Fruit Picking Jobs

Fruit picking jobs and harvest work is carried out on farms throughout Australia. These are usually in remote locations, 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 jobs are so remote, you're likely to need your own transport to get around. Most fruit picking jobs will come with accommodation (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. Here you'll find our latest fruit picking jobs. For more information, read our fruit picking FAQs, fruit picking seasons, fruit picking for the second year visa, harvest trail, tax and super.

Latest Fruit Picking Jobs

Most Recent Jobs

漿果皮克

Hung

科夫斯港, Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbor NSWRaspberrys/BlueberrysRecruiting Berry PickersSeason Starts on May 8Raspberrys/BlueberrysPickerIt is the easiest job for all farm...

New 2d ago

Coffs Harbor NSWRaspberrys/BlueberrysRecruiting Berry PickersSeason Starts on May 8Raspberrys/BlueberrysPickerIt is the easiest job for all farm...

Kiwifruit Harvest

Avonsleigh Kiwifruit

Avonsleigh, Victoria

Avonsleigh Kiwifruit is a family owned orchard located one hour to the South East of Melbourne. We are currently seeking hardworking and reliable individuals to join...

New 2d ago

Avonsleigh Kiwifruit is a family owned orchard located one hour to the South East of Melbourne. We are currently seeking hardworking and reliable individuals to join...

We Looking For Fruits Picker At Mildura

Multiple Labour supply

Mildura

We looking for grape pickers as season start very soon.Our work main location is near Mildura by 20~30mins.We currently have work everyday (It could be shorter...

2mth ago

We looking for grape pickers as season start very soon.Our work main location is near Mildura by 20~30mins.We currently have work everyday (It could be shorter...

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Organic Vegetable Farm Work

Moorland Organic Farm

Moorland, Bundaberg

ORGANIC VEGETABLE FARM WORK – Family owned and operated Organic Small crops farm in the North Bundaberg area, QLD.- Hourly work @ $28.26/hr- Working up to 6...

2mth ago

ORGANIC VEGETABLE FARM WORK – Family owned and operated Organic Small crops farm in the North Bundaberg area, QLD.- Hourly work @ $28.26/hr- Working up to 6...

 

Table Grape Farm Work Starting Soon!

Labour Solutions VIC

Robinvale, Mildura

Join our dynamic team for farm work ,fruit picking and packing in Victoria!Secure your spot roles starting from 22nd January !About the roleVarious roles...

Join our dynamic team for farm work ,fruit picking and packing in Victoria!Secure your spot roles starting from 22nd January !About the roleVarious roles...

Picker

PROVE GROUP PTY LTD

coffs harbour, Coffs Harbour

We have just finished the winter blueberry picking in Coffs Harbor, and now we are looking for summer blueberry pickers in Coffs Harbor, about 50 more people, expected...

5mth ago

We have just finished the winter blueberry picking in Coffs Harbor, and now we are looking for summer blueberry pickers in Coffs Harbor, about 50 more people, expected...

Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards

Kyabram, Victoria

Fruit picking available from December until late AprilPicking Apricots, Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly with the farmer.We are not Contractors or agents....

6mth ago

Fruit picking available from December until late AprilPicking Apricots, Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly with the farmer.We are not Contractors or agents....

 

Blueberry Picking For Summer Berry

Doofy

Coffs Harbour

Hi all :)Are you interesting for Blueberry picking? Summer berry picking is already start!!!!Let's picking together!Coffs Harbour Summer blueberry season is...

6mth ago

Hi all :)Are you interesting for Blueberry picking? Summer berry picking is already start!!!!Let's picking together!Coffs Harbour Summer blueberry season is...

 

Get an Internation Student Visa

Free Course Consulation

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Garlic

Waters

Coffs harbour, Coffs Harbour

Picking and processing garlicHalf day in the field half a day in the packing shed8 hour days possible overtimeContract will start in mid NovemberOwn...

6mth ago

Picking and processing garlicHalf day in the field half a day in the packing shed8 hour days possible overtimeContract will start in mid NovemberOwn...

Cherry Pickers - Hobart Region

Linx Employment

Hobart

Cherry Season in Hobart and surrounds will kick off in Mid December! Now is the time to get a head of the pack and get your pick spot secured!These roles will be...

6mth ago

Cherry Season in Hobart and surrounds will kick off in Mid December! Now is the time to get a head of the pack and get your pick spot secured!These roles will be...

