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.

From September to November the weather starts to warm up, particularly in the southern states, and so does horticultural activity following the dormant winter months.

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.

Western Australia

Kununurra – melons, pumpkins, mangoes

Carnarvon – bananas, vegetables, grapes, tomatoes

Carabooda/Wannaroo/Gin Gin/Swan Valley – tomatoes/vegetables, berries, avocados, citrus, stonefruit

Lancelin – vegetables

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

Northern Territory

Katherine – melons, mangoes

Darwin area – melons, mangoes, vegetables


Far North Queensland (Atherton/Mareeba/Dimbulah/Innisfail/Tully) – bananas, berries, vegetables, pawpaws, citrus, lychees, mangoes, pineapples

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

Stanthorpe – apples/pears, berries, stonefruit, vegetables

St George/Cunnamulla – grapes, melons, vegetables

South Australia

Adelaide Hills/Barossa – cherries, vegetables

Riverland (Renmark/Berri/Waikerie/Barmera/Loxton) – cherries, citrus, stonefruit

New South Wales

North Coast (Coffs Harbour/Lismore/Ballina) – nuts, avocados, berries, stonefruit, bananas

Sydney Basin (Macarthur/Camden) – citrus, flowers, vegetables

Orange/Young – cherries, apples

Riverina (Griffith/Leeton/Hillston) – citrus, cherries, vegetables

Murray River (Wentworth/Gol Gol/Euston/Tooleybuc) – citrus, vegetables


Southern (Richmond/New Norfolk/Huonville) – vegetables, hops, apples, berries

North (Burnie/Deloraine/Devonport/Launceston) – apples, berries


Sunraysia (Mildura/Nangiloc/Robinvale) – citrus, vegetables

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

Mornington Peninsula – cherries, berries

Yarra Valley – berries, cherries, flowers, grapes