Farm Labourers – Fruit Picking Job in Tasmania


Job title: Farm Labourers – Fruit Picking


Expected salary: Negotiable

Location: Latrobe, TAS – Drouin, VIC

Farm Labourers – Fruit Picking Job Details:

We require up to 50 hardworking, physically able, reliable & preferably experienced pickers and packers to work in the upcoming season. Work to commence approximately mid October 2023. Must be available and ready to start from then.

All to offer guaranteed availability for a minimum 5 days per week, 8-10 hours per day for approximately 6-9 months. Early starts. Possible extra hours of work to ensure all crops are picked/sorted as well as general duties completed to the quality required by management. Must be willing to undertake all duties as instructed and able to travel to and reside in the Drouin area and surrounds.

Some of the duties required are general farmhand labouring such as netting, replacing materials and general farm maintenance. Thinning, manual picking, and pruning of apple trees according to size, colour and ripeness. Discarding of rotting and over ripened fruit as per management instructions. Very physical work. Carrying of fruit in canvas bags (approximately 10-15kgs when full) strapped to shoulders then gently emptied into plastic fruit bins.

Outdoor work which can be very cold and wet OR very hot and dry. Labour intensive (physical) work and long hours in all weather. Reliability, attention to detail and high concentration levels required. Due to the nature of the industry. We require people with flexible working days and hours and no pollen allergies or the like. Ability to follow instructions is a MUST. You will be working in teams. Modern Horticultural Award 2020 Piece Rate system as well as flat casual hourly rate are on offer depending on tasks.


Ability to adhere to company QA and OH&S requirements is essential. Drivers licence and own transport would be beneficial as there is limited public transport access to the farm during the hours required. Work is offered through an agency on a casual basis. Previous (and current) physical outdoor activities or lifestyle habits will be highly regarded.

How to Apply?

Applicants wishing to apply must fill out our application form using the following link

Applicants are to quote the Workforce Australia “Job ID” number in this advertisement when prompted in the application form.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not call growers directly. Only successful/shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications close 5pm AEST 24 August 2023

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