Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Smithton

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

Fruit picking Smithton

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Smithton is a medium sized country town, with an approximate population of 3,900 people. It is located north of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania, on the very north-western corner of the island. It is situated direct on the coast, facing onto Ducks Bay.

Its postcode is 7330, 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 410 km's from Hobart, which should take about 5 hours to drive if you don't take any long stops along the way.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Smithton

Smithton is known for growing a range of vegetables, with the best months from January to June.

From July to December you may be able to find work, but it is not known as a peak season. During these months I recommend you organise a job before you get there, otherwise you may find that there is no work available.


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Vegetables: YesYesYesYesYesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe

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




How to find fruit picking work in Smithton.

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Tasmania section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Hobart and Tasmania 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 Smithton

Smithton is also a popular tourist destination and weekend getaway area. As such you will find a range of accommodation options available to you. This includes luxury suites, hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and caravan parks.

Some of the farms may offer accommodation for their workers. However, you should organise this with them before starting work. Not all have accommodation and those that do generally only have a limited number of spots available.

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


Name: Stanley Information Centre

Address: 45 Main Road, Stanley Tasmania 7331

Website: www.stanley.com.au

Email: info@stanley.com.au

Telephone: 1300 138 229




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