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Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Queensland

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DingoBlue Working Hostel

Immediate Start Cherry Tomato Picking

Fruit Picking

bundaberg, Bundaberg

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North Bundy Backpackers

Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm! Not Hourly Pay!
Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm! Not Hourly Pay!
Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm! Not Hourly Pay!
Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm! Not Hourly Pay!
Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our Family Farm! Not Hourly Pay!

Fruit Picking

Leeton, New South Wales

Harvesting Oranges!! A Life Altering Experience On Our...

Fruitshack

General Field And Packing Sheds – Work Available Now In Bundaberg

Fruit Picking

Bundaberg QUEENSLAND, Bundaberg

General Field And Packing Sheds – Work Available Now In...

DingoBlue Working Hostel

Cherry Pickers Required

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 5th October 2017

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

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Tomato Big Season Comming

Tomato farm kepnock, Bundaberg

Published: 18th September 2017

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

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Harvest Work

Orchard Management Services Launceston, Tasmania

Published: 8th September 2017

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

** Second Year Visa Fruit Picking**

Murray Barmera , South Australia

Published: 30th August 2017

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

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Strawberry Picking Jobs

 Chambers flat, Brisbane

Published: 9th August 2017

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

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Fruit Picking In Caboolture

Caboolture Fruit Picking Caboolture, Brisbane

Published: 28th July 2017

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

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 26th May 2017

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

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 11th May 2017

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

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 8th May 2017

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

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 25th April 2017

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

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Fruit Pickers Mooroopna Vic

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 13th April 2017

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

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Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 6th April 2017

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

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Apple Picking

GEO Looking for Apple picker, Victoria

Published: 3rd April 2017

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

Apple Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 23rd March 2017

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

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Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 14th March 2017

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

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Apple And Pear Picker

GEO Apple and Pear, Victoria

Published: 6th March 2017

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

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Urgent Grape Pickers Required

HARVEST HUB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT  RENMARK, South Australia

Published: 1st March 2017

EXPERIENCED GRAPE PICKERS, FOR TABLE GRAPES REQUIRED URGENTLY. ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE ON ONE OF OUR FARMS WHICH IS... Read more

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Pears & Apples

Koonang Park Cobram , Victoria

Published: 28th February 2017

Picking Pears and ApplesApprox 5 weeks workStart asapReally not work for girls , very heavy fruitPaid by... Read more

Fruit Pickers Pear And Ape

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 11th February 2017

People required for pear and apple picking.We would like people who wish to do their full second visa days with... Read more

2nd Year

Apple And Pear Picker

GEO Apple and Pear, Victoria

Published: 10th February 2017

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

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Pickers Pear Apple

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 9th February 2017

People wanted to pick pears and apples .Must be willing to work hard as this is a very hard job .Must have own... Read more

2nd Year

Grape Picking 30 Position Available, Paid 2$ Per Box, Only Experienced Grape...

HARVEST HUB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT  renmark, South Australia

Published: 5th February 2017

EXPERIENCED GRAPE PICKERS, FOR TABLE GRAPES REQUIRED. ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE ON ONE OF OUR FARMS WHICH IS CENTRALLY... Read more

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Pear Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 1st February 2017

Thankyou for all the applications for our last position , we now have another farm starting .Pear picking... Read more

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Pear And Plum Pickers Needed

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 26th January 2017

People required to pick pears and plumsStart asapFull second visa jobMUST HAVE OWN VEHICLESome fruit... Read more

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Fruit Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic , Victoria

Published: 12th January 2017

We are organizing the second group of pickers to start .We need another 20 peopleIf anyone missed out on the... Read more

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Pear Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 2nd January 2017

Pear picking the longest variety of fruit picking .Full second visa job , Superanuation paid .Pay slips , wage... Read more

2nd Year

Cherries4lyf Cherry Tomato Picking 88 Days Of Fun

From my head tomatoes Farnsfield, Bundaberg

Published: 23rd December 2016

Hello everybody I have many positions available for you to get your 88 days done very quickly I have definitely... Read more

2nd Year

Grape Picker

St/ George Vineyards St.George, Queensland

Published: 20th December 2016

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Apricot Pickers

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 12th December 2016

People wanted to pick apricotsMust be able to work over Christmas period with only the main public holidays off.... Read more

2nd Year

Lychess Picking And Packing

targo back packers hostel Bundaberg , Bundaberg

Published: 29th November 2016

Lychees pickers, pruning & other farm work10 people needed for December jobsMix of Hourly rate and piece... Read more

2nd Year

Mangoes Picking And Packing

targo back packers hostel Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 29th November 2016

