There are many harvest jobs available now, and over the coming months, right across the state.
To name just a few of the roles, Tassie farms need:
Earn money, explore regional Tasmania, and get valuable work experience while doing your bit for our farmers and our state.
- 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.
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 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.
Skills development and training
Agriskills Entry Program - This program is a great starting point if you are looking for a job in the Agriculture or Production Horticulture industries. It provides job-ready skills sought after by employers. The program is a pathway into employment and potential transition into either a Certificate II traineeship or Certificate III apprenticeship.
If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 you may be eligible to access up to $3,000 through Rapid Response Skills Training Support funding.
AgCard - AgCard is a pre-induction tool developed by Primary Employers Tasmania. This pre-farm employment induction program is
no cost for employees to complete the practical training prior to 30 June 2021. It is designed to assist farm employers and employees identify and manage workplace health and safety risks, and provide essential awareness and understanding of WH&S procedures and human resources principles.
Once you have completed both of the course units, you will receive a Primary Employers Tasmania’s AgCard Certificate of Completion you can include this as part of your resume. This will ensure that all employers and employees are on the same page for all future farm safety conversations.
Information for Harvest Employers
Use the Harvest Trail Jobs Board
to list your vacancies.
The Harvest Trail Jobs Board is a free Australian Government service to help connect you with people who are looking for work now.