Monthly Archives: August 2023

Commodity in Focus: Berries

Immerse yourself in the vivid hues of Australia’s billion-dollar berry industry! Explore picking strawberries in Queensland to packing blueberries in New South Wales (NSW). Dive into our guide on Australia’s ‘berry best’ and learn unique berry facts. There are thriving growing regions with vibrant harvest seasons and diverse job opportunities ripe for the picking. Unlock […]

Time again for Tax Returns

It’s that time of year again when we all scurry around trying to find receipts in order to complete our annual tax return for the Australian Taxation Office. The Australian income year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June the following year. Depending on your circumstance you may want to lodge a return. Receipts for […]

Harvest Trail (Series #4) – Berry Harvest Trail

As part of our series of developing some unique and fun ways to explore the Harvest Trail, we have put together this guide for following berries around Australia, timed for their peak harvests. In order to provide some unique and fun ways to explore Australia using the Harvest Trail, we have added to our series […]

Setting Up a myGov Account & Linking Workforce Australia

A myGov account is a centralised platform through which individuals can access numerous government services and benefits online. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a myGov account and connecting it to Workforce Australia. You’ll need to do this in order to apply for many jobs advertised on the Harvest […]

Safeguarding Australia’s Horticultural Farms: Mitigating Biosecurity Risks

With Working Holiday Maker numbers back to pre-COVID levels, farmers have been left a little spoilt for choice when it comes to recruiting labour for their peak harvests. As a result of high competition for picking and packing jobs, many backpackers are heading to regional areas and cold-calling, that is, knocking on doors and entering […]

Seasonal Workforce Attraction & Retention (a series #4)

Seasonal Workforce – who, where, how, why? In our final article in the series, we break down the different groups of people you are likely to encounter in the national labour pool. If you consider the varying characteristics of each, you can increase your chances of attracting and retaining them as workers for your busy […]

How to get a Forklift Driver licence

As at mid-June 2023, a quick search on SEEK revealed over 30,000 forklift operator vacancies across Australia. There were vacancies in every state. Along with truck drivers and other skilled positions, Australian industry is in desperate need of more forklift drivers and other machinery operators. In horticulture at the moment there is intense competition for […]

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 Areas 2023-24 Harvest Trail Information Service Contact List Harvest Trail Information Service 1800 062 332 Harvest Trail Services Contact List South West WA Rural Enterprises Australia […]

Worker Profile: Hung-Hsuan Yen

Transitioning into new experiences can be both exciting and challenging. It requires stepping out of one’s comfort zone and embracing the unknown. Meet Hung-Hsuan Yen, affectionately known as Bacon, a Taiwanese chef who embarked on an exciting journey to Australia in 2018 searching for growth and adventure. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Bacon was […]

Site Profile – Hunter Central West, NSW

In a win for local farmers, the regional Harvest Trail Services (HTS) for the ‘Hunter Central West’ region is now being delivered by MADEC Australia. Already operating eleven of the 16 regional Harvest Trail offices across Australia, MADEC has expanded its footprint by adding the Hunter Central West as Harvest Area number twelve. The local […]