Looking to find out where the jobs are over the next few months – spring and early summer?
On the Harvest Trail website you can find a list of many current horticulture jobs across Australia. These jobs change daily so keep an eye on this site.
You can also call the Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) on 1800 062 332 where operators can direct you to vacancies for picking and packing jobs but also for other roles in the horticulture industry such as planters, graders, machine operators, drivers, supervisors and others.
The following is a state-by-state summary of many of the fruit and vegetables that are either harvested or generate other work such as thinning during this period.
Carnarvon – bananas, vegetables, grapes, tomatoes
Carabooda/Wannaroo/Gin Gin/Swan Valley – tomatoes/vegetables, berries, avocados, citrus, stonefruit
Perth Hills – stonefruit, apples/pears
Manjimup/Pemberton – avocados, berries, stonefruit
Busselton area – avocados, potatoes
Donnybrook – avocados, apples/pears, stonefruit
Great Southern (Albany/Mount Barker/Denmark/Frankland) – grape pruning, berries, cherries
Katherine – melons, mangoes
Darwin area – melons, mangoes, vegetables
Ayr/Bowen/Giru – melons, tomatoes, vegetables, mangoes
Yeppoon/Emerald – grapes, melons
Bundaberg/Childers/Gin Gin – macadamias, melons, berries, tomatoes, vegetables, avocados
Gayndah/Mundubbera/Murgon – citrus, vegetables, blueberries, grapes
Sunshine Coast/Caboolture – pineapples, berries, ginger, pineapples
Lockyer Valley (Laidley/Gatton/Boonah) – vegetables, tomatoes
St George/Cunnamulla – grapes, melons, vegetables
Sydney Basin (Macarthur/Camden) – citrus, flowers, vegetables
Orange/Young – cherries, apples
Murray River (Wentworth/Gol Gol/Euston/Tooleybuc) – citrus, vegetables
North (Burnie/Deloraine/Devonport/Launceston) – apples, berries
Mid-Murray (Swan Hill/Nyah) – citrus, stonefruit, vegetables
Goulburn Valley (Shepparton/Kyabram/Cobram) – apples/pears pruning & thinning, cherries, citrus
Beechworth/Stanley/Myrtleford – cherries, apples, hops
Gippsland (Bairnsdale/Maffra/Lindenow) – vegetables, asparagus
Yarra Valley – berries, cherries, flowers, grapes