Horse Rescue Australia

Queensland, Australia



The Experience

Do you have a passion for horses? They why not help care for these amazing animals? A horse sanctuary in beautiful Australia needs your help now! Travel into Queensland where you will help care for “unwanted, neglected, abused and slaughter bound horses,” aid in their rehabilitation and find a lovely home for majestic animals.

Volunteers are needed all year round to assist with the many tasks and activities at the horse sanctuary in order to keep it open. These beautiful creatures need to be groomed, fed and rugged, the paddocks need to be cleaned and stables need to be mucked out. As a volunteer, you will take part in all these tasks and much more. To be a volunteer, you must have horse experience and commit to a minimum of at least three weeks, it is also to keep in mind that this project offers no horse riding to volunteers. Please take note  as well that some of the work involve physical hard work and is by no means an easy holiday option. Great opportunities to explore Queensland, Australia on your days off! 

This Is Why

  • Work hands on with horses in beautiful Queensland, Australia.
  • Be part of the team that is dedicated to giving unwanted, abused and slaughter bound horses a second chance!
  • Great opportunity to share and expand your knowledge on horses.
  • Experience the beauty of south-east Queensland, Australia.

Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round 
  • Package Price
    3 week  995 US$
    4 weeks 1,095 US$
    6 weeks 1,295 US$
  • 8 weeks 1,495 US$
  • 10 weeks 1,695 US$
  • 12 weeks 1,895 US$
  • Volunteer duration
    3 - 12 weeks (Longer durations preferable)
  • Average Work hours
    5 days a week and two days off.
  • Number of Volunteers
  • Volunteer accommodation
  • Housing Type
    Shared Accommodation on project site.
  • Internet Access
    Wifi included
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    An individual that has a great passion for horses and must have horse experience. References to testify to your horse experience given will be needed before you can be accepted as a volunteer. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning. You must be comfortable with heavy lifting and manual labour. The project will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential.

Fast Facts: Australia

Where? Austalasia, Queensland

Country Size: 1,852,642 million km2 
715,300 sq mi

Population density? 2.7/km2

Country Famous for? Koalas, Kangaroos, Sea Turtles, Wildlife watching, pristine beaches, vibrant cities, friendly people, Sunshine State of Australia

When to visit: All year round

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Horse Sanctuary - Australia
    • Accommodation
      Shared accommodation on the project site.
    • Meals
      Volunteers will be responsible for preparing their own meals but transportation to the local grocery stores will be provided.
    • Airport Pick up & drop off

      Fly to Brisbane International Airport where you will be met and taken to your accommodation.
    • Ongoing & Mail Holding services
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization. Also, you can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Australia after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in Australia you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

    What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Meals, Horse riding

    Package Price: 
    03 Weeks: $995.00 US
    04 Weeks: $1,095.00 US
    12 Weeks: $1,895.00 US


    Volunteers play a vital role in achieving the project’s goal which is to care for unwanted, abused and neglected horses, aid in their rehabilitation by giving them the much-needed love to these animals that have suffered abuse and neglect in the past. As a volunteer, you will at times get your hands dirty but the reward of seeing a horse benefit from your input will be worth it. Please remember that the animals are your number one priority while you are at the project. If you are uncertain of what to do, you can always ask for help. Every day, you will help prepare and distribute feed and hay, rugging/unrugging, give water to the horses, medical checks etc. The rest of the day is spent grooming, assisting the vet, paddock cleaning and other related horse activity. In general, volunteers help out in the most or one of the following areas:

    • Horse Care
    • Paddock Cleaning
    • Auto Mechanics
    • General Maintenance
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 3 weeks
    • MUST HAVE HORSE EXPERIENCE (with references.)
    • Must be comfortable with heavy lifting and doing manual labour. NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
    • Age: 18+
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, polite, self-sufficient, eager, honest, good sense of humor, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • No animal allergies, Patient and comfortable around mammals and birds. Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
    • A love for animals and some general experience of caring for an animal is a must!
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project. A valid driver’s license would be an asset, but is not required.
    • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently. Good knowledge of the English.
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • A unique opportunity of working with horses.
    • Help horses that have suffered abuse and neglect in the past.
    • Great opportunity to explore Queensland, Australia and enjoy breathtaking surroundings!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Queenland, Australia
    • Area Famous For
      Unique wildlife, pristine beaches, Australian cuisine (pies, tim tams, lamingtons and pavlova), bushwalking, vibrant cities, friendly people – Aussie mateship, sunshine and perfect weather
    • When to visit
      All year round
    • Wildlife viewing
      All year round to see a wide variety of wildlife such as; Koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums, echidnas, platypus, dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles, numbats and a large variety of other unique marsupials, reptiles and fish.
        • Itinerary & Details

          Day 1 - Arrive in Australia;
          You will arrive in beautiful Brisbane International Airport where someone from the project will be meeting you.

          For 3-12 weeks - Volunteer at a Sanctuary! For the next few weeks, you will help care for horses at the Sanctuary by participating in the daily tasks.

          Your last day - you will fly back home or take the opportunity to travel through Australia. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country.

  • Accommodation
    Your accommodation will be a shared house with the Sanctuary Manager. There will be internet, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as transport available to get to the shops to purchase food!
    Things to bring from home

    Please prepare yourself for all kinds of weather. Bring gloves, sturdy footwear is a must. Your footwear must be non-slip, fully covered and solid (preferably boots) and make sure you don’t mind getting your clothes dirty (as all the animals will love to brush up against you and say hello!). Be sure to pack shirts that provide sun protection, brimmed hat, sunblock and sunglasses.


    Volunteers will be responsible for preparing and buyingtheir own meals. However transporation to the grocery store will be provided


    The volunteer project is in south-east Queensland, Australia just 40 minutes from Brisbane CBD and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. There are numerous opportunities to explore this beautiful region on your days off.

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