Australia

Map of Australia

Although Australia has one of the world’s most prosperous economies and stable governments, volunteers can be essential to the country by assisting in wildlife and environmental preservation, as well as habitat restoration.

That’s not all, volunteers are also needed to teach and tutor the many refugees and immigrants moving to Australia from Southeast Asia. The country’s biggest cities also need assistance caring for the homeless.

If you’ve volunteered in Australia we’d love to hear about your experience. Please let us know which organization you signed up with, what your trip was like and if you’d recommend the program to others.

FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA

Capital: Canberra

Population: 22,507,617
[Source: The World Factbook]

Religion: Protestant 28.8% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%), Catholic 25.3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.6%, other Christian 4.5%, Buddhist 2.5%, Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 8.5%, unspecified 2.2%, none 22.3%
[Source: The World Factbook]

Language: English 76.8%, Mandarin 1.6%, Italian 1.4%, Arabic 1.3%, Greek 1.2%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.1%, other 10.4%, unspecified 5%
[Source: The World Factbook]

Location: Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

Poverty Level: N/A
[Source: The World Factbook]

Climate:

  • Summer: December to February

  • Autumn: March to May

  • Winter: June to August

  • Spring: September to November

 Vaccines: The CDC recommends travelers receive the following vaccines: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and Yellow Fever.
[Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention]

Currency: Australian dollar