Down Under, in backpacker speak and to many Australians, “fruit picking” doesn’t just refer to literally picking fruits—these two words encompass many harvest jobs and farm-related activities like packing fruits or vegetables, weeding, pruning, thinning, planting trees, etc. If these tasks are Greek to you, read on! You’ll probably discover a couple of fruits and jobs you’re not yet familiar with, as well as tips to make the most of this Australian work experience.

And by the way, harvest jobs aren’t just backpacker jobs for Working Holiday Visa or Work and Holiday Visa holders. Tons of seasonal workers make a living on farms all over Australia, including “grey nomads”—baby boomers who complement their pension—and Pacific Islanders from Tonga, Vanuatu, New Guinea, Tuvalu, Fiji, Samoa, etc. who are in Australia under the Seasonal Worker program.

This guide presents tons of info on farm jobs in Australia—harvest times, picking techniques, the different activities and their pros and cons, work conditions and wages as well as how to apply for a second Working Holiday Visa to Australia.

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English version last updated in August 2019.

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Cofondatrice de pvtistes.net, j'ai fait 2 PVT, au Canada et en Australie. Deux expériences incroyables ! Je vous retrouve régulièrement sur nos comptes Insta et Tiktok @pvtistes avec plein d'infos utiles !
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Fiston I |

Please when it’s time for the application, fruit picking, let me know

Julie I |

Hi, have you read chapter 8?