Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Albany

Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in Albany? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Albany? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Albany a success!

Fruit picking Albany

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Albany is a large coastal country town, with an approximate population of 34,000. It is located south of Perth, right on the southern coast of Western Australia.

Its postcode is 6330, which makes it an area eligible for backpackers and people wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.

It is located about 420 km's from Perth, which should take about 6 hours to drive, if you make a quick 30 minute stop about half way.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Albany

Albany only really grows grapes, olives and strawberries. Work in the olive groves is limited, but with a little luck you can find some work during May to August.

Grapes generally have a better season, with picking work to be found during June to September and during February to April when they do the pruning to vine tying.

Strawberries have a good season, with a lot of work to be found from November to February, and depending on the season the work can extend right through to May.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Grapes: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoMaybeYesYesMaybeNoNoNo
Olives: NoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo
Strawberries: YesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoMaybeYesYes

  Legend:

Yes  Generally lots of work. Maybe  There may be work. No  Generally no work.




How to find fruit picking work in Albany.

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Western Australia section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Perth and Western Australia as your Location and Agriculture & Rural Services as your Speciality when using the search form to get a complete list of companies who may have job listings.

If there isn't anything on there that interests you, have a look at the National Harvest Labour Information Services (run by the Australian government):


National Harvest Labour Information Service

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 062 332 - 8:30am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)




Where to stay in Albany

Being a large regional town, which is also a popular tourist destination, there is a large number of options available. These include hotels, motels, several caravan parks and three backpacker hostels.

If you plan on being in the area for several months it is also sometimes possible to rent a house or flat on a short term lease. Other people opt for living in shared accommodation (a flat, apartment, or house) with other people.

You can also check with the local Tourist Information Centre to see what other options are available to you.


Name: Albany Visitor Centre

Address: Old Railway Station, Proudlove Parade, Albany WA 6330

Website: www.amazingalbany.com.au

Email: info@amazingalbany.com.au

Telephone: (08) 9841 9290




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