Fruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

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Big Foot Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 6th April 2020

Hello, we're Big Foot, a working hostel.All days worked count for 88 days and 3rd year visa.@@ Zucchine-... Read more

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Harvesting

Partners In Professional Outsourcing Devonport, Tasmania

Published: 16th March 2020

PIPO Recruitment and Labour Hire are currently looking for apple pickers in Devonport and surrounding area.Work... Read more

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Fruit Pickers

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 8th March 2020

Fruit picking available from January until late AprilPicking Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly with the... Read more

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Wren Estate HEATHCOTE (VIC), Victoria

Published: 1st March 2020

We are looking for pickers to start immediately. We have paid accommodation for up to 4 females and 2 males. We are... Read more

Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm MOORLAND, BUNDABERG, Bundaberg

Published: 25th February 2020

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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Orange Picking

jns harvest and pruning Waikerie, Adelaide

Published: 19th February 2020

Need 12 workers ASAP for orange picking in Waikerie in the Riverland working 5-6 days a week. pricing is by piece... Read more

Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm BUNDABERG, Queensland

Published: 7th February 2020

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

Grape Pickers

Wren Estate HEATHCOTE (VIC), Victoria

Published: 6th February 2020

We are looking for grape pickers to pick grapes in Heathcote, 1.5 hours north of Melbourne. Picking is due to begin... Read more

Pear And Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 22nd January 2020

People wanted to pick apples gala and pearsNext farms start date is sat 1st febFull visa qualifying job for 2nd... Read more

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Blueberry Pickers Wanted Immediately - Coffs Harbour

TEKKEN BERRIES BUCCA, Coffs Harbour

Published: 13th January 2020

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN WITH... Read more

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Pear Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 11th January 2020

Now the apricots have finished we are now wanting people to apply to pick pears :Start date 25th JanFull visa... Read more

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Fruit Picking And Packing

Costa Group North West Tasmania - various locations, Tasmania

Published: 10th January 2020

We are currently looking for FRUIT PICKERS AND PACKERS to join our team on a casual basis at our farm in North-West... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm BUNDABERG, Queensland

Published: 3rd January 2020

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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Immediate Start ,days Of Work .counts For 2nd Visa

Bakpack at 15th (Borderline VIC) Mildura, Victoria

Published: 1st January 2020

Start immediatelyTowards2nd year visaSeeking reliable workers.Located in mildura2nd year visaDays... Read more

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Apricot Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 22nd December 2019

People wanted to pick apricots over christmas period ; starting 26th dec onwards :Full visa qualifying position... Read more

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Cherry : Peach And Apricot Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 11th December 2019

We require people to pick the above fruit :Immediate startFull second visa qualifying positionCar essential... Read more

We Can Offer You A Farm Job.

BigfootBP BUNDABERG, Queensland

Published: 9th December 2019

WE ARE WORKING HOSTEL. AND CAN OFFER SOME JOBS FOR YOU. (MUST STAY IN HOSTEL)MUST HAVE A WORK VISA LIKE 'WORKING... Read more

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Farm Work

City Centre Backpackers Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 4th December 2019

We are currently looking for workers on several different farmsAll 2nd year visa eligibleWatermelonsPineapples... Read more

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Pumpkin Squash Picking

Greenside Produce Ayr, Townsville

Published: 29th November 2019

Pickers required for immediate start six days a week.Plenty of work leading up to xmas.Farm located near Ayr NQ. Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 28th November 2019

People wanted to pick cherrys :Full visa qualifying position :Must have working holiday visa1: MUST HAVE OWN... Read more

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Pear Pickers Needed

Harvest3630 Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 11th November 2019

40-50 Pear pickers needed to start around the 26th January As our season will kick off around that date.Must be... Read more

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Vegetable Picker

Mikor Farms Chichester, Newcastle

Published: 28th October 2019

We are looking for workers to come and work on our Organic fruit and vegetable farm.We are based in Chichester... Read more

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Hiring Strawberry Pickers.

leo Cora Lynn, Melbourne

Published: 28th October 2019

Hello.The big strawberry farm near Melbourne is hiring new pickers, greeting for the new season.... Read more

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Blueberry Pickers Wanted

TEKKEN BERRIES BUCCA, Coffs Harbour

Published: 23rd October 2019

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN WITH... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm BUNDABERG NORTH;QLD, Bundaberg

Published: 14th October 2019

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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Blueberry Picking

