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 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.

Latest Fruit Picking Jobs

Nsw Tumbarumba Blueberry Farm Is Looking For Pickers

ShedSeven Tumbarumba,NSW, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

ShedSeven is looking for 100+ blueberry pickers to join our blueberry farm team in Tumbarumba 2653, NSW for asap... Read more

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Raspberry Pickers/packers

Kai-Yun Wang Wamuran, Queensland

Published: 2nd December 2020

Wamuran Raspberry farm looking for pickers/packersWork has started.For raspberry, it’s much easier than... Read more

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Strawberry Picking And Packing

Forest Hill Farms Forest Hill, Western Australia

Published: 1st December 2020

Forest Hill Farms, Forest Hill WAStrawberry Picking and PackingPositions available for this current season!!!We... Read more

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Blueberry Picking

Khen Group Pty Ltd Woolgoolga, New South Wales

Published: 30th November 2020

Pickers needed for large blueberry pickers needed to start immediately.Blueberries picking now!Price range... Read more

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Raspberry Picking And Packing

Khen Group Pty Ltd Woolgoolga, New South Wales

Published: 30th November 2020

Pickers needed for large Raspberry pickers needed to start immediately.Raspberries are picking now!price range... Read more

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Need Your 88days Farm Work?

DingoBlue Working Hostel Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Bundaberg

Published: 30th November 2020

NEED YOUR 88 DAYS FARM WORK ?.Work, stay, play with Australia’s largest and most experienced working hostel... Read more

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Watermelon Picking

Wentworth Club Motel Wentworth, New South Wales

Published: 29th November 2020

Watermelon Pickers WantedImmediate startPaid by the hour $24.80Super, tax and pay slips paid weeklyApprox 40... Read more

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☀️ 100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now In 2450 Nsw

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

Published: 29th November 2020

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana... Read more

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Picker And Packer Wanted

Australia Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Published: 29th November 2020

Berry Picking & Packing Wanted on Summer Season Hello everyone,The team is currently expanding recruitment for... Read more

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Stonefruit Picking & Packing

Sunfruit Orchards Lake Boga, Victoria

Published: 28th November 2020

Fit, reliable and happy people required for Stonefruit picking for family business located in Lake Boga Victoria.... Read more

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Fruit Picking

Pacific Farm Contracting Emerald, Queensland

Published: 28th November 2020

Lemon PickingBackpackers/locals/students/anyone looking to earn extra cashPacific farm contracting is currently... Read more

Cherry Farm Work, Accommodation And Transport Provided! Start Next Week

Cathedral Cherries Taggerty, Melbourne

Published: 28th November 2020

Hi,Welcome to Victoria's best job importunity this summer! Apply now and secure you space.My brother and I,... Read more

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Mango Season Starting # Apply Now # Near Cairns # North Queensland

F Mete Yungaburra, Cairns

Published: 27th November 2020

APPLY NOW !!!!THIS FARM WORK QUALIFIES FOR YOUR 2ND OR 3RD YEAR WORKING HOLIDAY VISA EXTENSIONREQUIREMENTS... Read more

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Banana/papaya Farm

Jemz Group Pty Ltd Innisfail, QLD, Cairns

Published: 27th November 2020

4 Strong fit people needed asap for Banana and Papaya Harvest,Long term jobs on offer,Hourly paid - $25.90 per... Read more

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Cherry Season Is Near

Jemz Group Pty Ltd Orange, NSW, New South Wales

Published: 26th November 2020

The 2020 Season for Cherries will be starting the 1st week of December.We currently have 100 positions available,... Read more

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Mango Harvest

Jemz Group Pty Ltd Mareeba, Cairns

Published: 26th November 2020

Mango Pickers/Packers needed ASAP.Working in great conditions,Weekly Salary, Automated systems, Reputable... Read more

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100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now In 2450 Nsw

FruitPicking Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 25th November 2020

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana... Read more

Raspberry Pickers

Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Uraidla, Adelaide

Published: 24th November 2020

Raspberry and Strawberry picking work available for several months on our farm 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD.... Read more

Berry Picking And Packing - Gingin, Wa

Costa Group Neergabby, Western Australia

Published: 24th November 2020

Costa Pty Ltd Berry Category is Australia's leading berry producer with multiple sites located across Australia. Our... Read more

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Blueberry Picker

Koorooman Blueberries Leongatha North, Victoria

Published: 23rd November 2020

Blueberry Pickers wanted 3-4 required for start date Mid Dec 2020- until late Feb 2021We are an Organic Certified... Read more

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Farm Hand

Farmgate Backpackers childers, Bundaberg

Published: 22nd November 2020

Farmgate Backpackers requires seasonal horticulture labourers for the upcoming season. The main duties will be... Read more

Farm Pickers

Farmgate Backpackers childers, Bundaberg

Published: 22nd November 2020

Job DescriptionLemon Pickers Wanted for long term work, minimum 2 months preferably 3 to 4 months.Must be... Read more

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PROVE GROUP PTY LTD Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 21st November 2020

Join Us -We need you!We are a company that mainly undertakes blueberry work.This summer, we undertook a very... Read more

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Work On The Largest Blackberry Farm In Queensland 45 Minutes From The Cbd Of...

