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

Recruiting Workers - Mildura - Grape, Fig Farm

Kim

Mildura

Recruiting workers at Victoria - Mildura Grape farm*Need a farm work for 88~150 days for second,thrid working holiday visa?pls give me a contact immediately...

3yr+ ago

Recruiting workers at Victoria - Mildura Grape farm*Need a farm work for 88~150 days for second,thrid working holiday visa?pls give me a contact immediately...

Fruit Picking

PalmTree Backpackers

Bundaberg

Palm Tree Backpackers in BundabergAll rooms are 2beds room have private toilet and shower room for 2 people.Comfortable and clean rooms available now!!!...

3yr+ ago

Palm Tree Backpackers in BundabergAll rooms are 2beds room have private toilet and shower room for 2 people.Comfortable and clean rooms available now!!!...

Blackberry/blueberry Picking Hiring

New mission

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Coffs Harbour, NSW- Blackberry/Blueberry PickingLocation: Coffs Harbour, NSWStarting time: Work available starting from Now until January 20211. Roles: Picking...

3yr+ ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW- Blackberry/Blueberry PickingLocation: Coffs Harbour, NSWStarting time: Work available starting from Now until January 20211. Roles: Picking...

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Cherry Picking

Angus Manpower Pty Ltd

Mudgee, New South Wales

Cherry picking in MudgeeStart from ~7th -9th Nov.Our team then move to Orange,NSW and Mansfield,Vic. after picking in Mudgee.$10-$12 /9kg boxCall Angus...

3yr+ ago

Cherry picking in MudgeeStart from ~7th -9th Nov.Our team then move to Orange,NSW and Mansfield,Vic. after picking in Mudgee.$10-$12 /9kg boxCall Angus...

Exciting Opportunity- Fruit Picking

LLS Australia

coffs harbour, Coffs Harbour

ASAP STARTget paid per kilo - 6-7 days of on going workplenty of opportunityGet in touch by call Marian on 0409 826 898

3yr+ ago

ASAP STARTget paid per kilo - 6-7 days of on going workplenty of opportunityGet in touch by call Marian on 0409 826 898

Strawberry (grown On Tables) Picking/packing

Amuri Creek Fruit

Mount Barker WA, Western Australia

We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers in strawberries. 
We are growing berries in a protected environment off the ground on...

3yr+ ago

We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers in strawberries. 
We are growing berries in a protected environment off the ground on...

Cherry Picking

IAS

Orange, New South Wales

Staff required for upcoming cherry season in orange NSW.Season will commence end of November till 1st week of January 2021.wages are paid on piece rate example...

3yr+ ago

Staff required for upcoming cherry season in orange NSW.Season will commence end of November till 1st week of January 2021.wages are paid on piece rate example...

Calling All Blueberry Pickers

LLS Australia

woogolga, Coffs Harbour

Blueberry Pickers !!! Plenty of Blueberries to be Picked Apply now to start ASAPLocation: Coffs Harbour 6-7 days of work You must...

3yr+ ago

Blueberry Pickers !!! Plenty of Blueberries to be Picked Apply now to start ASAPLocation: Coffs Harbour 6-7 days of work You must...

 

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.

Orange Pickers Required

BCFG

Pike River, South Australia

??? ORANGE PICKING IN PIKE RIVER (RENMARK), SOUTH AUSTRALIA ???Immediate start, approximately 4 weeks work. Picking bags provided. Bring yourself ready for work.

3yr+ ago

??? ORANGE PICKING IN PIKE RIVER (RENMARK), SOUTH AUSTRALIA ???Immediate start, approximately 4 weeks work. Picking bags provided. Bring yourself ready for work.

Seasonal Harvest Work

Linx Employment TAS Pty Ltd

Legana, Tasmania

Jobs, jobs and more jobs!!!!Linx Employment Tas Pty Ltd are a recruitment and labour outsourcing company that specialises in providing skilled and unskilled...

3yr+ ago

Jobs, jobs and more jobs!!!!Linx Employment Tas Pty Ltd are a recruitment and labour outsourcing company that specialises in providing skilled and unskilled...

