In a win for local farmers, the regional Harvest Trail Services (HTS) for the ‘Hunter Central West’ region is now being delivered by MADEC Australia.  Already operating eleven of the 16 regional Harvest Trail offices across Australia, MADEC has expanded its footprint by adding the Hunter Central West as Harvest Area number twelve. 

The local unit provides a personal service to put farm employers and those looking for work in touch with each other.  And with the highly mobile seasonal workforce potentially anywhere in Australia, the regional and national offices coordinate to drive individuals, and whole workforces, to where they are needed. 

Source: Harvest Trail Services (HTS)

Whether the best option is experienced locals, grey nomads, backpackers or students, a simple phone call is all that is needed to get the ball rolling.

The service is funded by the Commonwealth, so there is no cost.

Meet Dean Glawson – Local Field Representative

MADEC’s Dean Glawson, a Bathurst local, is newly appointed to the Hunter Central West regional HTS office as your local field representative. He joins MADEC with over 20 years’ experience in the employment services industry, and brings with him a strong understanding of recruiting and working in horticulture.

Field Representative: Dean Glawson

Dean’s role is to connect the right workers with the right employers and is off to a great start in the new region. Despite having just started, Dean’s experience, energy and enthusiasm have been instrumental in connecting with employers and workers in the harvest region already! To speak with Dean, contact him on 02 6648 2303 or send him an email on

If you prefer, you can also contact the Harvest Trail Information Service on freecall 1800 062 332 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm), and our operators can assist with enquiries and pass you on to Dean.

Not just fruit picking

Although the Harvest Trail is best known for fruit picking, it can provide seasonal staff for almost any job within plant-based agriculture.  Obviously, with high labour needs horticulture and viticulture have the biggest requirement, but broadacre farming does not miss out.  Grains and cotton qualify to access the service too. 

Jobs preparing for harvest are eligible including planting, pruning, thinning or spraying, while post-harvest jobs like sorting, packing and quality control can also be filled.

The Hunter Central West harvest region covers a swathe of territory from Tamworth to the Hunter, across to West Wyalong and everywhere in between.  From premium vineyards, to cherries, apples and vegetables, to wheat, cotton and much more, there is likely to be a need for seasonal workers somewhere at any given time. 

Dean expects to be busy listing vacancies, contacting those on his extensive waiting list, and sourcing appropriate candidates when specific skills or attributes are requested.  So, contact him today to learn more about how MADEC Harvest Trail Services can help you.