Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Launceston

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

Fruit picking Launceston

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Launceston is a large city, with an approximate population of 106,000 people. It is located north of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania. It is situated inland, in the north of the island.

Its postcode is 7250, 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 200 km's from Hobart, which should take about 2.5 hours to drive if you don't take any long stops along the way.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Launceston

Launceston is best known for growing apples and grapes. The best time to find work in either crop is during March - May.

If you are looking for work with grapes then you can also often find work in July to August.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Apples: NoMaybeYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Grapes: NoNoMaybeYesMaybeNoYesYesNoNoNoNo

  Legend:

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




How to find fruit picking work in Launceston.

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

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

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




Where to stay in Launceston

Due to its large size there are a number of accommodation options available to you. These include hotels, motels, guesthouses, B&Bs, backpacker hostels and farm stays.

If you want you can also often rent a house or an apartment on a short to medium term lease. And you may also find a room to rent in a shared property.

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


Name: Launceston Visitor Information Centre

Address: 12-16 St John and Paterson Street, Launceston Tasmania 7250

Website: www.visitlauncestontamar.com.au

Email: travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au

Telephone: (03) 6336 3133




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