TSAO Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 23rd September 2019

Job DescriptionBlueberry in Coffs Harbour•working everyday except rainy day!!!•the price decide from... Read more

Warehouse Packer

THE PACKERS Redfern NSW, Newcastle

Published: 19th September 2019

Warehouse PackerAll THE PACKERS jobs from this companyAn opportunity exists for a warehouse Packer to join our... Read more

Casual Farm Worker

Number Six Contracting Caboolture, Sunshine Coast

Published: 8th September 2019

Please read ad CAREFULLY.We have started Planting season in Caboolture.All cultures welcome.Must have the... Read more

Citrus Farm Hands For 2nd Year Visa

Mildura City Backpackers Mildura, Mildura

Published: 3rd September 2019

Citrus pickers and packers needed, full time positions:orange pickers needed for next 3-4 months.pay is $23/hr.... Read more

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Fruit Pickers/packers

Fruit Growers Emerald QLD, Queensland

Published: 2nd September 2019

Fruit pickers packers required. Emerald QLD. $23.66/hr wages. Accommodation provided, $110/week. Full 88 days... Read more

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Hiring Strawberry Pickers. (paid By Farm Directly)

leo Morayfield, Brisbane

Published: 2nd September 2019

Hello. The big strawberry farm near Brisbane is hiring new workers. This is high season of strawberry so we need more... Read more

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Orchard Farm Workers (2nd Year Visa)

SY Orchard Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Published: 30th August 2019

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

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Watermelon Pickers

G Reznek Katherine NT, Northern Territory

Published: 29th August 2019

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

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Blueberry Pickers/packers

Private Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Published: 27th August 2019

Blueberry pickers/packers wanted!$23.66/hr + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40 hours... Read more

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88 Days Fruit Picking Work

Fruit Growers Emerald QLD, Queensland

Published: 7th August 2019

Backpackers wanted for fruit picking work in Emerald QLD:- 88 Days available for 2nd year visa- $23.66/hr wages... Read more

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Workers Wanted For Fruit / Veg Picking And Packing Crews

Commercial Hotel Home Hill HOME HILL, Queensland

Published: 29th July 2019

Willing Workers needed for fruit picking / packing crews.Only 8 positions Available.Accommodation is at the... Read more

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Citrus Pickers/packers

OC Citrus Katherine NT, Northern Territory

Published: 24th July 2019

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

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Banana Baggers

Tully Farm Tully, Queensland

Published: 22nd July 2019

Banana baggers needed outside Tully, Queensland.IMMEDIATE STARTWeekly wages set at $23.66/hr and... Read more

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Looking For A Picking Job Worker

kim Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 11th July 2019

Hello guysI’m looking for a farm worker.we are working hostel in Bundaberg.we have a various farm job... Read more

Banana Humpers

T. Hansen cassowary coast, Queensland

Published: 5th July 2019

banana pickers and humpers needed on the cassowary coast which is far north queensland. we pay $23/hr and are... Read more

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Orange Pickers

Pickers & Pruners Labour Hire Pty Ltd Waikerie, South Australia

Published: 27th May 2019

We immediately require experience fruit pickers. There is immediate vacancy for orange pickers. Accommodation is... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 29th April 2019

Pink lady's are finally ready to be pickedWe want people that wish to complete their visa qaulifying days , around... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 22nd April 2019

Fruit picking available from December to late April.Picking Apricots and plums Good working conditions. Some shared... Read more

Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 19th April 2019

People wanted to pick pink lady apples :Full visa qualifying positionWorkcoverSuperanuationPaid weekly... Read more

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 21st March 2019

People required to pick apples : ( start date 25th March ) onwardsMust have own carFull visa qualifying... Read more

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Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire WAIKERIE, South Australia

Published: 19th March 2019

We urgently require 20 pickers to start immediately. Picking for 8 - 12 weeks paid by piece rate. Weekly pay and... Read more

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Pear Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 28th February 2019

People wanted to start pear pickingStart date Monday 4th MarchWeekly paymentsFull visa qualifying position... Read more

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Fruit Pickers Pears

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 28th February 2019

Pear pickers wantedMonday 4th March ( start date)Superanuation paidWeekly pay ( every Friday into your... Read more

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Fruit Picking ( Pears

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 27th February 2019

fruit pickersWe are currently signing off the 3rd group of young people who have just completed their visa days :... Read more

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Grape Picking For 2nd Year Visa

