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

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

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Are you looking for some summer or seasonal work in Victoria? As you will see on the map below, there are plenty of places to pick fruit in Victoria. The busiest time for harvest work in Victoria is over the summer months, with lots of work from November through to April, but you can find work all year round.

Fruit picking in Victoria can be a tricky business when it comes to the weather. Victorias climate can be very unpredictable, in summer it is not unusual to have days above 40°C and winter days as low as 4°C.

And it is also not unusual to be bright and sunny one minute, and have a thunder storm roll in the next minute, drenching everything in sight. During the summer months you MUST wear sunscreen and a hat, or run the risk of severe sunscreen and heat stroke.


Victoria fruit picking jobs board

Here are just a few of the fruit picking jobs available in Victoria. But be sure to keep reading, there are links to individual fruit picking towns and locations within Victoria. Each page lists even more jobs on its own jobs board. So be sure to check them out!

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Fruit picking in Melbourne

If you're looking for fruit picking jobs or work in Melbourne, you will find it hard. Once upon a time Melbourne was full of farm land, but over the last 40 years it has been replaced with residential housing.

You're best be is to have a look at the Fruit picking in Yarra Valley page. Yarra Valley is about 40 - 70 km's from the centre of Melbourne, some people commute each day, some people live out there while working on the farms.

The most common fruits grown in the area includes apples, cherries, grape pears and berries, and there is around 85 vineyards and wineries in the Valley.

The Yarra Valley district includes these townships: Montrose, Hoddles Creek, Yarra Junction, Silvan, Gladysdale, Coldstream, Wandin, Seville, Monbulk, Yarra Glen, Lilydale and Healesville.

Another option is Mornington Peninsula, a popular fruit picking destination only about 90 km's from Melbourne.


Picking fruit in Victoria - 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 Victoria. Just click a link to get a snap shot of that town/area, including the distance from Melbourne, the population and the best time to find work there. For all you back packers, or people who want to work and travel Australia, you can also see if it is in a area that will allow you to extend your Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.

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

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



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



1. Wentworth

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Population:
1,500
From Melbourne:
570 km

Postcode:
2648
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Wentworth

2. Merbein

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Population:
2,526
From Melbourne:
554 km

Postcode:
3505
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - November.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Merbein

3. Mildura

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Population:
30,000
From Melbourne:
541 km

Postcode:
500-02
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - November.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Mildura

4. Red Cliffs

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Population:
4,596
From Melbourne:
544 km

Postcode:
3496
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - November.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Red Cliffs

5. Nangiloc

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Population:
400
From Melbourne:
516 km

Postcode:
3494
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Nangiloc

6. Robinvale

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Population:
2214
From Melbourne:
469 km

Postcode:
3549
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August.

Crops:Grapes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Robinvale

7. Piangil

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Population:
654
From Melbourne:
382 km

Postcode:
3597
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - November.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Piangil

8. Nyah

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Population:
323
From Melbourne:
365 km

Postcode:
3594
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, November - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Nyah

9. Vinifera

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Population:
555
From Melbourne:
360 km

Postcode:
3591
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, November - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Vinifera

10. Woorinen

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Population:
350
From Melbourne:
311 km

Postcode:
3589
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, October - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Woorinen

11. Swan Hill

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Population:
9,700
From Melbourne:
338 km

Postcode:
3585
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, October - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Swan Hill

12. Lake Boga

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Population:
725
From Melbourne:
325 km

Postcode:
3584
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, October - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Lake Boga

13. Echuca

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Population:
12,358
From Melbourne:
214 km

Postcode:
3564
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Grapes, Stone Fruit, Tomatoes

Fruit picking in Echuca

14. Kyabram

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Population:
7108
From Melbourne:
198 km

Postcode:
3620
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Vegetables, Cherries, Stone Fruit, Tomatoes.

Fruit picking in Kyabram

15. Tatura

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Population:
3,533
From Melbourne:
167 km

Postcode:
3616
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Vegetables, Cherries, Stone Fruit, Tomatoes.

Fruit picking in Tatura

16. Shepparton

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Population:
38,773
From Melbourne:
184 km

Postcode:
3630
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Vegetables, Cherries, Stone Fruit, Tomatoes.

Fruit picking in Shepparton

17. Cobram

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Population:
5,531
From Melbourne:
262 km

Postcode:
3644
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, June - August, December.

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

Fruit picking in Cobram

18. Rutherglen

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Population:
1,990
From Melbourne:
276 km

Postcode:
3685
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Grapes.

Fruit picking in Rutherglen

19. Beechworth

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Population:
2,645
From Melbourne:
284 km

Postcode:
3747
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:November - December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Nuts, Grapes.

More details coming soon!

20. Stanley

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Population:
690
From Melbourne:
296 km

Postcode:
3747
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:November - December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Nuts, Grapes.

More details coming soon!

21. Myrtleford

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Population:
3,187
From Melbourne:
274 km

Postcode:
3737
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - April, June - August, October - November

Crops:Apples, Hops, Nuts, Grapes.

More details coming soon!

22. Bairnsdale

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Population:
11,282
From Melbourne:
281 km

Postcode:
3875
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:September - December.

Crops:Tomatoes, Vegetables.

More details coming soon!

23. Lindenow

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Population:
338
From Melbourne:
257 km

Postcode:
3865
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:September - December.

Crops:Tomatoes, Vegetables.

More details coming soon!

24. Maffra

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Population:
4,149
From Melbourne:
221 km

Postcode:
3860
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, October - December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Vegetables.

More details coming soon!

25. Yarra Valley

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Population:
NA
From Melbourne:
90 km

Postcode:
Various
Extended visa eligible:
Extended working holiday visa

Best months:January - May, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Pears, Cherries, Berries, Citrus, Flowers, Strawberries, Grapes.

Yarra Valley is an area, not an particular town. As such, it has a range of postcodes, some of which are eligible for extending a work visa, some are not. If you are working in this area and want it to count towards a visa extension you should check what the postcode of the farm you are working on and check it against the postcodes listed on the official Australian Government website (link is below, in the red box).

Fruit picking in Yarra Valley

26. Mornington Peninsula

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Population:
NA
From Melbourne:
90 km

Postcode:
Various
Extended visa eligible:
Extended working holiday visa

Best months:January - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples, Cherries, Berries, Strawberries, Grapes.

The Mornington Peninsula is an area, not an particular town. As such, it has a range of postcodes, some of which are eligible for extending a work visa, some are not. If you are working in this area and want it to count towards a visa extension you should check what the postcode of the farm you are working on and check it against the postcodes listed on the official Australian Government website (link is below, in the red box).

More details coming soon!

27. Koo Wee Rup

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Population:
2965
From Melbourne:
71 km

Postcode:
3981
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:September - December.

Crops:Vegetables.

More details coming soon!


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