Fruit Picking/packing

Blueberry Fields

Brooklet, New South Wales

Current Work Available - Fruit Picking/PackingBlueberry Fields employs people from the local area as well as visitors from all around the world. We usually start...

7mth ago

Current Work Available - Fruit Picking/PackingBlueberry Fields employs people from the local area as well as visitors from all around the world. We usually start...

Ginger Picking Sunshine Coast Queensland

Gracesacres

Yandina, Sunshine Coast

Happy Independent motivated Ginger Pickers wanted to join our small farm.You Must be located on the Sunshine Coast to be considered as you will be required to...

8mth ago

Happy Independent motivated Ginger Pickers wanted to join our small farm.You Must be located on the Sunshine Coast to be considered as you will be required to...

Orchard Fruit Picking & Packing

Yappas Trading

Cowra, New South Wales

Must have own transport & no accomodation on farm ( stay in town Camping park 10min away) Best suited to pairs.We are in need of workers for our upcoming 2024...

8mth ago

Must have own transport & no accomodation on farm ( stay in town Camping park 10min away) Best suited to pairs.We are in need of workers for our upcoming 2024...

Packing Shed Work Available!

Fresh Produce Group

Canning Vale, Perth

To apply, follow this link to complete an application form: https://fpg.com.au/work-with-us/?ja-job=695555About usThe Fresh Produce Group has a range of...

10mth ago

To apply, follow this link to complete an application form: https://fpg.com.au/work-with-us/?ja-job=695555About usThe Fresh Produce Group has a range of...

 

Tax Refund Calculator - Claim Your Tax Back

Working Holiday Tax Calculator

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

Greenhouse Horticulture Labourer

Farmgate Backpackers

Yandina, Sunshine Coast

Farmgate Backpackers is known as one of Queensland’s most reputable seasonal worker coordinators. We have a culture and reputation for providing well-paid work,...

10mth ago

Farmgate Backpackers is known as one of Queensland’s most reputable seasonal worker coordinators. We have a culture and reputation for providing well-paid work,...

Machine Operator

Aussitel Backpackers Coffs Harbour

COFFS HARBOUR, New South Wales

Oz Group is recruiting Machine Operators to join our Packhouse Team. Multiple positions exist. These roles are full time, fixed term for 12 months. Please apply here...

11mth ago

Oz Group is recruiting Machine Operators to join our Packhouse Team. Multiple positions exist. These roles are full time, fixed term for 12 months. Please apply here...

Machine Operator

Aussitel Backpackers Coffs Harbour

COFFS HARBOUR, New South Wales

Oz Group is recruiting Machine Operators to join our Packhouse Team. Multiple positions exist. These roles are full time, fixed term for 12 months.

11mth ago

Oz Group is recruiting Machine Operators to join our Packhouse Team. Multiple positions exist. These roles are full time, fixed term for 12 months.

100 Grapes Pickers Wanted Right Now

FruitPicking

Orange NSW, New South Wales

100 Grapes PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Orange• Payday: Every Sunday – Account open on Monday and close on Sunday (7 days) every week....

11mth ago

100 Grapes PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Orange• Payday: Every Sunday – Account open on Monday and close on Sunday (7 days) every week....

Berry Picker

Longford Berries

Longford, Tasmania

We are looking for teams of enthusiastic people to take on the role of berry pickers for their commercial farm located in Longford , Tasmania.This is a busy job...

1yr+ ago

We are looking for teams of enthusiastic people to take on the role of berry pickers for their commercial farm located in Longford , Tasmania.This is a busy job...

Start Work Asap After News Years

North Bundy Backpackers

Bundaberg, Queensland

Start Work asap after news years✔️ Immediate start ✔️busy working hostel in bundaberg✔️ Your Farm Work/88 days, we can get you started working...

1yr+ ago

Start Work asap after news years✔️ Immediate start ✔️busy working hostel in bundaberg✔️ Your Farm Work/88 days, we can get you started working...

Packing Shed

M&P Big Reds Pty Ltd

Bundaberg

Looking for Experienced Fruit Packers for Busy Tomatoes , Capsicums , Sweet Potatoes , Lychees Packing sheds.Need to have own transport. Be available 5-7days a week.

1yr+ ago

Looking for Experienced Fruit Packers for Busy Tomatoes , Capsicums , Sweet Potatoes , Lychees Packing sheds.Need to have own transport. Be available 5-7days a week.