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

APG Workforce

Coffs Harbour

Fruit Picker/Farm Worker – North Coast NSWOur client – one of Australia’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables is looking for fruit pickers/farm...

3yr+ ago

Fruit Picker/Farm Worker – North Coast NSWOur client – one of Australia’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables is looking for fruit pickers/farm...

 

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

Agquip Fresh Farming

bundaberg, Queensland

Backpackers/Australian/Students/Part-Time All welcomed!!Great chance to make Money and also get your 88 DAYS!!!!Location: BundabergRate:Cherry tomatoes:...

Backpackers/Australian/Students/Part-Time All welcomed!!Great chance to make Money and also get your 88 DAYS!!!!Location: BundabergRate:Cherry tomatoes:...

Nursery Triming For Your 88 Days

One Life Live It House

Curlwaa, New South Wales

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 weeks , hourly pay at $24,36 per hour ,38h xweek,...

3yr+ ago

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 weeks , hourly pay at $24,36 per hour ,38h xweek,...

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

Amuri Creek Fruit

Mount Barker WA, Western Australia

Want a fruitful job? This is your chance.We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers in strawberries. 
We are growing berries in...

3yr+ ago

Want a fruitful job? This is your chance.We are needing fit strong individuals to work as fruit pickers and packers in strawberries. 
We are growing berries in...

 

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.

Herb / Sweet Potato / Zucchini Pick&pack

suncity hostel

north bundaberg, Bundaberg

We are backpackers(working hostel) that looking for some workers. You definitely can get 2nd/3rd visa.↓⇒Zucchini farm→picking, commission(1bucket $4...

3yr+ ago

We are backpackers(working hostel) that looking for some workers. You definitely can get 2nd/3rd visa.↓⇒Zucchini farm→picking, commission(1bucket $4...

 

Glasshouse/ Crop/ Packing Work Available In Guyra Area

Costa Group

Guyra, NSW, New South Wales

Glasshouse/crop/packing work available in Guyra Area (NSW) Casual on call and full time work is available at Tomato Glasshouses at Guyra, operated by Costa,...

3yr+ ago

Glasshouse/crop/packing work available in Guyra Area (NSW) Casual on call and full time work is available at Tomato Glasshouses at Guyra, operated by Costa,...

Strawberry Pickers & Packers

Grower Connect

Manjimup, Western Australia

Grower‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌/‌ ‌Smashastrawb‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌and‌ ‌hardworking‌ ‌strawberry‌ ‌pickers‌...

3yr+ ago

Grower‌ ‌Connect‌ ‌/‌ ‌Smashastrawb‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌and‌ ‌hardworking‌ ‌strawberry‌ ‌pickers‌...

Asap Start - Blueberries Picking

LLS Australia

CASINO, Byron Bay

Anyone with working rights can applyno experience needed ...get in touch today by calling Marian on 0409 826 898

3yr+ ago

Anyone with working rights can applyno experience needed ...get in touch today by calling Marian on 0409 826 898

Blueberry Farm Vacancy

Prove Group Pty Ltd

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Blueberry picker wanted x 50Weekly income $800 UpMacksville / Nanaglen / Coffs Harbour*Second & Third Visa Available.*You can work 7 days per week and...

3yr+ ago

Blueberry picker wanted x 50Weekly income $800 UpMacksville / Nanaglen / Coffs Harbour*Second & Third Visa Available.*You can work 7 days per week and...

Strawberry Pickers And Packers

Eastern Colour Pty Ltd

APPLETHORPE, Queensland

???New Season Strawberries???STANTHORPE SEASON! WE NEED 20 WORKERS FOR START ASAP ???Very large fruit and smaller plants makes picking very easy this time of...

3yr+ ago

???New Season Strawberries???STANTHORPE SEASON! WE NEED 20 WORKERS FOR START ASAP ???Very large fruit and smaller plants makes picking very easy this time of...

 

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

Willing Workers

AYR, Queensland

Field work & planting positions available NOW - AYR QUEENSLANDTRAINING AND STARTING DATE - immediateWilling Workers QLD MOST EXPERIENCED HORTICULTURE...

