Fruit Picking NSW- Find jobs easily using this hack

At GAFFL we know that it can be difficult to find fruit picking work in Australia. There are a few websites out there that are great for finding fruit picking jobs but there are also websites that ask you for money before showing you any job listings. There are farms all over Australia that have openings but don’t post them. We’ve devised a strategy for backpackers in Australia to find these jobs easily in NSW free of any costs.

Here’s how it works: You’ll have to read the maps below, choose a location that is currently harvesting a fruit/crop and then contact a farm in that area to find out if they have an opening. If you scroll below the maps, each location has contact details for different farms in the area, as well as ideas about other things to do, information about accommodations, and directions on how to get there.

Websites to Find Fruit Picking Work in NSW


Before contacting the farms directly, you may have luck finding fruit picking work in NSW by browsing through the Australian Government’s Harvest website.   

Other websites to find fruit picking jobs in NSW include:

Everlasting Agriculture Management Pty Ltd

North Hill Harvesting

The University of New England

AG Workforce

Neuvoo

You can find jobs across NSW and Australia in vineyards picking grapes and pruning vines. Individual vineyards often use contractors to find harvest workers, I’ve listed a few of these contractors below.

Wine Industry Jobs

Wine Jobs Australia

CoZ Wine

Prunerite (They hire in January)

Bright Vine Services (They hire from Jan- March call Janell +61048966484) or Kyle +610402047800)

If you aren’t able to find any fruit picking work in NSW by using the websites above, you should have better luck by using the map below. Find a location that is harvesting right now, look up the corresponding city/town, and contact farmers using the contact info provided below. For the less tech saavy folks, if you hold the “Ctrl”/ “Command” button on your keyboard and then press the “F” key, you will be able to search the destination without having to scroll through the whole list. I have personally reached out to many of these farms to confirm if they hire backpackers. All of the harvest information below was directly sourced from the Australian Government’s Harvest website.

Meet Other Travelers in NSW

Once you decide on a location, if you need a ride to a particular area you can try checking out the many trips started by Gafflers in New South Wales. Also you can use GAFFL to meet other travelers and explore Australia after you’ve completed your fruit picking work in NSW.

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Fruit Picking in Coffs Harbour, NSW

When should I go?

January-December

Bananas- There is a steady demand for work in Banana Plantations all year long.

June-December

Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between July-September. 

July-January

Berries-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between August-October.

Contact Information for farms in the Coffs Harbour area:

Oz Group Co-op LTD (Berry Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6654 7119

Mobile: +61 427 060 333

www.ozgroupcoop.com.au

Address: PO Box 106 Woolgoolga, NSW 2456

Stuarts Point Avocado Farm

https://www.coastalavocados.com.au/employment.php

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from July to October)

Address: Lot 2 Serrata Lane , Fishermans Reach NSW

Comboyne Avocado Farms 

https://www.coastalavocados.com.au/employment.php

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from October to January)

Address: 3803 Wingham Road, Comboyne NSW, Australia

Corindi Berry Farm

Phone: +61 2 6649 2921

Fax: +61 2 6649 2994

Address: Range Road, Corindi NSW, Australia

Packing Shed Costa Berries

Phone: +61 2 6649 2784

Address: 1 Range Rd, Dirty Creek NSW 2456, Australia

Borsato G & M (Bananas)

Phone: +61 2 6653 1442

Address: Middle Boambee Rd, Sawtell NSW 2452

Singh Jhalman (Bananas)

Phone: +61 2 6654 2570

Address: 20 Knox St, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Singh Sohan & Jaswinder

Phone: +61 2 6654 2056

Address: 57 Turon Parade, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Sidhu Gurmit S

Phone: +61 2 6654 1367

Address: 22 Nightingale St, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

What are some other things to know about Coffs Harbour

Popular activities in Coffs Harbour include fishing, surfing, and golfing. You can also visit places like Clog Barn, Emerald Beach, Diggers Beach, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, Big Banana, Old Butter Factory, Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, Maze and Tea Rooms and Dolphin Marine Magic. 

Accomodation: There are a wide range of accommodations that you can stay in. They include, hotels, caravan parks, camping grounds, motels, backpacker hostels, B&B’s, country retreats, and apartments.

Directions: Airlines operate regular flights from Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, and Melbourne to Coffs Harbour. There are also daily rail services from Sydney and Brisbane to Coffs Harbour. If you drive from Sydney it is a 550km drive compared to driving from Brisbane which is a 427km drive. Most bus companies located in the East Coast ave regular service to Coffs Harbour.

Fruit Picking in Ballina, NSW

When should I go?

April- September

Macadamia Nuts and Avocados- Peak periods for harvesting Macadamia nuts are from May-July & for Avocados it is June-July.

