Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Shepparton

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

Fruit picking Shepparton

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Shepparton is a largish Victorian city located in the centre of the state, with has an approximate population of 39,000.

It has a postcode of 3630, 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 184 km's to the north of Melbourne. The drive from Melbourne to Shepparton will take about 2 hours if you don't make any stops along the way.

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Best time to find fruit picking work in Shepparton

There are a number of different fruit and vegetable crops grown in and around the area.

January to March / April are the busiest periods, where there is generally a lot of work to be found.

During the rest of the year it is much harder to find any fruit picking work, he highly recommend you organise a job before going to Shepparton during the months of April - December

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Stone fruit: YesYesYesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNo
Apples / Pears: YesYesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cherries: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Tomatoes: YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Vegetables: YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo


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

How to find fruit picking work in Shepparton

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) and CVGT Employment & Training Specialists, listed below:

Name: CVGT Employment & Training Specialists

Address: Cnr Sobraon and Welsford Streets, Shepparton VIC 3630


Telephone: 1300 724 788

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Where to stay in Shepparton

Due to the largish size of the town, there are a number backpacker hostels, hotels, motels, caravan parks and guest-houses are available in and around the area.

Camping facilities may be available on some farms during the harvest season, but you must 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.

These can range from barrack style accommodation to powered caravan sites to un-powered tent sites.

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

Name: Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre

Address: 534 Wyndham Street, Shepparton VIC 3630



Telephone: 1800 808 839 or 03 5831 4400

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