Field work & planting positions available NOW - AYR QUEENSLANDTRAINING AND STARTING DATE - immediateWilling Workers QLD MOST EXPERIENCED HORTICULTURE...

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

Aladdin Rocks

Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF OVERSEAS.Australian Farm Workers is HIRING for the upcoming Winter and Summer Blueberry Harvest in the Coffs Harbour - Grafton, NSW.We...

3yr+ ago

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF OVERSEAS.Australian Farm Workers is HIRING for the upcoming Winter and Summer Blueberry Harvest in the Coffs Harbour - Grafton, NSW.We...

 

Blueberry Picking Jobs 2022 - 2023

www.aladdin.rocks

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

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

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

Banana Worker

troppo

INNISFAIL, Cairns

IMMEDIATE START FOR HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN TO WORK ON A BANAN FARM . PAY IS $ 24.37 PER HOUR AND QUALIFIES FOR SECOND AND THIRD YEAR VISA .

3yr+ ago

IMMEDIATE START FOR HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN TO WORK ON A BANAN FARM . PAY IS $ 24.37 PER HOUR AND QUALIFIES FOR SECOND AND THIRD YEAR VISA .

Work Directly For Our Farm- Blueberry & Raspberry

Sunny Ridge

Caboolture, Queensland

Sunny Ridge is a well known reputable berry producer in both Queensland and Victoria. We have the best working conditions and fair rates. Our farm is regularly audited...

3yr+ ago

Sunny Ridge is a well known reputable berry producer in both Queensland and Victoria. We have the best working conditions and fair rates. Our farm is regularly audited...

 

Banana Pickers

Farmers choice

Kununurra, Western Australia

Pickers packers required ASAP WA is also giving incentives to Australian citizens who are wanting to work with a payment towards relocation as well All pays are...

Pickers packers required ASAP WA is also giving incentives to Australian citizens who are wanting to work with a payment towards relocation as well All pays are...

Strawberry Picking

Atik

Caboolture, Queensland

Farm is located in Caboolture, QLD.Commence in June 2021 till September 2021.Piece rate work.Work 6-7 days a week depending on the weather.From 6 am till...

3yr+ ago

Farm is located in Caboolture, QLD.Commence in June 2021 till September 2021.Piece rate work.Work 6-7 days a week depending on the weather.From 6 am till...

Strawberry Picking

bundaberg

Bundaberg

we are picking strawberriespiece rate 55c a kgwe are in high season right now our pickers are making $700 + a weekall our pickers are happy and love there job...

3yr+ ago

we are picking strawberriespiece rate 55c a kgwe are in high season right now our pickers are making $700 + a weekall our pickers are happy and love there job...

Looking For Strawberry And Zucchini Pickers

Leon Fresh

Bundaberg

Hello, how are you doing?We are looking for people who try to get Working Holiday Visa(2nd/3rd)There are farms that we work. The names of farm are SSS strawberry...

3yr+ ago

Hello, how are you doing?We are looking for people who try to get Working Holiday Visa(2nd/3rd)There are farms that we work. The names of farm are SSS strawberry...

Mini Capsicums Picking

bundaberg

Bundaberg

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for mini capsicum pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional picker,picking mini...

3yr+ ago

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for mini capsicum pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional picker,picking mini...

Cherry Tomatoe Picking

bundaberg

Bundaberg

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for cherry tomato pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional picker,cherry tomato...

3yr+ ago

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for cherry tomato pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional picker,cherry tomato...

 

Strawberry Farm Hiring

Star recruitment

Caboolture, Sunshine Coast

26.07.2020(SUN)Preparing the Peak Season of Strawberries.We are only working by tax job.---------------------------------------------------------------...

3yr+ ago

26.07.2020(SUN)Preparing the Peak Season of Strawberries.We are only working by tax job.---------------------------------------------------------------...

Zucchini Picking

bundaberg

Bundaberg

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for zucchini pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional zucchini picker,Or if you...

3yr+ ago

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for zucchini pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional zucchini picker,Or if you...

Backpacker Accomodation And Farmwork Bundaberg Qld

Sss Strawberries

Bundaberg

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for Strawberry pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional strawberry picker,Or if...

