Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia – What, Where, How (and Why!)

Chapter 9: Harvest charts by crop

Published: 11-09-2019

Author

Julie

Harvest charts by crop

Apples

State

Time of the year Regions
Western Australia January to April (February to May in Manjimup) Perth Hills*/Donnybrook / Manjimup
South Australia January to April (February to April in Adelaide Hills) Adelaide Hills / Barmera / Renmark / Berri / Loxton / Penola
Victoria Depends on the region (February to May) Mornington Peninsula / Yarra Valley / Warragul / Shepparton / Cobram / Rutherglen / Beechworth / Myrtleford
New South Wales Depends on the region (March to May) Batlow / Tumbarumba / Tumut / Sydney Basin
Queensland February to May (picking)/November to January (thinning) Stanthorp

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Avocados

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia August to December (Busselton) / December to February (Manjimup) Manjimup / Busselton
New South Wales December to February Sydney Basin*/Coffs Harbour
Queensland Depends on the region (year-round) Mareeba / Dimbulah / Atherton / Bundaberg / Gin Gin / Childers

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Pineapples

State Time of the year Regions
Queensland January to December Innisfail / Lakeland / Tully / Mareeba / Atherto

Citruses

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia Year-round (Swan Hills)/April (Kununurra) and June to November (Moora) Swan Valley*/Moora/Kununurra
South Australia May to February Cadell / Waikerie / Barmera / Berri / Loxton / Renmark / Paringa
Victoria Year-round (Cobram) – May to January in other regions Mildura / Nagiloc / Nyah / Swan Hills / Cobram
New South Wales Depends on the region (year-round) Wentworth / Tooleybuc / Gol Gol/Griffith / Leeton / Hillston / Bourke / Narromine / Sydney Basin*
Queensland Depends on the region (year-round) Mareeba / Emerald / Munduberra / Gayndah / Gin Gin / Bundaberg / Childers

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Cantaloupes

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia January to April (Carnarvon) and May to November (Kununurra) Carnarvon/Kununurra
New South Wales December to March (Hay) and January to May (Bourke) Hay/Bourke
Queensland Depends on the region (year-round) Ayr / Brooke / Emeral / Bundaberg / Chinchilla / Gatton / Laidley / Boonah
Northern Territory May-June to October-November Darwin/Katherine

Tomatoes

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia February to April (Donnybrook) and May to December (Carnarvon) Carnarvon/Donnybrook
South Australia Year-roundPort Augusta
Victoria Depends on the region (year-round) Bairnsdale/Warragul/Echuca
New South Wales January to April Griffith
Queensland Depends on the region (year-round) Ayr / Bowen / Gatton / Laidley / Boonah / Stanthorpe / Childers / Bundaberg / Murgon
Tasmania January to March Ulverstone

 Cherries

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia November to January  Mount Barker
South Australia Depends on the region (October to January) Barmera / Adelaide Hills / Coonawarra / Penola
Victoria November to January (around Melbourne) and November to December (in the north) Yarra Valley* / Mornington Peninsula* / Shepparton / Cobram / Rutherglen / Beechworth
Tasmania Depends on the region(December and April) Burnie / Huonville / Devonport / Richmond / New Norfolk / Huonville

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Mangoes

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia January to March (Carnarvon) and October to December (Kununurra) Carnarvon/Kununurra
Queensland Northern Territory October to December (Katherine) and September to November (Darwin) Katherine/Darwin

 Stone fruits

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia Depends on the region (October to March) Donnybrook / Manjimup / Gin Gin / Swan Valley* / Perth Hills*
South Australia October to March Cadell / Waikerie / Barmera / Loxton / Renmark / Paringa / Berri
Victoria Depends on the region (September to April) Echuca / Shepparton / Cobram / Nyah / Swan Hill
New South Wales October to April Tooleybuc / Sydney Basin / Leeton / Forbes / Young
Queensland November to January Stanthorpe/Bowen
Tasmania December to April Huonville/Devonport/Richmond
 

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Strawberries

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia October to May Albany/Mount Barker
Victoria Depends on the region (October to April) Yarra Valley/Mornington Peninsula
Tasmania December to May Huonville
Queensland  March to April (planting) and July to November (picking) Caboolture*/Stanthorpe/Sunshine Coast*

* Some of these regions may not be a designated regional area of Australia that meets the requirements for a second Working Holiday Visa.

Berries

State Time of the year Regions
Western Australia December to March (Blueberries in Denmark)
New South Wales Depends on the region (July to April) Young / Tumbarumba / Byron Bay / Coffs Harbour
Tasmania Depends on the region (December to May) Devonport/Deloraine/Burnie
Queensland April to May Cabooltur

 Pineapples

State Time of the year Regions
Queensland Depends on the region (January to November) Yeppoon/Caboolture/Sunshine Coast

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

Julie
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Hi, have you read chapter 8?

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