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Key Dates


Application Information 

AVID assignments are advertised on a monthly basis, with about 700 opportunities each year for skilled Australians to live, work and make a difference in developing countries.

Applications open on the first of each month and close at midnight, Canberra time, on the 21st of the same month.

The following key dates apply to the majority of assignments advertised, however there are sometimes exceptions. Always refer to the assignment advertising page for additional information.

Applicants should note they are expected to attend the relevant Australian Volunteers Briefing specified below and be available to mobilise at any point within the final two weeks of the mobilisation month.

Upcoming Intakes:


August 2016 Advertising

September 2016 Advertising

October-November 2016 Advertising

Assignments Online 1 Aug 2016 1 Sep 2016 October-November 2016
Assignments Close  21 Aug 2016 21 Sep 2016 As stated on assignment advertisement
Selection Panel/Interviews September 2016 October 2016 Approx 2 weeks following application close
Successful Candidate Notification Late September 2016 Late October 2016 3-4 weeks following application close
Australian Volunteers Briefing Early November 2017 16-19 February 2017 16-19 February 2017
Anticipated Mobilisation** Mid-Late November 2017 Late February 2017 Late February 2017

December 2016-January 2017 Advertising

February-April 2017 Advertising


Assignments Online  December 2016-January 2017 February-April 2017  
Assignments Close  As stated on assignment advertisement As stated on assignment advertisement  
Selection Panel/Interviews 1-2 weeks following application close 1-2 weeks following application close   
Successful Candidate Notification 3-4 weeks following application close 3-4 weeks following application close  
Australian Volunteers Briefing 6-9 April 2017 15-18 June 2017 (TBC)  
Anticipated Mobilisation** Mid-Late April 2017 Mid-Late June 2017 (TBC)  

Note - All dates are approximate and subject to change


All key dates, including proposed mobilisations and briefings for the AVID program in 2017 are listed on our Key Dates page. 

For information about how to apply click here, and for hints and tips to help you with your application, click here. Good luck!

How to apply online

To apply to become an Australian volunteer, please choose an assignment from the list on the left, then click the red "Apply" button on the page containing the assignment description.

To resume a previously started application, please click here.

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