writer. journalist. accidental farmer.
Neil Varcoe is an Australian writer, journalist and digital media specialist. He has worked with the world’s largest and most respected media organisations and is an expert at connecting media businesses with current and new audiences.
On Australia Day, 2016, Neil and his partner Edwina purchased a rundown colonial farmhouse on 100 acres in country NSW. Warramba was renovated over a furious four months that same year. Warramba now runs Scottish Highland Cattle, produces honey for some of Australia’s best chefs and offers a location for fashion shoots. Learn more about Warramba at warramba.com.au.
Neil is currently helping News Corp Australia shift to digital by building a national training program for newsrooms. He brought News Corp's social news agency Storyful Down Under, and headed up social media at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Neil previously worked at Foxtel, Yahoo! and Fairfax Media. He also worked at a petrol station on a hill in country NSW, where he served "milk coffees" to truck drivers, they were actually lattes.
He has a Master of Creative Writing from University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Media in Writing from Macquarie University. In addition to a lifelong love of learning and alliteration, Neil also gets great joy from teaching, and makes passing on knowledge a key part of all he does.
Learn more about the things that make him proud and connect with him via the links below — he’d love to hear from you.