Can I do harvest work?
You can do harvest work in Australia if you are:
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- an eligible working holiday maker holding a visa with appropriate working rights
- an overseas student with working rights in Australia
- holding a temporary work visa with general work rights, not restricted to an employer or type of work.
Is harvest work right for me?
Harvest work can be physically demanding. You don’t need special skills to be a harvest worker, but employers may look for certain qualities, including physical strength and stamina.
Tasks for harvest workers can involve climbing ladders, walking through fields, constant bending or operating heavy machinery. Harvest workers need to be strong enough to lift heavy tubs or bags of produce and tools, and be able to do repetitive tasks.