3yr+ ago

Looking to complete your visa daysWe are looking for Strawberry pickers no experience necessary we will train you to become a professional strawberry picker,Or if...

 

Blueberry Farm In Coffs Harbour (weekly $700 - $1000)

Prove Group Pty Ltd

Coffs Harbour

Blueberry Farm in coffs harbour looking for worker to commence asap and interested in doing farmwork, piece rate $3 to $5 per kg depending on the fruit and weather...

3yr+ ago

Blueberry Farm in coffs harbour looking for worker to commence asap and interested in doing farmwork, piece rate $3 to $5 per kg depending on the fruit and weather...

Orange Picker

Pickers & Pruners Labour Hire Pty Ltd

Waikerie, Adelaide

Are you looking for farm fruit picking job? We have 5 positions available for immediate start. If you are in South Australia and interested send us your details now.

3yr+ ago

Are you looking for farm fruit picking job? We have 5 positions available for immediate start. If you are in South Australia and interested send us your details now.

Hire Blueberry Picker In Coffs

PROVE GROUP PTY LTD

Coffs haubour, Coffs Harbour

Blue berry farm pickers neededWork was been startedCoffs Habour NSWFarm locationSandy,Korrora, CorindiWoolgoolga,MacsvileWage : kg 4~ 8 busket 6~10Peak...

3yr+ ago

Blue berry farm pickers neededWork was been startedCoffs Habour NSWFarm locationSandy,Korrora, CorindiWoolgoolga,MacsvileWage : kg 4~ 8 busket 6~10Peak...

 

Willing Workers Recruitment Agency Looking For Workers Bundaberg

Willing Workers

Bundaberg, Queensland

- General Field and Packing sheds – Work Available NOW in Bundaberg- Work available all year - all farm work goes towards your 2nd year visa. Work is 5-6 days...

- General Field and Packing sheds – Work Available NOW in Bundaberg- Work available all year - all farm work goes towards your 2nd year visa. Work is 5-6 days...

Blueberry Picking In Coffs Haubour

PROVE GROUP PTY LTD

Coffs harbour, Coffs Harbour

We are Blueberry team.farms in Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga areaValid Second visa , 3rd visaPrice : Kg 4~8 bucket 6~10but peak season drop down kg : 2.5 ~ 4...

3yr+ ago

We are Blueberry team.farms in Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga areaValid Second visa , 3rd visaPrice : Kg 4~8 bucket 6~10but peak season drop down kg : 2.5 ~ 4...

Fruit Picker Packers - Expression Of Interest

SEVENTWENTY

perth, Perth

We are taking expressions of interest for Fruit Picker & Packers to work in regional Perth to address the shortage of workers that Covid-19 has created.At present...

4yr+ ago

We are taking expressions of interest for Fruit Picker & Packers to work in regional Perth to address the shortage of workers that Covid-19 has created.At present...

Pear Pickers Needed

Harvest3630

Shepparton, Victoria

40-50 Pear pickers needed to start around the 26th January As our season will kick off around that date.Must be hard working and reliable.Will sign visasOwn car...

4yr+ ago

40-50 Pear pickers needed to start around the 26th January As our season will kick off around that date.Must be hard working and reliable.Will sign visasOwn car...

 

Macadamia Nut Sorting Ezy Job

North Bundy Backpackers

bundaberg, Bundaberg

we need you to help sort our nuts outwe have a macadamia nut sorting shed looking for ppl to sort macadamia nutsthey work 8 to 10 hours a day at $25.41 plus...

we need you to help sort our nuts outwe have a macadamia nut sorting shed looking for ppl to sort macadamia nutsthey work 8 to 10 hours a day at $25.41 plus...

Blueberry Picking

TSAO

Coffs Harbour

Job DescriptionBlueberry in Coffs Harbour•working everyday except rainy day!!!•the price decide from farm and market demandnow is around $3/1kg or...

4yr+ ago

Job DescriptionBlueberry in Coffs Harbour•working everyday except rainy day!!!•the price decide from farm and market demandnow is around $3/1kg or...

