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Fruit Picking in Tasmania is a popular activity with backpackers seeking short-term employment whilst backpacking Tasmania. The work can be physically demanding, and often the weather is very warm during summer and cold during winter. Tasmania is an area offers a variety of fruit picking work for backpackers; often backpacker accommodation in the area is setup for fruit pickers. Tasmaniaknown as the Apple Isle and is also famous for Stone Fruits, Citrus, Berries and Cherries. Click for list of employment agencies Tasmania.

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Picking Dates:

January to December - vegetables
February to May - apples
December to April - berry crops
December to January – stone fruit
December to January - cherries
All Year – mushrooms
All year – mixed vegetable production and processing

Huon Valley Backpackers

Huon Valley Backpackers is located in the heart of Tasmanian's famous fruit growing district and offer special weekly rates and transport to work. All accommodation is one set of bunks to a room. Camping is also available, and they also welcome Motorhomes and Campervans.

Picking work starts in November through to the end of May; you must have a valid work visa, a tax file number and Australian bank account.

Contact Details
4 Sandhill Road, Cradoc.
Phone: (03) 6295 1551
Fax: (03) 6295 0875
Mobile: 0409 507 442

Tasman Backpackers

They don't guarantee jobs but try very hard to find anyong backpacking in Tasmania harvest work. They deal directly with 30 different farms and job placement agencies so if there are harvest jobs in the region they will probably know about them.

Fruit Picking is weather dependent, and therefore may start at different times of the year depending upon the season.

  • Organic Farm weeding Commences in October
  • Vegetable harvesting including Potatoes, Zucchini, Broccoli and Lettuces generally starts in Nov or Dec
  • A few packing jobs will start mid Dec but most not until the first week of Jan.
  • Apple thinning commences early in December.
  • Cherry's start in December or January depending upon the weather.
  • Raspberry's start the day after Xmas.
  • Carrot, Onion and Broccoli packing jobs start at the beginning of Jan and continue until June or July.
  • Pears start in Feb, Apple picking in March and April.
  • Swedes commence in June and continue until Sep or Oct.


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Backpackers searching for short-term employment in Tasmania should check out The website caters for backpackers seeking jobs; employers are welcome to post jobs. You can sign up for daily job alerts from fruit picking, marketing/sales, health care and much more.


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Fruit picking and farm work in Tasmania are a great way for backpackers to earn cash and experience the friendly culture of regional Tasmania whilst travelling and enjoying the unique beauty of the great outdoors.

More people than ever are heading to Tassie to take advantage of recent changes to the working holiday visa which allows travellers who have worked as a seasonal worker in regional Australia for at least three months to apply for a second work visa in Australia. So you can make friends, get a tan, and then get a second working visa all whilst earning money to extend your travels.

The definition of seasonal work required for application for a second working holiday visa was recently expanded to include not only fruit-picking and harvest work but work in other industries such as fishing, pearling, shearing, butchery and forestry.


People working in Australia on a Working Holiday visa are entitled to the same pay and work conditions as Australian residents and citizens. There are a number of obligations that employers in Australia must be willing and able to meet.

Employers must:

  • ensure that the employee is paid the salary specified for the nominated position
  • deduct and make tax payments for the employee while employed by the business
  • make superannuation contributions for the employee while employed by the business
  • comply with all relevant workplace relations laws and any employee workplace agreements
  • ensure that the employee holds any license, registration or membership that is mandatory for the performance of their work
  • comply with responsibilities under Australian immigration laws
  • not employ a person who would be breaking Australian immigration laws by being employed.
Note: The employer must be lawfully operating a business that is actually and actively engaged in business activities. 
Example: A business that exists on paper only (for example, a shelf company) is not acceptable.

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