How to find work in South Australia

Are you looking for work in South Australia? Do you have no idea what the labour market is like? Then come and discover all you need to know right now!

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A combine harvester working on a grain farm in South Australia
There is lots of farm work to be found!

Note: If you looking for work in the capital city Adelaide, and not regional South Australia, please visit the Find work in Adelaide page.

If you are not an Australian citizen you must have a visa that allows you to work. If you are thinking about backpacking around Australia then check out the work and travel Australia page. However, if you are an international student or are looking for a sponsored / professional worker visa, Check out the Australian Visas page for more details.

Unfortunately, SA is Australia's driest state. This means that in many areas there is virtually no work because there is virtually no one living there! But it is not all doom and gloom, there is still work to be found in certain areas! Just keep reading to find out more!

Farms, fruit picking, and agriculture

Much of the south eastern part of the state, where the Murray River enters and flows through, has fruit picking work. The Barossa Valley is one of Australia's biggest, and best, wine producing regions and there is often work to be found in the vineyards.

There are other parts of the state that also have lots of farms of various crops. Often these locations are remote, and they have trouble filling their vacancies. There are generally many vacancies all year round just waiting to be filled (see below for links).


There is a limited amount of mining work throughout the state. If you are specifically looking for this type of work, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland are also worth investigating. These jobs pay very good money, but are hard to find, especially if you are unskilled. You best chances to finding mine work is the have a look at some recruitment agencies and job boards (see below).

Links and Resources!

Here I have a selection of links to other parts of this site that should help you in your job search.
Good luck, I hope you find a job in South Australia soon!

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