Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Echuca

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

Fruit picking Echuca

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Echuca is a popular medium sized country town located in northern Victoria, on the border of New South Wales. It has an approximate population of 12,500 people, and is situated direct on the Murray river.

Its postcode is 3564, 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 220 km's from Melbourne, which takes about 2.5 hours to drive and about 800 km's from Sydney which takes about about 8.5 hours to drive.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Echuca

Echuca grows a large range of produce, including a small range of vegetables, fruits and grapes.

The very best months are from February to April, where you can almost always find work. With a little luck you can also find work in January and May.

However, you should avoid the are from June to December, as there is generally no work to be found during these months.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Grapes: MaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNo
Apples & Pears: MaybeYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Stone fruit: MaybeYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tomatoes: MaybeYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo

  Legend:

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


How to find fruit picking work in Echuca.

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

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Melbourne and Victoria 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 Service (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 Echuca

There are a number of options available to you, including hotels, motels, caravan and cabin parks, backpacker hostels, guest-houses and houseboats available in and around town.

It may also be able to organise accommodation at the farm you are working at, but this should be organised by you in advance, not all farms have accommodation options.

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

Name: Echuca Moama Tourism

Address: 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca Vic 3564

Website: www.echucamoama.com

Email: info@echucamoama.com

Telephone: (03) 5480 7555 or 1800 804 446



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