Warehouse Packer

THE PACKERS

Redfern NSW, Newcastle

Warehouse PackerAll THE PACKERS jobs from this companyAn opportunity exists for a warehouse Packer to join our team, located in Redfern NSW. This is a casual...

4yr+ ago

Warehouse PackerAll THE PACKERS jobs from this companyAn opportunity exists for a warehouse Packer to join our team, located in Redfern NSW. This is a casual...

Citrus Farm Hands For 2nd Year Visa

Mildura City Backpackers

Mildura

Citrus pickers and packers needed, full time positions:orange pickers needed for next 3-4 months.pay is $23/hr. accommodation provided at working hostel in mildura....

4yr+ ago

Citrus pickers and packers needed, full time positions:orange pickers needed for next 3-4 months.pay is $23/hr. accommodation provided at working hostel in mildura....

Fruit Pickers/packers

Fruit Growers

Emerald QLD, Queensland

Fruit pickers packers required. Emerald QLD. $23.66/hr wages. Accommodation provided, $110/week. Full 88 days available. No experience required. Apply now!

4yr+ ago

Fruit pickers packers required. Emerald QLD. $23.66/hr wages. Accommodation provided, $110/week. Full 88 days available. No experience required. Apply now!

Orchard Farm Workers (2nd Year Visa)

SY Orchard

Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Orchard in the Southern Highlands, looking for backpackers for picking, packing and farm maintenance positions throughout the year. Paid at award rates, $24.66/hr,...

4yr+ ago

Orchard in the Southern Highlands, looking for backpackers for picking, packing and farm maintenance positions throughout the year. Paid at award rates, $24.66/hr,...

Watermelon Pickers

G Reznek

Katherine NT, Northern Territory

We require 4 more backpackers to complete all daily tasks which is mostly picking and sorting, bit of packing but you will rotate through all activities.Wages are...

4yr+ ago

We require 4 more backpackers to complete all daily tasks which is mostly picking and sorting, bit of packing but you will rotate through all activities.Wages are...

Blueberry Pickers/packers

Private

Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Blueberry pickers/packers wanted!$23.66/hr + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40 hours per weekAnd free blueberries! - they are...

4yr+ ago

Blueberry pickers/packers wanted!$23.66/hr + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40 hours per weekAnd free blueberries! - they are...

88 Days Fruit Picking Work

Fruit Growers

Emerald QLD, Queensland

Backpackers wanted for fruit picking work in Emerald QLD:- 88 Days available for 2nd year visa- $23.66/hr wages + super- Accommodation availablePlease send...

4yr+ ago

Backpackers wanted for fruit picking work in Emerald QLD:- 88 Days available for 2nd year visa- $23.66/hr wages + super- Accommodation availablePlease send...

Workers Wanted For Fruit / Veg Picking And Packing Crews

Commercial Hotel Home Hill

HOME HILL, Queensland

Willing Workers needed for fruit picking / packing crews.Only 8 positions Available.Accommodation is at the Commercial Hotel Home Hill.Single Room $150 per...

4yr+ ago

Willing Workers needed for fruit picking / packing crews.Only 8 positions Available.Accommodation is at the Commercial Hotel Home Hill.Single Room $150 per...

Citrus Pickers/packers

OC Citrus

Katherine NT, Northern Territory

come see the far north of australia, where you are now allowed to work for the same employer for 12 months with the new visa laws!we offer fruit picking and packing...

4yr+ ago

come see the far north of australia, where you are now allowed to work for the same employer for 12 months with the new visa laws!we offer fruit picking and packing...

Banana Baggers

Tully Farm

Tully, Queensland

Banana baggers needed outside Tully, Queensland.IMMEDIATE STARTWeekly wages set at $23.66/hr and accommodation provided.2nd yr visa - FULL 88 days available...

4yr+ ago

Banana baggers needed outside Tully, Queensland.IMMEDIATE STARTWeekly wages set at $23.66/hr and accommodation provided.2nd yr visa - FULL 88 days available...

Looking For A Picking Job Worker

kim

Bundaberg

Hello guysI’m looking for a farm worker.we are working hostel in Bundaberg.we have a various farm job and start picking season startso we need a...

