Fruit Picking Jobs

Fruit Picking is a popular and effective method to secure your second or third working holiday visa extension in Australia. Typically conducted in rural regions, you’ll find qualifying areas across the country due to the diverse climate in Australia. Engaging in specified work as a fruit picker allows you to fulfill the visa requirements and extend your working holiday experience for up to 3 years via fruit picking jobs.

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Fruit Picking Adventures in Australia!

Looking for an exhilarating gap year adventure in the Australian outback? Consider a fruit picking job that offers freedom, fun, and fantastic experiences in the great outdoors. If you’re eager to embark on a fruit picking journey, look no further!

Join a job program Down Under and seize the opportunity to engage in flexible and enjoyable fruit picking jobs in Australia. With a one-year working visa, you have a whole twelve months to explore the country while fruit picking. You might find yourself picking raspberries on a ranch or discovering oranges in the outback as you embark on an absolute Oz adventure amidst nature’s beauty.

Australia is an ultimate destination for gap years, and it’s among the most popular places to find paid work during this time. Fruit picking allows you to earn money while basking in the sun and exploring the sights. You can also take advantage of tax breaks, and who knows, you might even return home to Britain with a well-deserved windfall.

Immerse yourself in the farm life, make new friends, and experience the excitement of gathering exotic fruits like passion fruit and limes while earning some cash. Working in Australia opens up a world of opportunities, giving you the chance to explore the incredible landscapes and wonders of Oz after your fruit picking adventure!

Discover the highlights of our Paid Work Program, an ideal kickstart for your Working Holiday!

For young adults aged 18-35, these Australia Gap Year programs offer a fantastic opportunity to earn £10 – £16 per hour with weekly pay. Begin with 8 days of excitement in either Sydney or Melbourne, complemented by the amazing inclusions listed below (or choose a cheaper option by joining one of our Australia Arrival Packages):

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Amazing Intro Week

See the amazing sites of Sydney or Melbourne, explore stunning beaches, trek the mountain and splash around in waterfalls. Learn how to surf, discover the Aussie culture then kick back at a BBQ Aussie style. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife and take a selfie with a kangaroo, fun night out in town…welcome to Australia!

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Friendship for life

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures and with our small groups that’s just what you’ll get. You’ll meet some fun, young and amazing people from all over the world, as well our awesome group leader. This is perfect way to make friends and share the experience – after all, who wants to explore Australia alone?

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We cover the essentials

Australia Bank Account
Australian SIM Card
Tax File Number
Medicare Guidance
Exclusive Travel Tips
Free Mail Holding
Support the whole time you’re in Australia
Luggage Storage

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Employment help

After a brilliant week of fun in the sun! Then it’s time to get job hunting with the help of our expert jobs team: We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to a year of paid work. Get advice and assistance organising interviews & arranging accommodation, training course, plus lifetime access to employer database and advice.

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All included, Great value

All Accommodation
All Activities
An Instant Group of Friends
All Transfers
Airport Pickup Arrangement
Support before, during & after the trip
Some Meals & Drinks, BBQ and Party

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Helpful group leader

Our tour leaders are what make us special. They’ll be your best mate, dance partner, share all their local knowledge and work their bums off to show you the trip of a lifetime! Our crew are experts in Australia travel and are here to support you.

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Areas of employment

Some typical areas of employment include: Farm Work, Accounts, Banking, Au-Pair Jobs, Nanny, Childcare, Hospitality, Chef, Beauty, IT, Media, Office, Admin Jobs, Retail, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Teaching, Coaching Jobs.

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Great wages

Wages are typically between £10 (AU $18) and £16 (AU $30) an hour, so get out there and start earning! Especially you only pay 15% for taxes as a working holiday maker. If you’re an expert in your field, you can earn much higher then the average wage.

SYDNEY GAP YEAR

A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start from Sydney!

Start with 8 days of fun in Sydney plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support – awesome! Expect to earn $25 to $35 an hour with paid work in Oz!

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MELBOURNE GAP YEAR

A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start from Melbourne!

Start with 8 days of fun in Melbourne plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support – awesome! Expect to earn $25 to $35 an hour with paid work in Oz!

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SYDNEY ARRIVAL PACKAGE

Kick start your working holiday visa in Australia with the arrival package.

A Work & Travel package takes the stress out of your first few days in a new country as well as giving you ongoing assistance with finding a job.

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MELBOURNE ARRIVAL PACKAGE

Kick start your working holiday visa in Australia with the arrival package.

A Work & Travel package takes the stress out of your first few days in a new country as well as giving you ongoing assistance with finding a job.

Book now Tour Details

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Explore the East Coast of Australia with our ultimate East Coast Tours

Personalised Itineraries for 18 to 30s, backpackers & travellers. Enjoy 4 weeks of backpacking along the Aussie East Coast with expert support every step of the way!

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Fruit Picking is the most common way to obtain your second or third Working Holiday Visa Australia. Work is usually done and completed in rural areas, given the difference in climate nationwide there’s always a qualifying area where you can complete your specified work while fruit picking in Australia.