Queensland Farm Management and Training Caboolture, Brisbane

Published: 20th November 2020

Job DescriptionHi, there!We are Queensland Farm Management and Training.We have picking positions available... Read more

Hourly Paid Capsicum Pickers 45 Minutes From Brisbane

Queensland Farm Management and Training Wamuran, Brisbane

Published: 20th November 2020

We are a boutique small family farm located just 45 minutes from the Brisbane CBD at wamuran near CabooltureWe... Read more

Looking For Workers Hourly And Piece Rate Positions Available

DingoBlue Working Hostel Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Bundaberg

Published: 20th November 2020

Dingoblue Backpackers Bundaberg looking for workers hourly and piece rate positions available, immediate start, work... Read more

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Looking For International Backpackers, Australians & University Students...

DingoBlue Working Hostel Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Bundaberg

Published: 20th November 2020

NEW INDUCTION START DATE FIRST WEEK NOVEMBER 2020DINGOBLUE BACKPACKERS WORKING HOSTELBUNDABERGLOOKING FOR... Read more

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Blueberry Picking

Kay group Coffs Harbour area, Coffs Harbour

Published: 19th November 2020

⚠️*I don’t recruit people currently living oversea* ⚠️WHV welcome!Summer session is coming!... Read more

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Stone Fruit Packing

Swan Hill And Region Packing Woorinen, Victoria

Published: 17th November 2020

2 job vacancies for current harvest period.Looking for 2 enthusiastic backpackers who are willing to listen,... Read more

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Farm Work

Innisfail Budget Backpackers Innisfail, Cairns

Published: 16th November 2020

Banana farm workJob DescriptionImmediate startPacking / sorting jobs for girls and field work for boys... Read more

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Blueberry Pickers Needed

Mckenzie Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 15th November 2020

*THIS VACANCY IS NOT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE CURRENTLY OVERSEAS.*✔️2ᴺᴰ/3ᴿᴰ year visa eligible.... Read more

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2nd Year Visa 3rd Year. Farm Work

Bakpack at 15th (Borderline VIC) MILDURA, Mildura

Published: 14th November 2020

farm hands for the vegetables.Up to 6 months work avaliableExtend your visa.In milduraLimited positions left... Read more

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Harvesting Tonnes Of Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm!

Fruitshack LEETON, New South Wales

Published: 13th November 2020

~Harvesting millions of oranges on our family farm (and neighbour’s farms too!). You are paid at piece rate as... Read more

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Farm Workers Wanted For Our Grape Harvest

Fresh Produce Group Red Cliffs, Mildura

Published: 12th November 2020

We are seeking self-motivated and physically fit candidates to fill casual farm positions for our Busy HARVEST... Read more

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Farm Worker

troppo Innisfail, Cairns

Published: 12th November 2020

Looking for hard working individuals to start immediate farm work . Hourly pay and up to seven days a week if wanted . Read more

Fruit Picking, Packing

Palm Tree Backpackers Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 12th November 2020

We’re looking for positive backpackers and tourists and local people.You can travel around beautiful bundaberg... Read more

Fruit Picking Job

DaveTeam Working Hostel bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 11th November 2020

All rooms are 2beds room have private toilet and shower room for 2 people.Comfortable and clean rooms available... Read more

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Ginger Pickers - Sunshine Coast

Gracesacres YANDINA, Sunshine Coast

Published: 11th November 2020

Happy Ginger Pickers wanted to join our small family farm.You will be interviewed hired and paid by the farmer... Read more

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01/12/2020 7900+ View! _ Coffsharbour Blueberries Farm

Paranberries COFFSHARBOUR, Coffs Harbour

Published: 10th November 2020

*If you are staying outside Australia, We can't provide work. Sorry.Hello Guys, Are you looking for farm to get a... Read more

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Raspberry/farm Hand(hourly)

Smith farm Caboolture, Queensland

Published: 10th November 2020

Hello guys I'm a Japanese super visor on my farm.We are seeking casual workers for raspberry picking and farm hand... Read more

