Harvest Guide Australia 2018, Crop Calendar For Fruit Picking


Australian Harvest Guide And Crop Calendar


This harvest season Australia guide will be very useful to any backpacker, working holiday maker, “grey nomad” or student thinking of using fruit and vegetable picking to fund their travels or studies in Australia.

The fruit picking seasons and harvest guide 2018 Australia is organized in categories after states. Under each state you will find all the information you need when looking for fruit picking jobs at different times of the year in different parts of Australia.

Fruit picking and harvest work are physical jobs, and there is always a chance that you can get sick or suffer an injury. I can’t stress it enough, but you need travel insurance for your Working Holiday in Australia, especially if you’ll be fruit picking or working in a farm. You can’t afford getting into an accident and not having travel insurance to cover your medical bills. I recommend getting your insurance from World Nomads.

Harvest guide and crop calendar Australia

Fruit Picking Queensland Harvest Guide – Pick your way around the “Sunshine State”
Queensland is growing one-third of the nation’s fruit and vegestable produce from Stanthorpe in the South to the Atherton Tablelands in the far North. Every year thousands of picking jobs are available throughout Queensland. More than 120 types of fruit and vegetable are picked and packed in the state every year all year round.



Dec-JanBananas / SugarInnisfail / Tully
Feb – MarPears / ApplesStanthorpe
Feb – AprRockmelonSt. George
Feb – AprGingerSunshine Coast
Mar – DecVegetablesBundaberg
Apr – JunCitrusGayandah / Mundubbera
Apr – OctAll sortsLockyer Valley
Apr – NovBeansMary Valley
Apr – DecTomatoes / vegetablesBowen / Ayr
May – OctBroccoliToowoomba
May – DecSugar CaneAyr / Ingham / Innisfail
Jul – SepGingerSunshine Coast
Jul – DecOnionsLockyer Valley
Nov – FebMangoes / Lychees / Advocados / BananasMareeba
Nov – JanPlumsStanthorpe
Nov – JanCottonGoodiwindi /St. George
Oct – JanPeachesStanthorpe
Nov – MarCottonToowoomba / Millerran
Dec – MarAll sortsStanthorpe

Harvest guide and crop calendar AustraliaFruit Picking NSW Harvest Guide – Pick & Choose your lifetime adventure!

Fruit and vegetable picking in New South Wales is an outstanding way to pay for all the exciting adventures and experiences the state has to offer! Travel to the breathtaking mountains, ski, hike, surf or gaze under the desert stars! Pick your way to any imaginable New South Wales adventure!

November to April is the busiest harvest period peaking in February. You can literally find fruit picking work all around Bathurst in the central Eastern district. Main produce includes orchard fruits, cotton and onions. Further North around the coastal areas of NSW, near Coffs Harbour bananas are grown all year.

Jan – MarStone FruitYoung
Feb – MarGrapesGriffith / Leeton
Feb – MarPearsOrange
Feb – MarGrapesHunter Valley
Feb – MarPrunesYoung
Feb – AprilApplesOrange
Mar – AprGrapesTumburumba
Mar – MayApplesBatlow
Mar – JunCotton PickingNarrabri / Mooree
Sep – OctAsparagusGundagai
Sep – DecAsparagusCowra
Sep – AprOrangesGriffith
Nov – DecCherriesYoung / Orange
Nov – AprOrangesLecton
Dec – JanOnionsGriffith
Dec – MarStone FruitTumut / Batlow
Dec – AprBlueberriesTumbarumba

Harvest guide and crop calendar AustraliaFruit Picking Victoria Harvest Guide – Just pick a way! 
You are more likely to run out of time than things to do in this stunning state and there is plenty of fruit picking work to get your hands on in proximity of the worlds most beautiful coastline, extraordinary national parks and the buzzing city life in Melbourne.

November to April (peaking in February) is the main season for fruit and vegetable picking jobs in Victoria. Work is plenty in central northern areas of Victoria around Shepparton (next door to the Grampians National Park). The Murray River area is also a great area to look for work, places such as Mildura and Swan Hill often require seasonal workers. Main harvests in these areas include orchard fruits, tomatoes, tobacco, grapes and soft fruits.