September-December

Stonefruit- There is steady demand for harvest workers from September-December.

July-January

Blueberries- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between September-November.

Contact Information for farms in the Ballina area:

Agrimac Macadamias

Phone: +61 2 6624 3900

Email: info@mpcmacs.com.au

https://mpcmacs.com.au/about-us/employment-and-training/

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from November to March)

Address: 1 Northcott Crs Alstonville NSW 2477

Pacific Farms (Macadamias)

Phone: +61 02 6687 1472

Email: admin@macadamia.com.au

www.macadamia.com.au

Address: 613 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet, NSW 24796

Blueberry Fields

Phone: +61 2 6687 8239

http://www.blueberryfields.com.au/work.html

Address: 769 Fernleigh Road Brooklet, NSW 2479

Batsafe Vilass Pty Ltd (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 02 6628 1355

Email:  johngoughjunior2@bigpond.com

Address: 95 McLeans Ridge Rd, Wollongbar, NSW 2480

Avocado Valley

Phone: +61 0403 734 663

Email: avocadovalley@yahoo.com.au

Address: 64 Geles Rd, Upper Burringbar, NSW 2483

Ooray Orchards (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 2 6677 1466

Address: 28 Plumtree Pocket, Upper Burringbar NSW 2483, Australia

What are some other things to know about Ballina?

There are 32 kms of surfing beaches surrounding Ballina. There are also numerous cafes,restaurants, shops and galleries to visit on the main street. If you want to see humpback whales migrating, you can see them from East Ballina lookouts from May to November. You can also visit places like Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, The Big Prawn, Ballina Lighthouse, Richmond River, Ballina Manor, Thursday Plantation, Macadamia Castle, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Summerland House Farm, Lake Ainsworth, Pat Morton Lookout. 

Accomodations: While in Ballina you can stay in resorts, motels, hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs, and guesthouses.

Directions: You can fly to Ballina Byron airport or drive 189kms south from Brisbane or 737kms North from Sydney on the Pacfic highway. There are also bus services from Brisbane and Sydney

Fruit Picking in Lismore, NSW

When should I go?

April- September

Macadamia Nuts- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between May-July.

June- November

Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between June- October.

July-January

Blueberries-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between September- November.

September-December

Stonefruit- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between October- November.

Contact Information for farms in the Lismore area:

Agrimac Macadamias

Phone: +61 2 6624 3900

Email: info@mpcmacs.com.au

https://mpcmacs.com.au/about-us/employment-and-training/

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from November to March)

Address: 1 Northcott Crs Alstonville NSW 2477

Pacific Farms (Macadamias)

Phone: +61 02 6687 1472

Email: admin@macadamia.com.au

www.macadamia.com.au

Address: 613 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet, NSW 24796

Blueberry Fields

Phone: +61 2 6687 8239

http://www.blueberryfields.com.au/work.html

Address: 769 Fernleigh Road Brooklet, NSW 2479

Farmer Charlies Lismore

Phone: +61 02 6622 33 77

Fax: 02  6622 33 90

Email: farmercharlieslismore@bigpond.com

Address: PO BOX 982 Lismore NSW 2480

Batsafe Vilass Pty Ltd (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 02 6628 1355

Email:  johngoughjunior2@bigpond.com

Address: 95 McLeans Ridge Rd, Wollongbar, NSW 2480

Avocado Valley

Phone: +61 0403 734 663

Email: avocadovalley@yahoo.com.au

Address: 64 Geles Rd, Upper Burringbar, NSW 2483

Ooray Orchards (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 2 6677 1466

Address: 28 Plumtree Pocket, Upper Burringbar NSW 2483, Australia

What are some other things to know about Lismore?

Lismore is New South Wales’s major commercial centre that plays host to significant theatrical, artistic and musical activities. You can visit places like Koala Care Centre, Protesters Falls, Lismore Regional Gallery, Rain Forest Walks, Serpentine Gallery, Regional Gallery, Nightcap – World Heritage National Park, Minyon Falls, art galleries, weekend markets including the famous Channon Craft Market, a variety of restaurants and live theatre.

Accomodations: While in Lismore you can stay in hotels, motels, apartments, B&B’s, backpacker hostels, and caravan parks.

Directions: You can fly regularly from Sydney to Lismore. You can also take a bus from Brisbane or Sydney. Lismore is 225kms south of Brisbane and 800km North of Sydney. 

Fruit Picking in Byron Bay, NSW

When should I go?

February-March

Lychees- Demand is high for harvest workers throughout this whole 2 month period.

April- September

Macadamia Nuts- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between May-July. 

April- September

Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between June- July.

July-January

Blueberries-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between September- November.

September-December

Stonefruit- Steady demand for harvest workers throughout the whole period.