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Apple And Pear Thinners Wanted

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 6th November 2020

People required to do Apple and pear thinningStart date 14th novNo experiance requiredFull visa qualifying... Read more

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Recruiting Workers - Mildura - Grape, Fig Farm

Kim Mildura, Mildura

Published: 6th November 2020

Recruiting workers at Victoria - Mildura Grape farm*Need a farm work for 88~150 days for second,thrid working... Read more

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100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now In 2450 Nsw

FruitPicking Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 4th November 2020

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana... Read more

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Fruit Picking In Bundaberg

Dave team workimg hostel Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 3rd November 2020

1. Zucchini Picking, Packing ($24.36 per Hour)2. Lemon picking ($200 per bin)3. Corn Picking ($24.36 per Hour)... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm Bundaberg, Queensland

Published: 1st November 2020

FARM WORK FOR BACKPACKERS - Small crops farm in Bundaberg QLD.• Combination of hourly and contract pay rates,... Read more

Fruit Picking

Aussie Fruits Orchards Kyabram, Victoria

Published: 1st November 2020

Fruit picking available from December until late AprilPicking Apricots, Plums, Apples and PearsWork directly... Read more

Fruit Picking

PalmTree Backpackers Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 31st October 2020

Palm Tree Backpackers in BundabergAll rooms are 2beds room have private toilet and shower room for 2 people.... Read more

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Please Come Help Out Aussie Farmers!! Blueberry Pickers Wanted

ShedSeven Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 30th October 2020

We are looking for 150+ pickers to join our blueberry farm team in Corindi beach near Coffs Harbour. Without the high... Read more

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Blackberry/blueberry Picking Hiring

New mission Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 30th October 2020

Coffs Harbour, NSW- Blackberry/Blueberry PickingLocation: Coffs Harbour, NSWStarting time: Work available... Read more

Cherry Picking

Angus Manpower Pty Ltd Mudgee, New South Wales

Published: 29th October 2020

Cherry picking in MudgeeStart from ~7th -9th Nov.Our team then move to Orange,NSW and Mansfield,Vic. after... Read more

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Apple And Pear Thinners Wanted

Finborough life style park Shepparton area, Victoria

Published: 26th October 2020

Fully licensed company require people to start thinningLicense number VICLHL02349We require people who want to... Read more

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Blackberry Picking

3j employment pty ltd Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour

Published: 26th October 2020

We are currently looking for Blackberry picker to join our team.Season : Summer Harvest until December and... Read more

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Exciting Opportunity- Fruit Picking

LLS Australia coffs harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 26th October 2020

ASAP STARTget paid per kilo - 6-7 days of on going workplenty of opportunityGet in touch by call Marian... Read more

Strawberry (grown On Tables) Picking/packing

Amuri Creek Fruit Mount Barker WA, Western Australia

Published: 26th October 2020

We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers in strawberries. 
We are growing... Read more

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Cherry Picking

IAS Orange, New South Wales

Published: 26th October 2020

Staff required for upcoming cherry season in orange NSW.Season will commence end of November till 1st week of... Read more

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Mushroom Pickers - Indoor Airconditioned Work

Majestic Mushrooms Pty Ltd Murrumbateman, Australian Capital Territory

Published: 24th October 2020

4x Mushroom Pickers neededCompany; Majestic Mushrooms Pty LtdStart Date; ImmediatePickingseason: All year round... Read more

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Calling All Blueberry Pickers

LLS Australia woogolga, Coffs Harbour

Published: 16th October 2020

Blueberry Pickers !!! Plenty of Blueberries to be Picked Apply now to start ASAPLocation: Coffs... Read more

Garlic

Waters Bonville, Coffs Harbour

Published: 16th October 2020

Looking for garlic pickers, no experience required8 hour day starting around the 15 of NovemberMust have... Read more

Packers & Pickers

Harbourside Homestay Bowen, Queensland

Published: 16th October 2020

Jobs available immediate start, all paid by the hour. Pickers, Packers and other forms of farm Work in general.... Read more

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Blueberry Picker - High Season Mountain Blue

Monstaz Pty Ltd Tabulam, New South Wales

Published: 14th October 2020

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our teamOur team is making an average over 1,000 AUD.... Read more

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100 Blueberries Pickers Wanted Right Now In 2450 Nsw

FruitPicking Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 14th October 2020

☀️ 100 BLUEBERRIES PICKERS WANTED RIGHT NOW IN 2450 NSW• Location: Nambucca / Coffs Harbour/ Sandy Beach/Nana... Read more

Orange Pickers Required

BCFG Pike River, South Australia

Published: 13th October 2020

??? ORANGE PICKING IN PIKE RIVER (RENMARK), SOUTH AUSTRALIA ???Immediate start, approximately 4 weeks work. Picking... Read more

Seasonal Harvest Work

Linx Employment TAS Pty Ltd Legana, Tasmania

Published: 13th October 2020

Jobs, jobs and more jobs!!!!Linx Employment Tas Pty Ltd are a recruitment and labour outsourcing company that... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm Budaberg, Queensland

Published: 13th October 2020

FARM WORK FOR BACKPACKERS - Small crops farm in Bundaberg QLD.• Combination of hourly and contract pay rates,... Read more

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I'm Looking For Worker To Work On A Strawberry Farm In Melbourne.

