Fruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

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bundaberg, Bundaberg

Immediate Start Cherry Tomato Picking

North Bundy Backpackers

Pickers & Packers Wanted In Bundaberg

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Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg

Pickers & Packers Wanted In Bundaberg

Farmwork Available

*stay *work *play *bundaberg Workers Needed..  Work Available Now… General Field Picking/packing

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Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Queensland

*stay *work *play *bundaberg Workers Needed.. Work...

Willing Workers

Immediate Start Various Picking And Packing Jobs Second Year Visa Days Guaranteed

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bundaberg, Bundaberg

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North Bundy Backpackers

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jns harvest and pruning renmark and waikerie, Adelaide

Published: 23rd May 2018

Hi we are looking for about 25 people for fruit picking it is hard work pricing is by piece rate working 5-6 days a... Read more

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Primary Produce Olive Harvester Drivers

kingsford machinery COUNTRY VICTORIA AND COUNTRY SA, Victoria

Published: 22nd May 2018

HARVESTER DRIVERS URGENTLY REQUIRED3 MONTHS WORKWE ARE ELEGIBLE FOR FARM REGISTRATIONSFARM EXPERIENCE PREFERED... Read more

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Strawberry Packing Shed Looking For People. ******2nd Visa - Get It On One...

Sunshine Farms Wamuran, near Caboolture, QLD, Brisbane

Published: 21st May 2018

Our new strawberry season is Starting! Soon we will have thousands of backpackers in this area looking for seasonal... Read more

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Peaches, Lemons Pears Etc! In Nambour

Golden Growers Fruits Nambour, Brisbane

Published: 21st May 2018

We are looking for some backpackers to pick peaches, lemons and pears at our farm near Nambour, QLD. Get 700... Read more

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Immediate Start Cherry Tomato Picking

North Bundy Backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 19th May 2018

Immediate Start Cherry Tomato PickingCherry tomato picking $5.30 per bucket one of the better contract farms in... Read more

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Pickers & Packers Wanted In Bundaberg

Farmwork Available Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg

Published: 19th May 2018

FARMWORK AVAILABLEBUNDABERG ,QLD 4670JOBS AVAILABLE_______________________________________AVOCADO... Read more

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Farm Work

Harvest Trail Short Term Workers Accommodation Paringa Paringa, South Australia

Published: 17th May 2018

Citrus picking in Renmark$80 per bin Manderins... Read more

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Farm Work

Harvest Trail Short Term Workers Accommodation Paringa Paringa, South Australia

Published: 17th May 2018

hi need one worker for strip fruit picking2.00 per boxneed the worker here asap to startacommodation... Read more

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Strawberry Picker

Number Six Contracting Beerburrum, Sunshine Coast

Published: 16th May 2018

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED??‍???‍?Strawberry picker recruitment is happening right now.?Payslip will be emailed... Read more

Citrus Pickers/ Packers

OC Citrus Katherine NT, Northern Territory

Published: 16th May 2018

come see the far north of australia, where you are now allowed to work for the same employer for 12... Read more

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Fruit Picking

jns harvest and pruning waikerie, South Australia

Published: 13th May 2018

Hi we are looking for 12 people to work at our Waikerie in the riverland in south Australia picking oranges it is... Read more

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Job For 2nd Year Visa

Backpackers accommodation Ramco Waikerie, South Australia

Published: 11th May 2018

orange pickers start immediately for new season (3-6 month)Min $25 per bin before taxAverage picker 1 bin per... Read more

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Strawberry Packers - Home Stay 2 Positions

Hermes Strawberries Wamuran, Sunshine Coast

Published: 9th May 2018

We require 2 people who would like the home stay experience, while working on our strawberry farm.The position is... Read more

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Strawberry Packers - Home Stay 4 Positions

Hermes Strawberries Wamuran, Sunshine Coast

Published: 9th May 2018

We require 4 people who would like the home stay experience, while working on our strawberry farm.The position is... Read more

Banana Humpers

T. Hansen cassowary coast, Queensland

Published: 6th May 2018

banana pickers and humpers needed on the cassowary coast which is far north queensland. we pay $21/hr... Read more

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Strawberry Pickers And Packers Required Caboolture

Queensland Farm Management and Training wamuran, Queensland

Published: 1st May 2018

We have around 3 weeks till the start of our season and we are looking for pickers and packers to join our team.... Read more

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Join Our Family For Your 88days

