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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2 hectres
Persons: 5
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 43674
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: July 18, 2018

Important Information before you arrive on our shores!!!!!!

PHONE: At the airport buy a Telstra SIM card, Telstra has the best network coverage around Australia and it is the only SIM card that works in Dandenongs. The Telstra store at Melbourne Airport is located at shop 1.15 at the Qantas Domestic Airport Departure Level 1 First Floor, make sure the Telstra salesperson helps you to get the SIM card connected and working on the Telstra network and your mobile phone.

BANKING: Most Helpx use Commonwealth Bank.

CAR: Best to buy cars registered in Victoria or NSW as need a road worthy to sell so gives buyer some protection.

Helpers must have their own travel insurance and working holiday visa

Climate 0 to 40 degrees (All seasons in one day)


We are a busy WORKING couple with a great social life. Our adult children 22-30 are sometimes home and 1 grandchild.

We live in a great big house in Monbulk with 6 bedrooms in the middle of the beautiful Dandenong`s on a hobby farm just over 2 hectares which is an outer suburb of Melbourne. We also have a caravan atthe beach near Phillip Island.

Our home is in walking distance to town where there are local buses and cafes, 1 hour DRIVING from CBD and we live close to national parks and famous tourist attractions. Also employment opportunities if you like outdoor work at local horticulture.

We are looking for enthusiastic, trustworthy English speaking helpers who are preferably non –smoking and enjoy a laugh.

We currently need to have people who are practical and can work independently.We are offering one week stays (with option of extending for the right helpers).

Skills needed at times include house cleaning, farm work, gardening, painting, house maintenance outside work is sometimes hard. Some work requires physical strength and the use of power tools.

There is always some grand event happening from weddings engagements and special birthdays. If you like cooking sewing and craft we can accomodate.

. We do have space in the house for 1-6 helpers but as our helpers often return or get local employment there is not always availability.

Helpers are expected to contribute 5-6 hours a day for each night of stay 5 days a week. When 25 hours completed 2 days off or if you do the hours in 4 days 3 days off.

We also like you to participate in normal family household chores. We have a dog and 15 chooks.

Helpers have bedrooms in the house (Sometimes bungalow) and share a bathroom, and all meals are provided, self-serve breakfast and lunch. We eat wholesome and healthy food which you are welcome to share but if you have special dietary requirements you are welcome to buy and cater for yourself. Your laundry is your responsibility

We do have Wi-Fi swimming pool. Billiard Table and a beautiful garden.

Please tell us a bit about yourself, as it matters to us who you are, include your skills/experience (eg. what have you worked at/studied so far in life), indicate how you`d be able to help out.

If you accept this invitation a copy of your passport and travel insurance to be supplied on arrival. We ask the day you leave is before 10 am.


Drive or

*Option 2: From Melbourne/Tullamarine Airport take the Skybus cost $18.00 to Southern Cross (Spencer Street) Station and buy a Myki card to travel on Melbourne’s public transport.

*The MYKI card costs $6.00 to purchase and the local train and bus fares cost $4.30 for 2 hours travel. (Approximately total travel costs: $28.30).

*From Southern Cross Station take the train to Belgrave Station, at Belgrave take the number 663 bus to Lilydale and make sure you get off at Main Road Monbulk opposite Woolworths and Aldi and wait for me to pick you up at the bus stop. (Make sure you ask the bus driver to let you off at Main Road Monbulk).

*Option 3: A much cheaper alternative but longer travel time (Approximately total travel costs: $10.30) is to take the 901 Bus from the airport to Ringwood Station and then take train to Belgrave Station followed by the 663 bus to Monbulk and make sure you get off at Main Road Monbulk opposite Woolworths and Aldi and I will pick you up from the bus stop. (Make sure you ask the bus driver to let you off at Main Road Monbulk opposite Woolworths). Route 901 is a Myki ticketed service. Myki card costs $6.00 plus travel costs from Airport to Lilydale and Monbulk is $4.30.

Enjoy Aussieland

Cheers Debi

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