Juice Cane Packer

A & D Skopp

woongoolba, Queensland

We have casual positions available to cut clean and pack sugar cane for the juice market.

1yr+ ago

We have casual positions available to cut clean and pack sugar cane for the juice market.

 

Harvest & Dairy Workers

Partners In Professional Outsourcing Pty Ltd

North west coast, Tasmania, Tasmania

PIPO are actively seeking candidates for the following positions!Located across the north west coast.- Fruit & Veg harvesters- Land preparation workers- Tulip...

PIPO are actively seeking candidates for the following positions!Located across the north west coast.- Fruit & Veg harvesters- Land preparation workers- Tulip...

Fruit Picker

Wolfe's Berry Farm

Neika, Tasmania

The FarmWolfe's Berry Farm is nestled in the foothills of Mt Wellington/kunanyi is where four generations of Wolfe family have grown quality small fruits.We are...

1yr+ ago

The FarmWolfe's Berry Farm is nestled in the foothills of Mt Wellington/kunanyi is where four generations of Wolfe family have grown quality small fruits.We are...

Berry Picker

Naturipe Fruits

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria

Strawberries are one of summer’s most iconic flavours, bringing back simple memories like tucking into freshly washed strawberries after a busy day at the beach. At...

1yr+ ago

Strawberries are one of summer’s most iconic flavours, bringing back simple memories like tucking into freshly washed strawberries after a busy day at the beach. At...

Picker

Huntley Berry Farm

Huntley, New South Wales

AboutSituated in the rich, basalt plains of Mount Canobolas, Huntley Berry Farm is a lot more than just berries. Arm yourself with one of our buckets and between...

1yr+ ago

AboutSituated in the rich, basalt plains of Mount Canobolas, Huntley Berry Farm is a lot more than just berries. Arm yourself with one of our buckets and between...

Strawberry

Picking berry

Beerwah, Sunshine Coast

Looking for - Strawberry PickersLocation: Caboolture areaJob: Strawberry Picking,Season: available until Nov(After strawberryseason, you can go to the...

1yr+ ago

Looking for - Strawberry PickersLocation: Caboolture areaJob: Strawberry Picking,Season: available until Nov(After strawberryseason, you can go to the...

We Are Looking For A Job On Your Farm

Bourchis

Brisbane, Queensland

Hello,We are 2 French girls.We are very interested in this work. we want to apply. We are available now (November). We do not have accommodation or a car,...

1yr+ ago

Hello,We are 2 French girls.We are very interested in this work. we want to apply. We are available now (November). We do not have accommodation or a car,...

Blueberry Picking - Coffs Harbour

TEKKEN BERRIES

BUCCA, Coffs Harbour

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORT AVAILABLE.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK...

1yr+ ago

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORT AVAILABLE.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK...

Blueberry Picking - Coffs Harbour

TEKKEN BERRIES

BUCCA, Coffs Harbour

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORT AVAILABLE.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK...

1yr+ ago

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORT AVAILABLE.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK...

Capsicum Picking

The Won bros

bundaberg, Bundaberg

HI, We are looking for Capsicum picker in Bundaberg-Workwork 5~7days per week (start 6 finish 1~2pm)-PriceGreen capsicum : $0.2/KgRed capsicum:...

1yr+ ago

HI, We are looking for Capsicum picker in Bundaberg-Workwork 5~7days per week (start 6 finish 1~2pm)-PriceGreen capsicum : $0.2/KgRed capsicum:...

 

Banana Farm Work In Tully Fnq - Mackays Bananas

Mackays Bananas

Tully, Queensland

We are currently seeking banana farm and processing facility staff at Mackays Bananas in Tully, Far North Queensland, the banana capital of Australia.Positions...

We are currently seeking banana farm and processing facility staff at Mackays Bananas in Tully, Far North Queensland, the banana capital of Australia.Positions...

 

Live On Farm Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Greens

Barraganyatti, New South Wales

Blueberry PickersGet 2nd & 3rd year Visas ASAP, in friendly flexible family farm.Blueberry Picking / Packing Blueberry Greens is looking for 8-10 female...

Blueberry PickersGet 2nd & 3rd year Visas ASAP, in friendly flexible family farm.Blueberry Picking / Packing Blueberry Greens is looking for 8-10 female...

