Lying on the banks of the Lachlan River, Forbes is a small regional town some 380 kms west of Sydney. Once a major gold mining town, Forbes’ heritage listed architecture still reflects the 1800s and the money gold bought to the economy. Now known for the diverse lifestyle the town offers, it also has a large array of fruit picking opportunities, including its relatively new wine industry. Fruit Picking Work in Forbes January – Plums January to March – Tomatoes, stonefruit January to April – Grape picking February to May – Apples June to August – Vine pruning November to Read more


Bairnsdale is located on the river flats of the Mitchell River, near where the river flows into Lake King and is the regional and commercial centre of East Gippsland. Harvest work wise most of the opportunities exist from August through to may where you’ll expect to find work picking cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, potatoes, carrots, chillis, capsicums and many others. Fruit Picking Work in Bairnsdale January to December – Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, potatoes, carrots February to June – Chillis, capsicums, egg plant, tomatoes August to January – Asparagus November to May – Celery, snow peas December to May – Read more


Officially a city since 1987, but only with its first set of traffic lights since 2010, Griffith is a service area for one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The city is well known for its booming wine industry and is home to some of the country’s best known wineries including De Bortoli and and McWilliams. The region is also very scenic and there are a number of national parks in the area, with ecotourism a growing contributor to the local economy. Fruit Picking Work in Griffith January to December – Citrus January to Read more

Gol Gol

Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Gol Gol is just 10km north east of Mildura while some refer to it as almost a suburb of Mildura. Gol Gol is the Aboriginal meaning for ‘Meeting Place’ and has officially been a town since 1886. The town is part of the Sunraysia fruit growing region and as such has a massive irrigation system with the majority of the towns inhabitants being involved in the agricultural industry.   Fruit Picking Work in Gol Gol January to May – Grape picking May to January – Citrus May to February – Vegetables Read more


Situated about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide, Hay is located in a flat, almost treeless area where you get to see some of the most remarkable 180 degree views of the night sky in the southern hemisphere. Nestled on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, the town is the epicentre of a large, productive agricultural region, which is also a stop over town for many people travelling across the country.   Fruit Picking Work in Hay March to October – Broccoli, lettuce November to February – Onions December to March – Rockmelons Fruit Picking Jobs in Hay Fruit Picking Jobs in New Read more


Situated on the banks of the Lachlan River, Hillston is known as the ‘outback’ of the Riverina due to its rustic and rural nature. Located on the Great Artesian Basin, the largest freshwater underground basin in the world, the local agricultural industry thrives off this infinite resource. Hillston is also known for its extreme temperatures, with the summer months being very hot and the winter months really cold.   Fruit Picking Work in Hillston April to June – Cotton June to September – Potatoes October to August – Citrus November – Cherries November to December – Onions Fruit Picking Jobs Read more

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is known as one of Australia’s oldest and most successful wine regions, with a number of landmark labels being established in the area, including Lindemans and Tyrell’s Wine. Taking in around 12,000 square kilometres, the region extends from 120km to 310km North of Sydney and this includes a massive 120 wineries. With beautiful scenery and a large number of tourist attractions, the Hunter Valley really is a great place to go fruit picking.   Fruit Picking Work in Hunter Valley January to March – Grape picking March to June – Olives June to September – Vine pruning Read more


Not only is Jugiong home to amazing views, excellent fishing and an old world charm, the region also produces some exquisite drops of wine. Make sure you go on a winery tour if you’re in the region. The town is located on the famous Murrumbidgee River around 3 and half to 4 hours south west of Sydney. As expected you’ll find your picking grapes or vine pruning and or trimming when partaking in harvest work in Jugiong.   Fruit Picking Work in Jugiong January to March – Grapes March to June – Olives June to September – Vine pruning Fruit Read more


Leeton in the administrative centre of the huge Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), which is responsible for 38% of NSW’s vegetable production. Also known as Australia’s Rice capital, Leeton is the headquarters of a number of large fruit and vegetable companies. The town, which is just near the Murrumbidgee River was designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin, the acclaimed American architect who also designed Australia’s capital, Canberra.   Fruit Picking Work in Leeton January to December – Citrus picking and packing February to March – Grape picking September to May – Vegetables November to April – Stonefruit Fruit Picking Jobs in Read more


Only 40km outside of the beautiful Byron Bay, many backpackers get jobs fruit picking in Lismore while living in Byron Bay, where they can also surf and party. Lismore is the region’s capital, located halfway between the rainforest and the sea, with a strong coffee and food scene. Other localities nearby include the alternative Nimbin, known for its relaxed laws on marijuana cultivation.   Fruit Picking Work in Lismore February to March – Lychees April to September – Macadamias nuts, avocados June to September – Custard apples September to December – Stonefruit October to December – Coffee October to January Read more