One Life Live It House Curlwaa, New South Wales

Published: 29th April 2018

Hi, Hola, Coucou, Hallo everyone, we are looking for people to join our citrus season with our Family.If you... Read more

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Fruit Picking - *88 Days*

Fruit Growers Emerald QLD, Queensland

Published: 29th April 2018

Backpackers wanted for fruit picking work in Emerald QLD:- 88 Days available for 2nd year visa- $22/hr wages +... Read more

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Wanted Hard Worker For Strawberry Picking

FINURA strawberry oakwood, Bundaberg

Published: 28th April 2018

Strawberry farms in oak wood (bundaberg region).We can organise your jobs and accommodations. We are looking for... Read more

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Banana Baggers

Tully Backpackers Hostel Tully, Queensland

Published: 25th April 2018

Banana baggers needed outside Tully, Queensland.IMMEDIATE STARTWeekly wages set at $750/week and... Read more

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*stay *work *play *bundaberg Workers Needed.. Work Available Now… General...

Willing Workers Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Queensland

Published: 24th April 2018

General Field and Packing sheds– Work Available NOW in BundabergSeasonal work available now till Christmas... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 24th April 2018

We are calling for people who have experiance in apple picking : due to signing off 10 people who have completed... Read more

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Farm Stay Strawberry Pickers

Hermes Strawberries Wamuran, Queensland

Published: 24th April 2018

We require strawberry pickers for the upcoming season, positions available from mid May / early June until the... Read more

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Mango Pickers

G Reznek St George, Queensland

Published: 23rd April 2018

We require 4 more backpackers to complete all daily tasks which is mostly picking and sorting, bit of packing but... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Melbourne

Published: 22nd April 2018

Fruit picking available from April 20 to Mid MayPicking ApplesGood working conditions. Some accommodation... Read more

Apple Pickers Wanted ( Mooroopna Vic

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 21st April 2018

People wanted to pick applesMUST HAVE OWN CARThis is a full visa qualifying jobSuperanuation paid ( please... Read more

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Orchard Farm Workers. Hourly Paid And 2nd Year Visas

SY Orchard Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Published: 16th April 2018

Orchard in the Southern Highlands, looking for backpackers for picking, packing and farm maintenance positions... Read more

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Wanted Hard Woker For Big Strawberry Season

FINURA strawberry Oakwood, Bundaberg

Published: 15th April 2018

Strawberry farms in oak wood (bundaberg region).We can organise your jobs and accommodations. We are looking for... Read more

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Join Our Family For Your 88days

One Life Live It House Curlwaa, New South Wales

Published: 14th April 2018

Hi, Hola, Coucou, Hallo everyone, we are looking for people to join our citrus season with our Family.If you are... Read more

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Strawberry Picking Adelaide

QFMT Myponga, Adelaide

Published: 8th April 2018

We have around 6 weeks left in our season and we are looking for pickers and packers to join our team.Busy farm... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm Bundaberg, Queensland

Published: 4th April 2018

Farm Work for Backpackers. Small crops farm in Bundaberg QLD. Hourly and contract pay rates, working 6 days per... Read more

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Citrus Packing For 2nd Year Visa

MC Bckpkrs Mildura, Victoria

Published: 2nd April 2018

Citrus pickers and packers needed, full time positions:orange pickers needed for next 3-4 months.pay is... Read more

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Immediate Start Various Picking And Packing Jobs Second Year Visa Days...

North Bundy Backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 27th March 2018

busy working hostel in bundabergneed people as soon as possible to fill hourly and good contract workstart work... Read more

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Apple Picker

Huon Valley Works Woodbridge, Tasmania

Published: 27th March 2018

Piece rate for apple picking. Starting with stripping at $35 per bin, then $40 per bin for colour picking.Start... Read more

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Strawberry Picking/packing

Amuri Creek Fruit Mount Barker WA, Western Australia

Published: 22nd March 2018

Our season is still going strong and we are needing energetic andself motivated fruit pickers and packers in... Read more

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Strawberry Picker

Huon Valley Works Cygnet, Tasmania

Published: 21st March 2018

$8 lug rate as of 26/03/2018Immediate start.Please email for registration details Read more

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Pickers Wanted

Sahota Plantation  Coffs Harbour/Woolgoolga , New South Wales

Published: 20th March 2018

Pickers wantedMust have your own transportBlueberry picking and Cumcumber work availablePaying by... Read more

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Citrus Season For Your 88days!

