Category Archives: Harvest Trail Talk

Trail Talk

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 […]

Wage Subsidies

Current COVID driven economic conditions and nationwide labour shortages continue to impact our national agriculture industry. Horticulture farmers, whilst typically resilient, are certainly not immune, with many experiencing unprecedented labour issues across the entire sector. Seasonal labour sourcing is again tricky. Labour shortages are driving farmers to increase wages and upgrade their employee conditions to […]

Bio: Julian Banks, HTIS State Manager

We are pleased to introduce Julian Banks as our new State Manager for the Harvest Trail Information Service. Over the next six months while Rob Hayes enjoys some long service leave, Julian will cover Rob’s patch – Victoria and southern WA. Julian joins HTIS after 18 months looking after the Northern NSW region for the […]

Harvest Trail Services Provider, QITE: Retention of Workers

As the seasons roll on throughout the regions, we all have noted the change in availability of labour and difficulty in attracting labour especially the right labour and this, unfortunately, effects all industries but most significantly the horticulture industry. Over the past 12 months the use of Harvest Trail Services in Far North Queensland has […]

Super Stapling – Understanding your Superannuation Obligations

Generally, if you as an employer, pay and employee $450 or more before tax in a calendar month, you will have to pay superannuation on top of 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 […]


MADEC Harvest Trail Services Manager, Latarah Heming caught up with HR Manager Dorothy Stolk from Simpson Farms to share her background and experience on the avocado farm. Simpson Farms is located in Childers Queensland, which is approximately 41kms from Bundaberg and 1280kms north of Brisbane. Simpson Farms is a family owned business that manages more […]

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 […]