Australia conservation volunteering vacations

“Choose between one of eleven regions of Australia starting in one of its many cities. Contribute to a superb array of conservation projects in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.”


Volunteer all over Australia | Wildlife surveys | Habitat conservation | National Parks | Marine conservation | Australian outback conservation programmes | Choose from eleven gateway cities | Food and accommodation provided during project

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Responsible tourism: Australia conservation volunteering vacations


Our placements are designed to immerse you in a different culture, living and working with local people. There’s plenty to gain personally from this, but we make sure that the project directly benefits local people and wildlife too.

Wildlife - Australia is a popular country to visit due to its diversity and beauty. Unfortunately tourism can have a negative impact on some areas. We work hard to promote habitats for wildlife, to rid them of shrubbery which is poisonous to them, remove litter and encourage respect for the wildlife that we encounter. We work on several projects to preserve certain species of turtle, wombat and cockatoe which are in danger of extinction.

Waste- all participants are encouraged to bring a flask with them to avoid the over-reliance on plastic water bottles, which are not easy to dispose of environmentally. We work to free the land of any rubbish in areas in which we are working.

Conservation- we make sure that we plant trees, clear areas overtaken by foreign weeds and promote environmental development in all of the locations in which we work.

Environmental commitment- our company is an environmentally responsible one that operates recycling and reusing of waste products. We also offset carbon emissions in our office (gas, electricity, business mileage) and encourage all participants to offset their flight emissions via a carbon offset scheme run in conjunction with Tree Aid.


Meeting local needs - We work with local farmers, councils, sanctuaries, parks, museums and landcare groups to promote conservation. We helped many farmers to get back on their feet after the terrible floods in 2011- participants helped with rebuilding fences, replanting and clearing the land. You will also contribute directly to the area’s economy, eating locally-sourced food and making use of shops and leisure facilities in the locailty. You will not be taking jobs away from local people.

Cultural sensitivity - We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. It is important to us that participants work well with the teams in Australia, and we help them as much as we can with this. We get to know all of the people that go away with us, so that we know as much as we can about them to give them a warm welcome on arrival.

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