Confessions of A Blueberry Picker – Part 3

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Melodies Story Continues…. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2 check them out now :) I have to confess that when I first heard that the farm I was going to be working on was paid per kilo, I had high hopes for myself. I am a seasoned harvester, having had harvest jobs in corn and cucumbers during my highschool days in Canada. I believed that this experience, combined with me having spent a majority of my childhood picking various fruits for my grandmother that I would be a legend! Not so.he first day at my first farm didn’t Read more

Taxback Mailing List


G’day Guys, As you know the Australian Financial year ends on the 30th June, which means time to lodge your tax is fast approaching. The process can be confusing, especially when English isn’t your first language. Considering the amount of money your return will be it’s imperative to get the right people to get the job done at the best price. We’ve scoured through the market over the past month or two and have been in talks with numerous tax agents to get the best deal for our members. We will be launching a heavily discounted members only offer over Read more

Fruit Picking Jobs, Our Message


First of all guys, thanks for joining the community, we hope it’s enriched your Australian expeirence and made the process of find a harvest job that much easier. This vision started over beer when we Freddie and I ( Dimi) met a few years back in Byron Bay, Freddie was looking to get the 2nd Working Holiday Visa but was getting the run around, unable to find a clear website/source to find harvest work in a timely and transparent manner. Through the hardships of the experience we realised that their was a gap in the working holiday jobs market, there Read more

Confessions of a Blueberry Picker – Part 2


Melodie’s story continues… If you missed Part 1, read about it here.  Do you know how many different types of jobs there are in the blueberry world? I had no idea, not until I started vying for the few fruit picking jobs available at the beginning of the season. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you in your fruit picking endeavors; the beginning of the season is only tough because the plants aren’t quite ready for the constant attention that we so desperately want to show them. The best jobs, the most lucrative (and also the worst in terms Read more

Confessions of a Blueberry Picker


Welcome to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales; a quaint little city set between forested hills and long stretches of sandy beaches. It also happens to be the banana capital of Australia and a short one hour drive from the biggest blueberry farm in the southern hemisphere – making it a mecca for anyone looking to extend their working holiday visa, or even just make a couple of dollars while making their way up the coast. I found myself here through a series of events that were completely unexpected but worth every unsure phone call to area farmers, and the two weeks I waited to hear Read more

Can I get a Superannuation Refund?


Yep! Everyone working in Oz who earns more than AU$450 a month has superannuation contributions paid into a fund by their employer. Overall the average super refund is between $600 and $5000 if your interested in apply to get your super back you can apply now.

Is Fruit Picking and Harvest Work hard?


Fruit Picking can be quite hard, repetitious and physically demanding work.  Each crop will differ, some are much harder than others, so it will come down to how hard you’re willing to work. Our crop guides are very helpful and will give you insight into watch to expect on the job. Fruit Packing and Grading is an easier task. Do you still have more questions? Ask other members in the forum

How long can I stay for with the first Working Holiday Visa?


You can work and stay in Australia for up to 1 year with the Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)and Work and Holiday Visa ( Subclass 462) Remember you may only work for one employer for a maximum of 6 months through that year. Do you still have more questions? Ask other members in the forum