There are many harvest jobs available now, and over the coming months, right across the state.
Earn money, explore regional Tasmania, and get valuable work experience while doing your bit for our farmers and our state.
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.
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
Seasonal produce harvest dates
The graph below shows when seasonal produce is harvested throughout the year:
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.
Transport Pilot Program
This Program, initiated by Fruit Growers Tasmania in January 2021, is funded by the Tasmanian Government and is enabling local workers to get to and from work.
Fruit Growers Tasmania, in partnership with the Huon Valley Council and the Get Picking Program, is delivered by Community Transport Services Tasmania and offers daily transport services (6 days per week) to participating businesses using bus and coach-based transport services. Transport costs will be shared between the picker, the employer and the Tasmanian Government.
It is anticipated that this pilot program will transport up to 250 workers per day who would otherwise be unable to take up the seasonal work opportunities.
While the pilot will commence in the Huon Valley, once tested it will be expanded to include other areas including the Derwent Valley, Kingborough and Launceston region.
Grow your career in agriculture
Agriculture is an exciting and growing industry and the career opportunities are diverse. The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has developed videos showcasing six Tasmanian agribusiness case studies. These demonstrate the diversity of career pathways in Tasmanian agribusiness and raise the profile of the food and agriculture sectors.
AgCareers - is an online job board for agricultural careers with a search function and ability to register a candidate profile.
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