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The Friends of Tocal, established in 1993, is an organisation dedicated to the support of all activities associated with Tocal College and Tocal Homestead.

The organisation provides a link between the College and the community, encourages wider community use of the College facilities and provides an avenue for community involvement and support of the College.


Friends who choose to volunteer at the Homestead are involved in the operation of the Tocal Visitor Centre for weekend openings as well as open days and events. Volunteering provides a good opportunity to be part of a team of friendly volunteers on a casual basis. It's up to you how often you wish to be rostered on.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter, invitations to College functions and free entry to Homestead open days run by the Foundation. Members have the opportunity to learn more about Tocal, one of Australia's leading agricultural colleges and historic homesteads.

For further information about volunteering or the benefits of membership phone the Homestead Coordinator on 02 4939 8901, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or write to Friends of Tocal Inc, Tocal College, PATERSON NSW 2421.