Echidna at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, SA © Tourism Australia

Best places to volunteer in Australia in your gap year

Don't forget

If you want to use your bushfire recovery work to get a second or third Working Holiday Maker visa, you’ll need to record your hours. The visa application requires evidence like payslips, bank statements and piecework rate agreements.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bundaberg, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bundaberg, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Fun fact

More than 87 per cent of Australia’s mammals are found nowhere else on Earth, making conservation incredibly important.

Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, VIC © Visit Victoria

Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria © Visit Victoria