Mango Farm - field work55-65 hours per week6-7 days per week$19.32 per hour + 9.5% super7 days signed off... Read more

2nd Year

Tomatoes Picking

targo back packers hostel Bundaberg , Bundaberg

Published: 29th November 2016

Tomatoes picking, weeding, pruning & other farm work20 people needed ASAPContract paid $1.6-$1.8 a bucket,... Read more

2nd Year

Herb Picking

targo back packers hostel Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 29th November 2016

Basil Farm - Picking & Packing55-65 hours per week6-7 days per week$19.32 per hour + 9.5% super3 hours of... Read more

2nd Year

Targo Backpacker's Hostel - Tomatoes Picking High Season

Targo hostel Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 10th November 2016

NOW TOMATOES PICKING HIGH SEASONVERY BUSY and MAKE A GOOD MONEY#Tomatoes SECURE farm work#SECURE! GOOD... Read more

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Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Anywhere

Published: 21st October 2016

Cherry pickers required, previous picking experiance an advantageStart first week NovemberOwn vehicle a must... Read more

2nd Year

Warehouse Casual

People on the Go South Granville, New South Wales

Published: 21st October 2016

Warehouse CasualWe are looking for motivated casual and full time staff to work in our busy warehouse/production... Read more

Cherry Pickers

Finborough life style park Anywhere

Published: 3rd October 2016

Cherry picking1, second visa job2. Super paid3. Prefer kids that want 2nd visa days4. MUST HAVE OWN... Read more

2nd Year

Towoomba Vegetable Pickers!

Parsons Towoomba, Brisbane

Published: 7th August 2016

Are you looking to get your 88 days signed off? Well look no further! Join our team of vegetable pickers as we pick... Read more

2nd Year

Strawberry Pickers And Packers

Strawberryshaz Chevallum, Sunshine Coast

Published: 21st July 2016

Strawberry pickers and packers wanted onsite accommodation for $123 per week with a $250 bond. You will get bond... Read more

2nd Year

Vineyard Workers

Koo Mildura, Victoria

Published: 10th July 2016

We are looking to recruit workers to work in vineyard. Work is available all over the year.Our company is able to... Read more

2nd Year

*citrus Harvest* Jobs & Accommodation

Specialised Accommodation Services Pty Ltd Anywhere

Published: 14th June 2016

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER! - 2nd year Visa Farm work!FRUIT-PICKING / Pruning in the Riverland (Renmark/Paringa region).No... Read more

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2nd Year Visa Job

Mick and Pauls fruit and veg Anywhere

Published: 28th May 2016

2nd year visa job available$21.61 award wage25-30 hours week mon-satWe are fourth generation orchardists /... Read more

2nd Year

Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 27th April 2016

Apple pickingPink ladiesQualifies second visaMust have tfnCurrent working holiday visaMust have own... Read more

2nd Year

Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 25th April 2016

People wanted to start the next lot of punk lady apples.Immediate startQualifies towards second visa days... Read more

2nd Year

Apple Picking Pink Ladies

Finborough life style park Mooroopna, Victoria

Published: 6th April 2016

Pickers wanted,For pink lady apples.Full second visa jobMust have TFN and correct working holiday visa.... Read more

2nd Year

Farm Work Needed!!!urgently

Rowlands Surfers paradise, Queensland

Published: 1st April 2016

Hello there!I am 21 years old and I am from the UK currently on a working visa and wanted to extend it to two... Read more

Apple Picking

Finborough life style park Mooroopna Vic, Victoria

Published: 1st March 2016

Apple pickers requiredMust have own transport.Must be keen and hard working. Motivated.This job is for... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Pickers Pears And Apples

Finborough life style park Mooroopna vic, Victoria

Published: 1st February 2016

People required for picking pears and apples10 new positionsStart 8th febSecond visa jobMust have a TFN... Read more

2nd Year

Berry Picking (2nd Year Visa)

Meander Valley Berries Hillwood, Tasmania

Published: 5th January 2016

Hi everyone,We are looking for 5-6 casual workers for picking berries from this week - 2016 MAY.If you are... Read more

2nd Year

Mango Picker

Bock DIMBULAH , Cairns

Published: 20th December 2015

we require 4-5 hrs of work in exchange we provide you housing, shower, toilet, washing machine, we also have cows,... Read more

Boys Needed For Orange Picking - 2nd Year Visa

One Big Family Hostel Mildura, Victoria

Published: 15th December 2015

The boys will be picking oranges. We pay $25 per bin and the boys here now are doing an average of 2-6 bins each per... Read more