Ace Hg Harvest Healesville, Melbourne

Published: 11th October 2020

I'm looking for worker to work on a strawberry farm in Melbourne.PricePicking – $ 3 ~ $ 6 per tray... Read more

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Fruit Picker

jns harvest and pruning renmark, Adelaide

Published: 9th October 2020

We are looking for 30 people for fruit picking in Renmark in the Riverland in South Australia we are picking oranges,... Read more

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Berry Picking Jobs Available!

Fresh Produce Group Crows Nest, Queensland

Published: 9th October 2020

We have work from September through to November located on our beautiful Smart Berries farm in Perseverance Dam.... Read more

Fruit Pickers/farm Workers - Corindi Nsw Multiple Positions Asap Start!

APG Workforce Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Published: 9th October 2020

Fruit Picker/Farm Worker – North Coast NSWOur client – one of Australia’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit... Read more

Picker/packers Wanted - Immediate Start

Yungaburra Hotel Pty Ltd Yungaburra, Cairns

Published: 7th October 2020

Mango Season is almost upon us!The Yungaburra Hotel is looking for farm workers on their second or third year... Read more

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Cherry Picker

West Orchards Orange, New South Wales

Published: 7th October 2020

Hi Backpackers!We are an average sized cherry and apple orchard in Orange, NSW. We are looking for workers to pick... Read more

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Fruit Picker - Cherry Orchard

Chandler AgriBusiness Cobram, Victoria

Published: 5th October 2020

- - Casual work but Full time hours in beautiful Cobram area- - Counts towards 88 days 2nd year visa- - Friendly... Read more

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Blueberries Pickers Needed Asap In Coffs Harbour

BLUEBERRIES COFFS HARBOUR Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 4th October 2020

Anyone who needs to WORK or needs to complete the days for the 2ND and 3RD YEAR VISA is welcome to join our team... Read more

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Cherry Tomatoes & Mini Capsicum Pickers Immediately Start!!!!!!

Agquip Fresh Farming bundaberg, Queensland

Published: 3rd October 2020

Backpackers/Australian/Students/Part-Time All welcomed!!Great chance to make Money and also get your 88 DAYS!!!!... Read more

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Nursery Triming For Your 88 Days

One Life Live It House Curlwaa, New South Wales

Published: 3rd October 2020

Hi Everyone,how are you going? We are looking for 4 to 6 people to start on Monday in a Nursery triming trees for 3... Read more

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Strawberry/blueberry/raspberry Picking Job(eligible For Applying 2nd Visa)

Jay Elimbah, Sunshine Coast

Published: 3rd October 2020

Hi Everyone!Our Company is looking for new farm workers.Farm Location: ElimbahRecruitment Parts: Strawberry... Read more

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Farm Work And Fruit Picking

Kookaburra Hostel Cardwell Queensland Cardwell, Cairns

Published: 2nd October 2020

Up to 80 farm jobs available in Cardwell for the picking season - October to December, some jobs are a couple of... Read more

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Picking And Crop Care Jobs Available

Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes Katunga, Victoria

Published: 2nd October 2020

Looking for Farm Work?Wanting to work 88 days or more?Come work in a greenhouse environment that provides work... Read more

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Strawberry(grown On Tables) Picking And Packing - Start Now

Amuri Creek Fruit Mount Barker WA, Western Australia

Published: 1st October 2020

Want a fruitful job? This is your chance.We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers... Read more

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Farm Work For Backpackers

Moorland Organic Farm MOORLAND, Bundaberg

Published: 29th September 2020

FARM WORK FOR BACKPACKERS - Small crops farm in Bundaberg QLD.• Combination of hourly and contract pay rates,... Read more

Herb / Sweet Potato / Zucchini Pick&pack

suncity hostel north bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 28th September 2020

We are backpackers(working hostel) that looking for some workers. You definitely can get 2nd/3rd visa.↓... Read more

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Glasshouse/ Crop/ Packing Work Available In Guyra Area

