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Friends in Residence

Friends in Residence stay with us for a minimum of two weeks and up to twelve weeks, sometimes longer. Full board is provided in exchange for twenty hours work per week in the kitchen, the garden, the property, depending on our needs, and  your interests and gifts. The rhythm of the day makes time to worship, study, walk, play and enjoy life in community on the property. A car is available for FiR's to spend time off site.

Working Stays

Short term working stays are available @ $60 per day, full board in exchange for four hours work per day.

To volunteer, contact

Helen Bayes <helenbayes@me.com>

The concept of service had never been clear to me and now it became so. I serve because I love God. My service - my work - is an expression of my love for everything that is God. So while the work I am asked to do may be difficult and may demand a great deal of me, I know I have been given another opportunity to love. And although loving is sometimes also difficult and demanding, it is, in the end, the most joyous and wondrous thing we can do.
— Sarah Briggs, 1992, "This We Can Say" 3:24

Landcare Community 2016

Gardening Weeks

Gardening Weeks are held in every season - planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing beds for growing food. We worship, eat and learn together while growing food for the kitchen. Join us for a relaxed time of community. Cost is $60 per day, children free.


Silver Wattle is committed to caring for the land through re-vegetation, weed control and conservation of native flora and fauna. Landcare week is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and families to live and work together in community. Cost is $60 per day, children free.

Contact admin.office@silverwattle.com.au for more information.