Blueberry Picking - Coffs Harbour

TEKKEN BERRIES

Coffs Harbour

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK IS PAID PER KILO. THIS IS AT FARMERS...

1yr+ ago

LOOKING FOR BLUEBERRY PICKERS FOR IMMEDIATE START.SEASON WILL LAST UNTIL APPROX MARCH, ONGOING WORK UNTIL THEN. THE WORK IS PAID PER KILO. THIS IS AT FARMERS...

Fruit Picker

M&P Big Reds Pty Ltd

bundaberg north, Bundaberg

We have positions available for Capsicum's and Zucchinis Pickers .Pay rate is Piece rate with a guaranteed minimum hourly rate of level 1 Horticulture Award rate...

1yr+ ago

We have positions available for Capsicum's and Zucchinis Pickers .Pay rate is Piece rate with a guaranteed minimum hourly rate of level 1 Horticulture Award rate...

Strawberry Farm's Hiring People Now!!

Thewonbros Pty. Ltd.

Bundaberg

Hi everyone,We're looking for labour worker.Picking Strawberries or Tray man(When people bring strawberries to the tray, you weigh them and move them to the...

1yr+ ago

Hi everyone,We're looking for labour worker.Picking Strawberries or Tray man(When people bring strawberries to the tray, you weigh them and move them to the...

Fruit Pickers, Fruit Packers - Mango Farm!

S&P Agritech Pty Ltd

Rita Island, Queensland

We are excited to welcome you our farm this 2022 season!!Crown Mangoes aims to bring fresh produce from the farm to the plate. Our aim is to provide sustainably...

1yr+ ago

We are excited to welcome you our farm this 2022 season!!Crown Mangoes aims to bring fresh produce from the farm to the plate. Our aim is to provide sustainably...

Mango Packers, Stackers Or Quality Control

Manbulloo Limited

Katherine, Northern Territory

Join the Manbulloo Mangoes 2023 team!!Manbulloo is an Australian owned and operated horticultural business which specialises in growing, packing, marketing, and...

1yr+ ago

Join the Manbulloo Mangoes 2023 team!!Manbulloo is an Australian owned and operated horticultural business which specialises in growing, packing, marketing, and...

Blueberry Pickers / Fruit Picking Jobs (immediate Start) 2022 - 2023

www.aladdin.rocks

COFFS HARBOUR AREA, Coffs Harbour

ALADDIN (www.aladdin.rocks)We are accepting applications for BLUEBERRY PICKERS to join our Coffs Harbour blueberry operation.WORK ALL YEARWe have Winter...

1yr+ ago

ALADDIN (www.aladdin.rocks)We are accepting applications for BLUEBERRY PICKERS to join our Coffs Harbour blueberry operation.WORK ALL YEARWe have Winter...

Various Picking And Packing Jobs Second Year Visa Days Guaranteed

North Bundy Backpackers

bundaberg, Bundaberg

✔️ Immediate start ✔️busy working hostel in bundaberg✔️ Your Farm Work/88 days, we can get you started working straight away!Big Tomatoes -...

1yr+ ago

✔️ Immediate start ✔️busy working hostel in bundaberg✔️ Your Farm Work/88 days, we can get you started working straight away!Big Tomatoes -...

Seafood Processor

South Coast Sea Urchins

PAMBULA, Wollongong

We are requiring several Seafood processors to commence the new Sea urchin Season.Jobs include:Processing Sea UrchinPackingCleaningLogisticsTraining...

1yr+ ago

We are requiring several Seafood processors to commence the new Sea urchin Season.Jobs include:Processing Sea UrchinPackingCleaningLogisticsTraining...

Strawberry Picking

Surefire Labour Pty Ltd

Beerwah, Sunshine Coast

Hiring for Strawberry picking in QLD!!We pick 4-5 days per week now and the amount of fruits are always increasing.Payment is by KG, current price $1-$1.5 per...

1yr+ ago

Hiring for Strawberry picking in QLD!!We pick 4-5 days per week now and the amount of fruits are always increasing.Payment is by KG, current price $1-$1.5 per...

Olive Picking

Parafield Olives

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Olive Picking. The Olives are the size of Walnuts. $22 a crate (13kg). Can earn up to $50 for fast pickers. Have to clean the tree. Have to sick to your Row. Have...

2yr+ ago

Olive Picking. The Olives are the size of Walnuts. $22 a crate (13kg). Can earn up to $50 for fast pickers. Have to clean the tree. Have to sick to your Row. Have...

