Work Opportunities Available in Australia: Part Two [Index]
"Numerous Opportunities to See the Country and Pay for It"
Travel, Work and Backpack
Fig picking on Victorian farms is now available. The rate is $3.00 a box and with the average of 18 pieces per box it fills quicly. You would expect to pick at least 28 boxes as that is the least anyone has ever completed however accomplished pickers can achieve up to 54 boxes per day. As it is summer it can be hot work however it is not hard work! Come and try it.
It is almost Grape picking time again. One of the more extensive opportunities in fruit picking, the season can last up to 6 to 8 weeks plus follow-up work with dried fruit and wineries. Then soon after the pruning starts.
General Fruit Picking/Planting/Pruning Seasons
Apples: February to May - Mid-Western New South Wales, Stanthorpe QLD, Victoria and Tasmania
Grapes - Picking: February to April - most states
Grapes - Pruning: June to August - most states
Oranges: November to March - SA and Victorian Riverlands, Gayndah QLD, others
Strawberries: March – November [planting to picking] - Caboolture QLD, Adelaide Hills, others
Cherries, other Berries: November to January - Silvan and Wandin VIC, Young and Orange NSW
Marketing and Professional
Work opportunities are available in Australia in Marketing and Sales, Fundraising, Business Management and many other areas.
There is also labour opportunities in trades work, au pair and shop assistants industries.