Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Yarra Valley

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

Fruit picking Yarra Valley

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Yarra Valley is an area on the outskirts of Melbourne. It is home to many famous Australian vineyards and wineries, as well as a variety of fruit farms and orchards.

The Yarra Valley includes such suburbs and locations as Montrose, Hoddles Creek, Yarra Junction, Silvan, Gladysdale, Coldstream, Wandin, Seville, Monbulk, Yarra Glen, Lilydale and Healesville, and more.

Because of its large area, different farms and orchards can have different postcodes. People wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa should check that their farm/orchard postcode is a valid one.

It is located 40 - 90 km's to the east of Melbourne. The drive from Melbourne CBD to edge of the Yarra Valley should take you about an hour, although it can be longer during peak hour traffic.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Yarra Valley

The best time to find work is over the late spring to early autumn months of November to April, where there is almost always work to be found.

During the rest of the year it is much harder to find any picking work, he highly recommend you organise a job before going to Yarra Valley during the months of May to October, otherwise you may find that you cannot find any work.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Apples / Pears: NoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Berries: YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Cherries: YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Citrus: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybe
Flowers: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe
Grapes: NoMaybeYesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNo
Strawberries: YesYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoMaybeYesYes

  Legend:

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





How to find fruit picking work in Yarra Valley

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 Salvation Army Employment Plus, listed below:


Name: Salvation Army Employment Plus

Address: 1 Clarke Street, Lilydale Vic 3140

Website: www.employmentplus.com.au/ (then go to Harvest Labour link)

Email: harvest_enquiries@aep.salvationarmy. org

Telephone: 03 9735 6911


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 Yarra Valley

There is a range of accommodation including resorts, motels, hotels, self contained units, backpacker hostels, caravan parks, B&Bs and guest-houses.

Camping facilities may be available on some farms, but you must always organise this with your employer before starting your job: not all farms have facilities available and some only have a limited number of spots available.

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


Name: Yarra Valley Visitor Information Centre

Address: Old Court House, Harker Street, Healesville VIC 3777

Website: www.visityarravalley.com.au

Email: info@visityarravalley.com.au

Telephone: 03 5962 2600


Name: Yarra Shire Offices

Website: www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Telephone: 1300 368 333




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