Contact Information for farms in the Byron Bay area:

Agrimac Macadamias

Phone: +61 2 6624 3900

Email: info@mpcmacs.com.au

https://mpcmacs.com.au/about-us/employment-and-training/

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from November to March)

Address: 1 Northcott Crs Alstonville NSW 2477

Pacific Farms (Macadamias)

Phone: +61 02 6687 1472

Email: admin@macadamia.com.au

www.macadamia.com.au

Address: 613 Friday Hut Road, Brooklet, NSW 2479

Mountain Blue Group (Blueberries)

http://staff.mountainblue.com.au/employment-form.html

Address: Tabulam NSW 2469

Fruit Picking in Moree, NSW

When should I go?

March- May

Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between April- May.

April- August

Macadamia Nuts- Steady demand for harvest workers throughout the whole period.

April- August

Olives- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between May-July.

Contact Information for farms in the Moree area:

Eden Valley Olives

Phone: +61 26793 7887

Fax: +61 26793 7878

http://www.edenvalleyolives.com.au/handpicking.html

Address: Eden Valley, Bellata NSW 2397

Auscott Limited (Cotton)

Phone: +61 2 6759 1700

http://www.auscott.com.au/Contact-Us/default.aspx

Address: “Midkin” Mungindi Road Moree NSW 2400

Brighann Cotton

Phone: +61 2 6753 3737

https://www.brighann.com.au/careers

Email: marketing@brighann.com.au

Address: Watercourse Rd Moree, NSW, 2400

Namoi Cotton Co-Operative Ltd

Phone: +61 7 4631 6100

https://www.namoicotton.com.au/about/careers/

Address: Head Office- 27 Trucking Yard Lane, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Australia

Best times to apply are in Feb/Mar and Sep/Oct.

What are some other things to know about Moree?

Moree is considered Australia’s “Artesian Spa” capital, and has two hot artesian spas (bore baths) in town. While there you can visit the historic walking trail, Moree Plains Gallery, Cotton Gin, Amaroo Tavern DC3, Mary Brand Park, historic cemetery, weirs and swimming spots, Waa Gorge, Devil’s Waterholes and the pecan nut farm.

Accomodations: You can stay at several hotels, motels, and campervan parks while in Moree.

Directions: You can fly into Moree regularly from Sydney. It is also a stop on a daily bus route from Brisbane to Melbourne. This town is 628 kms north west of Sydney and 444 kms south west of Brisbane.

Fruit Picking in Bourke, NSW

January-May

Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the high throughout this whole period.

April- May

Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is the high throughout this whole period.

May-June

Vine Pruning- Demand for harvest workers is the high throughout this whole period.

November-January + May-June

Grapes-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between November- January. There is steady demand for harvest workers from May- June.

December-February + May-September

Citrus- Demand is high for harvest workers between December- February, it subsequently slows down but demand peaks again from May- September.

December- February

Citrus Thinning- Demand for harvest workers is the high throughout this whole period.

Contact Information for farms in the Bourke area:

Namoi Cotton Co-Operative Ltd

Phone: +61 7 4631 6100

https://www.namoicotton.com.au/about/careers/

Address: Head Office- 27 Trucking Yard Lane, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Australia

Best times to apply are in Feb/Mar and Sep/Oct.

Pitches R.G. & G. A.

Phone: +61 02 6872 2267

Address: Bourke NSW 2840

What are some other things to know about Bourke?

If you are looking to see the more remote parts of New South Wales, Bourke is the place to be. While there, you can visit the Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre, Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centre, Mount Gundabooka, Historic Buildings, Mount Oxley, Outback Show, Fred Hollows Grave and Memorial, Cotton Gin Tours and Jandra Paddle Boat operation on the Darling River.

Accomodations: You can stay at hotels, motels, B&Bs, or caravan parks while you are in Bourke.

Directions: Bourke is located along the Darling River and is approximately 800kms west of Sydney and 1030 kms North of Melbourne.

Fruit Picking in Narromine, NSW

When should I go?

April- May

Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the whole period.

May- March

Citrus-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between May- October.

Contact Information for farms in the Narromine area:

Auscott Limited (Cotton)

Phone: +61 2 6883 7306

http://www.auscott.com.au/Contact-Us/default.aspx

Address: Oxley Highway Warren NSW 2824

Queensland Cotton

Phone: +61 7 3250 3300

Email: australia@olamnet.com

https://olam.expr3ss.com/home?s=24

Best time to apply is around December of every year

Namoi Cotton Co-Operative Ltd

Phone: +61 7 4631 6100

https://www.namoicotton.com.au/about/careers/

Address: Head Office- 27 Trucking Yard Lane, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Australia

Best times to apply are in Feb/Mar and Sep/Oct.

