Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Vinifera

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

Fruit picking Vinifera

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Vinifera is a small sized country town located in northern Victoria, on the border of New South Wales. It has an approximate population of 550 people, right on the edge of the Murray river.

Its postcode is 3591, 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 365 km's from Melbourne, which takes about 4.5 hours to drive, about 920 km's from Sydney which takes about about 10.5 hours to drive and about 490 km's from Adelaide which takes about 6 hours to drive.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Vinifera

Vinifera grows a large range of produce, ranging from vegetables, fruits, grapes and a variety of citrus produces like oranges, lemons and limes.

You can generally find work from December to April, but the very best months are June to August, where you can find lots of work on the citrus farms and in the vineyards.

May, September and October should be avoided if possible as there is generally little work to be found during these months.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Citrus: MaybeNoNoNoMaybeYesYesYesMaybeMaybeYesYes
Grapes: MaybeYesYesYesMaybeYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNo
Stone fruit: YesYesNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoYes
Vegetables: MaybeMaybeNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe

  Legend:

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




How to find fruit picking work in Vinifera.

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):


MADEC Australia handles most of the fruit picking and harvest jobs in and around the Vinifera area. You can contact them by:

Address: MADEC Australia, 183-188 Beveridge Street Swan Hill Vic 3585

Website: www.madec.edu.au

Email: swanhill@madec.edu.au

Telephone: 1800 062 332


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 Vinifera

Being such a small town, there is no real accommodation options available to you. However, less about 6 km's away, in Nyah West, there are a number of options available to you, including a hotel, a backpacker hostel and a caravan park.

With luck you may also be able to organise accommodation at the farm you are working at, but this should be organised by you in advance, not all farms have accommodation options.

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

Name: Swan Hill Region Information Centre

Address: Cnr McCrae and Curlewis Streets, Swan Hill Vic 3585

Website: www.swanhillonline.com

Email: tourism@swanhill.vic.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 625 373



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