WWOOF Willing Workers On Organic Farms - Australia

Application Form for New WWOOF Host Membership

and for Reinstating WWOOF Hosts

via this Online Order Form

Please download the Host Pack, read the WWOOF Host Guidelines and the Workcover Information for WWOOF Hosts PDF before filling out this application form.
(If you wish to join WWOOF Australia as a WWOOFer volunteer, please use our secure order form instead
. If you are already a current WWOOF Host and wish to renew your membership, please go to Host Renewals.)

Please complete this form to apply for membership as a WWOOF Australia Host.
Please note: This form is fully protected by SSL security via the hosting company Security Certificate

Important: You must email, upload or snail-mail a photocopy of your CURRENT DRIVERS LICENCE or PASSPORT so your application can be processed.

A WWOOF Host must be growing or producing organic products

Your Details

Have you been a WWOOF Host before? (Required field)

If yes, please tell us your Host number

1. Living here are myself (full name): Aged years

my partner/friend (full name): Aged years

and my child/children (name/s): Ages years

2. Property name:  

3. Property Address:  

Town or City:     State:  Post Code:

Do you want this address listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?   

4. POSTAL ADDRESS (only if different to above):       

Town or City:     State:  Post Code:  

Do you want this postal address listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

5. My nearest large town is:   which is : kilometres away  

6. Phone Number:    

Do you want this number listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

Mobile Phone Number:    

Do you want this number listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

7. Your e-mail address:  

Do you want this e-mail listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

Your web address:    

Do you want this web address listed in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

8. Property Details

***We reserve the right to edit if necessary including future amended entries***

If you are a reinstating Host, do you want your previous entry in the WWOOF App & WWOOF Book?

If yes, put "Use previous entry" at question 8a (we will update your contact details etc.), please answer questions 8b to 8f for our records.

Please write the details you would like included in your entry, maximum of 100 words, we will edit your description if it is too long.

8a. General description of your property:

8b. What organic/biological methods are used on your property? Please describe:

8c. Please decribe the sort of work to be done (Work must not include child care, housework or hospitality)

8d. Please describe any special conditions:

8e. Is there a time every year when you will not be hosting WWOOFers?

8f. Please tell us about the organic/biodynamic/permaculture practices you will be teaching WWOOFers.

Hosts do not need to be certified Organic/Biodynamic, but must be following accepatable Organic practices.

9. I/We practice Permaculture.

I/We practice Bio-dynamics.

I/We follow acceptable organic practices.

Are you certified Organic or Bio-dynamic with an AQIS accredited organic Certifying Body (eg NASAA)?

(Required field)

Certifying Body?

Registration number and expiry date*:

I will send a copy of my/our Certificate by: *You can upload your Certificate at the following Upload Screen.

You must email, upload, fax or mail us a copy of your current certificate or in conversion certificate in order to qualify for free WWOOF Host membership. If you are in a Pre-conversion period and do not have a certificate, the full joining fee applies. Once you have a certificate, annual host renewals are free if you send us a copy (this is effectively your payment).

10. I/We understand that WWOOFers must not use chemicals

11. I/We can accommodate people either Hold control key & click to select multiple answers

 

12. Will WWOOFers share meals with you? (Hosts must provide food for WWOOFers) Hold control key & click to select multiple answers

*Please describe meal arrangements below

13. My/Our meals will be: Hold control key & click to select multiple answers

14. I/We can take children:

15. Do you permit smoking?

16. I/We are negotiable over length of stay after the first few days:

I/We prefer that WWOOFers initially stay for

I/We prefer WWOOFers remain for

17. I/We have read and understood my/our WorkCover obligations (Required field)

18. I/We have read and agree to follow the WWOOF Host Guidelines

(Required field)

19. I will send a copy of my/our photo ID by: (Required field) *You can upload your ID at the following Upload Screen, we do not process Host applications until we have photo ID.

20. Your Host entry will appear in BOTH the WWOOF App and the WWOOF Book. Your Host registration fee includes either the WWOOF App or a copy of the next edition of the WWOOF Book when printed. (Required field) If you want both, please tick below for an additional $10.00.

21. WWOOF App and WWOOF Book Tick if you would like to have BOTH the WWOOF App and the WWOOF Book this is an additional $10.00

If there are any other comments you need to make, please use this box:

Terms & Conditions

I/We desire to become a Host with the WWOOF program. I/We will not involve WWOOFers in any chemical usage on our property. I/We have read and agree to follow the Host Guidelines. I/We agree to pay the membership and listing fee of $90* which covers my listing for the first full year following inclusion of my/our entry in the WWOOF App and WWOOF Book, a copy of the WWOOF App or WWOOF Book, use of the WWOOF on-line Forum and newsletter/s if my application is successful.