4yr+ ago

Hello guysI’m looking for a farm worker.we are working hostel in Bundaberg.we have a various farm job and start picking season startso we need a...

Banana Humpers

T. Hansen

cassowary coast, Queensland

banana pickers and humpers needed on the cassowary coast which is far north queensland. we pay $23/hr and are eligible to sign off on 2nd year visa days. we have 3...

4yr+ ago

banana pickers and humpers needed on the cassowary coast which is far north queensland. we pay $23/hr and are eligible to sign off on 2nd year visa days. we have 3...

Orange Pickers

Pickers & Pruners Labour Hire Pty Ltd

Waikerie, South Australia

We immediately require experience fruit pickers. There is immediate vacancy for orange pickers. Accommodation is available with transport at a cost. We do recommend...

4yr+ ago

We immediately require experience fruit pickers. There is immediate vacancy for orange pickers. Accommodation is available with transport at a cost. We do recommend...

Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire

WAIKERIE, South Australia

We urgently require 20 pickers to start immediately. Picking for 8 - 12 weeks paid by piece rate. Weekly pay and payslips provided and we do recommend for 88 days...

5yr+ ago

We urgently require 20 pickers to start immediately. Picking for 8 - 12 weeks paid by piece rate. Weekly pay and payslips provided and we do recommend for 88 days...

 

Grape Picking For 2nd Year Visa

NLS

Mildura

Table grape picking $4.00 per box.Wine grape picking $2.00 for a 10 liter bucket.Accommodation is $170 per week.$170 Bond.Not much notice needed when...

5yr+ ago

Table grape picking $4.00 per box.Wine grape picking $2.00 for a 10 liter bucket.Accommodation is $170 per week.$170 Bond.Not much notice needed when...

Zucchini Picking

Tradie fresh produce

Young, New South Wales

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...

5yr+ ago

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...

Hourly Farm Hand 2nd Year Visa Sign Off

Tomato Backpackers

Bundaberg

COME TO TOMATO BACKPACKERS BUNDABERG QLD 4670 FOR YOUR 2ND YEAR VISA!!ALSO PASSION FRUIT, WATERMELON FARM HANDPOSITION STARTS NEXT WEEKGENERALLY 5-6 DAYS A...

5yr+ ago

COME TO TOMATO BACKPACKERS BUNDABERG QLD 4670 FOR YOUR 2ND YEAR VISA!!ALSO PASSION FRUIT, WATERMELON FARM HANDPOSITION STARTS NEXT WEEKGENERALLY 5-6 DAYS A...

Fruit Picker (orange)

Hillston workforce pry Ltd

Griffith, New South Wales

Hi everyoneWe looking for citrus picker in Griffith area nsw 2680Pay per bin $26 to $30We provide transportation and accomodationProvide second year visa...

5yr+ ago

Hi everyoneWe looking for citrus picker in Griffith area nsw 2680Pay per bin $26 to $30We provide transportation and accomodationProvide second year visa...

Pickers

Seasonal Labour Hire

Riverland, South Australia

Urgently required 15 pickers to start immediately. Please only apply if you really want to take up the job. Start work immediately, we do recommend for second year...

5yr+ ago

Urgently required 15 pickers to start immediately. Please only apply if you really want to take up the job. Start work immediately, we do recommend for second year...

Hotel Housekeeping Recruitment (for Indonesian Whv/backpackers)

Futurelink Holdings Pty Ltd

Sydney, New South Wales

Location: Hotels in Sydney RegionFuturelink Holdings Pty Ltd is a labour hiring company under Metro Global and has worked for our customers, hotels in Sydney, to...

5yr+ ago

Location: Hotels in Sydney RegionFuturelink Holdings Pty Ltd is a labour hiring company under Metro Global and has worked for our customers, hotels in Sydney, to...

Strawberry Picking

Yen Lin International Development Pty Ltd

Cottonvale QLd, Brisbane

Strawberry picking jobs are available from 22 Oct 2018 till April 2019.Accommodation (Please consult if need it)Administration fee $25 for job IDWorking 6 to 7...

5yr+ ago

Strawberry picking jobs are available from 22 Oct 2018 till April 2019.Accommodation (Please consult if need it)Administration fee $25 for job IDWorking 6 to 7...

