Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Rutherglen

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

Fruit picking Rutherglen

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Rutherglen is a smallish sized country town, with has an approximate population of 2,000. It is located in northern Victoria, about 4 km's from the border of New South Wales and the Murray river.

It has a postcode of 3685, 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 295 km's to the north of Melbourne, which takes about 3.5 hours to drive and about 600 km's from Sydney which takes about about 6.5 hours to drive.

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Best time to find fruit picking work in Rutherglen

November to December is great for finding work in the cherry farms, with lots of jobs on offer.

February to April is grape season, with lots of jobs to be found picking grapes for the wine industry.

During the rest of the year, depending on the season, you may be able to find work, if you are lucky. During these months it is highly advisable to try to organise a job before arriving as there may be absolutely nothing depending on the season.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Apples: NoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cherries: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Grapes: NoYesYesYesNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo


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

How to find fruit picking work in Rutherglen

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), they often have jobs listed just waiting to be filled.

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Where to stay in Rutherglen

Considering its relatively small size, there are a large number of options available to you, including a number of motels, hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs and self contained accommodation in and around town.

If that isn't enough for you, you can find camping grounds in the caravan parks, in numerous camp sites dotted along the Murray River, and some farms even have facilities for their workers.

If you are planning on staying on a farm you should always organise this with your employer before starting your job not all farms have facilities available and some only have a small number of spots available.

For more information you can contact the local Tourist Information centre.

Name: Rutherglen Wine Experience Visitor Information Centre

Address: 57 Main Street,Rutherglen Vic 3685



Telephone: (02) 6033 6300 or 1800 622 871

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