Raspberry Picking

Surefire Labour Pty Ltd

Caboolture, Sunshine Coast

?Caboolture Raspberry hourly/picking/packing jobs available------------------------‐------------------------The season begins from the middle of September until...

2yr+ ago

?Caboolture Raspberry hourly/picking/packing jobs available------------------------‐------------------------The season begins from the middle of September until...

Looking For Raspberry &blueberry Picer

Australia Backpacker Central

Corindi Beach, Coffs Harbour

Currently recruiting 50+ berries pickers (starting from March 17th to November)Piece: $0.8 - $1.2 /punnent (125g)Location: Corindi Beach NSW 2456Work:Just pick...

2yr+ ago

Currently recruiting 50+ berries pickers (starting from March 17th to November)Piece: $0.8 - $1.2 /punnent (125g)Location: Corindi Beach NSW 2456Work:Just pick...

Raspberry & Blueberry Picking Job

Australia Backpacker Central

Corindi Beach, Coffs Harbour

Currently recruiting 50+ berries pickers (starting from March 17th to November)Piece: $0.8 - $1.2 /box (125g)Work:Just pick the berries and pack them in a box...

2yr+ ago

Currently recruiting 50+ berries pickers (starting from March 17th to November)Piece: $0.8 - $1.2 /box (125g)Work:Just pick the berries and pack them in a box...

Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards

Kyabram, Victoria

Fruit picking available from December until late AprilPicking Apricots, Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly with the farmer.We are not Contractors or agents....

2yr+ ago

Fruit picking available from December until late AprilPicking Apricots, Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly with the farmer.We are not Contractors or agents....

Packer And Picker

Gems

cardross, Mildura

Hi all,we looking for grape packer and picker right now season already started.-good conditon-friendly team-good salarygrape packing job only female

2yr+ ago

Hi all,we looking for grape packer and picker right now season already started.-good conditon-friendly team-good salarygrape packing job only female

Farm Work/nanny

Bundaberg jobs 2020

Bundaberg

Looking for an energetic farm hand to carry out farm duties, must have a drivers licence as you will be operating a tractor. Majority of the farm work is tilling...

2yr+ ago

Looking for an energetic farm hand to carry out farm duties, must have a drivers licence as you will be operating a tractor. Majority of the farm work is tilling...

 

Harvest Workers Needed!

Fresh Produce Group

Hamel, WA, Western Australia

We're looking for people to join us for a huge Grape harvest season!* Work available now until May* Lots of hours - work 40-60 hours a week depending on weather...

We're looking for people to join us for a huge Grape harvest season!* Work available now until May* Lots of hours - work 40-60 hours a week depending on weather...

Fruit Picker

Tru-Blu Berries

Lymington, Tasmania

Job DescriptionWe are seeking Fruit Pickers for our large scale Fruit picking operation in located in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. The role sees you responsible for...

2yr+ ago

Job DescriptionWe are seeking Fruit Pickers for our large scale Fruit picking operation in located in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. The role sees you responsible for...

Live In Nanny/tractor Operator

Bundaberg jobs 2020

Bundaberg

Looking for a live in nanny who can help with the kids around the house and also farm work operations mainly drive a tractor. Would suit 88days visa 417

2yr+ ago

Looking for a live in nanny who can help with the kids around the house and also farm work operations mainly drive a tractor. Would suit 88days visa 417

 

The Most Peaceful, Friendly & Professional Farm. Very Big Money To Make Here.

DingoBlue Working Hostel

Bundaberg

We work with SO many farms - 18 of them -- this is one of our favourites and one of our oldest.It’s also where we’ve seen average people - make HUGE money !...

We work with SO many farms - 18 of them -- this is one of our favourites and one of our oldest.It’s also where we’ve seen average people - make HUGE money !...

Fruit Pickers And Packers

Mates Group

Young, New South Wales

We are looking for 30 Cherry Pickers and Packers for the upcoming Cherry Harvest at Young. Experience is preferred. Please feel free to email with any questions that...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for 30 Cherry Pickers and Packers for the upcoming Cherry Harvest at Young. Experience is preferred. Please feel free to email with any questions that...

Fruit Pickers And Packers

Mates Group

Young, New South Wales

Looking for 7 Cherry Pickers and Packers to start on the 14th November 2021. Experience is preferred.

