Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Lake Boga

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

Fruit picking Lake Boga

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Lake Boga is a popular small sized country town located in northern Victoria, near the border of New South Wales. It has an approximate population of 725 people, close to the Murray river. As the name suggests, it is located next to a lake.

Its postcode is 3584, 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 325 km's from Melbourne, which takes about 4 hours to drive, about 940 km's from Sydney which takes about about 10.5 hours to drive and about 530 km's from Adelaide which takes about 6.5 hours to drive.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Lake Boga

Lake Boga grows a large range of produce, ranging from vegetables, fruits, grapes and a variety of citrus crops.

You can generally find work from October to April, but the very best months are June to August, where you can find lots of work on the citrus farms and in the vineyards.

May and September should be avoided if possible as there is generally little work to be found during these months.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Citrus: MaybeNoNoNoMaybeYesYesMaybeMaybeYesYesYes
Grapes: MaybeYesYesYesMaybeYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNo
Stone fruit: YesYesNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoYes
Vegetables: MaybeMaybeNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe

  Legend:

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




How to find fruit picking work in Lake Boga.

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):


MADEC Australia handles most of the fruit picking and harvest jobs in and around the Lake Boga area. You can contact them by:

Address: MADEC Australia, 183-188 Beveridge Street Swan Hill Vic 3585

Website: www.madec.edu.au

Email: swanhill@madec.edu.au

Telephone: 1800 062 332


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 Lake Boga

Being such a small town there are no real accommodation options available. However, only 16 km's away, in Swan Hill there are a large number of options available to you, including hotels, motels, caravan and cabin parks and backpacker hostels.

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. Many have lot's of space for people in camper vans.

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

Name: Lake Boga Region Information Centre

Address: Cnr McCrae and Curlewis Streets, Lake Boga Vic 3585

Website: www.swanhillonline.com

Email: tourism@swanhill.vic.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 625 373



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