Work on farms



The farm work really hard. Be very quick and good to make money, since normally the trbajo is paid according to the amount of fruit you pick up. It usually starts to work at 6 in the morning to avoid the heat and not many people usually hold much pressure. Furthermore it is always an advantage to have a car or van to move and go from farm to farm asking for work. I recommend avoiding any fruit collecting soil and if harvest trees without using stairs much better.

Australia is a country where there are many farms and people always need to make harvesting and pruning. However you should know that there muchíma people looking and moving across the different states of Australia in search of fruit collection each time. Especially there are many backpackers from around the world Working Holiday Visas that can extend their visa for another year working 88 farm days. Not the case of the Work and Holiday Visa Spanish.

Here you have the fruits, states, places and the time of year gathering all the fruits that are collected on farms in Australia. Good luck mate!!!

Queensland – Pick your way around the “Sunshine State”
Queensland is growing one-third of the nation’s fruit and vegestable produce from Stanthorpe in the South to the Atherton Tablelands in the far North. Every year thousands of picking jobs are available throughout Queensland. More than 120 types of fruit and vegetable are picked and packed in the state every year all year round.

Harvest Crop Location
Dec-Jan Bananas / Sugar Innisfail / Tully
Feb – Sea Pears / Apples Stanthorpe
Feb – Apr Rockmelon St. George
Feb – Apr Ginger Sunshine Coast
Sea – Dec Vegetables Bundaberg
Apr – Jun Citrus Gayandah / Mundubbera
Apr – Oct All sorts Lockyer Valley
Apr – Nov Beans Mary Valley
Apr – Dec Tomatoes / vegetables Bowen / Ayr
May – Oct Broccoli Toowoomba
May – Dec Sugar Cane Ayr / Ingham / Innisfail
Christmas – Sep Ginger Sunshine Coast
Christmas – Dec Onions Lockyer Valley
Nov – Feb Mangoes / Lychees / Advocados / Bananas Mareeba
Nov – Jan Plums Stanthorpe
Nov – Jan Cotton Goodiwindi /St. George
Oct – Jan Peaches Stanthorpe
Nov – Sea Cotton Toowoomba / Millerran
Dec – Sea All sorts Stanthorpe

New South Wales – Pick & Choose your lifetime adventure!

Fruit and vegetable picking in New South Wales is an outstanding way to pay for all the exciting adventures and experiences the state has to offer! Travel to the breathtaking mountains, ski, hike, surf or gaze under the desert stars! Pick your way to any imaginable New South Wales adventure!

November to April is the busiest harvest period peaking in February. You can literally find fruit picking work all around Bathurst in the central Eastern district. Main produce includes orchard fruits, cotton and onions. Further North around the coastal areas of NSW, near Coffs Harbour bananas are grown all year.

Harvest Crop Location
Jan – Sea Stone Fruit Young
Feb – Sea Grapes Griffith / Leeton
Feb – Sea Pears Orange
Feb – Sea Grapes Hunter Valley
Feb – Sea Prunes Young
Feb – April Apples Orange
Sea – Apr Grapes Tumburumba
Sea – May Apples Batlow
Sea – Jun Cotton Picking Narrabri / Mooree
Sep – Oct Asparagus Gundagai
Sep – Dec Asparagus Cowra
Sep – Apr Oranges Griffith
Nov – Dec Cherries Young / Orange
Nov – Apr Oranges Lecton
Dec – Jan Onions Griffith
Dec – Sea Stone Fruit Tumut / Batlow
Dec – Apr Blueberries Tumbarumba

Victory – Just pick a way!
You are more likely to run out of time than things to do in this stunning state and there is plenty of fruit picking work to get your hands on in proximity of the worlds most beautiful coastline, extraordinary national parks and the buzzing city life in Melbourne.

November to April (peaking in February) is the main season for fruit and vegetable picking jobs in Victoria. Work is plenty in central northern areas of Victoria around Shepparton (next door to the Grampians National Park). The Murray River area is also a great area to look for work, places such as Mildura and Swan Hill often require seasonal workers. Main harvests in these areas include orchard fruits, tomatoes, tobacco, grapes and soft fruits.