2yr+ ago

Looking for 7 Cherry Pickers and Packers to start on the 14th November 2021. Experience is preferred.

Fruit Pickers And Packers

Mates Group

Young, New South Wales

Looking for 6 people to join our team at Cherry picking and packing start date is 20th November. Experience is preferred.

2yr+ ago

Looking for 6 people to join our team at Cherry picking and packing start date is 20th November. Experience is preferred.

Farm Laour

RIVER FRESH PTY LTD

Bowen, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

River Fresh Ply Ltd requires 40 seasonal horticultural Laboure's to prune, tomato plants and or tied up trellis work and pick cherry tomatoes on a tomato farm in...

2yr+ ago

River Fresh Ply Ltd requires 40 seasonal horticultural Laboure's to prune, tomato plants and or tied up trellis work and pick cherry tomatoes on a tomato farm in...

Fruit Picking Or Packing Workers

Ashbern Farms

Stanthorpe, Queensland

Welcome! If you’re looking for strawberry picking or packing work you can join us on Stanthorpe (QLD) farms soon!Here is some information:Picking and packing...

2yr+ ago

Welcome! If you’re looking for strawberry picking or packing work you can join us on Stanthorpe (QLD) farms soon!Here is some information:Picking and packing...

Good Opportunity In Nsw

Hsu

COFFS HARBOUR, New South Wales

Hey G'dayBlueberry picker needed!Location : Coffs (Macksville, Nana Glen, Bonvile)Rate : $3-4/kilo or $6-9/bucketSeason : NOW! Until end of February...

2yr+ ago

Hey G'dayBlueberry picker needed!Location : Coffs (Macksville, Nana Glen, Bonvile)Rate : $3-4/kilo or $6-9/bucketSeason : NOW! Until end of February...

Mango Picker/packer

Wilderness Farms

Katherine, Darwin

Small Organic Farm looking for workers for upcoming mango seasonSecond and third year visa days applicableFree Accommodation available at farmMust have own...

2yr+ ago

Small Organic Farm looking for workers for upcoming mango seasonSecond and third year visa days applicableFree Accommodation available at farmMust have own...

 

Bundaberg's Biggest & Best Hostel. 2nd & 3rd Year Visa. 12 Months Work. All...

DingoBlue Working Hostel

Bundaberg

2nd & 3rd Year Visa work - 12 months work available.Over 15,000 visa's granted over 15 years !Reputable Hostel and Employers - all electronic payroll with...

2nd & 3rd Year Visa work - 12 months work available.Over 15,000 visa's granted over 15 years !Reputable Hostel and Employers - all electronic payroll with...

☀️ 100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now

FruitPicking

Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen / Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen / Woolgoolga•Piece Rate Pay:...

2yr+ ago

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen / Woolgoolga•Piece Rate Pay:...

Harvest Pickers

AGRIFresh

BADGINGARRA, WA, Western Australia

We are looking for fit healthy workers for citrus picking. Work is strenuous.Transportation to the farm requiredLocation: Badgingarra/Dandaragan (200km North of...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for fit healthy workers for citrus picking. Work is strenuous.Transportation to the farm requiredLocation: Badgingarra/Dandaragan (200km North of...

☀️ 100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now In 2450 Nsw

FruitPicking

Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen..., Coffs Harbour

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen / Woolgoolga•Piece Rate Pay:...

2yr+ ago

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana Glen / Woolgoolga•Piece Rate Pay:...

We Are Strated Strawberry Farm!!! Plz Send Me Message

strawberry very goood

NARANGBA, Queensland

### Strawberries farm begins in beerwah near caboolture !! ########Second visa , you'll do it without getting a problemPicking or packing starts from May to...

2yr+ ago

### Strawberries farm begins in beerwah near caboolture !! ########Second visa , you'll do it without getting a problemPicking or packing starts from May to...

Smart Berries Crows Nest Raspberry+blueberry Pickers & Maintenance Workers...

Fresh Produce Group

Perseverance Dam, Brisbane

We have work all year around located on our beautiful Smart Berries farm in Perseverance Dam.Our berry plants are bursting with good quality fruit ready to be...

2yr+ ago

We have work all year around located on our beautiful Smart Berries farm in Perseverance Dam.Our berry plants are bursting with good quality fruit ready to be...

Citrus Fruit Pickers Required With Immediate Start! No Experience Ok!