One Life Live It House Curlwaa, New South Wales

Published: 15th March 2018

Hi, Hola, Coucou, Hallo everyone, we are looking for people to join our citrus season with our Family.If you are... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 15th March 2018

Fruit picking available from February to late April.Picking Plums, Apples & PearsGood working conditions. Some... Read more

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Mandarin Packers

Fruit Growers Emerald QLD, Queensland

Published: 12th March 2018

mandarin packers wanted- work monday to friday, weekends off- 2nd year visa eligible- payslips provided-... Read more

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Chestnut Picking

Alpine Chestnuts Myrtleford , Victoria

Published: 11th March 2018

Chestnut picking.$0.80 to $1.20 per kg, depend on size and quantity.Accomadation available in caravans on farm.... Read more

2nd Year Visa Fruit Picking Work Shepparton

Southern Star SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA, Victoria

Published: 10th March 2018

PEAR PICKING: 10 NEW POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL MOVE INTO APPLES VERY SOON.$38.61 PER BIN; UP... Read more

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Berry Picking - 2nd Year Visa

Hillwood Berries Hillwood - Launceston, Tasmania

Published: 8th March 2018

If you would like to apply for a job at Hillwood Berries, please complete the application form below and we will... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm Bundaberg, Queensland

Published: 8th March 2018

Farm Work for Backpackers. Small crops farm in Bundaberg QLD. Hourly and contract pay rates, working 6 days per... Read more

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Strawberry Pickers Needed For Busy Farm

Agribusiness Labour Solutions Myponga , Adelaide

Published: 6th March 2018

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work... Read more

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2nd Year Visa Fruit Picking Work Shepparton

Southern Star SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA, Victoria

Published: 4th March 2018

APPLE PICKING: 12 NEW POSITIONS .$20.00 PER BIN: SMALL BINS; UP TO 3 MONTHS OF WORK. ALL SIGNED OFF PROPERLY FOR... Read more

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Fruit Picking ( Pears And Apples

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 1st March 2018

ASAP startMust have own carWould like to complete their full second visa qualifying days with the same farm... Read more

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Pear Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 27th February 2018

People wanted for pear pickingWe have opened up a further 20 positionsOwn vehicle is advantageFull visa job... Read more

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Cartman / Pickers/ Packers

BILLABONG BACKPACKERS Mildura, Victoria

Published: 18th February 2018

We are looking for very strong people that are able to handle lifting boxes approx. 10kg stacking them 18 high and... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Bakpack at 15th (Borderline VIC) Mildura, Victoria

Published: 16th February 2018

Grape picking.cutting grapes of vines and .placing grapes in boxes with care.easy job. 6 days aweek 8 hours days... Read more

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Strawberry Pickers And Packers Required

Agribusiness Labour Solutions Myponga , Adelaide

Published: 11th February 2018

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work... Read more

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Pear Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 7th February 2018

Thankyou to all applicants who applied for the last position we posted now we are looking for another 20 People... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 5th February 2018

Fruit picking available from February to late April.Picking Plums, Apples & PearsGood working conditions. Some... Read more

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Fruit Picking

jns harvest and pruning renmark and waikerie, South Australia

Published: 5th February 2018

JNS HARVEST & PRUNING PTY LTD ARE SEEKING 50 WORKERS FOR ORANGE PICKING IN THE RIVERLAND IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR... Read more

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Fruit Pickers Apples And Pears

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 2nd February 2018

Fruit pickers wanted (30 PEOPLE Required )People required immediate startCouples welcomeWe require people... Read more

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Fruit Pickers ( Pear Peach And Apple

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 26th January 2018

We are looking for our next group of people to complete their visa days :Superanuation paidWork over... Read more

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Pear & Apple Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 24th January 2018

Fruit Picking available starting this weekPicking Plums, Apples and Pears.Work available for 3 months.Weekly... Read more

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Pear Picking Shepparton Area 2nd Year Visa Eligible For 417 Visa

Yeomso Contracting Services Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 22nd January 2018

Pear picking35 dollar for each binAverage picker make 5 to 7 bin a day (its all depend on yourself)Count... Read more

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Peach And Pear Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 10th January 2018

We now require fruit pickers that would like to stay 3 months to gain their second year visa :Start date Tuesday... Read more

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Berry Picking - 2nd Year Visa

