Fruit picking, seasonal, & harvest jobs & work in South Australia

Do you want to earn some extra cash by picking fruit in South Australia? Don't know when, or where, or what to pick? Or what kind of work might be available? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about fruit picking in South Australia!


Although South Australia is Australia's driest state, there is still plenty of fruit picking work to be found!

The Murray river enters from the east, providing a wealth of farms for backpackers to work. And there are many wineries providing grapes to make some of the best wine Australia has to offer.

Like the Northern Territory, any fruit picking, seasonal or harvest work done in South Australia counts towards your three months work for an extended visa.

Peak season is between November and March and the most common crops you will find are apples, cherries, citrus, grapes, pears, stone Fruit, and vegetables.



Fruit Picking in Adelaide

If you are looking for fruit picking jobs in Adelaide you are, in some respects, out of luck. Adelaide, like all capital cities in Australia, generally has no fruit picking work located directly within the city.

However, there are some towns and areas close by, some close enough that you can commute daily from Adelaide to. They include Nuriootpa (79 km's), Angaston (85 km's), Tanunda (73 km's), Lyndoch (66 km's), Langhorne Creek (78 km's), Mt Barker (34 km's) and the Mclaren Vale district (40 km's).

All of the above mentioned town grow grapes for the wine industry, and you can generally find work from about February to July, depending on the town and how the season is that year.


Picking fruit in South Australia - where to go?

Firstly, you should check out the job listings and see what's available. You can find them by clicking the link below.



As you can see on the map below, virtually all the fruit picking is located in the south eastern corner of the state.

Just click a link to get a snap shot of that town/area, including the distance from Adelaide, the population and the best time to find work there.

You can also find a link in each snap shot for even more details including how to find a job and accommodation in that location.

Good luck on your job hunt and don't forget to share this page!

Fruit Picking and Harvest work in South Australia map - locations of picking areas



Hint: Only show areas with work in these months:
Hint: Only show areas with work in these crops:



1. Clare

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Population:
3,600
From Adelaide:
139 km

Postcode:
5453
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August.

Crops:Grapes.

Fruit picking in Clare

2. Cadell

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Population:
< 1,000
From Adelaide:
185 km

Postcode:
5321
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.

Fruit picking in Cadell

3. Waikerie

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Population:
1,800
From Adelaide:
179 km

Postcode:
5330
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.

Fruit picking in Waikerie

4. Nuriootpa

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Population:
4,400
From Adelaide:
79 km

Postcode:
5355
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August, October - November.

Crops:Grapes.

Fruit picking in Nuriootpa

5. Angaston

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Population:
2,200
From Adelaide:
85 km

Postcode:
5353
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August, October - November.

Crops:Grapes.

Fruit picking in Angaston

6. Tanunda

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Population:
4,700
From Adelaide:
73 km

Postcode:
5352
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August, October - November.

Crops:Grapes.



More details coming soon!

7. Lyndoch

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Population:
1,800
From Adelaide:
66 km

Postcode:
5351
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April.

Crops:Grapes.



More details coming soon!

8. Loxton

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Population:
3,500
From Adelaide:
257 km

Postcode:
5333
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - November.

Crops:Apples, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Citrus.



More details coming soon!

9. Barmera

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Population:
2,000
From Adelaide:
226 km

Postcode:
5345
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Cherries, Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.



More details coming soon!

10. Berri

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Population:
4,000
From Adelaide:
239 km

Postcode:
5343
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.



More details coming soon!

11. Renmark

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Population:
4,400
From Adelaide:
257 km

Postcode:
5341
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.



More details coming soon!

12. Paringa

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Population:
1,000
From Adelaide:
259 km

Postcode:
5340
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit.



More details coming soon!

13. Langhorne Creek

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Population:
1,200
From Adelaide:
78 km

Postcode:
5255
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August.

Crops:Grapes.



More details coming soon!

14. Mt Barker

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Population:
10,300
From Adelaide:
34 km

Postcode:
5251
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - March, July - August.

Crops:Grapes.



More details coming soon!

15. Mclaren Vale

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Population:
3,000
From Adelaide:
40 km

Postcode:
5171
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:March, June - July.

Crops:Grapes.



More details coming soon!

16. Coonawarra

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Population:
< 1,000
From Adelaide:
374 km

Postcode:
5263
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - August, December.

Crops:Vegetables, Cherries, Grapes.



More details coming soon!

17. Penola

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Population:
1,300
From Adelaide:
384 km

Postcode:
5277
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - August, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Vegetables, Cherries, Grapes.



More details coming soon!


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