Harvest Crop Location
Jan – Apr Pears / Peaches / Apples Ardmona / Shepparton / Ing / Cobram / Invergordon / Kyabram
Jan – Ap Tomatoes Ardmona / Shepparton / Ing / Kyabram / Echuca / Rochester / Elmore
Jan – Apr Tobacco Ovens / King & Kiewa Valleys
Feb – Sea Grapes Lake Boga / Nyah West / Swan Hill / Robinvale Sunraysia Area
Feb – Apr Grapes Ovens / King & Kiewa Valleys
Sea – Apr Apples Buckland Valley / Stanley / Wandilong / Red Hill / Main Range
Sep – Nov Asparagus Dalmore
Oct – Dec Strawberries Silvan
Nov – Feb Cherries / Berries Wandin / Silvan
Nov – Feb Cherries Boweya / Glenrowan / Wagandary
Nov – Dec Tomato Weeding Echuca / Rochester

Tasmania - Pick your way across The Bass Strait
Also known as the “Apple Isle”, Tasmania represents almost a fifth of the apple production in Australia. The first apple tree was planted in Tasmania in the 1700’s. Today 120 families around the state grow approximately 55.000 Tones of apples every year. The bulk of Tasmania’s apples are grown in the Huon district South of Hobart – just one of Tasmanias gateways to unspoiled wilderness, fascinating wildlife, history and heritage.

Unlike most other states in Australia, Tasmania has a relatively short fruit picking season. For about six months, generally from December to the end of May, fruitpicking jobs are available all around this beautiful island. When the fruitpicking season starts there is plenty of work available picking apples, pears, wide variety of stonefruits, hops, grapes, berries and much more.

Harvest Crop Location
Sea – May Apples Hunter Valley / Tasman Peninsula / West Tamar
Dec – Jan Soft Fruit Channel District / Huon / Kingborough / Derwent Valley
Feb – Apr Grapes Huon / Tamar Valley
Sea – Apr Hops Scottsdale / New Norfolk / Devenport
Jan – Feb Scallop Splitting Bicheno

South AustraliaGateway to outback adventures, vineyards & Kangaroo Island
In South Australia you can get a real taste of the finer things in life combined with unique nature experiences, rare wildlife and exhilirating outback adventures! And most amazingly – you can easily find work in this beautiful Southern state to pay for it ALL!

South Australia offers fruit and vegetable picking jobs all year around e.g. picking citrus and soft fruits such as raspberries and strawberries around the Riverland area. Seasonal work from February to April work is usually available around The Barossa Valley picking and packing the grapes that have made this region famous worldwide.

Harvest Crop Location
Jan – Sea Dried Fruits Riverland
Feb – Apr Apples & Pears Adelaide Hills
Feb – Apr Grapes & Peaches Riverland
Feb – Apr Grapes Barossa Valley
Feb – Apr Grapes Southern Vales
Feb – Aug Brussels Sprouts Adelaide Hills
Jun – Aug Oranges Riverland
Jun – Sep Prunning Riverland
Sep – Jan Oranges (Juices & Packing) Riverland
Oct – Feb Strawberries Adelaide Hills
Dec – Feb Apricots Riverland

Western Australia – Australias Largest state!
Awesome environment, super friendly people, the worlds largest fish, ancient trees and more sunshine than you know what to do with! Western Australia is an amazing place to work!

Fruit and vegetable picking jobs are widely available in the Southwest of the state. Every year from October to June you can cash up by harvesting grapes and orchard fruits. From March to November fishing and processing work is available for crayfish, prawns and scallops on the west coast between Fremantle and Carnarvon. From May to October fruit and vegetable picking & packing jobs are easy to find in the northeast, around Kununurra.

Harvest Crop Location
Jan – Sea Grapes Margaret River / Mt Barker / Swan Valley
Sea – May Apples & Pears Manjimup / Pemberton / Donnybrook
Sea – Oct Prawning & Scalloping Carnarvon
May – Sep Zucchini & Rockmelons Kununurra
Apr – Nov Melons Coorow
Jun – Dec Melons & Tomatoes Carnarvon
Christmas – Aug Bananas Kununurra
Christmas – Dec Wildflowers Coorow / Muchea
Oct – Jan Mangoes Kununurra
All Year Fishing Broome
Nov – Jun Rock Lobster Freemantle / Kalbarri / Dongara Geraldton / Broome

Northern Territory – Work your way North!
Blessed with iconic natural wonders, spectacular national parks, amazing wildlife and the wast red desert, Northern Territory has it all! The best thing is; you can simply work your way to explore it all!

Whilst it can be diffecult to find good information about the possibilities for fruit and vegetable picking jobs in the Northern Territory it is widely available. Seasonal work from May to October picking melons around Katherine and Darwin is popular. From October to November mango pickers & packers are needed both around Katherine and Darwin. Citrus and bananas are grown all year around Katherine. And Darwin (Gateway to Kakadu National Park) offer possibilities for picking work all year picking bananas, citrus, vegetables and cutting flowers.

Harvest Crop Location
Sea – Oct Melons Katherine / Darwin
Oct – Nov Mangos (picking & packing) Katherine / Darwin
All year Citrus Katherine / Darwin
All year Bananas Katherine / Darwin
All year Asian vegetables Darwin
All year Cutting wildflowers Darwin

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