WWOOF Host Guestbook
It is a requirement that Hosts keep a Guestbook to register the WWOOFer's membership number and matching ID (passport, drivers license, etc) and type of Visa when they arrive. Failure to do this may result in problems.
Reasons to keep a Guestbook. We issue a sample Guestbook page to each new Host and ask that every Host keep a log of every WWOOFer Hosted. It is vital to know who you are hosting. Hosts should keep WWOOFers' membership numbers, passport numbers, dates worked and get them to write comments in their Guestbook.
You will have a record in case something or someone goes missing, also you have all you need in case The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) contacts you about Hosting WWOOFers who are extending their visas.
DIAC can call several years after a WWOOFer has stayed with you to check on the dates they were there, so it is advisable to keep your guestbook long term (or keep the guest book page with a copy of the Form 1263 that you sign for each WWOOFer in a separate folder for DIAC enquiries).
It is also helpful in assessing complaints for any reason. Needless to say, the Guestbook tends to eliminate theft because you have all their details written down in case of the need for police action.
We can email or post a Guestbook page on request, or you can download one from here.