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Australia Costs


This information is provided for planning purposes only.  Australia exchange rates fluctuate; health insurance varies according to age; air fares change; payments from farms can be more; time worked might be more.

Australia taxes will be subtracted from these salary amounts. 

We remind all applicants that the main goal of going abroad should be to gain experience, not to earn money.  


Cost Timing TOTALS in US$

Initial intake evaluation

  • Discussion about goals, program choices
  • CV assistance, documentation review
  • Oral interview & oral English test
  • Confirmation with Australia program that they are interested in working with you
$0 when considering program $0
Global Cow fee $600 when starting process $600
Australia program fee



after farm is found, when accepting farm $710
Final payment to Australian program

AU $1,500

(US $1,042)

within 1-2 weeks of accepting farm $1,042
Visa fees, health insurance, return flight, program fees


(US $3,354)

paid in full before traveling $3,354

Flight to Australia

*estimate; return flight paid out of program fees listed above

 US$1,000 before traveling $1,000
TOTAL initial fees (prior to arrival) $6,706




Payment received in-country

     38 hs/week and 48 weeks

AU $34,600/year


during time in Australia $23,345


provided during program



Food costs vary, often provided varies according to placement during program varies
At end of first year (before taxes are deducted), you could have a positive amount of: $16,639