Jan – AprPears / Peaches / ApplesArdmona / Shepparton / Tatura / Cobram / Invergordon / Kyabram
Jan – ApTomatoesArdmona / Shepparton / Tatura / Kyabram / Echuca / Rochester / Elmore
Jan – AprTobaccoOvens / King & Kiewa Valleys
Feb – MarGrapesLake Boga / Nyah West / Swan Hill / Robinvale Sunraysia Area
Feb – AprGrapesOvens / King & Kiewa Valleys
Mar – AprApplesBuckland Valley / Stanley / Wandilong / Red Hill / Main Range
Sep – NovAsparagusDalmore
Oct – DecStrawberriesSilvan
Nov – FebCherries / BerriesWandin / Silvan
Nov – FebCherriesBoweya / Glenrowan / Wagandary
Nov – DecTomato WeedingEchuca / Rochester

Harvest guide and crop calendar AustraliaFruit Picking Tasmania Harvest Guide – Pick your way across The Bass Strait
Also known as the “Apple Isle”, Tasmania represents almost a fifth of the apple production in Australia. The first apple tree was planted in Tasmania in the 1700’s. Today 120 families around the state grow approximately 55.000 Tones of apples every year. The bulk of Tasmania’s apples are grown in the Huon district South of Hobart – just one of Tasmanias gateways to unspoiled wilderness, fascinating wildlife, history and heritage.

Unlike most other states in Australia, Tasmania has a relatively short fruit picking season. For about six months, generally from December to the end of May, fruitpicking jobs are available all around this beautiful island. When the fruitpicking season starts there is plenty of work available picking apples, pears, wide variety of stonefruits, hops, grapes, berries and much more. Read our fruit picking Tasmania guide here.

Mar – MayApplesHunter Valley / Tasman Peninsula / West Tamar
Dec – JanSoft FruitChannel District / Huon / Kingborough / Derwent Valley
Feb – AprGrapesHuon / Tamar Valley
Mar – AprHopsScottsdale / New Norfolk / Devenport
Jan – FebScallop SplittingBicheno

Harvest guide and crop calendar AustraliaFruit Picking South Australia Harvest Guide – Outback adventures, vineyards & Kangaroo Island
In South Australia you can get a real taste of the finer things in life combined with unique nature experiences, rare wildlife and exhilirating outback adventures! And most amazingly – you can easily find work in this beautiful Southern state to pay for it ALL!

South Australia offers fruit and vegetable picking jobs all year around e.g. picking citrus and soft fruits such as raspberries and strawberries around the Riverland area. Seasonal work from February to April work is usually available around The Barossa Valley picking and packing the grapes that have made this region famous worldwide.

Jan – MarDried FruitsRiverland
Feb – AprApples & PearsAdelaide Hills
Feb – AprGrapes & PeachesRiverland
Feb – AprGrapesBarossa Valley
Feb – AprGrapesSouthern Vales
Feb – AugBrussels SproutsAdelaide Hills
Jun – AugOrangesRiverland
Jun – SepPrunningRiverland
Sep – JanOranges (Juices & Packing)Riverland
Oct – FebStrawberriesAdelaide Hills
Dec – FebApricotsRiverland

Fruit Picking Western Australia Harvest Guide – Australia’s largest state!
Awesome environment, super friendly people, the worlds largest fish, ancient trees and more sunshine than you know what to do with! Western Australia is an amazing place to work!

Fruit and vegetable picking jobs are widely available in the Southwest of the state. Every year from October to June you can cash up by harvesting grapes and orchard fruits. From March to November fishing and processing work is available for crayfish, prawns and scallops on the west coast between Fremantle and Carnarvon. From May to October fruit and vegetable picking & packing jobs are easy to find in the northeast, around Kununurra.

Jan – MarGrapesMargaret River / Mt Barker / Swan Valley
Mar – MayApples & PearsManjimup / Pemberton / Donnybrook
Mar – OctPrawning & ScallopingCarnarvon
May – SepZucchini & RockmelonsKununurra
Apr – NovMelonsCoorow
Jun – DecMelons & TomatoesCarnarvon
Jul – AugBananasKununurra
Jul – DecWildflowersCoorow / Muchea
Oct – JanMangoesKununurra
All YearFishingBroome
Nov – JunRock LobsterFreemantle / Kalbarri / Dongara Geraldton / Broome

Harvest guide and crop calendar AustraliaFruit Picking Northern Territory Harvest Guide – Work your way North!
Blessed with iconic natural wonders, spectacular national parks, amazing wildlife and the wast red desert, Northern Territory has it all! The best thing is; you can simply work your way to explore it all with fruit picker jobs !

Whilst it can be difficult to find good information about the possibilities for fruit and vegetable picking jobs in the Northern Territory, it is widely available. Seasonal work from May to October picking melons around Katherine and Darwin is popular. From October to November mango pickers & packers are needed both around Katherine and Darwin. Citrus and bananas are grown all year around Katherine. And Darwin (Gateway to Kakadu National Park) offer possibilities for picking work all year picking bananas, citrus, vegetables and cutting flowers.

Mar – OctMelonsKatherine / Darwin
Oct – NovMangos (picking & packing)Katherine / Darwin
All yearCitrusKatherine / Darwin
All yearBananasKatherine / Darwin
All yearAsian vegetablesDarwin
All yearCutting wildflowersDarwin

Look for fruit picking jobs on our backpackers job board.

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