Hillwood Berries Hillwood - Launceston, Tasmania

Published: 7th January 2018

139 Hillwood Road, Hillwood, Tasmania 7252If you would like to apply for a job at Hillwood Berries, please... Read more

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Grapes Farm

Previews Robinvale 3549, Victoria

Published: 31st December 2017

Grapes Picker Hiring!!No any agent feeNo arrearsNo experience, expert advicePeople We need:There is no... Read more

Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 23rd December 2017

Fruit picking available from January 20 to late April.Picking Plums, Apples & PearsGood working conditions.... Read more

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Apricot Pickers Wanted Urgently

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 18th December 2017

Apricot pickers wanted urgentlyMust have own carAccomadation organizedImmediate startFull second visa... Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 13th December 2017

People required to pick cherrysImmediate startMUST HAVE OWN CARAccomadation organizedAny questions call... Read more

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Apricot Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna VIC , Victoria

Published: 11th December 2017

People wanted to pick apricotsMust be hard working :Full visa qualifying jobSuperanuation paidWork over... Read more

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Citrus Picking

jns harvest and pruning renmark and waikerie, South Australia

Published: 3rd December 2017

We are looking for 60 people to fruit pick oranges to start ASAP working 5-6 days a week pricing is by piece rate... Read more

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Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire Riverland, South Australia

Published: 30th November 2017

Urgently require pickers to start immediately on orchard farm. Shared accommodation and transport are available.... Read more

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Blueberry Pickers

Private Southern Highlands NSW, New South Wales

Published: 15th November 2017

Blueberry pickers wanted!$850 weekly pay + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40... Read more

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Fruit Thinners Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 11th November 2017

We require people that need second visa days :If you have limited time left to do second visa days ( and are... Read more

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Seasonal Raspberry And Blueberry Pickers

Costa Pty Ltd CORINDI, NSW, Coffs Harbour

Published: 10th November 2017

Seasonal Harvest Fruit Pickers – Raspberries and BlueberriesCorindi, The Berry Category within Costa... Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 8th November 2017

People wanted for cherry pickingStart date now2nd visa qualifying jobMUST HAVE OWN CARPlease do not apply... Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 1st November 2017

People required for cherry pickingMust be ready to startOnly want people who will work hard :Must have own... Read more

Fruit Thinners ( Apples And Pears )

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 1st November 2017

We need 10 strong people to do thinning on cherry pickersWe supply machineryMust be fit and strongMust be... Read more

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Pickers , Packers . Thinners Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 17th October 2017

We are readvertising our previous jobs , could applicants please ensure they are legally allowed to work in Australia... Read more

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Citrus Picker

Kuchai enterprises pty ltd Nangiloc , Victoria

Published: 14th October 2017

Edit – View public job pageCitrus Pickers in Mildura(VIC)- as part of a large team, your role will be to pick a... Read more

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6 Hourly Egg Plant Pickers Needed

north bundaberg backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 10th October 2017

6 hourly egg plant pickers neededper hour egg plant picking award rates good farmneed 6 egg plan pickers to... Read more

Cherry Pickers Required

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 5th October 2017

PositionCherry pickersQualifies 2nd visa workSuperannuationWork overMust have own vehicleStart date... Read more

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Tomato Big Season Comming

Tomato farm kepnock, Bundaberg

Published: 18th September 2017

TOMATO BIG season soonTOMATO /picking/ $1.8 per bucketZuchinni /picking/ $3 per bucket*Average... Read more

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Strawberry Picker (immediate Start) Sign Off Second Year 417 Visa

Oasis Berries Farm Caboolture, Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 12th September 2017

Strawberry pickers wanted for peak season (immediate start)**417 visa sign off for second year**Now picking... Read more

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Harvest Work

Orchard Management Services Deloraine, Tasmania

Published: 8th September 2017

Strawberry picking begins November 2017. The harvest is late this year. It will begin mid to late November and... Read more

Blueberry Picking Second Year Visa

north bundaberg backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 1st September 2017

blueberry picking $5.50 per kggood contract farm vida days payslips providedfree transportcheap... Read more

** Second Year Visa Fruit Picking**

Murray Barmera , South Australia

Published: 30th August 2017

SECOND YEAR VISA FRUIT PICKING JOBS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.We need up to 20 workers immediate start. Fruit... Read more

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Farm Hand Assistance

Seasonal Labour Hire Riverland, South Australia

Published: 28th August 2017

10 positions available immediately. Start from Sunday 3rd September 2017 work for 3 months. Accommodation and... Read more

