Fruit picking work and accommodation around Australia: seasonal work for backpackers
Fruit picking and Vegetables picking is not the most glamorous job and usually its seasonal work, but it can still earn the Backpacker $125 plus a day for those fun adventures you came to Australia to experience. There is also the added reward of picking fruit for 3 months and getting a 12 month extension of time on your working holiday visa.
From grape harvesting in Berri, to mango picking in Darwin, each year thousands of people find work helping to bring in the fruit and vegetable harvests.When Backpacking around Australia, no trip is complete without a stint of picking fruit and moving around the country according to where the harvests are.
Picking vegetables and fruit is a good way to lose weight and tone up, fruit and vegetable picking is physically demanding so being fit and healthy will help you work more effectively.
Some employers will provide meals & accommodation too. Make sure you establish all conditions before you start work. Also remember that picking is reliant on the weather, so this might affect your wages for a short time.
If you do this sort of work you could get Second Working Holiday Visa hich offers Backpackers the chance to extend their visa for another twelve months once they have completed three months in the first year
Also if you have any questions about picking fruit you can post your questions HERE, but please don't ask us for a job:Fruit Picking Job Questions
Below are links to picking jobs around Australia for backpackers