Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Margaret River

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

Fruit picking Margaret River

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Margaret River is a smallish sized country town, with an approximate population of 4,500. It is south of Perth, and only about 1 km inland from the ocean.

Its postcode is 6285, 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 270 km's from Perth, which should take about 3 hours to drive, without taking any stops.

Margaret River is one of Australia's premier wine areas and it produces some of the best wine that the country has to offer. Wines from this area often win medals at international wine competitions and exhibitions.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Margaret River

Margaret River only really grows grapes, for its wine industry. The peak season is February to April where these is generally a lot of work to be found.

You can also try your luck from June to August, however I highly recommend you try to secure a job before going, otherwise you may find that there is no work for you.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Grapes: NoYesYesYesNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo

  Legend:

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


How to find fruit picking work in Margaret River.

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 Margaret River

Apart from being a wine Mecca, Margaret River is also a popular tourist destination. As such there is a large range of accommodation options ranging hotels to caravan parks, and everything else in between.

Some of the vineyards may have limited accommodation for their workers, however you should check this before arriving. Not all vineyards will have accommodation options, and those that do generally only have a limited number of places available.

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


Name: Margaret River Visitor Centre

Address: 100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA 6285

Website: www.margaretriver.com

Email: welcome@margaretriver.com

Telephone: (08) 9780 5911




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