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Strawberry Picking Jobs

 Chambers flat, Brisbane

Published: 9th August 2017

We currently have picking positions available on our strawberrry farm.Farm qualifies for 2nd year visa.No... Read more

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Fruit Picking In Caboolture

Caboolture Fruit Picking Caboolture, Brisbane

Published: 28th July 2017

We are looking for workers to pick some fruits and possibly vegetables in the Caboolture area of QLD.This job is... Read more

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Orange Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire Riverland, South Australia

Published: 25th July 2017

Pickers required immediately. We are paying $25/bin before tax. Accommodation and transport available. Read more

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Fruit Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire Waikerie (180 km from Adelaide along Stuart Highway), South Australia

Published: 9th June 2017

If you are looking for work contact us immediately. Work starts on June 18th for the next 3 - 6 months. We are... Read more

Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 26th May 2017

People wanted to do apple pickingFull second visa jobPayslipsWork coverSuperannuationMust be able to... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 11th May 2017

Backpackers wanted .Must have own vehicleImmediate startPeople wanting to finish off their visa days . 1... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 8th May 2017

People wanted for apple picking .Full second visa jobMust have own vehicle .Start immediately... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 25th April 2017

Apple pickers wantedThis will be one of our last calls this season for fruit pickers .We need apple pickers... Read more

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Fruit Pickers Mooroopna Vic

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 13th April 2017

40 positions avaliable for apple pickingStart date ( must be on site on the 24th AprilFull second visa... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 6th April 2017

People wanted to do apple pickingGranny Smith applesImmediate start . Car essentialMust have working visa... Read more

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Apple Picking

GEO Looking for Apple picker, Victoria

Published: 3rd April 2017

We war looking for some picker join us to pick Apple and pear, we already start right now. Don't need to wait. $33... Read more

Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 23rd March 2017

People required for apple picking.OWN CAR ESSENTIALThis position qualifies for second visa days... Read more

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Chestnut Picking

Alpine Chestnuts Myrtleford, Victoria

Published: 23rd March 2017

Good picking now.Call John 0429055344$1 kg Read more

Table Grape Packing House

Cordoma  Robinvale , Victoria

Published: 20th March 2017

Trimming, cleaning & packing fresh table grapes cooled packing facility.Successful applicants will have close... Read more

2nd Year

Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 14th March 2017

Apple pickers wantedNo experiance nessary.Immediate startThis is a full second visa qualifying job and we... Read more

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Apple And Pear Picker

GEO Apple and Pear, Victoria

Published: 6th March 2017

We war looking for some picker join us to pick Apple and pear, we already start right now. Don't need to wait. $33... Read more

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Chestnut Picking

Alpine Chestnuts Anywhere

Published: 4th March 2017

Chestnut picking for 2 weeks. On farm accommodation available with caravans.We are surrounded by nature, if you... Read more

Fruit Picking Jobs

Fruit Picking Jobs, Australia
Fruit Picking Jobs, Australia

Fruit picking is hard, manual work in very hot conditions, so prepare to put some blood, sweat and tears in no matter what fruit you end up picking. That said, there are definitely some fruit picking jobs that are easier on the body than others.

Oranges and mandarins are a good choice because they are large, so will fill your container quicker, and they’re light so you can carry a full bag without straining your back too much. Some orchard owners will also give you clippers so you can cut the stems without damaging the fruit. This will slow you down a bit, but it will prevent you from getting repetitive strain injury to your wrists from pulling the fruit.

Best Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia

Small fruits like berries and cherries often seem like a good option because they’re light and you strip a bush rather than having to move and climb a ladder to strip a tree. They can be problematic though - you have to be very gentle when stripping the plants and then place the fruit in your container slowly to avoid squashing them, which makes it a much slower process than more robust fruits like apples and pears.

Apples and pears are a fairly good option. They’re large enough to fill your container quick(ish) and you don’t have to worry about damaging them too much. Be warned though, carrying a full bag of apples down a ladder will be tough work on your back!

Fruits that are notorious for being hard work are bananas because you need to be strong enough to carry a whole bunch (we’re talking hundreds of bananas!) at once, and citrus fruits, which are covered in thorns.

Best Place to Fruit Pick in Australia

Not every part of Australia has fruit picking seasons, so you’ll need to suss out where the most job opportunities are. New South Wales is probably the best place to pick fruit in Australia because it has a mixed climate that is suitable for growing a huge variety of fruit and vegetables. Because of this, you’ll be able to find picking jobs in New South Wales at any time of year.