Killala Creek Citrus

Mundubbera QLD, Bundaberg

Citrus Fruit Pickers to start immediately! Very Good Pay for Hardworking people!Registration Email is : [email protected] message to: Manager...

2yr+ ago

Citrus Fruit Pickers to start immediately! Very Good Pay for Hardworking people!Registration Email is : [email protected] message to: Manager...

Blueberry Picking~~ $24.97~~

Hub Backpackers

QLD, Bundaberg

The Hub backpackersWanted workers~~~Location : 2 Crofton st BundabergAccom fee : $150 per week(Free transportation from to the work)One room: 2-3persons...

2yr+ ago

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Expressions Of Interest Mushrooms Pickers In Mernda, Vic 3754

Direct Personnel

Mernda, VIC 3754, Victoria

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North Bundy Backpackers

bundaberg, Bundaberg

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I'm Looking For A Worker To Work At A Strawberry Farm In Brisbane.

Choi

glass house mountains, Brisbane

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Start Strawberry Farm Work!! Crazt Price!!!

strawberry very goood

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3yr+ ago

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All Hourly Rate Jobs Postions~~many Different Fruits Picking & Packing ~~

Hub Backpackers

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Picking

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Strawberry Farm Workers

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NTD

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Fruit Picking/packing $25.41 P/h For 2nd/3rd Year Visa

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We are looking for fruit pickers and packers to start immediately! We have roles in Packing Sheds and out in the fields Picking. Both are hourly paid jobs at $25.41...

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Farm Labour Wh Visa Accommodation Provided

Valley Pride Produce

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50 Hourly Paid Jobs - 2nd & 3rd Visa - Bundaberg

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Wine Grape Picking/winery Work

Sally’s PaddockptyLtd

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Grape pickers/winery work needed for small family owned winery in the Pyrenees region of Victoria.Hourly rate $24.80 plus superannuationCar essentialLocal...

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Down to Earth Labour & Supplies

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Hard jobSeven days a week.Minimum work available for two months to a maximum of 5 monthsWork is available nowPlease message only. No callingYour details...

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Pickers Wanted

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Wine Grape Picking

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Fruit Pickers

GV Labour Hire Pty Ltd

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Raspberry Blackberry Picking Jobs 2022-2023

www.aladdin.rocks

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ALADDIN (www.aladdin.rocks)We are accepting applications for BLACKBERRY RASPBERRY PICKERS to join our Coffs Harbour operation.WORK ALL YEARWe have Winter...

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Blueberry Picker - High Season Grafton

Monstaz Pty Ltd

Grafton, New South Wales

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our teamHurry up~ Enjoy your work and make money!Roles-Picking blueberries - Work is available...

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Tomato Picking - Horticulture Labourers (tatura)

DEV Personnel

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DEV Personnel provides specialised Employment Services in the Agriculture & Manufacturing industries.We are currently recruiting Tomato Pickers for the 2021...

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DEV Personnel provides specialised Employment Services in the Agriculture & Manufacturing industries.We are currently recruiting Tomato Pickers for the 2021...

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Chu

Coffs Harbour

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3yr+ ago

??????????????Location: Coffs HarbourFarm: Benning FarmDemand: Blueberry PickerSalary: piece rate (3$-4$/kg) currently 3.7$/kg^_^^_^^_^ Currently...

Picking Raspberry And Strawberry

Kang

Springvale, Victoria

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3yr+ ago

I’m looking for the peoples who is working in the farm. We have 2 kind of picking job.It’s Raspberry and Strawberry.We pay by contract. It’s not paid by...

Field Hands

Working Hostel

yenda, New South Wales

Need a farm Job,Can Handle being on your feet and in the elements Then We would like to talk to you.Come join a team of dedicated field hands and work with Orchard...

3yr+ ago

Need a farm Job,Can Handle being on your feet and in the elements Then We would like to talk to you.Come join a team of dedicated field hands and work with Orchard...

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Dave team workimg hostel

Bundaberg

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3yr+ ago

1. Zucchini Picking, Packing ($24.xx per Hour)2. Lemon picking ($230 per bin)3. Corn Picking ($24.xx per Hour)4. Watermelmon Picking ($24.xx per Hour)5....

Fruit Picker

City Farms

Camperdown, New South Wales

ABOUT THE ROLE:Do you like sunshine and earning great money? Are you wanting to earn some cash to set you up for 2021? Can you spare 2 months to help out our...

