How To Join WWOOF Australia
How to Join WWOOF Australia
Join WWOOF by ordering direct from WWOOF
If you join on-line we will e-mail you with your WWOOF membership number,log in instructions for the WWOOF App, and/or an update list for your WWOOF Book and instructions for the WWOOF Forum. You will need a postal address if you order a book, but if you don't have one, put to be advised in the address field then e-mail us when you find a Host, we will mail your WWOOF book there. Mail can take up to 28 days to arrive, depending on where you are.
Pay by Credit Card, PayPal or EFT, go to our Online Shop. Please choose your WWOOF App and/or WWOOF Book edition.
Other Ways of Paying
Cheques - Bank cheques or personal cheques in Australian dollars (AUD) only. Cheques should be made payable to WWOOF Pty Ltd.
Money Orders in Australian dollars only, payable to WWOOF Pty Ltd.
WWOOF Australia will process your application quickly. You will be emailed within one business day with your member number and other information. Mail can take up to 28 days to arrive, depending on where you are.
Join WWOOF at an *Agent or Sales Outlet
Join WWOOF at an Agent/Sales outlet near you. Please note that the WWOOF App will only be available direct from WWOOF Australia initially, but will soon be available at selected Agents, see the Agent List for details. You will need your photo ID i.e. Passport or Drivers Licence.
The Agent will check your ID and assign you a WWOOF Membership number and WWOOF Book. If they also sell the WWOOF App they will assign you a WWOOF membership number and a temporary password for the App. When the Agent reports your details to WWOOF you will be logged out of the App and when you log back in using your email address, your name and joining date will appear in your App on the My Details screen. If this does not happen within 7 days of joining, please contact WWOOF so we can rectify this. You will need to show this screen to your Host with your photo ID on arrival to verify your membership.
NOTE: * The price to join WWOOF is the same at Agents / Sales Outlets as joining on-line.
Agents / Sales Outlets provide you with your WWOOF Book straight away when you join. Initially the WWOOF App will only be available from WWOOF Australia, but will soon be available at selected Agents, see Agent List for details.
Please keep your WWOOF App or WWOOF Book safe, do not give them to anyone else as they contain private details of WWOOF Hosts, provided exclusively for WWOOF members and protected by Australian Privacy Legislation.
- Your WWOOF App and/or WWOOF Book is your proof of membership. If you order the WWOOF App your chosen joining date and name will appear in the App on the My Detals screen once you log in. If you order the WWOOF Book, your chosen joining date, name and signature go on the back cover of your book. You show this to your Host with your photo ID on arrival to verify your membership.
- WWOOF Memberships are for 1 year from your chosen joining date. If you order the WWOOF App you will be able to log in for the duration of your membership.
- This membership includes:
- The WWOOF App and/or the Australian WWOOF Book
- A small volunteer accident insurance plan that covers you while you are WWOOFing on a registered Australian WWOOF Host property.
- You will be able to contact and arrange to visit any of the Hosts in the WWOOF App or WWOOF Book during your 12 month membership.
- Access to the on-line WWOOF Forum where Hosts and WWOOFers can connect.
- Access to update lists via e-mail that include new and deleted Hosts since your WWOOF Book was published.
- The WWOOF App will be automatically updated each time it is opened while connected to the internet. New Hosts will automatically appear and corrections, new phone numbers and email addresses will be updated. Hosts who are deleted or no longer take WWOOFers will not appear in the App.
You MUST arrange your entry Visa to Australia BEFORE you join WWOOF. WWOOF Memberships will not be refunded if you cannot obtain an entry visa. WWOOF Pty Ltd and WWOOF Hosts cannot assist with travel costs or visa applications, so please do not ask.
If you live in Mainland China or Macau please contact our Sales Outlet for Mainland China or Macau (click here for details) to join, you cannot order direct from WWOOF Australia. You will need to be at least 18 years old a have a Working Holiday, Student or Tourist Visa before you join.