Monthly Archives: August 2022

Site Profile – Tasmania Harvest Area

Tasmania is affectionately known as the Apple Isle, due to the outstanding apple orchards found in abundance there.  The first apple tree was planted on Bruny Island in 1788 when William Bligh was anchored there.  Tasmania is also located in an area known as The Roaring Forties which refers to that part of the world […]

Grower Profile – Oakes & Sons, Qld

With COVID-19 disrupting backpacker availability for fruit picking and harvest work, Harvest Trail Services are helping Australian growers explore a new market for staff. Their own backyard. Oakes & Sons, a family-run business producing pineapples and sugar cane, operates at seven locations around the Maroochy River in Queensland. As the COVID-19 pandemic set in, brothers […]

Worker Profile – Tamara Kartheininger

Harvest work provides flexibility, friendships – and the occasional quokka sighting Harvest work can be so much more than just extra money. For traveller Tamara Kartheininger, it’s about meeting great people across the country, experiencing all types of work, and seizing the opportunity to see some incredible wildlife. Tamara and her partner are engineers from […]


It’s probably in your pantry. You may well use it the majority of times you cook. It’s more than likely to be in many savoury restaurant or take-away dishes you order. So, let’s learn more about…garlic. Production Garlic is a plant in the Allium family, a close relative of onions, leeks, shallots and chives. Australia […]

How the Harvest Trail website can help you…

The Commonwealth Government funds Harvest Trail Services which aim to connect workers with employers in harvest areas across Australia. Part of this service includes hosting the Harvest Trail website This site provides a jobs board for all harvest and horticulture vacancies in all states. The site attracts over 20,000 visitors each month and continues […]

Check out our Social Media pages…

The Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) maintains both a Facebook and an Instagram account. Most of the posts will advertise current vacancies, however, from time to time, we post about major weather events, health and safety information, wage rate changes, visa change information or anything really that might be of interest to a horticulture worker. […]

Why are the prices of Fruit & Vegetables so high at the moment?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you will have noticed the cost of fruit and vegetables across Australia have gone up substantially over the last few months, especially when purchased from the major retailers. Media coverage has also been rife and lots of reasons given for the price hikes. Here’s a simple break down […]

Tips for travelling workers & WHMs

Travelling around the country looking for harvest or horticulture work? Here are some tips to enable you to do this successfully. Any questions?Call the Harvest Trail Information Service on free call 1800 062 332 for more information. Get information relating to any job offer in writing and be sure of what you are committing yourself […]

Do you need help finding harvest or horticulture work?

Consider using Harvest Trail Services to assist you. No cost, no obligation, no risk. Contact the Harvest Trail Information Service or your nearest Harvest Trail Services Office.   Harvest Trail Service Offices Contact List South West WA – Rural Enterprises Australia Unit 1, 14 Burler Drive, Vasse, WA 6280 08 6166 9124   Top […]

Working backpackers – getting there and staying there

Travelling Australia chasing farm work is the means by which many backpackers extend their stay. But how do you get to the farm and where do you stay once you’ve arrived? Here are some tips. Want to extend your working holiday? Some tips Backpackers are starting to return to Australia.  Before COVID they made up […]