Orange Picking

Seasonal Labour Hire

WAIKERIE, Adelaide

We have vacancies for orange pickers to start immediately. Work is for 3 - 5 months. Accommodation and transport is available on a weekly rate. We prefer those who...

5yr+ ago

We have vacancies for orange pickers to start immediately. Work is for 3 - 5 months. Accommodation and transport is available on a weekly rate. We prefer those who...

Blackbutt Fruit Pickers Needed!

Morris Fruits and Vegetables

Blackbutt, Brisbane

Hey backpackers! We are in need of fruit pickers for some farms in the area. Avacado, Broccoli and lettuce picking!$800 dollars per week, working around 40-48...

5yr+ ago

Hey backpackers! We are in need of fruit pickers for some farms in the area. Avacado, Broccoli and lettuce picking!$800 dollars per week, working around 40-48...

Blueberry Farm Hands

Private

Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Blueberry farm hands wanted!$850 weekly pay + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40 hours per weekRoles will be all round farm hand...

5yr+ ago

Blueberry farm hands wanted!$850 weekly pay + free accomm (bunk beds)...2nd working holiday visa job40 hours per weekRoles will be all round farm hand...

Olive Pickers

Colangelo

Sellicks Hill, Adelaide

Oliver Pickers Required for Ongoing work (1 -2 months) at this stage.Preferably in Adelaide to start Monday 4 June.If you are not afraid of hard work please...

5yr+ ago

Oliver Pickers Required for Ongoing work (1 -2 months) at this stage.Preferably in Adelaide to start Monday 4 June.If you are not afraid of hard work please...

Olive Pickers Required

Colangelo

Sellicks Hill, South Australia

Pickers Required for Olive Farm at Sellicks Hill.Ongoing work available. Approx 1 month at this stage. Looking to start on Monday 4th June.Please apply if you...

6yr+ ago

Pickers Required for Olive Farm at Sellicks Hill.Ongoing work available. Approx 1 month at this stage. Looking to start on Monday 4th June.Please apply if you...

Strawberry Picking Adelaide

QFMT

Myponga, Adelaide

We have around 6 weeks left in our season and we are looking for pickers and packers to join our team.Busy farm with a late flush of strawberries and those that...

6yr+ ago

We have around 6 weeks left in our season and we are looking for pickers and packers to join our team.Busy farm with a late flush of strawberries and those that...

Pickers Wanted

Sahota Plantation

Coffs Harbour/Woolgoolga, New South Wales

Pickers wantedMust have your own transportBlueberry picking and Cumcumber work availablePaying by hourly and contract rates depending on the job type

6yr+ ago

Pickers wantedMust have your own transportBlueberry picking and Cumcumber work availablePaying by hourly and contract rates depending on the job type

Strawberry Pickers Needed For Busy Farm

Agribusiness Labour Solutions

Myponga , Adelaide

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work about to startHere is some imformation about the...

6yr+ ago

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work about to startHere is some imformation about the...

Strawberry Pickers And Packers Required

Agribusiness Labour Solutions

Myponga , Adelaide

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work about to startHere is some imformation about the...

6yr+ ago

Looking for pickers and packers for upcoming high season on the strawberry farm in adelaideWe have a lot of work about to startHere is some imformation about the...

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

Yeomso Contracting Services

Shepparton, Victoria

Pear picking35 dollar for each binAverage picker make 5 to 7 bin a day (its all depend on yourself)Count towards your 2nd year visa.signed and payslip provided....

6yr+ ago

Pear picking35 dollar for each binAverage picker make 5 to 7 bin a day (its all depend on yourself)Count towards your 2nd year visa.signed and payslip provided....

Grapes & Peach Farm

Previews

Robinvale 3549, Victoria

Grapes Picker Hiring!!No any agent feeNo arrearsNo experience, expert advicePeople We need:There is no restriction on the number of peopleJob...

6yr+ ago

Grapes Picker Hiring!!No any agent feeNo arrearsNo experience, expert advicePeople We need:There is no restriction on the number of peopleJob...

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

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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.

Latest Fruit Picking Blog Articles

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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!