South Australia is also a good place to fruit pick because of the ready availability of work, and if you choose to pick in the autumn/ winter months, you’ll be grateful for the cooler days!

There’s plenty of work available year-round in Northern Territory and Queensland but it is very hot in these states - particularly in the summer months - so the work can be very grueling!

You'll find full details in our Fruit Picking harvest season calendar.

Fruit Picking Farms

You’ll be carrying out your work on fruit picking farms. These are usually very remotely placed, so don’t expect a lot of nightlife or attractions during your time fruit picking. There’s likely to be a few basic shops and a pub or hotel a short drive away. Because fruit picking farms are so remote, you’re likely to need your own transport to get around. Most fruit picking jobs will come with the option to live on-site so you are close to work, but your pay will be docked to cover the cost of rent. Luckily, nearly all fruit pickers are backpackers so it’s a great time to meet new people and make new friends. If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself a great group to pick with that will make working much more fun.

Fruit Picking Seasons

The fruit picking seasons run differently in each state because of the different climates. Just because it is apple picking season in one state does not mean that you’ll find apple picking jobs in another state. Generally, the fruit picking seasons run as follows:

Fruit Picking in the Northern Territory

MonthHarvest
FebruaryMelons
OctoberMangoes

Fruit Picking in Queensland

MonthHarvest
FebruaryApples, pears, grapes, melons and ginger
MarchVegetables
JulyGinger and onions
OctoberPeaches
NovemberMangoes, lychees, bananas, plums, cotton and avocados
DecemberSugar and bananas

Fruit Picking in New South Wales

MonthHarvest
JanuaryStone fruits
FebruaryApples, pears and grapes
SeptemberAsparagus and oranges
DecemberOnions, stone fruits and blueberries

Fruit Picking in Victoria

MonthHarvest
JanuaryPears, peaches, tomatoes, tobacco and apples
FebruaryGrapes
OctoberStrawberries
NovemberCherries and berries

Fruit Picking in South Australia

MonthHarvest
JanuaryDried fruits
FebruaryApples
SeptemberStrawberries
DecemberApricots

Fruit Picking in Tasmania

MonthHarvest
FebruaryApples, grapes, peaches and brussel sprouts
MarchPears

Fruit Picking in Western Australia

MonthHarvest
JanuaryGrapes
MarchApples and pears
AprilMelons
MayRockmelons and zucchinis
JuneTomatoes
JulyBananas
OctoberMangoes

Fruit Picking for the Second Year Visa

Fruit picking isn't the only way to earn your second year visa, but it’s the most popular way. Fruit picking jobs are easy to come across, aimed mostly at backpackers and are nearly always regional enough to count towards your second year visa (although you should still check the farm’s postcode). The process for earning your second year visa has changed recently, and now your approval is based on whether or not you can submit payslips with your application. This ruling means that volunteer working and WWOOFING no longer counts, so fruit picking jobs are becoming all the more popular for backpackers.

Regional Work Requirements

If you do intend to fruit pick in order to gain your second year visa, you need to make sure that you are filling all of the requirements. In order to be eligible you need to provide:

  1. 88 days of signed off work from your employer
  2. A bank statement covering the entire 88 days
  3. All of your payslips
  4. Tax returns
  5. An employer reference on an official letterhead
  6. Any travel tickets, accommodation notes or receipts in your name

Fruit Picking and Backpacker Tax

The tax part of your fruit picking job is very important for your second year visa. If you haven’t been paying tax, your application may be denied. If you are fruit picking for money rather than for your second year visa, you still have to pay tax. Your employer is legally obligated to deduct tax from your wages and pay it to the Australian Tax Office. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Because you are not an Australian resident, when you do leave the country, you are entitled to most of that money back. This can be a nice departing gift from Australia when it is time to leave! To claim your tax back, your first need to make sure that you were paid above board and legally, and secondly that you have a tax file number. It will be very hard to make your claim without payslips and a tax file number on record.

Fruit Picking and Superannuation

Superannuation tax refunds are not so frequent with fruit picking jobs because the threshold to be eligible is $450 earned a week. And, well, not many pickers earn that much! If you are one of the lucky ones, however, you will also be eligible to have this money refunded. You have to opt in to superannuation, but make sure you do because it’s a fantastic way to boost your cash flow on your way home or on to further travels. The average superannuation refund for backpackers is a whopping $3,380!