Fruit Picking in Australia

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Northern Territory

From iconic Uluru/Ayers Rock in Australia’s vast Red Centre, to Darwin and World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the tropical Top End, the Northern Territory is both timeless and as ever-changing as the seasons. A lot of the work is typically during dry season but their is year round work available.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Mar – Oct Mangos (both picking & packing) Darwin & Katherine
Oct & Nov Melons ( Various) Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Citrus Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Bananas Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Asian Vegetables Darwin
Year Round Wildflowers Darwin

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Western Australia

If you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, you’ve come to the right place. Due to Western Australia’s large size and varied climate, the state offers different work opportunities year round.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan-Mar Grapes Margaret River, Mt Barker, Swan Valley
Mar-May Apples & Pears Manjimup, Donnybrook, Pemberton
Mar-Oct Scalloping & Prawning Carnarvon
May-Sep Rockmelons & Zucchin Kununurra
Apr – Nov Melons Coorow
Jun – Dec Tomatoes & Melons Carnarvon
Jul – Aug Bananas Kununurra
Jul – Dec Wildflowers Muchea, Coorow
Oct – Jan Mangoes Kununurra
All Year Fishing Broome
Nov – Jun Rock Lobster Dongara, Geraldton, Broome, Freemantle, Kalbarri

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in South Australia

South Australia offers the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. With a capital voted “most liveable city in the world”, known as the wine and seafood capital of Australia, and framed by 3,800 kilometres of coastline, South Australia is the perfect holiday destination. With long, warm summers and mild winters, any time is a good time to visit South Australia and complete your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Location
Jan, Feb, Mar Dried Fruits Riverland
Feb, Mar, Apr Pears & Apples Adelaide Hills
Feb, Mar, Apr Grapes Southern Vales
Feb, Mar, Apr Grapes Barossa Valley
Feb – Aug Brussels Sprouts Adelaide Hills
Jun, Jul, Aug Oranges Riverland
Jun – Sep Prunning Riverland
Sep – Jan Oranges Riverland
Oct – Feb Strawberries Adelaide Hills
Dec, Jan, Feb Apricots Riverland

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Tasmania

Find yourself amongst landscapes that are the most stunning in the world. Lose yourself in the delights of our small cities and towns. Tasmania is one of Australia’s most natural and beautiful states, a great place to holiday or do your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Mar, April, May Apples West Tamar,Hunter Valley, Tasman Peninsula
Dec – Jan Various Fruits Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Channel District, Huon
Feb,Mar, Apr Grapes Tamar Valley, Huon
Mar & Apr Hops Devenport, Scottsdale, New Norfolk
Jan & Feb Scallop Splitting Bicheno

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Victoria

Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometres – roughly the size of the British Isles. From sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking, there’s always things to do in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Not to mention a great place to complete your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Pears / Peaches / Apples Cobram, Invergordon, Kyabram,Ardmona, Shepparton,Tatura
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Tomatoes Kyabram, Invergordon, Kyabram,Ardmona, Shepparton,Tatura
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Tobacco Ovens, King & Kiewa Valleys
Feb & Mar Grapes Swan Hill, Robinvale, Sunraysia Area,Lake Boga, Nyah West
Sep, Oct, Nov Asparagus Dalmore
Oct,Nov,Dec Strawberries Silvan
Nov – Feb Cherries / Berries Silvan, Wandin

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Wales

The most populated state in Australia, there’s always something to do in in NSW from the Blue Mountains, North Coast, Outback NSW, Snowy Mountains you’ll be entertained by an abundance of options. The capital city is home to one of the worlds most recognizable landmarks, the Sydney harbour bridge not to mention many other popular destinations such as Bondi Beach. Harvest work wise you’ll be looking at positions picking stone fruit, grapes, pears, citrus, onions, asparagus, berries and the list goes on!

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan, Feb, Mar Stone Fruit Young
Feb & Mar Grapes Leeton, Griffith
Feb & Mar Pears Orange
Feb & Mar Grapes Hunter Valley
Feb & Mar Prunes Young
Feb, Mar, Apr Apples Batlow
 Mar-Jun Cotton Picking Narrabri, Mooree
Sep – Oct Asparagus Gundagai
Sep-Dec Asparagus Cowra
Sep-Apr Oranges Griffith
Nov & Dec Cherries Young,Orange
Nov-Apr Oranges Lecton
 Dec& Jan Onions Griffith
 Dec-Mar Stone Fruit Tumut,Batlow
Dec – Apr Blueberries Tumbarumba

Find Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland

Queensland occupies approximately 25% of the continent of Australia, so there’s lots of space for you to explore. It is Australia’s fastest growing State with 3.8 million people…2.1 million visitors are welcomed each year. Queensland also boasts a broad multi-cultural community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descendants with cultures spanning 40,000 years. From the tropical climate, superb beaches, relaxed casual atmosphere, why wouldn’t you complete your harvest work in Queensland.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Dec-Jan Sugar & Bananas Innisfail, Tully
Feb – Mar Apples & Pears Stanthorpe
Feb, Mar, Apr Melons ( Rockmelons) St. George
Mar – Dec Various Vegetables Bundaberg
Apr – Jun Citrus ( Oranges, Mandarins) Gayandah, Mundubbera
Apr – Oct Beans Mary Valley
Apr – Dec Various Vegetables ( Tomatoes) Bowen, Ayr
May – Oct  Broccoli Toowoomba
May – Dec  Sugar Cane Ayr, Innisfail, Ingham
Jul, Aug, Sep Ginger Sunshine Coast
Jul – Dec Onions Lockyer Valley
Nov – Feb Mangoes, Lychees, Bananas, Advocados Mareeba
Nov, Dec, Jan Plums Stanthorpe
Nov, Dec, Jan Cotton Goodiwindi, St. George
Oct – Jan Peaches Stanthorpe
Nov – Mar Cotton Millerran, Toowoomba

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