To speak with an AFS Intercultural Programs Australia Representative, call 1300 131 736 or 02 9215 0077.

You can find us at Level 4, 418a Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
You can post mail to: PO Box 5, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012

The AFS National Office business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Sydney time)

In case of an emergency involving an AFS participant (either in Australia or overseas) outside of our business hours, please call 0414 594 694 and speak with the AFS Duty Officer.


Sydney office

Our AFS Australia Office

Listed below are the current staff of the AFS Australia National Office which is located in Sydney.

Fran Baxter bw
Fran Baxter

Senior Manager – Education & Development
Fran has held various roles with AFS Australia over the last 25 years… Host Mum, Sending Mum, Volunteer Leader and now she leads intercultural learning services within AFS Australia for existing and new programs and for participants, volunteers, schools, staff and other stakeholders. Fran works Mondays – Wednesdays and on Fridays.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 9215 0005

Claudia Rojas
Claudia Rojas

Volunteer & Alumni Development Coordinator
Claudia is an AFS Returnee (Year Program from Venezuela to Germany, 1992/93) and has a professional background in strategic human resource management. At AFS Australia, Claudia coordinates recruitment and training for our 300+ volunteers across Australia and works on exciting projects to engage AFS Returnees and alumni.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 9215 0077

Lily Connolly-Keck

Programs Assistant 
Lily helps with the smooth delivery of our outbound and inbound programs by providing assistance to the programs team. Lily comes to AFS after recently completing a Bachelor of International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney. Lily works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 02 9215 0007

Our local volunteers



Murray Gunn – [email protected]

Central Coast
Andrew Cosgrove – [email protected]

Blue Mountains
Ruth Lenffer – [email protected]

Broken Hill
Karen Kemp – [email protected]