Do you want to earn some extra cash by picking fruit in Tasmania? Don't know when, or where, or what to pick? Or what kind of work might be available? The keep reading to discover everything you need to know about fruit picking in Tasmania!
Like the Northern Territory and South Australia, any fruit picking, seasonal and harvest work done in Tasmania counts towards your three months work for an extended visa.
However, if you are a backpacker, make sure that you have a work and travel visa, not just a travel visa. Without it, you will not be able to work.
Peak season is between January and May. The work is very quite between June to November, although with some luck it can be found.
The most common crops are: apples, berries, cherries, grapes, hops, stone Fruit, and vegetables.
Here are just a few of the fruit picking jobs available in Tasmania. But be sure to keep reading, there are links to individual fruit picking towns and locations within Tasmania. Each page lists even more jobs on its own jobs board. So be sure to check them out!
If you are looking for fruit picking jobs in Hobart you are, in some respects, out of luck. Hobart, 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, all that are close enough that you can commute daily from Hobart to. They include Richmond (26 km's), New Norfolk (34 km's), Huonville (38 km's) and Cygnet (55 km's).
They grow a variety of crops, the most common being apple, cherries and grapes. You can generally find work from about December to May, depending on the town and how the season is that year.
Firstly, you should check out the job listings and see what's available. You can find them by clicking the link below.
Just below you will find a map of the best places to go to pick fruit in Tasmania.
Just click a link to get a snap shot of that town/area, including the distance from Hobart, 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!
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