Category Archives: Harvest Trail Mix

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Mid Murray Harvest Trail Region

Four hours from Melbourne and serviced by our two offices located in Swan Hill and Robinvale, the Mid Murray Harvest Region stretches from Boort in the South to Robinvale in the North, and Barham in the East to Sea Lake in the West. The Mid Murray Region is renowned for its variety of harvest commodities […]

Super Stapling – Understanding your Employer’s Superannuation Obligations

Generally, if your employer pays you $450 or more before tax in a calendar month, they will have to pay superannuation on top of the wages. The minimum amount paid is called the super guarantee (SG): The SG is currently 10% of an employee’s ordinary time earnings. The employer must pay the SG at least […]

AgMove Update

Relocate to find a harvest job and AgMove will help pay your relocation costs. The Commonwealth Government recently extended AgMove until 30 June 2022. If you relocate to take up short-term (ie up to 6 months) agricultural work in a harvest, regional or remote area, the Australian Government’s AgMove will help pay your relocation costs: Up […]

What to do if your employer instructs you to do something illegal or unsafe?

Sometimes, workers may be asked to do something that is clearly unsafe or illegal. What do you do? Here is an article by Jennifer Diplock, Solicitor with Hall Payne Lawyers – As an employee, you may be faced with a stressful situation where your employer directs you to do something illegal – potentially under duress […]


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In Season – Nuts

Nuts to you! When we think of food harvested from Australian farms, we often just consider grain, fruit and vegetables – but what about nuts? Shake ‘em or leave ‘em? Australia’s two biggest nut commodities are almonds and our very own native macadamias – grown in very different parts of the country. Almonds thrive in […]

National Harvest Guide – new edition

The latest edition of the National Harvest Guide will soon be available. This guide is produced to assist horticulture jobseekers, both Aussies and overseas visitors, locate picking and packing and other harvest jobs across all major horticulture areas in Australia. It contains crop calendars for all areas: and a description of the location, how to […]

Worker Profile – Dennis Hayton

MADEC recently caught up with Dennis while working in Coffs Harbour at a berry packing shed and berry collection store.  We wanted to hear about Dennis’ experience transitioning from previous employment which he held for 15 years and then moved into horticulture work.  Dennis has lived in Coffs Harbour for 20 years and came across […]