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.
You may also want to check out:
- Applying for a Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) To Australia – The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide with Screenshots
- Applications for WHV to Australia — New documents and requirement rules for 2019
- Working Holiday Visa to Australia – What’s new in 2018-19
- Finding accommodation in Australia
- Taxes and superannuation 101 for working holiday makers in Australia
- WHV in Australia – How To Work More Than 6 Months For The Same Employer
- 16 Good Reasons to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
- 15 Tips for a Successful WHV ExperienceThe Working Holiday Visa Adventure as a Solo Traveller
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- The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Australia
English version last updated in August 2019.
Table of contents :
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Pros and cons of “fruit picking” jobs
- Chapter 3: Fruit picking jobs—what to expect
- Chapter 4: How to find farm work
- Chapter 5: Farm work pay rates and structure
- Chapter 6: Accommodation, food and getting around
- Chapter 7: Practical tips for pickers and farm workers
- Chapter 8: Harvest charts for each of the eight Australian states
- Chapter 9: Harvest charts by crop
- Chapter 10: Fruit picking, a gateway to a second Working Holiday Visa in Australia
- Chapter 11: Typical fruit picking horror stories and how to avoid these situations
Main articles about the WHV to Australia
16 Good Reasons to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa
The Working Holiday Visa Adventure as a Solo Traveller
Applying for a Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) To Australia: The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide with Screenshots
Globe WHV insurance policy highlights
Your first steps in Australia with a Working Holiday Visa
15 Tips for a Successful WHV Experience
Working in Australia: Opportunities, tips for backpackers and job search advice
Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia: What, Where, How (and Why!)
Please when it’s time for the application, fruit picking, let me know
Hi, have you read chapter 8?