Mumble Peg

Phone: +61 0439 151 357

https://www.facebook.com/mumblepeg1910/

Address: Narromine, New South Wales 2821

Call the phone number provided above between 9am- 5pm for availability. 

What are some other things to know about Narromine?

While in Narromine you can visit the Narromine Cottage Crafts, historic country pubs, Narromine Aerodrome, Skypark and Aviation Museum, The Lime Grove and Goobang National Park

Accomodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks and guest houses available in town.

Directions: Narromine is 40 kms West of Dubbo and Narromine is 452 kms North West of Sydney. There are coach service from Sydney to Dubbo, through to Narromine.

Fruit Picking in Hunter Valley, NSW

When should I go?

January-March + June-September

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between January- February. Demand then drops until it peaks again between June- August.

Contact Information for farms in the Hunter Valley area:

Ascella Organic Wine (Grapes)

Phone: +61 02 6574 5275

https://www.ascellawines.com.au/Contact-Us

Best time to apply is in January, and they only hire experienced backpackpackers.

Tyrell’s Vineyards

Email: careers@tyrrells.com.au

www.tyrrells.com.au/careers

Lindeman’s Wine

Phone: +61 (02) 4993 3700

https://www.lindemans.com/en-au/contact-us

What are some other things to know about Hunter Valley?

Hunter Valley has one of the oldest and most famous wine regions in Australia, boasting many of the large names in wine, including Lindeman’s Wine, Tyrell’s Vineyards and Wyndham Estate. There are several activities you can do while in Hunter  from horse riding and golf to hot air ballooning and skydiving. You can also visit places like the Ogishi Craft Centre, Hunter Valley Cheese Co, Hunter Valley Gardens, Binnorie Dairy, Matilda Bay Brewhouse Hunter Valley, Potters Hotel & Brewery and Hunter Valley Zoo.

Accomodations: There are a wide array of choices for accommodations in Hunter Valley, including hotels, motels, hostels, caravan and cabin parks, B&Bs and farmstays

Directions: Daily flights to Newcastle are available from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and some regional centres. Busses operate daily from Sydney directly to Hunter Valley. Rail services also operate on a daily basis from Sydney through Broadmeadow (Newcastle), Maitland and Singleton

Fruit Picking in Orange, NSW

When should I go?

February- May

Apples- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from February- April.

February- April + June- August + December

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high from February-April and June- August. There is steady demand in December as well.

November-January

Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from November- December.

Contact Information for farms in the Orange area:

Huntley Berry Farm 

Phone: +61 02 6365 5282

Huntley Rd, via Orange NSW 2800

Email:huntleyberryfarm@otec.org.au

www.huntleyberryfarm.com.au

(Best months to contact for harvesting jobs are from November to March)

Rossi Orchards (Cherries)

Phone: +61 2 6365 3106

Address: 98 Mount Pleasant Ln Orange, New South Wales 2800

D & J Vardanega Cherries

Phone: +61 2 6365 3242

https://www.facebook.com/VardanegaCherries/

Address: 610 Pinnacle Road Orange, New South Wales 2800

Best time to send them a message is before November.

Kirkwood J W Pty Ltd Ballykeane Orchards (Apples and Cherries)

Phone: +61 26362 9960

http://jwkirkwood.com.au/index-5.html

Address: Ballykeane, Orange NSW 2800

Hillside Orchard & Craft Centre (Apples and Cherries)

Phone: +61 2 6365 2247

www.hillsideharvest.com.au

Address: 1209 The Escort Way Borenore, New South Wales, 2800

McClymont P A

Phone: +61 0418 350 163

Address: ‘Glenfield’ Springside 2800, Springside NSW 2800

What are some other things to know about Orange?

Orange is a cosmopolitan city that has evolved from its rich mining past. The weather ranges from hot summers to very cold winters, so dress accordingly. There are many things to see in Orange from historic buildings and cultural streets which are laced with trendy cafes, restaurants and galleries. While in Orange you can visit Orange farmer’s markets, local cellar doors, Orange Botanic Gardens, Cook Park, Mount Canobolas State Recreation Area, Lake Canobolas Reserve, Ophir Gold Fields, Ophir Reserve, Banjo Paterson Memorial, Boutique and Antique Shops, Orange Regional Gallery and Library. 

Accomodations: There is a variety of living arrangements for backpackers with different budgets in Orange. There are hotels, motels, caravan parks and B&B guesthouses. Some orchards also provide camping facilities on site.

Directions: Orange is 3 and a half hours west of Sydney and 3 hours north west of Canberra. Because of its close range to these big cities, access to Orange is easy by air, rail, and busses.

Fruit Picking in Forbes, NSW

When should I go?

May- August

Pruning-  Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

October- March

Stone fruit- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between January- March.

