Australia has the perfect climate for year-round fruit growing, so at
any time of the
year, there is a lot of fruit growing around Australia.
Individually, and depending on the exact location, each crop is
seasonal, but if you move with those seasons, you can easily live as a
full time fruit picker and make alright money if you work enough.
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These jobs are most popular with the working
there are also Australians who take advantage from the fruit picking
lifestyle - after all it's a great way to get around the country for
The jobs require some
such as lifting, climbing ladders and
moving along the field in not the most comfortable positions such as
bending. You are also out in the weather, often uncomfortable heat.
But if you can take that, these
are easy to get, and reasonably
well paid if you work six days a week.
The best place to start is to visit
the Australian Government's Harvest
Trail Website; or - if you are in Australia - ring 1800 062 332
order the latest Harvest Guide.
Whether in Australia or
not, you can
also download the guide here (it may
just be a little older
version than what you get if you order on the phone).
It's a FREE book
pages with everything you need to know to get
started and plan your own harvest trail.
There is general information, tips, work requirements, visas, info on
tax file numbers and Superannuation, and finally there are all the
fruit and vegie picking areas in each state.
They are all detailed with the info on what fruit of vegie is available
when and where, and also how to get there, where you can stay, what's
around to see there, and what are the contact details to job searching
This site uses
British English, which is the English we use in Australia. You will
find words like "traveller", "harbour" and "realise", and they are all
correct in the language used in Australia.
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