Costa Group Guyra, NSW, New South Wales

Published: 28th September 2020

Glasshouse/crop/packing work available in Guyra Area (NSW) Casual on call and full time work is available at Tomato... Read more

Blueberry Picking

GEO Golden Harvest Pty Ltd Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 28th September 2020

?? Coffs Harbour NSW??blueberry picker wanted??The biggest farm at Coffs Harbour?Location:Coffs... Read more

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Fruit Pickers

Partners In Professional Outsourcing Pty Ltd North-West Tasmania, Tasmania

Published: 28th September 2020

We are looking for people who are immediately available to join our team to pick fruit on our clients farms located... Read more

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Wanted: Blueberry Pickers

DRAKE HARVEST tabulam, New South Wales

Published: 28th September 2020

Hi, I am looking for blueberry pickers.Location: tabulam NSW (TD TEAM)$$ 100% on flat ground$$ Jumbo size... Read more

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Strawberry Pickers & Packers

Grower Connect Manjimup, Western Australia

Published: 25th September 2020

Grower‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌/‌ ‌Smashastrawb‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌and‌... Read more

Asap Start - Blueberries Picking

LLS Australia CASINO, Byron Bay

Published: 25th September 2020

Anyone with working rights can applyno experience needed ...get in touch today by calling Marian on 0409... Read more

Hourly Pickers Packers Needed

North Bundy Backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 24th September 2020

we need strong workers to pickthis is a good hourly jobstart work asapFREE internetFREE transport... Read more

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Blueberry Farm Vacancy

Prove Group Pty Ltd Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 20th September 2020

Blueberry picker wanted x 50Weekly income $800 UpMacksville / Nanaglen / Coffs Harbour*Second & Third Visa... Read more

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Packers & Pickers

Harbourside Homestay Bowen, Queensland

Published: 20th September 2020

Required immediately, pickers for pumpkin and melons, plus many other farm jobs available now. All jobs are paid... Read more

Strawberry Pickers And Packers

Eastern Colour Pty Ltd APPLETHORPE, Queensland

Published: 19th September 2020

???New Season Strawberries???STANTHORPE SEASON! WE NEED 20 WORKERS FOR START ASAP ???Very large fruit and... Read more

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Ayr Queensland - 15-20 Workers Positions Hourly Paid Field Work & Planting -...

Willing Workers AYR, Queensland

Published: 16th September 2020

Field work & planting positions available NOW - AYR QUEENSLANDTRAINING AND STARTING DATE - immediateWilling... Read more

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Hiring Farm Pickers

leo cora lynn, Melbourne

Published: 15th September 2020

Hello. We are looking for hardworking reliable people to pick strawberries
# located in Coralynn 3814 to be... Read more

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Picking / Picker - 2nd / 3rd Year Visa Sign Off

Aladdin Rocks Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour

Published: 14th September 2020

Aladdin Rocks are recruiting pickers for the ongoing blueberry season.We have farms from MACKSVILLE to COFFS... Read more

Join Our Team! We Need Your Hand Immediately

Millar Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Published: 13th September 2020

Dear people who wanna farm job for your WHV visa or lose a job because of COVID-19. We're waiting you as a blueberry... Read more

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160 Rent / 24hr Personal Aircon / Easy Farm Working /

Palm Tree Backpackers Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 11th September 2020

Palm Tree BackpackersWe’re looking for positive backpackers! And people who need visa extension for 2nd or 3rd... Read more

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Fruit Picking And Packing - Corindi Nsw

Costa Group Corindi, Coffs Harbour

Published: 9th September 2020

We are currently looking for FRUIT PICKERS AND PACKERS to join our team on a casual basis in Corindi on the Mid North... Read more

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Berry Picking And Packing - Gingin, Wa

Costa Group Neergabby, Western Australia

Published: 9th September 2020

Costa Pty Ltd Berry Category is Australia's leading berry producer with multiple sites located across Australia. Our... Read more

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Fruit Picker/farm Worker – Multi Location – Corindi Nsw (with Transfer To...

Costa Group Corindi NSW, Coffs Harbour

Published: 9th September 2020

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. We nurture... Read more

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Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Greens Barraganyatti, New South Wales

Published: 8th September 2020

Job DescriptionBlueberry PickersBlueberry Picking / Packing Blueberry Greens is looking for 8-10 female... Read more

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Blueberry Picking/packing Positions

Mountain Blue Farms Tabulam, New South Wales

Published: 8th September 2020

Are you looking for a BERRY good job?DETAILS BELOW!Blueberry Harvest 2020, Tabulam NSW 2469Job:... Read more

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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

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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.

Where 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.

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 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!