Contact Information for farms in the Forbes area:

Girot Greg

Phone: +61 0458 287 628

Address: Fairhaven, Forbes NSW 2871

Betland B A & M T

Phone: +61 02 6853 2240

Address:  “Dilga”, Bundaburrah NSW 2871

Girot C J & Sons (Stone Fruit and Apples)

Phone: +61 (02) 6852 2250

Address: Bon Accord, Forbes NSW 2871

Twisted Rivers Wines (Grapes)

Phone: +61 2 6364 5447

Email: twistedriverwines@gmail.com

Address: 6056 Henry Parkes Way, Manildra NSW 2865

What are some other things to know about Forbes?

While in Forbes you should visit the Forbes Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre, Forbes and District Historical Museum, Forbes Town Hall and Post Office, McFeeters Motor Museum, Gum Swamp Bird Hide, Forbes General Cemetery (Grave sites of Ben Hall and Kate Foster – Ned Kelly’s sister), Weddin Mountains National Park (Ben Hall’s Cave), Escort Rock (Gold Robbery site), Nangar National Park (Located in neighbouring town Eugowra).

Accomodations: You can stay at several hotels, motels, B&Bs and caravan parks in town. There are also a few camping facilities on some farms that you can stay at.

Directions: Forbes is 386 kms west of Sydney. There is a daily bus route from Sydney to Forbes and there is also daily bus services from Melbourne to Brisbane via Forbes. There is also air service that operates from Sydney to nearby Parkes each day.

Fruit Picking in Sydney Basin, NSW

When should I go?

January- December

Flowers/Nursery-  Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

Turf- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

February- April

Apples-  Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

August- November

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

November-January

Stone Fruit- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

December- February

Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

Contact Information for farms in the Sydney Basin area:

A lot of the farms here are of the “pick your own” variety. If you are a backpacker looking to secure a job in the Sydney Basin area you can try visiting the many horticultural areas of the Basin which include Macarthur, Hawkesbury, Bilpin and the Central Coast. 

Arcadia Orchard (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 2 4884 4231

https://www.facebook.com/arcadiaorchard/

Address: Penrose, New South Wales, Australia 2579

Kulnura Ambrosia Avocados & Stone Fruit

Phone: +61 2 4376 1339

Address: 676 George Downes Dr, Kulnura NSW 2250

Wisbey’s Orchid’s (Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 02 4846 4024

Address: Araluen, NSW 2622 

Jerian Berry Pty Ltd

Phone: +61 04 0825 8616

Address: 14 Kangaroo Valley Rd, Berry NSW 

Cedar Creek Distributors 

Phone: +61 02 4681 8457

Address: 210 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere 

What are some other things to know about Sydney Basin?

The Sydney Basin is a large area surrounding the city of Sydney. The weather here can change quickly and drastically, so make sure you are prepared for that before working. Places you should visit include the Camden Museum, botanical gardens, parks, wineries, and the city of Sydney.

Accomodations: There are many hotels, motels, and caravan parks where you can stay.

Directions: Most of the Sydney Basin can be accessed by bus and rail. However there are many areas within the Basin that you will need a car to visit.

Fruit Picking in Tumbarumba, NSW

When should I go?

January- December

Apples-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between March-May

January- April + June- September

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between February- April.

December- April

Berries-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest between January-March.

Contact Information for farms in the Tumbarumba area:

Tumbarumba Berry Farm 

Phone: +61 2 6948 2841

Fax: +61 2 69482717

Address: 134 Taradale Road, Tumbarumba NSW, Australia

Jolly Berries

Phone: +61 427 760 446

http://www.jollyberries.com.au/

Email: employment@jollyberries.com.au

Address: 247 Tumbarumba Rd, Tumbarumba NSW 2653, Australia

Nicholes W M & W K (Berries) 

Phone: +61 2 6948 8649

Address: Willigobung, Tumbarumba NSW 2653

Duffy D P & W C (Berries)

Phone: +61 2 6948 8627

Address: Willigobung Rd, Tumbarumba NSW 2653

Ardrossan Batlow Apples

Email: employment@ardrossanapples.com.au

Address: 742 Old Tumbarumba Road, Batlow NSW 2730

Best time to contact them is from February to May

Springfields Orchards (Apples)

Phone: +61 2 6949 1021

Address: Tumut Rd, Batlow NSW 2730

Mount View Orchards Batlow (Apples)

Phone: +61 2 6949 1765

Address: Old Tumbarumba Rd Batlow, New South Wales 2730

Orchards Pine View PTY Ltd. (Apples)

Phone: +61 2 6949 1815

Address: 21 Batlow Rd, Batlow NSW 2730, Australia

What are some other things to know about Tumbarumba?

