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MADEC is open for business.

🚨 Due to the Federal Government’s decision to cease funding the Harvest Trail Service and Harvest Trail Information Services from 30 June 2024, some of our local offices are closing.

However, we remain dedicated to supporting our clients, partners and Australia’s agriculture sector.

We continue to offer:

  • Employment services, through our Workforce Australia contract
  • Training and education programs via our RTO
  • Workforce labour solutions through the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme
  • A ready pool of working holiday makers, temporary work visa holders, overseas students, and local candidates for all your recruitment needs

We are committed to delivering exceptional service, supporting our current clients, and building new relationships across agriculture and other sectors.

Thank you for your continued trust and support!

Questions? All offices, even those that are closing, will have their phone lines monitored by our team until June 30.

  • Caboolture, 07 5294 7000
  • Coffs Harbour, 02 6648 2300
  • Griffith, 02 6963 2200
  • Sale, 03 5169 7300
  • Robinvale, 03 5026 5000
  • Renmark, 08 8586 1900 (Option 1)

For any other assistance or inquiries, reach out to us at 1800 062 332, or 08 8565 8708.

MADEC offers a range of services to support harvest employers and seasonal workers

Harvest Trail Information Service

The Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) connects workers and growers to fill seasonal farm jobs via the Harvest Trail website and call centre.  If you are looking for seasonal farm workers, HTIS can help you find them. If you are looking for seasonal farm work, we can refer you to farm work opportunities.

Harvest Trail Services

MADEC Harvest Trail Services provides year-round services to meet seasonal labour needs.  We supply labour to major harvest areas seeking large numbers of harvest workers to supplement local labour supply.

Harvest Trail Services staff liaise with harvest employers, industry groups and leaders to keep up with regional trends and industry needs. We communicate with jobseekers outside the region, informing them of available facilities, transport and accommodation. And, we liaise with other labour services including the Harvest Trail Information Service. This extends to other potential labour sources including universities, hostels and community groups.

MADEC Labour Hire

MADEC offers our own value-added recruitment service, for a fee. MADEC Labour Hire services take care of administration, recruitment, selection, payment of wages including superannuation, work cover, penalty rates, award allowances, payroll tax and GST, as well as providing personal protective equipment.

MADEC has offices across south-east South Australia and Victoria and can help with recruitment for wineries, viticulture, labouring, mining, retail, processing, hospitality, horticulture, construction, local government, tourism and apprentices/traineeships.

PALM Scheme

The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM) is an Australian government initiative that provides employers in agriculture access to reliable, returning workers from 9 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. As an approved employer of the PALM sceme, MADEC can source, employ and manage people to work on your farm under the program. We comply with all the requirements of being an approved employer including providing all pastoral care.