Volunteer Here!

The hustle and bustle of 21st century cities is all very thrilling, but sometimes, people feel the need to take a step back and reconnect with a simpler way of life, to give themselves the time and space to find a new way forward.

In 2000, we were inspired by the then Willing Workers on Organic Farms program (WWOOF) to offer  Kingbilli’s smallest cottage as a home away from home for world-travellers and Australians alike who are seeking an easy way to experience rural living for a few months – or sometimes longer! – in exchange for helping us around the property.


As a 200 acre farmstay and ecotourism destination, shetland and llama farm and wildlife refuge, we have a never-ending list of relatively basic, but nonetheless important tasks which must be done all year round.

Thus, we are constantly in need live-in helpers - meaning, a couple or suitable single, happy to volunteer their time, 2 days per week, in exchange for their own self-contained, fully-furnished cottage right here in the midst of our rustic slice of bush paradise.

Most of the work involves gardening, including raking, digging, mulching, weeding, planting and pruning.  There is some housekeeping, cleaning the main Homestead and our guest cottage; and there are a few groundskeeping tasks like collecting firewood, clearing gutters, or filling pot-holes in the driveway.

ballardsIn exchange, our helpers live rent-free in their very own, private bluestone cottage (pictured); with a full-sized kitchen, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and separate living/dining room with wood fire, TV and free Wi-Fi; and a lovely big verandah.

Electricity (capped), gas and water are all supplied, as well as linen, towels, crockery, cutlery and cookware.

As we only ask for 2 days’ work per week, our helpers have plenty of time to relax, study, seek casual work in the local area (in hospitality, fruit-picking, tending vineyards etc.)… and enjoy the property as we do.

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In rural Australia, life is definitely what you make it. At Kingbilli, our daily existence is active yet simple; busy but peaceful; and secluded enough to allow for introspection whilst being filled with enough curious furred and feathered friends so there is no risk of feeling alone!

You need to be fit, reliable, punctual and not afraid to get your hands dirty.  We cannot accept pets, and you must have your own vehicle, as there is no public transport locally.


Please complete and send the form below, including proof of identification (this will not be stored if your application is unsuccessful).  If you have any trouble with the form, simply email your details to georgina@kingbilli.com.au

Your Name Your Date of Birth
Your Partner's Name Your Partner's Date of Birth
Email Telephone

Do you have a car?  Yes No

What is your current work/living situation?

Past work experience

Hobbies and Interests

Why would you like this position?

Driver's Licence

Partner's Driver's Licence

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