Tumbarumba is located in the Snowy Mountains region. As a result you will need winter gear when you work. While in Tumbarumba you should visit  the Pioneer Women’s Hut, Paddys River Falls, Hume & Hovell Walking Track, Boggy Creek Show, Tooma (magnificent views of the Snowy Mountains), Buddong Falls, Tumbarumba Vineyards, Gone Barny, trout fishing, Kosciusko National Park, Khancoban, Rosewood and Tumbarumba Golf Courses. 

Accomodations: There are many hotels, motels, B&B’s, caravan parks, and a few free camping grounds where you can stay.

Directions: Tumbarumba is situated 511 kms south west of Sydney and 462 kms north east of Melbourne. You will need to rent a car to get to Tumbaruma as there are no bus or train routes.

Fruit Picking in Young, NSW

When should I go?

February- April

Berries- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

Stone Fruit- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

June- September

Vine Pruning- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

November- December

Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

Contact Information for farms in the Young area:

Valley Fresh Cherries & Stone Fruits

http://www.valleyfreshcherries.com.au/employment.html

Email: admin@valleyfreshcherries.com.au

Address: 4179 Olympic Highway South, Young NSW 2594

Best time to apply for Cherry season is in September, and for Stone Fruit season try in November.

Arabin A A & B

Phone: +61 02 6382 5091

Address: Virginia Orchard, Young NSW 2594

E F Cunich & Co

Phone: +61 02 6382 3675

Address: 12 Cowra Av. Young NSW 2594

Dowton JV

Phone: +61 02 6383 9242

Address: Berton Park St North, Wirrimah NSW 2803

WillaYoung Orchard (Cherries and Stone Fruit)

Phone: +61 2 6382 2910

http://www.fruitwithflavour.com.au/

Address: 191 Willawong St, Young NSW 2594

What are some other things to know about Young?

Young is the cherry capital of Australia. While staying in Young you should do the Historic town walks, Burrangong Art Gallery, numerous roadside fruit stalls (seasonal), local wineries, Lambing Flat Folk Museum, Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory

Accomodations: While in Young you can stay in several hotels, motels, caravan parks, and some orchards even provide camping facilities.

Directions: Young is 376 kms West of Sydney and can be accessed by rail daily from Sydney and Melbourne. There is also a bus service that runs from Canberra through to Young.

Fruit Picking in Leeton, NSW

When should I go?

January- December

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the months of April, May, and September. 

February- March

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

November- April

Stone Fruit- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period but dips a bit in January. 

September- May

Vegetables- Demand steady throughout the whole period.

Contact Information for farms in the Leeton area:

Auddino S & D

Phone: +61 02 6955 9430

Address: Farm 313, Wamoon NSW 2705

Nardi N & C (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 02 6955 9565

Address: Farm 337 Garner, Wamoon NSW 2705

Hillyer P J

Phone: +61 02 6955 7273

Address: Farm 1173, Yanco NSW 2703

Gatto G

Phone: +61 2 6963 0034 

Address: Farm 1383, Griffith NSW 2680

Ieraci S

Phone: +61 2 6962 3238

Address: 1818 Wyangan Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Calabria M P & B N (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 6235

Address: The Oaks, Tharbogang NSW 2680

Maugeri J (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 0219

Address: Farm 43, Hanwood NSW 2680

McGann W T (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 0142

Address: Farm 2399, Hanwood NSW 2680

Scanu G (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6955 1252

Address: Farm 832, Stanbridge NSW 2705

What are some other things to know about Leeton?

While staying in Leeton you should visit Leeton’s Art Deco Architecture, Chelmsford Place, Hydro Hotel, the Court House, local parks and reserves, Murrumbidgee River locations, Yanco Agricultural High School, Yanco Powerhouse Museum and Yanco Weir.

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, guesthouses and hostels in Leeton

Directions: Leeton is 595 kms away from Sydney and can be accessed daily from there by bus or rail. 

Fruit Picking in Griffith, NSW

When should I go?

January- December

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the months of March, April, May, and September. 

January- April + June- August

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period except in January where demand is steady but not at its peak.

November- March

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period but dips a bit but is still steady in the months of November and March.

Contact Information for farms in the Griffith area:

Gatto G

Phone: +61 2 6963 0034 

Address: Farm 1383, Griffith NSW 2680

Ieraci S

Phone: +61 2 6962 3238

Address: 1818 Wyangan Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Calabria M P & B N (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 6235

Address: The Oaks, Tharbogang NSW 2680

Maugeri J (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 0219

Address: Farm 43, Hanwood NSW 2680

McGann W T (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 02 6963 0142

Address: Farm 2399, Hanwood NSW 2680

Auddino S & D

Phone: +61 02 6955 9430

Address: Farm 313, Wamoon NSW 2705

Nardi N & C (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 02 6955 9565

Address: Farm 337 Garner, Wamoon NSW 2705

Hillyer P J

Phone: +61 02 6955 7273

Address: Farm 1173, Yanco NSW 2703

Scanu G (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6955 1252

Address: Farm 832, Stanbridge NSW 2705

What are some other things to know about Griffith?

