Want to spend your gap year travelling around the country, experiencing life in the country, and gaining valuable work experience? You might like to consider taking a farming gap year.
There are opportunities available all around Australia in all kinds of roles – whether you’d like to work with animals, spend time picking fruit, or growing crops, there’s something for everyone.
Take a look at some of the options we’ve found.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) has been offering unique gap year experiences to people from all around Australia for 40 years. It’s a great way to travel cheaply, learn about organic farming, gain some independence and a host of other skills.
They have tons of unique experiences on offer, from viticulture to butterfly farming.
Find out more: https://wwoof.com.au/
AgCAREERSTART provide gap year opportunities to young people aged 18-25. You get to live and work in a regional location, earning a nationally recognised qualification and gaining valuable skills towards a future career in agriculture.
Find out more: https://agcareerstart.com.au/
GAPYear is a new initiative from Growcom, the peak body for horticulture in Queensland. They want to give young Aussies the chance to explore regional Queensland, meet like-minded people, and partner with ethical employers for a year like no other. Travel as far north as Cairns for mangoes and reef tours, or as far south as Stanthorpe for apples and national park treks.
Find out more: https://farmreadyhub.com/how-it-works-gapyear/
You don’t need to stay in Australia to enjoy an awesome gap year in agriculture. Here are some overseas opportunities you might like to explore: