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


Known for its rich black soil plains, this large town is located on the banks of the Mehi River. Moree is recognised nationally as Australia’s Artesian Spa Capital, with 2 large natural pools filled with natural mineral water from underground, known for their healing powers.   Fruit Picking Work in Moree March to May – Cotton picking and cotton ginning April to August – Olives, pecan nuts Fruit Picking Jobs in the Moree Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Wales Where’s Lismore Getting There If driving, Moree is 628 kms north west of Sydney via the New England, Oxley and Read more


Mungindi is a true border town, with half located in New South Wales and the other half in Queensland. Located on the banks of the Barwon River, the town is also home to the famous ‘Mungindi Cod’, a fish that only lives in close proximity to the town. Mungindi is also the service centre for the rich agricultural area surrounding it, which produces cotton, wheat and cattle.   Fruit Picking Work in Mungindi March to May – Cotton picking and cotton ginning (separating the cotton and the seeds) Fruit Picking Jobs in the Mungindi Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Read more


Located on the north coast of New South Wales, Ballina is 865 km north of Sydney and is bordered by the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the lush green hills of the hinterland. A stone’s throw from Byron Bay the scenery and picturesque views is of similar to that of it’s neighboring town. You’ll find fruit picking opportunities year round, from picking lychees to custard apples.   Fruit Picking Work in Ballina February to March – Lychees April to September – Macadamias nuts, avocados June to September – Custard apples September to December – Stonefruit October to December – Coffee October Read more


You’re inland now, 450km west of Sydney situated in the Macquarie Valley region which is known for its delicious produce and beautiful flower farms. You will find work cotton picking or in the many citrus orchards.   Fruit Picking Work in Narromine May to March – Citrus April to May – Cotton picking, cotton ginning December to February – Citrus thinning Fruit Picking Jobs in the Narromine Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Wales Where’s Narromine Getting There From Sydney the drive is about 5hrs along the Castlereagh or Mitchell Highway. Transport wise you can get a train or bus Read more