Seasonal work provides a pathway to a rewarding, long-term career in Tasmania's vibrant agricultural sector.
unique, with harvest jobs available for nearly 12 months of the year.
Where to find a harvest job
On the Harvest Trail website use the ‘Filter by’ location option under the map and select TAS to find your Tassie harvest job.
To speak directly with someone about job opportunities and how to register for jobs call the Harvest Trail Information Service on 1800 062 332.
More harvest job options
Backpacker Jobs - Backpacker Jobs is an online job board for backpackers in Australia, connecting working holidaymakers with farms.
Gumtree - Gumtree is a major online classifieds site that includes a large number of postings for agricultural work across Australia.
Ag Gap Year
The National Farmers' Federation has launched AgCAREERSTART. AgCAREERSTART is a pilot, 24-month program for school leavers to try a job in agriculture and experience the unique opportunities the sector has to offer. Through AgCAREERSTART participants will be employed under award wages on a qualified farm for up to 12 months and will receive safety training, a farm induction, and relocation assistance.
How to Pick course
Wine Tasmania, in partnership with TasTAFE and the Tasmanian Government is offering free detailed and practical 'how to pick' wine grapes training.
The 'How to Pick' course will run from March, free transport is provided for participants.
If you are looking for transport options to get to/from the farm, speak to your employer about what might be available for you to link into in the area.
Fruit Growers Tasmania have established a Seasonal Worker Transport Pilot that is helping Tasmanians without transport to take up harvest work opportunities with the States' fruit producers. To find out more and register your interest go to www.fruitgrowerstas.org.au/transport-pilot
Support for retrenched and redundant workers
Rapid Response Skills Initiative provides up to $3,000 towards the cost of training for eligible people who have lost casual, full-time or part-time work in the last 12 months.
Interstate harvest workers
Tasmania’s peak harvesting period occurs from December to March each year and usually requires about 9,000 seasonal workers.
While employing more Tasmanian residents for the upcoming season is a priority for the Tasmanian Government, having experienced seasonal workers from interstate is critical to support Tasmanian agricultural businesses during the harvest season.
For more information on Tasmanian border entry requirements for seasonal workers visit the Tasmanian Government’s coronavirus website.
Seasonal produce harvest dates
The map and table below show where and when seasonal produce is harvested throughout the year: