Fruit picking, seasonal, & harvest jobs & work in Tasmania

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!

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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.


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Fruit Picking in Hobart

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.


Picking fruit in Tasmania - 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.



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!

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



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



1. Smithton

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Population:
3,400
From Brisbane:
410 km

Postcode:
7330
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June.

Crops:CotVegetableston.

Fruit picking in Smithton

2. Burnie

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Population:
20,000
From Brisbane:
325 km

Postcode:
7320
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Burnie

3. Ulverstone

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Population:
9,800
From Brisbane:
298 km

Postcode:
7315
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June.

Crops:Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Ulverstone

4. Devonport

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Population:
25,500
From Brisbane:
279 km

Postcode:
7310
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June.

Crops:Apples, Berries, Cherries, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Devonport

5. Scottsdale

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Population:
2,000
From Brisbane:
255 km

Postcode:
7260
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June, September - November.

Crops:Hops, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Scottsdale

6. Launceston

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Population:
106,000
From Brisbane:
200 km

Postcode:
7250
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:March - April, June - August.

Crops:Apples, Grapes.

Fruit picking in Launceston

7. Deloraine

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Population:
2,300
From Brisbane:
230 km

Postcode:
7304
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June, December.

Crops:Berries, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Deloraine

8. Richmond

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Population:
1,800
From Brisbane:
26 km

Postcode:
7025
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June, December.

Crops:Grapes, Stone Fruit, Apples, Cherries, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Richmond

9. New Norfolk

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Population:
5,300
From Brisbane:
34 km

Postcode:
7140
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, December.

Crops:Cherries, Grapes, Hops.

Fruit picking in New Norfolk

10. Huonville

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Population:
1,800
From Brisbane:
38 km

Postcode:
7109
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January, March - May, December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Strawberries.

Fruit picking in Huonville

11. Cygnet

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Population:
< 1,000
From Brisbane:
55 km

Postcode:
7112
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January, March - May, December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Strawberries.

Fruit picking in Cygnet


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