Farm Jobs: Skilled, Working Holiday and Regional Visas
Lots of foreigners work on Australian farms. Many of these workers are on Working Holiday visas doing harvest work, while others are on Skilled, Work and Regional visas doing more skilled work.
During the current coronavirus crisis, the farming industry still needs workers and now could be a good time for current Working Holiday visa holders to do their 88 days farm work and for other visa holders to check out work in Australia’s country areas.
Australian Farms Need Skilled Workers
Skilled Farm Jobs in Australia
There are many skilled farm jobs available in Australia. Check the Occupation Lists on this page to learn what skilled farm jobs are currently in demand across Australia.
Visas for Skilled Farm Workers
Australian visas that a skilled farm worker might apply for include:
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Permanent Visa
482 Temporary Skill Shortage Temporary Visa
491 Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa
494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional Visa
Skilled Farm Job Search Websites
Search on the following job sites (in alphabetical order) for skilled farm work in Australia.
(Please note that Migration Ways has no relationship with or personal knowledge of any of the websites or organizations cited on this page.)
Harvesting & Fruit Picking Calendar and Jobs in Australia
During the various picking/harvesting seasons across Australia there is an abundance of farm work. As Australia has many different crops and fruits across a wide range of landscapes in a continent of 7.7 million square kilometres, harvest dates differ widely across the nation. Read this Australian harvest and crop calendar.
Working Holiday Visas for Harvest & Fruit Picking Work
Australian farmers are dependent on foreign workers to help with their crops and fruits. Much of this labour is available to work on Australian farms because of Working Holiday visas. There are two Australian Working Holiday visas, depending on which country you come from.
Websites to Search for Harvest & Fruit Picking Jobs
Harvest & Fruit Picking Job Search Websites
Following is a list of websites (in alphabetical order) of where to search for Farm, Harvest, and Fruit Picking jobs in Australia.
Tips to Find Employers and Work in Australia
Farm Work and State Border Closures
Please be aware that because of the coronavirus pandemic some Australian states/territories have closed their borders. You will need to check the rules for each state, but some states have stipulated that if you cross into their territory you must self-isolate for 14 days. Read more about these state border crossing restrictions here and here. And here.
To read up-to-date releases re state border closures consult the Australian Interstate Quarantine website.
Documentary of Australian Farm Work for Italians
Watch the documentary 88 Days (on Australian Farms) about young Italians blossoming on Australia’s farms. View the trailer for 88 Days.
Consult with an Australia Visa Expert
If you are trying to understand which is the best visa or immigration pathway for you, contact Migration Ways to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our registered experts.