Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Cygnet

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

Fruit picking Cygnet

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Cygnet is very small sized country town, with an approximate population of 840 people. It is located south-west of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania. It is situated directly on the ocean, at Port Cygnet.

Its postcode is 7112, 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 only 53 km's from Hobart, but it will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive due to the windy nature of the roads.

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Best time to find fruit picking work in Cygnet

Cygnet grows apples, cherries, grapes and Strawberries. The best crops for finding work in are apples and cherries.

You should not have a problem finding work with apples in March to May and cherries over the summer months of December to January.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Apples: NoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cherries: YesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Grapes: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo
Strawberries: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybe


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

How to find fruit picking work in Cygnet.

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

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Hobart and Tasmania 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


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

Where to stay in Cygnet

There are several hotels, guest-houses and backpacker hostels in the area. You can also find backpacker hostels in Huonville, which is only 17 kms away and should take no longer than 15 minutes to drive.

You can also find a number of caravan parks in the area, specifically in Snug, Cygnet and Dover.

Limited basic accommodation is available on some farms, but you must organise this before starting work, and spots are limited and are generally all booked out in advance.

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

Name: Cygnet Visitor Information Centre

Address: Huon River Jet Boats, Esplanade, Cygnet Tasmania 7109



Telephone: (03) 6264 1838

Name: Forest and Heritage Centre

Address: Church Street, Geeveston Tasmania 7116

Telephone: (03) 6297 1836

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