Volunteer in Australia

Volunteer in Australia  with GVI and get up close and personal with the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world!


Whether you are on a gap year, volunteering holiday or a career break, contribute to vital conservation efforts in North Queensland. This area is the gateway to the reef and the famous Australian outback, both home to a diverse range of animal and plant life that are in danger of habitat loss.


If you are under 18 and still want to explore all that Australia has to offer, take part in our Academic Exchange Programme and spend up to a year discovering Sydney, living with a host family and attending a local high school.

 GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past 14 years, and our projects in Australia are no different. We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects, in which the local community is always consulted first and foremost in order to determine their needs. With the contribution of volunteers, we work together in partnership to achieve these goals.


Academic Year Program
Wildlife Conservation

Environmental Conservation in Australia

Australasia - Australia - Queensland
Discover Australia on a range of environmental conservation projects in North Queensland.

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6 - 12 weeks

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"I spent two weeks tree planting and completing wildlife surveys with a really good team and team leader – had a brilliant laugh! Spent a week on beach restoration, a beautiful area and it’s a good way to see unusual parts of Australia and make a difference."

- Cathy Hampton - USA

Academic and Cultural Exchange Australia

Australasia - Australia
Travel to Australia's beautiful east coast when you spend up to a year discovering the unique culture of Sydney. Immerse yourself in life here by living with a local family

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12 - 51 weeks

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"This has been a great placement, and I am thinking about extending, so I think that says a lot about the GVI support on offer."

- Charlotte - 2013 AYP Student
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