NLS Mildura, Mildura

Published: 23rd February 2019

Table grape picking $4.00 per box.Wine grape picking $2.00 for a 10 liter bucket.Accommodation is $170 per... Read more

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Orange Fruit Picker

jns harvest and pruning waikerie in south australia, South Australia

Published: 23rd February 2019

need 20 people to start asap picking oranges it is very hard strong work with a lot of ladder work, working 5 days... Read more

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Fruit Picking

GV Labour Hire Pty Ltd Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 22nd February 2019

Looking for Fruit Pickers to work on our farms. Apples.Award rates paid. No Accommodation on farm but close by in... Read more

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Pear Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna VIC, Victoria

Published: 30th January 2019

People wanted to pick pearsStart date ,Monday 4th febFull visa jobSuperanuation paidPayslipsPaid... Read more

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Pear And Apple Pickers Required

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 10th January 2019

People wanted to start from 20 January picking pears and gala apples :MUST HAVE OWN CAR :Accomadation... Read more

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Zucchini Picking

Tradie fresh produce Young, New South Wales

Published: 1st January 2019

Hard jobAccommodation offered plus wifi available.Seven days a week.Minimum work available for two months to... Read more

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Cherry Pickers Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna VIC, Victoria

Published: 2nd December 2018

People wanted to start cherry pickingImmediate startMust have own carAccomadation avaliableFull visa... Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna VIC, Victoria

Published: 30th November 2018

Cherry season is now in full swing20 positions are now avaliable for a start from dec 1stPeople must have own... Read more

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Hourly Farm Hand 2nd Year Visa Sign Off

Tomato Backpackers Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 30th November 2018

COME TO TOMATO BACKPACKERS BUNDABERG QLD 4670 FOR YOUR 2ND YEAR VISA!!ALSO PASSION FRUIT, WATERMELON FARM HAND... Read more

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Fruit Picker (orange)

Hillston workforce pry Ltd Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 21st November 2018

Hi everyoneWe looking for citrus picker in Griffith area nsw 2680Pay per bin $26 to $30We provide... Read more

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Cherry Pickers ; Packers And Thinners

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 6th November 2018

We are now taking applications for cherry pickers ; thinners and people for packing shed:People wanting to do... Read more

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Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire Riverland, South Australia

Published: 3rd November 2018

Urgently required 15 pickers to start immediately. Please only apply if you really want to take up the job. Start... Read more

Hotel Housekeeping Recruitment (for Indonesian Whv/backpackers)

Futurelink Holdings Pty Ltd Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 2nd November 2018

Location: Hotels in Sydney RegionFuturelink Holdings Pty Ltd is a labour hiring company under Metro Global and... Read more

Picking Oranges

jns harvest and pruning waikerie, South Australia

Published: 26th October 2018

We need pickers ASAP for picking Valencia Oranges at Waikerie in the Riverland in South Australia working 5-6 days a... Read more

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Strawberry Picking

Yen Lin International Development Pty Ltd Cottonvale QLd, Brisbane

Published: 20th October 2018

Strawberry picking jobs are available from 22 Oct 2018 till April 2019.Accommodation (Please consult if need it)... Read more

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Orange Picking

Seasonal Labour Hire WAIKERIE, Adelaide

Published: 6th October 2018

We have vacancies for orange pickers to start immediately. Work is for 3 - 5 months. Accommodation and transport is... Read more

Blackbutt Fruit Pickers Needed!

Morris Fruits and Vegetables Blackbutt, Brisbane

Published: 18th August 2018

Hey backpackers! We are in need of fruit pickers for some farms in the area. Avacado, Broccoli and lettuce picking!... Read more

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Blueberry Farm Hands

Private Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Published: 19th June 2018

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

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Olive Pickers

Colangelo Sellicks Hill, Adelaide

Published: 2nd June 2018

Oliver Pickers Required for Ongoing work (1 -2 months) at this stage.Preferably in Adelaide to start Monday 4... Read more

Fruit Picking

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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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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Olive Pickers Required

Colangelo Sellicks Hill, South Australia

Published: 16th April 2018

Pickers Required for Olive Farm at Sellicks Hill.Ongoing work available. Approx 1 month at this stage. Looking to... Read more

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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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 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 hourly... 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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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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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

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 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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Grapes & Peach 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

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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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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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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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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Harvest Work

Orchard Management Services Launceston, Launceston

Published: 8th September 2017

Blueberry picking 2019.Family owned, organic blueberry orchard in northern Tasmania requires workers.There is... 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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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!