Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Mt Barker

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

Fruit picking Mt Barker

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Mt Barker is a smallish country town, with an approximate population of 2,800. It is located south of Perth, just a little inland from the southern coast of Western Australia.

Its postcode is 6324, 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 370 km's from Perth, which should take about 4 - 4.5 hours to drive, or a little longer if you make a stop or two along the way. It is located only 50 km's north of the large coastal town of Albany, which should not take more than 45 - 50 minutes to drive.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Mt Barker

Mt Barker only really grows grapes, cherries and strawberries. Work in the cherry orchards is limited, but with a little luck you can find some work during November to January.

Grapes generally have a better season, with picking work to be found during June to September and during March to April when they do the pruning to vine tying.

Strawberries have a good season, with a lot of work to be found from November to February, and depending on the season the work can extend right through to May.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Cherries: MaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybe
Grapes: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoMaybeYesYesMaybeNoNoNo
Strawberries: YesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoMaybeYesYes

  Legend:

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


How to find fruit picking work in Mt Barker.

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 Mt Barker

There is a number options in the area including several hotels, motels, caravan and cabin parks and B&Bs

Some of the orchards may have some accommodation available for the pickers. However, you should try to organise this with the orchard before starting work. Not all have accommodation and those that do generally only have a limited number of spots.

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


Name: Mount Barker Visitor Centre

Address: Albany Highway, Mount Barker WA 6324

Website: www.mountbarkertourismwa.com.au

Email: info@mountbarkertourismwa.com.au

Telephone: (08) 9851 1163




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