Helping with the Harvest
Tassie Harvest Jobs
Australia’s agriculture sector is currently facing a significant labour shortage due to COVID-19 so now is a great time to consider farm work.
Working the harvest
Seasoanl harvest jobs can be a fun and rewarding experience. You will be part of a supportive team, often working outside in the fresh air and you are bound to make new friends. You could try anything from:
- picking and packing produce
- pruning and plant husbandry
- planting new berries and trees
- tractor or forklift driving
- managing and receiving freshly harvested fruit
Seasonal work isn't for everyone. Picking, harvesting and packing jobs can be physical work at times and can involve being outdoors through all weather conditions.
Tasmanian employers have already started promoting harvest jobs in preparation for the upcoming harvest period. You can enquire about job opportunities and register for jobs now through the Harvest Trail Information Service by calling 1800 062 332 Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm (excluding national public holidays). The Harvest Trail links job seekers with harvest jobs Australia wide. It’s a great way for people to travel around Australia at their own pace while working and earning money.
Many fruit growers also work with local labour hire businesses to source and manage employees doing seasonal work. These businesses can connect you with growers looking for work, and are a great way for people new and experienced seasonal workers to find and sign on work opportunities.