I understand WWOOF Pty Ltd's function is limited to to bringing people into contact with each other, by providing WWOOFers with the current list of WWOOF Hosts and WWOOF Australia cannot accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage. I release, indemnify, assume the defence of (if requested), and hold harmless WWOOF Pty Ltd and its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, loss damages, costs or expenses (including legal fees). By submitting this Host application, I agree to these Terms & Conditions and I agree to follow the WWOOF Guidelines and record photo identification and the WWOOF membership number of each WWOOF volunteer I host in my guestbook for membership verification upon arrival.

I consent to the information (other than bank or credit card details) collected on this form being disclosed to members of WWOOF.    (See Privacy Policy in your Host Pack information)

Principle contact for WWOOFers and the WWOOF Office.

By submitting this Host Application, I declare that the information provided on this form is true and correct. I understand that my/our Host registration will be cancelled if the information provided is not true and correct.

Important: You must upload, email or mail a photocopy of your CURRENT DRIVERS LICENCE or PASSPORT so we can process your application.

Deadlines: WWOOF Book: 15th October for January edition, 15th April for July edition. The WWOOF App is updated weekly.

New Hosts will be included in the WWOOF App & have access to the WWOOF On-line Forum when their application has been approved & their Host entry will be on an Amendment list sent to WWOOFers who have a WWOOF Book.

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***Payment of new WWOOF Host Fees***

The new Host Fee is $90.00. You can choose to pay by EFT, Credit Card, Paypal or Certified Organic at the Payment Details screen. If you pay by EFT please use your Surname and our Reference number from your confirmation e-mail so we can connect your payment to your Host application.

*Certified Hosts are entitled to free membership on presentation of a copy of their current certification with an AQIS accredited Certifying body (e.g. NASAA)* If you do not supply a copy of this certificate, the fee is $90.00 to join.

If your application is successful, each year you will be sent an invoice which is your opportunity to renew your Host membership. This must be paid by 15th of April or October for inclusion in the following July or January printing of the book. If you do not pay this invoice we will assume you no longer wish to Host WWOOFers and will cancel your Host membership and remove your entry from the WWOOF App and WWOOF Book. You will not receive any future invoices.

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***WWOOF T-Shirts and Books***

100% Organic cotton WWOOF T-shirts are available for purchase through the WWOOF office. Please tick here if you would like to order a t-shirt, if you would like to order more than one T-shirt please let us know in the "other comments" box above.  Wear a WWOOF T-shirt when you meet your WWOOFers to help them recognise you, or give one to your best WWOOFer as a thank you present for all their hard work!

WWOOF Hosting: A Practical Guide, * PDF E-Book by Trevor & Amanda Roberts, over 100 pages of practical advice for WWOOF Hosts, Normally $15, when purchased with New Host application, this is discounted to $10.00

WWOOFers Handbook*, PDF E-Book by Trevor & Amanda Roberts (Australian WWOOF Hosts), over 170 pages of practical advice for WWOOFers (volunteers) $10.00

*These PDF E-books are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need an e-mail address and the Acrobat viewer to view these files. which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe

WWOOF Long-sleeved Organic Cotton T-Shirt, Color: Black (Extra-large temporarily unavailable)  $40

WWOOF Short-sleeved Organic Cotton T-Shirt, Color: Arctic Blue (Large only available) $35  

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By submitting this Host Application, I declare that the information provided on this form is true and correct. I understand that my/our Host registration will be cancelled if the information provided is not true and correct. Click the button below, this will direct you to an Upload Screen to upload you photo ID and for Certified Hosts to upload their Organic certificates. If you are not certified or do not have a Certificate or Photo ID that you can upload electronically, click the Skip Uploads button at the next screen, you will be directed to a Payment Selection Screen to select your payment type then a Confirmation Screen to complete your renewal. When your Application is successfully completed you will see a thank you message and you will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming your renewal was submitted successfully. Processing times for Host Applications vary from 1 week to 4 weeks. If we do not have your payment or Photo ID we hold your application until it arrives, then your application will be added to the queue.

Important: You must email, upload or mail a photocopy of your CURRENT DRIVERS LICENCE or PASSPORT so your application can be processed. You can upload a copy of your ID at the next screen, a scan or photograph of your ID is acceptable if we can read it.

Please check your information carefully
- especially your email address & contact numbers, so they will be correctly listed in the WWOOF App and WWOOF Book.

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You may download our Host Pack* or email us for Host Pack

The Host Pack is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need the Acrobat viewer to view these files. which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe 

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2166 Gelantipy Road, W Tree, Vic 3885, Australia Telephone 03-5155-0218 Fax 03-5155-0342Email: wwoof @ wwoof.com.au (no spaces)