Griffith is Australia’s largest citrus producing area, the MIA (Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area) produces over 230 000 tonnes of citrus each year. While in Griffith you should visit Cocoparra National Park, Scenic Hill and Pioneer Park Museum, Lookout and Hermit’s Cave, MIA Forest and River Drives, wineries, galleries and farm tours

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, cabin parks, and hostels in Griffith. 

Directions: There are daily bus services from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to Griffith. There is daily air service that operates from Sydney and weekly rail services that operate from both Sydney and Melbourne.

Fruit Picking in Hillston, NSW

When should I go?

April- June

Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

June- September + November- December

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period but dips a bit but is still steady in the months of November and March

October- August

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period but demand dips a bit, but still remains steady in the months of March and April.

November

Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is high in November but low every other month.

Contact Information for farms in the Hillston area:

Namoi Cotton Co-Operative Ltd

Phone: +61 7 4631 6100

https://www.namoicotton.com.au/about/careers/

Address: Head Office- 27 Trucking Yard Lane, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Australia

Best times to apply are in Feb/Mar and Sep/Oct.

Gatto G

Phone: +61 2 6963 0034 

Address: Farm 1383, Griffith NSW 2680

Ieraci S

Phone: +61 2 6962 3238

Address: 1818 Wyangan Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Calabria M P & B N (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 6235

Address: The Oaks, Tharbogang NSW 2680

Maugeri J (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 0219

Address: Farm 43, Hanwood NSW 2680

McGann W T (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 02 6963 0142

Address: Farm 2399, Hanwood NSW 2680

Scanu G (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6955 1252

Address: Farm 832, Stanbridge NSW 2705

What are some other things to know about Hillston?

When in Hillston you should visit the Hillston Museum, Willandra National Park, Lake Woorabinda, Hughie Cameron Park (Swing Bridge). 

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks to stay at while in Hillston.

Directions: Hillston is 682 kms west of Sydney and there is no public transport or air services to get there.

Fruit Picking in Hay, NSW

When should I go?

January- March

Melons- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

March- December

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period.

April- May

Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

Contact Information for farms in the Hay area:

Auscott Limited (Cotton)

Phone:+61 2 6997 2200

http://www.auscott.com.au/Contact-Us/default.aspx

Lot 21 Cobb Highway Hay NSW 2711

Gatto G

Phone: +61 2 6963 0034 

Address: Farm 1383, Griffith NSW 2680

Ieraci S

Phone: +61 2 6962 3238

Address: 1818 Wyangan Ave, Griffith NSW 2680

Calabria M P & B N (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 6235

Address: The Oaks, Tharbogang NSW 2680

Maugeri J (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6963 0219

Address: Farm 43, Hanwood NSW 2680

McGann W T (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 02 6963 0142

Address: Farm 2399, Hanwood NSW 2680

Scanu G (Citrus Farm)

Phone: +61 2 6955 1252

Address: Farm 832, Stanbridge NSW 2705

What are some other things to know about Hay?

While you are in Hay you should visit The Hay Gaol Museum, Shear Outback Hall of Fame, the Historic Bishops Lodge, Hay Railway Station, Hay Court House and the “Sunbeam” Cobb & Co Coach, Hay War Memorial High School Museum, Chris McClellend Art Gallery, Dunera Museum.

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, and farm stays that you can frequent if you are staying in Hay.

Directions: Hay is located 735 kms from Sydney and 410 kms from Melbourne and can be accessed from both places by coach or rail.

Fruit Picking in Tooleybuc, NSW

When should I go?

January- September

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout this whole period but slightly dips in January and May.

May- January

Melons- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the period, but slightly dips in 

September. 

May- February

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period. 

December- February

Stone Fruit- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the period.

Contact Information for farms in the Tooleybuc area:

Scalora Bros Fruit Boxes Pty Ltd

Phone: +61 3 5030 5566

Address: Lockhart Rd, Tooleybuc NSW 2736

Hackett D N & J L

Phone: +61 3 5030 5542

Address: Goodnight NSW 2736 

Mammone Orchards

Phone: +61 3 5030 5367

Address: Murray Valley Hwy, Wood Wood VIC 3596

Riverbend Orchard

Phone: +61 3 5030 5385

Address: 3655 Murray Valley Hwy, Wood Wood VIC 3596

Duffy B P

Phone: +61 3 5030 2367

Address: 67 McAlpines Rd, Nyah VIC 3594

What are some other things to know about Tooleybuc?