2nd Year

Cherry Picker Needed

Angus Manpower Pty Ltd Orange,NSW, New South Wales

Published: 27th November 2015

We need 20 people for cherry pickingIn Orange NSW 2800Period of work from: Now to 15/2/2016Accommodation:... Read more

2nd Year

Pickers Wanted **immediate Start**

Gv Harvest Services Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 9th November 2015

Wanting Cherry Pickers....Immediate start is needed.We are located on 220 Mclennan street Mooroopna.... Read more

Pickers Wanted **immediate Start**

Gv Harvest Services Mooroopna , Victoria

Published: 5th November 2015

Cherry Pickers wanted.Must be reliable, punctual and hard working.Accomadation & Transport provided.2nd... Read more

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Fruit Picker Rural Job

Blueberry farm Anywhere

Published: 19th September 2015

We are currently looking for blueberry pickers for 8 - 9 hours per day on a blueberry farm in Regans Ford (one and a... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Picking Citrus Riverland Sa

JS Pruning & Harvest Renmark, Renmark

Published: 22nd August 2015

A prominent contractor in the Riverland South Australia currently has 30 fruit picking vacancies for immediate start... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Pickers Needed

BerryCo Anywhere

Published: 14th August 2015

Fruit Pickers are needed for a blueberry farm in Tabulam, New South Wales. Tabulam is located 2 hours from Byron Bay... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Pickers And Packers (chinese Speaking Welcome)

Farm jobs Cobram, Cobram VIC

Published: 12th August 2015

Looking for fruit pickers and packers for few fruit farms in Cobram, Victoria. Various fruits such as apples, pears,... Read more

2nd Year

Hard- Worker Is Looking For A Farmjob :)

nocompany Anywhere

Published: 21st July 2015

Hello everybody,I`m Ramona, 29 years old, german backpacker and i looking for a job very urgent.I always... Read more

Tomato Picking

Working Hostels Australia Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 9th June 2015

We are currently advertising multiple places for backpackers seeking regional farm work in the Bundaberg, Queensland.... Read more

2nd Year

Orange Picking

Working Hostels Australia Anywhere

Published: 9th June 2015

We are currently advertising multiple places for backpackers seeking regional farm work in the Riverland, South... Read more

2nd Year

Vineyard Work

Working Hostels Australia Anywhere

Published: 9th June 2015

We are currently advertising multiple places for backpackers seeking regional farm work in the Mildura, Victoria... Read more

2nd Year

Blueberry Picker

Benson's Produce Sandy Beach, Sandy Beach

Published: 15th May 2015

Couple wanted to pick blueberries on a small family farm-start 1st september2nd year visa applicants pleaseown... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Picking Jobs

Working Hostels Australia 119 waymouth st, Adelaide

Published: 13th April 2015

Working hostels Australia is a booking based service designed to assist travellers manage their regional work. We... Read more

Zucchini Picking

Tradiefreshproduce Young, New South Wales

Published: 12th February 2015

Looking for zucchini pickersHard jobFree accommodation offered plus wifiSeven days a week.Minimum work... Read more

Orange Picking

pll contractors pty ltd renmark, Adelaide

Published: 10th February 2015

PLL contractors Orange pickingWe are looking for good, reliable experienced pickers or people that have worked on... Read more

Fruit Pickers

tmm contractors victoria, Victoria

Published: 13th January 2015

Looking for a reliable backpackers for fruit picking(grapes)... start Asap prefer backpackers from Hong Kong or... Read more

Blueberry Picking

blueberry farm tucabia, New South Wales

Published: 20th December 2014

Hi we are a small family run farm needing 1 or 2 backpackers to help picking our blueberries, this job qualifies for... Read more

Farm Work And Fruit Picking J Obs Available

targo back packers hostel bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 14th November 2014

Urgent workers wanted.Needing efficient and hard worker for regional farm work for many fruit and vegetables... Read more

Fruit Pickers

inland cherry farms wellington, New South Wales

Published: 14th November 2014

Fruit pickers wanted for immediate start on a cherry orchard in wellington nsw Read more

Cherry Picking /packing Crew - 1 Spot - Lift (from Newcastle Provided)

n/a Young, New South Wales

Published: 6th November 2014

URGENT *** Today ONLY *** END OF CHERRY SEASON IN YOUNG ***... Read more

Farm Work Positions Available 2nd Year Visa

Farm Work Second year Visa Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 6th November 2014

We are looking for new backpackers to join our team!Workers needed urgently to work in various roles on our... Read more

Fruit Picking - 2017 Cherry Harvest Workers - Young Nsw

Fairfields Orchard Young NSW, Young

Published: 5th November 2014

2017 Cherry Harvest will commence in early November and continue until early January.Approximately 2 months with... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Picking Job Needed

