Farm Work

You could also choose to undertake farm or harvest work if you have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia on your first Working Holiday visa you may be eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday visa, but be sure to check the details with the department of immigration here.

The best and most reliable source of all info harvest wise is www.harvesttrail.gov.au To go directly to searching jobs on this site click here.

They also have a comprehensive guide online which provided you with up to date information on work opportunities, working conditions, transport and accommodation here.

For a user friendly chart showing you what, where and when to pick click on the button below

 Willing Workers On Organic Farms – WWOOFers

WWOOFing gives you the opportunity to work on Australian Organic Farms for 4-6 hours a day in exchange for your meals and accommodation. It can be a great way to learn about Australia and leave the typical tourist trail.

For all info WWOOF click here.

HANDY HARVEST HINTS

They sound basic but you wouldn’t believe the amount of travellers who suffer from heat exhaustion doing harvest work ?- it gets bloody hot especially if there isn’t any shade!

  • Dress appropriately – durable hard wearing clothing that offers protection from the elements, plus a hat and sunscreen if you?re in the sun.
  • Proper footwear – enclosed, comfortable and sturdy i.e. not thongs
  • Stay hydrated – take a decent amount of water with you not just a 600ml bottle – you need a litre every hour you are working in the heat!
  • Organise work and accommodation before you arrive if possible and let employers know if you have your own sleeping arrangements, i.e. tent or caravan/camper, as there can often be accommodation shortages so this will be of benefit to you.

FREECALL the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332 for assistance with your plans!