3yr+ ago

ABOUT THE ROLE:Do you like sunshine and earning great money? Are you wanting to earn some cash to set you up for 2021? Can you spare 2 months to help out our...

Fruit Picking Information

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.

FAQs

Fruit Picking
Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia

Is fruit picking hard work?

The short answer? Yes.

Fruit picking is physical labour, done for up to eight hours a day. You may need to spend a lot of that time standing, crouching, climbing or stretching, and because you're most likely to be paid based on how much you pick, you’ll need to keep up the pace if you are to earn well.

On the bright side, fruit picking is great for your fitness, and usually allows you to spend plenty of time outdoors!

How much money can you make fruit picking in Australia?

This depends on how you are paid: per hour or per piece.

An hourly rate will guarantee you are paid at least the minimum wage – currently around $22/hour – but puts a hard limit on how much you can earn.

It’s more common for pickers to be paid according to the amount of fruit they pick, called ‘piecework’. The piece rate is calculated in a way that ensures the average picker earns approximately the minimum wage. This means that the best fruit pickers can make double the minimum wage or more, but slow or beginner pickers often struggle to reach that minimum wage mark.

What are fruit picking pay rates Australia?

At around $20/hour (depending on your age and the job), Australia has the highest nationally regulated minimum wage in the world, meaning even the most entry-level of jobs gives you the capacity to earn relatively good money.

It should be noted that the minimum wage doesn’t strictly apply to fruit pickers though.

Fruit pickers are most commonly paid according to the amount of fruit they pick (measured either in number or in weight) – this ‘piecework’ rate is calculated so that the average picker will make minimum wage. If you are below average, you may make less than $20/hour. If you’re above average, however, you could earn far more!

What do you wear to do fruit picking?

What you wear fruit picking will depend on what, where and how you’re picking. Your outfit will need to adequately protect you from both the weather and the work. Any number of the following items may be required.

  • Weather protection:
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Long sleeve shirt
    • Pants
    • Rain jacket
  • Personal protective equipment:
    • Gloves
    • Steel-capped boots
    • Hearing protection
    • Safety glasses
    • Respiratory protection

Do fruit picking jobs come with accommodation?

Farmers are not legally required to offer accommodation to their pickers, but because farms are generally located in regional areas with limited accommodation options, many will have on-site lodgings that pickers can use.

It’s important to speak to potential employers about accommodation before you lock in a job. Ask whether they have somewhere to stay on-site, whether you need to pay to use it, whether you can park your van or pitch your tent on the property, or whether the farmer has any recommendations for places to stay in the area.

How do I get a job fruit picking in Australia?

At the right time of year, finding harvest work can be quite straightforward. During peak season, there's plenty of jobs. It's important to make sure you are in the right location at the right time of year. Note; it can take about 5 days to find work successfully and you may need a few items (WiFi, Resume, Computer, Mobile Phone).

1. Do you research

Check the Harvest Guide to learn what produce is in season at what point in the year. The Harvest Guide will also help you discover which harvests are going on nearest to you.

2. Prepare your resume

Make sure you update your resume with all relevant experience and qualifications. Preparing an awesome cover letter is also a wise move and will save you time in the long run.

3. Search Backpacker Job Board

Check Backpacker Job Board daily. New jobs come in thick and fast and you'll want to be one of the first to submit your application. Keep an eye on the fruit picking and farm jobs categories for latest vacancies in this area.

4. Contact farms direct

Your final option is to contact farms direct to see if they are staffing their harvest teams. Choose farms which already have a positive online reputation and have all resume ready to email through.

What are the 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.

Latest Fruit Picking Blog Articles

Read our latest blog articles on the subject of fruit picking and harvest work:

Fruit Picking Seasons - When & Where

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!

Harvest Trail Australia

You can join the Australian Harvest Trail and follow the peak harvest seasons working with many different fruit and veg crops. The Harvest Trail runs throughout the year across all states and territories. Looking for a harvest trail job? Check our harvest season calendar for the latest peak crop.

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

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:

Northern Territory

MonthHarvest
FebruaryMelons
OctoberMangoes

Queensland

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

New South Wales

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

Victoria

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

South Australia

MonthHarvest
JanuaryDried fruits
FebruaryApples
SeptemberStrawberries
DecemberApricots

Tasmania

MonthHarvest
FebruaryApples, grapes, peaches and brussel sprouts
MarchPears

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 2nd / 3rd year visa job. 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!