Are you interested in fruit picking & harvest work in Mildura? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Mildura? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Mildura a success!
Mildura is located on the Murray river, and has an approximate population of 30,000 people.
Technically, Mildura is located in Victoria, but considering it is right on the border of New South Wales, it makes sense to also have this page in the NSW section as well.
Its postcodes are 3500-02, 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
Mildura is the largest regional city in the area, and is a large producer of fruits and vegetables. There are many farms and orchards in the district, all needing workers during peak seasons.
It is a popular fruit picking destination for both Australians and backpackers, and it is also a popular tourist destination due to the large amount of water based activities in the area.
Mildura is also big in the wine industry, so there are many vineyards and wineries in the area.
Mildura is known for growing citrus, grapes and a wide variety of vegetables.
You can generally find work all year long, but the best time to find it is during June to August during the busy grape and citrus season.
Generally lots of work. There may be work. Generally no work.
Attention - Scam Alert It has been reported to on my forum that a certain backpacker hostel in the area is not providing a proper service. You can see the forum post here: Dons Backpackers fruit picking in Mildura, WATCH OUT!.
I encourage all users to research "fruit picking" hostels online and making their own informed decision.
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 Wentworth area. You can contact them by:
There are a large number of hostels in Mildura filled with fun backpackers and locals who are in the area for work. If you're interested in staying at a caravan park (in your tent, or in your camper van, etc) there are HEAPS of them around the area, just use your favourite search engine and you'll find heaps on offer.
Mildura is 541 Km's from Melbourne via the Calder and Silver City Highways, 393 Km's from Adelaide via the Sturt and Silver City Highways, and 1014 Km's from Sydney via the Hume, Sturt and Silver City Highways.
There are daily flights from both Adelaide and Melbourne to Mildura.
Have a look at the Getting around Australia - flights page to compare all airline providers right across the country!
If you don't have your own transport, you have to make a decision. Will you take a camper van or take a rental car?
To find out the best way to rent a car or camper van in Australia (and there are some tricks to it!), check out the Getting around Australia - cars & camper vans page now!
Catch one of the many bus services to Mildura! Check out the Getting around Australia - public transport page now to search ALL the public transport networks right across the country!
Some things to do in the area include: Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Mungo National Park, Lake Cullulleraine, Lindemans Winery, Nursery Ridge Wines, Zilzie Wines, Deakin Estate Wines, Big Lizzie, Red Cliffs Pumping Station, Kings Billabong and Psyche Bend Pumphouse, paddle steamer cruises, Australian Inland Botanical Gardens, Old Mildura Homestead, Mildura Arts Centre and Rio Vista Museum, the Chaffey Trail, and the Alfred Deakin Centre.
And don't forget, Mildura is direct on the Murray rivers, so there is a wealth of water based activates that you can do including: fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, sun baking and much more!
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