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Fruit Picking & Harvest Work
Fruit Picking is the most common way to obtain your second working holiday visa. Work is usually done and completed in rural areas, given the difference in climate nationwide there’s always a qualifying area where you can complete your specified work while fruit picking in Australia.

Fruit Picking in Australia


Northern Territory

From iconic Uluru/Ayers Rock in Australia’s vast Red Centre, to Darwin and World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the tropical Top End, the Northern Territory is both timeless and as ever-changing as the seasons. A lot of the work is typically during dry season but their is year round work available.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Mar – Oct Mangos (both picking & packing)  Darwin & Katherine
Oct & Nov Melons ( Various) Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Citrus Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Bananas Darwin & Katherine
Year Round Asian Vegetables Darwin
Year Round Wildflowers Darwin

Western Australia

If you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, you’ve come to the right place. Due to Western Australia’s large size and varied climate, the state offers different work opportunities year round.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan-Mar Grapes Margaret River, Mt Barker, Swan Valley
Mar-May Apples & Pears Manjimup, Donnybrook, Pemberton
Mar-Oct Scalloping & Prawning Carnarvon
May-Sep Rockmelons & Zucchin Kununurra
Apr – Nov Melons Coorow
Jun – Dec Tomatoes & Melons Carnarvon
Jul – Aug Bananas Kununurra
Jul – Dec Wildflowers Muchea, Coorow
Oct – Jan Mangoes Kununurra
All Year Fishing Broome
Nov – Jun Rock Lobster Dongara, Geraldton, Broome,Freemantle , Kalbarri


South Australia

South Australia offers the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. With a capital voted “most liveable city in the world”, known as the wine and seafood capital of Australia, and framed by 3,800 kilometres of coastline, South Australia is the perfect holiday destination. With long, warm summers and mild winters, any time is a good time to visit South Australia and complete your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Location
Jan, Feb, Mar Dried Fruits Riverland
Feb, Mar, Apr Pears & Apples Adelaide Hills
Feb, Mar, Apr Grapes Southern Vales
Feb, Mar, Apr Grapes Barossa Valley
Feb – Aug Brussels Sprouts Adelaide Hills
Jun, Jul, Aug Oranges Riverland
Jun – Sep Prunning Riverland
Sep – Jan Oranges Riverland
Oct – Feb Strawberries Adelaide Hills
Dec, Jan, Feb Apricots Riverland



Find yourself amongst landscapes that are the most stunning in the world. Lose yourself in the delights of our small cities and towns. Tasmania is one of Australia’s most natural and beautiful states, a great place to holiday or do your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Mar, April, May Apples West Tamar,Hunter Valley, Tasman Peninsula
Dec – Jan Various Fruits Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Channel District, Huon
Feb,Mar, Apr Grapes Tamar Valley, Huon
Mar & Apr Hops Devenport, Scottsdale, New Norfolk
Jan & Feb Scallop Splitting Bicheno



Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometres – roughly the size of the British Isles. From sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking, there’s always things to do in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Not to mention a great place to complete your harvest work.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Pears / Peaches / Apples Cobram, Invergordon, Kyabram,Ardmona, Shepparton,Tatura
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Tomatoes Kyabram, Invergordon, Kyabram,Ardmona, Shepparton,Tatura
Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr Tobacco Ovens, King & Kiewa Valleys
Feb & Mar Grapes Swan Hill, Robinvale, Sunraysia Area,Lake Boga, Nyah West
Sep, Oct, Nov Asparagus Dalmore
Oct,Nov,Dec Strawberries Silvan
Nov – Feb Cherries / Berries Silvan, Wandin


New South Wales

The most populated state in Australia, there’s always something to do in in NSW from the Blue Mountains, North Coast, Outback NSW, Snowy Mountains you’ll be entertained by an abundance of options. The capital city is home to one of the worlds most recognizable landmarks, the Sydney harbour bridge not to mention many other popular destinations such as Bondi Beach. Harvest work wise you’ll be looking at positions picking stone fruit, grapes, pears, citrus, onions, asparagus, berries and the list goes on!

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Jan, Feb, Mar Stone Fruit Young
Feb & Mar Grapes Leeton, Griffith
Feb & Mar Pears Orange
Feb & Mar Grapes Hunter Valley
Feb & Mar Prunes Young
Feb, Mar, Apr Apples Batlow
 Mar-Jun Cotton Picking Narrabri, Mooree
Sep – Oct Asparagus Gundagai
Sep-Dec Asparagus Cowra
Sep-Apr Oranges Griffith
Nov & Dec Cherries Young,Orange
Nov-Apr Oranges Lecton
 Dec& Jan Onions Griffith
 Dec-Mar Stone Fruit Tumut,Batlow
Dec – Apr Blueberries Tumbarumba



Queensland occupies approximately 25% of the continent of Australia, so there’s lots of space for you to explore. It is Australia’s fastest growing State with 3.8 million people…2.1 million visitors are welcomed each year. Queensland also boasts a broad multi-cultural community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descendants with cultures spanning 40,000 years. From the tropical climate,superb beaches, relaxed casual atmosphere, why wouldn’t you complete your harvest work in Queensland.

Harvest Dates Main Crops Locations
Dec-Jan Sugar & Bananas Innisfail, Tully
Feb – Mar Apples & Pears Stanthorpe
Feb, Mar, Apr Melons ( Rockmelons) St. George
Mar – Dec Various Vegetables Bundaberg
Apr – Jun Citrus ( Oranges, Mandarins) Gayandah, Mundubbera
Apr – Oct Beans Mary Valley
Apr – Dec Various Vegetables ( Tomatoes) Bowen, Ayr
May – Oct  Broccoli Toowoomba
May – Dec  Sugar Cane Ayr, Innisfail, Ingham
Jul, Aug, Sep Ginger Sunshine Coast
Jul – Dec Onions Lockyer Valley
Nov – Feb Mangoes, Lychees, Bananas, Advocados Mareeba
Nov, Dec, Jan Plums Stanthorpe
Nov, Dec, Jan Cotton Goodiwindi, St. George
Oct – Jan Peaches Stanthorpe
Nov – Mar Cotton Millerran, Toowoomba