While you are staying in Tooleybuc you should visit the Tooleybuc Sporting Club. 

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, and caravan parks that are in town for you to stay in.

Directions: Tooleybuc is located 350 kms north of Melbourne and 800 kms away from Sydney. There is no public transportation to Tooleybuc. 

Fruit Picking in Euston, NSW

When should I go?

January- May

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between February- April, but slightly dips in January and May.

May- September

Vine Pruning- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the period.  

May- February

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period. 

Contact Information for farms in the Euston area:

Euston DC Grapes 

Phone: +61 3 5026 1277

26 Kilpatrick Rd, Euston NSW, Australia

The Grape House

Phone: +61 03 5026 3359

Address: 26 Kilpatrick Rd, Euston NSW 2737

Ganci T & N

Phone: +61 03 5026 3631

Address: 2 Sturt Hwy, Euston NSW 2737

Roberts Partners

Phone: +61 03 5024 8521

Address: PO Box 8 Gol Gol NSW 2738

Morello F

Phone: +61 03 5023 7116

Address: Buronga NSW 2739

Scopelliti C

Phone: +61 03 5023 3074

Address: Block 401 Link Rd, Buronga VIC 2739

What are some other things to know about Euston?

While you are staying in Euston you should visit Lock and Weir 15, Fish Ladder and Lake Benanee. 

Accomodations: There are hotels, motels, and caravan parks that are in town .

Directions: Daily bus routes between Melbourne and Sydney travel via Euston. Euston is 960 kms from Sydney and 400 kms from Melbourne.

Fruit Picking in Gol Gol, NSW

When should I go?

January- September

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the months of January and May.

May- January

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the months of May, August, and September. 

May- February

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the whole period.

Contact Information for farms in the Gol Gol area:

Roberts Partners

Phone: +61 03 5024 8521

Address: PO Box 8 Gol Gol NSW 2738

Morello F

Phone: +61 03 5023 7116

Address: Buronga NSW 2739

Scopelliti C

Phone: +61 03 5023 3074

Address: Block 401 Link Rd, Buronga VIC 2739

Euston DC Grapes 

Phone: +61 3 5026 1277

26 Kilpatrick Rd, Euston NSW, Australia

The Grape House

Phone: +61 03 5026 3359

Address: 26 Kilpatrick Rd, Euston NSW 2737

Ganci T & N

Phone: +61 03 5026 3631

Address: 2 Sturt Hwy, Euston NSW 2737

What are some other things to know about Gol Gol?

While visiting Gol Gol you should do the River walks, and visit the Gol Gol Hotel and Restaurant.

Accomodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, camping grouns, and hostels in Gol Gol.

Directions: Gol Gol is just 10 kms north east of Mildura. There are daily flights from Melbourne and Adelaide into Mildura as well as daily bus services between capital cities. 

Fruit Picking in Wentworth, NSW

When should I go?

May- January

Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the month of September. 

January- September

Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout most of the period. Demand dips a little but is still steady in the month of January.

May- February

Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest between October- December.

Contact Information for farms in the Wentworth area:

Lane P T

Phone: +61 03 5027 3360

Address: Silver City Hwy, Wentworth NSW 2648

Thomson C F

Phone: +61 03 5027 6254

Address: Channel Rd, Curlwaa NSW 2648

Demaria A & E (Grapes)

Phone: +61 03 5023 4503

Address: Mourquong NSW 2648

Lamshed R G

Phone: +61 03 5024 0212

Address: Sturt Hwy, Monak NSW 2738

Roberts Partners

Phone: +61 03 5024 8521

Address: PO Box 8 Gol Gol NSW 2738

Morello F

Phone: +61 03 5023 7116

Address: Buronga NSW 2739

Scopelliti C

Phone: +61 03 5023 3074

Address: Block 401 Link Rd, Buronga VIC 2739

What are some other things to know about Wentworth?

Wentworth is situated between the Murray and Darling rivers. The area surrounding these rivers provides a wide range of horticultural opportunities. While you are in Wentworth you should visit the Both rivers, Wentworth Gaol, St John’s Anglican Church, Wentworth Court House, Aboriginal Canoe Tree, Wentworth Museum, Monument to Ferguson Tractor, Lock 10 and Weir, Fotherby Park, PS Ruby, Mungo National Park, Australian Inland Botanical Gardens, Trentham Estate Winery, Orange World and Cowanna Bend.

Accomodations: Along with hotels, motels, B&B’s, caravan parks and cabin parks in town, many farmers also provide camping facilities and farm stays. 

Directions: Wentworth is 1080 kms south west from Sydney and 560 kms north west from Melbourne. There is daily air service to Mildura from Melbourne and Adelaide. There is also daily bus services from Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

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