2 girls looking for a fruit picking job New South Wales, New South Wales

Published: 29th September 2014

We are two healthy (18 and 21) year old German girls looking for a fruit picking job. We would travel to the job... Read more

Fruit Picking Job Needed

2 people looking for fruit picking work Queensland, Queensland

Published: 17th September 2014

We are two fit and healthy 28 year old females looking for fruit picking work in the Queensland area. We are willing... Read more

Zucchini Picking Bundaberg

zodiac contracting Bundaberg

Published: 14th July 2014

Zucchini picking bundaberg.I am an aussie contractor here in bundaberg searching for workers for picking zucchini.... Read more

Apple Pruning In Nsw

EAM New South Wales

Published: 6th June 2014

We are looking for people to do Apple Pruning near Batlow area, NSW. Job starts ASAP. Contract rate. TFN and a valid... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking

Giverny Estate Victoria

Published: 4th June 2014

There is approximately 5 days of work for 2 people in Toolangi in Victoria to commence immediately. Own... Read more

Tomato Packer In Brisbane Qld

LM Group Brisbane

Published: 1st June 2014

I am looking for 8 people who can pack tomatoes starting Monday, 2nd June at 6am.All work will be paid on an hourly... Read more

Zucchini Picking Bundaberg Queensland

aj contract picking PTY LTD Bundaberg

Published: 29th May 2014

Fruit Picking job available.Zucchini Picking available now. its contract wage (piece workers agreement) $2.5 per... Read more

Drive Around Australia With Me And My Mate!

Simmo's Adventures Anywhere

Published: 23rd May 2014

50 days. 16, 000km. A car that's yet to be bought and five strangers from all corners of the globe.Sounds like... Read more

Farm Workers Needed Urgently

Private Anywhere

Published: 16th May 2014

Currently require farm workers for citrus picking and packing, vineyard work and loads more positions available. All... Read more

Zucchini Picking Bundaberg

aj Contract picking Bundaberg

Published: 29th April 2014

Zucchini picking available in bundaberg Contract wage $2.5 per bucket (20l) sign second visa. Stay 3 months I sign... Read more

Bundaberg Tomato Picking Job

no Bundaberg

Published: 15th April 2014

We need tomato pickers from 21st April.Picking season from April until End of June.Wage: By contract $1.6/ bucket... Read more

Females & 18/19 Year Olds Interested In Playing Soccer And Gain Second Visa 2014

Bundaberg Queensland

Published: 31st January 2014

Come and have fun and enjoy yourself while gaining a second visa. Work hard for 6months then go and enjoy yourself... Read more

Volunteer Work For 2nd Year Visa

Happy Fruit Mildura, Red Cliffs. Vic

Published: 9th January 2014

We are a small organic fruit and vegetable farm in Red Ciffs (about 30 min south of Mildura and about 5-6 hrs drive... Read more

Grape Farmhands In

Hunt KC Melbourne

Published: 16th December 2013

we are now seeking for some harvest workers to our grape farm at Buronga,NSW.The job is valid for working holiday... Read more

Zucchini Pickers

Tradie fresh produce New South Wales

Published: 14th December 2013

Work location is YOUNG NSW 2594Flexible shifts: Monday – Sunday. Positions Available NOWWe pay by the... Read more

Mushroom Pickers

Canberra Mushrooms Pty Ltd New South Wales

Published: 17th August 2013

Mushroom PickersThe farm is located in Yass NSW - 45 minutes from Canberra ACT. Accommodation is available in... Read more

Fruit Picking Jobs

Fruit Picking Jobs, Australia
Fruit Picking Jobs, Australia

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

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

Best Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia

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

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

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

Best Place to Fruit Pick in Australia

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

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

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

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

Fruit Picking Farms

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

Fruit Picking Seasons

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

Fruit Picking in the Northern Territory

MonthHarvest
FebruaryMelons
OctoberMangoes

Fruit Picking in Queensland

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

Fruit Picking in New South Wales

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

Fruit Picking in Victoria

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

Fruit Picking in South Australia

MonthHarvest
JanuaryDried fruits
FebruaryApples
SeptemberStrawberries
DecemberApricots

Fruit Picking in Tasmania

MonthHarvest
FebruaryApples, grapes, peaches and brussel sprouts
MarchPears

Fruit Picking in Western Australia

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

Fruit Picking for the Second Year Visa

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

Regional Work Requirements

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

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

Fruit Picking and Backpacker Tax

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

Fruit Picking and Superannuation

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