Tag Archives: @backpackersau

Contact Centre Report

The Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) records and analyses data regarding itinerant workers who engage with us, ensuring we cater effectively to their needs as part of our commitment to continually improve and adapt our services. For the period spanning 1 October to 31 December, this report provides an analysis of the HTIS contact centre […]

Commodity in Focus – Avocados

Avocados have transcended from being just a fruit to a cultural icon, symbolising the essence of modern dietary trends and the famed ‘smashed avo’ brunch. Their buttery texture and nutritional profile have catapulted them to the forefront of health-conscious diets worldwide. In Australia, this green gem has not only found its way into the hearts […]

Harvest Trail – Avocados (Avo go at it!)

With avocados predominantly grown along the east coast of Australia, it’s really easy to follow a trail of farms from Far North Queensland down into New South Wales, before skipping across the continent to South Australia and Western Australia. However, depending on when you’re available to start your trail, you can jump in anywhere as, […]

Australian Licences and Certificates

So, you’ve landed in Australia and looking for work. You are confident your driver’s licence from home, forklift ticket and tractor driving permit will get you the job you’ve seen advertised. But will they? Documents I need to travel and work in Australia There are many things to think of when travelling and working in […]

Worker Profile: Lo Tsz Ching – A Journey of Exploration and Growth

At the age of 23, Lo Tsz Ching also known as ‘Oscar’ has already embarked on a remarkable journey filled with exploration, personal growth, and valuable experiences. Growing up with three sisters in Hong Kong, her father was a taxi driver and her mother a housewife. At 18 she moved to Taiwan to pursue a […]

Grower Profile – “We Own A” – Banana Farm in Mission Beach

Ian and Connie Barnes are Australian born banana farmers who run ‘We Own A’ in Mission Beach, 140 kilometres south of Cairns, Queensland. Starting with Ian’s grandfather, farming has been passed down through the generations and both Ian and his brother own and run farms in the Cassowary Coast region. The current farm Ian and […]

Commodity in Focus – Bananas

Have you ever thought about where Australia’s most-loved fruit begins its journey? Let’s take a look at the world of banana farming! Whether you’re a backpacker seeking a unique Australian experience or a young local hunting for a hands-on job, here’s your chance to be a part of this a-peel-ing venture. Every day, Australians munch […]

Working in the Australian summer – heat, snakes and mozzies

Working outside during summer in Australia can be very pleasant. It can also be fierce. But knowledge is power, and being prepared for the conditions can keep you safe, while enjoying the great-outdoors. Summer time is the busiest time Australia is 3,860 kilometres from the northern tip of Cape York to southern Tasmania.  That means […]

Banana Harvest Trail: Ripe for the picking

Get Ready to Go Bananas on Australia’s Ultimate Harvest Trail. It’s time to hit the road and follow the banana bunch from vibrant Cairns all the way to the wild west of Carnarvon. Bananas are one of the few crops that need labour all year round so no matter where you go, there’s a good […]

Season’s Greetings

From the MADEC team delivering the Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS), we wish you all a very merry and peaceful Xmas and a prosperous new year. Let’s hope 2024 brings with it favourable weather, pest free crops and plenty of job opportunities. On the subject of work, don’t forget to call the HTIS on 1800 […]