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.
Kununurra – melons, pumpkins, mangoes
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
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
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