Harvest Jobs

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Australia’s agriculture sector is currently facing a significant labour shortage due to ​COVID-19 so now is a great time to consider farm work. You could try anything from:
  • picking and packing produce
  • plant husbandry
  • tractor or forklift driving
  • working with livestock

Where to find a harvest jo​b​

Searching the H​arv​est Trail website is the best place to start:


Search tips:
  • 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 0​62 332​.

More harves​t job options

  • Bac​kpacker ​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.

Seasonal produce harvest dates

The graph below shows when season produce is harvested throughout the year:

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​Grow your career in agricultu​re​​

Agriculture is an exciting and growing industry and the career opportunities are diverse.  
  • AgCareers​ - is an online job board for agricultural careers with a search function and ​ability to register a candidate profile.​ 

​Skills develop​​ment 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.

  • AgCardAgCard 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 em​​ployers​

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. ​

​Further inf​​ormation​​​​

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions for Harvest Jobs page​.


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