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Located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Bonney, Barmera relies on its agriculture and viticulture industries to keep the town going. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, the Lake and nearby Murray river are popular for all sorts of water activities year round. The lake is also famous for its sunsets at dusk, capturing the sun ‘melting’ into the water.


Population: Approx 2,000

Fruit Picking Work in Barmera

January to April – Apples, pears, Grape picking
June to August – Vine pruning
May to February – Citrus
October to March – Stonefruit
October to December – Cherries

Fruit Picking Jobs in Barmera

Fruit Picking Jobs in South Australia

Where’s Barmera

Getting There

Located 220 km North East of Adelaide, if driving just follow the Sturt Highway A20 to Riverland and then follow the signs to Barmera.

There is a regular bus from Sydney to Adelaide that goes through Barmera and another bus from Adelaide to the Riverland daily.


Within close proximity to Perth, living in town and car pooling is a great idea. It enables you to experience Perth lifestyle while doing your specified work. Within the Swan Valley region you’ll find backpacker hostels, caravan parks and self contained units along with other options.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Lake Bonney is famous for its shallow water and sandy bottom, making it ideal for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, jet skiing, boating and fishing.
  • The Overland Corner is a very popular attraction near Barmera with its own walking trail.
  • There are twice daily 3 hour cruises around Loch Luna which are a great way to see the area’s aquatic wildlife.

Extending Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Many harvest jobs will meet the Second Australian Working Holiday Visa eligibility and count towards the 88 days of specified work. Some regional locations and jobs are ineligible which could lead to the Department of Immigration rejecting your application. So remember to confirm whether or not your fruit picking or harvest job will count towards the Second Australian WHV.


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Freddie /

Founded Fruit Picking Jobs with Dimi back in 2011. He did his working holiday visa back in 2007-2009 and worked on a tomato farm in Bowen as a bucket boy and had a blast! Now Freddie likes to build stuff! He focus mainly on Web Design, Development and Infrastructure.

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