surveys  Flora and fauna surveys
 Heritage restoration  Seed collection
 Tree planting  Walking trail construction

Why should I do it?
If you fancy a little different trip for your next vacation, why not consider taking on our Volunteer in Australia programs? Projects run in different parts of Australia and also in New Zealand and ranges from environmental monitoring to endangered species protection! Get practical hands-on work and volunteer experience, and develop leadership and team building skills along the way. Through the project you'll get to learn more about the environment and your effort will contribute to results that will be seen for generations to come. Besides, having a little volunteer work experience will look good on your resume when you look for a job too!

What does it include?


  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All project related travel after arriving on project site
  • All project relevant training

Am I eligible?

You need to:

  • Be 18 – 70 years old
  • Have a love of the outdoors and interest in the environment

Look what past participants have to say...
Dale - "I’ve planted trees, dug up weeds, controlled erosion by securing in ‘eco-logs’ of jute and coconut, worked on a tree ‘die-back’ control program drilling trees and injecting with herbicide, maintained walking tracks and participated in the nation-wide marine debris survey. I’d never done anything like it before. I thoroughly enjoy it.  I found I love being outside and we are constantly learning."

Cassandra - "For my first project I got lucky - we went to Phillip Island, made penguin habitat boxes and installed them. It was such a great experience. Conservation Volunteers run a very tight operation. You just need to show up really. You get taken to the project, there is a wide variety to choose from and complete the tasks.  Its not hard work, but it is good exercise and you know you’ve made a difference."

How much does it cost?
The cost of the Conservation Volunteer Australia program would be the project fee, which includes all accommodation, meals, project related travel after arriving on project site and relevant training. Travel insurance is compulsory to go on this program.
 CVA Program Fee  Prices in AUD
 2 week Conservation Break  $840
 3 week Conservation Break  $1260
 4 week Conservation Break  $1680
 5 week Conservation Break  $2100
 6 week Conservation Break  $2520
 Each additional week requested  $420
 Other Services  Prices in SGD
 ETA Visa - Multiple Entry (most Nationals)  $30
 Deposit (non-refundable)  $100
STA Travel is also able to help you with your flight booking and travel insurance to Australia & New Zealand! So speak to our travel advisors today!


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