Farm work in Australia can be a great way to earn some cash and experience the culture of regional Western Australia whilst traveling and enjoying the unique beauty of the great outdoors. Farm work in Australia is often also very physically demanding and you need to make sure the employer who you work for is paying minimum wage and that you can also find suitable accommodation.
Where to Search for Farm Jobs?
Following the harvest trail can be a great way to go and many people just follow that. Ideally, you should make a plan based around where you want to be and where the jobs are going to be. Working hostels and hostel notice boards often provide a wealth of knowledge which will be of good use.
Farm jobs can be found online in numerous job portals as listed below:
When to Find Farm Jobs?
Harvest and fruit-picking work availability depends on which area in regional Australia you want to see, and what time of year it is. There’s not only a wide variety of fruits like apples, grapes, plums, peaches, apricots, mangoes, etc along with cotton and tobacco which is harvested, as well as fresh seafood such as crayfish, prawns and rock lobsters.
- Grapes and orchard fruit from October to June in the south and west.
- Crayfish, prawns, and scallops from March to November on the west coast from Fremantle to Carnarvon.
- Rock lobster from March to June in Geraldton and Fremantle.
- Bananas from July to August and October to January in Kununurra.
How Much Pay
Below are some of the salary rates paid to various types of farm jobs.