Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia

Grape picking can be a very repetitive and tiring job that can lack intellectual stimulation . Work will typically involve strip picking grapes or sorting and packing grapes.  If you haven’t had prior experience picking grapes, you will be taught the correct technique onsite. Understanding the correct picking technique will make you more efficient as a picker which will result in a bigger pay cheque, which will mean more money to go travelling!

Picking Tips

Grapes should only be picked when fully ripe and mature to ensure they develop full flavor. The best indications of ripeness are colour and flavour of the grapes. The natural bloom on the grape will become noticeable at the fully-ripe stage, and the berries will become slightly less firm to the touch.To pick the grapes use a pruning shear, cut each cluster from the vine, try to handle them as little as possible. The clusters of grapes will be stored in basket or container and then transported back to the packing sheds by one of the carriers. Grapes will keep for several weeks if they are picked carefully and stored in a very cool, well-ventilated place. Remember to as your farmer or working hostel for any handy tips or hints.

Grape Picking Locations

Leeton Tanunda Tumbarumba Rutherglen
Robinvale Myrtleford Angaston Busselton
Mildura Nyah Emerald Clare
Swan Hill Wentworth Launceston Lyndoch
Gayndah Euston Barmera Nuriootpa
Mundubbera Gol Gol Albany Adelaide Hills
Margaret River Young Bourke Gingin
Stanthorpe Tooleybuc Denmark Beechworth
Griffith St George Penola Yarra Valley
Hillston Langhorne Creek Jugiong Cunnamulla
Berri Waikerie Frankland Coonawarra
Loxton Cadell Mount Barker Orange
McLaren Vale Renmark Huonville Ti Tree
Carnarvon Paringa New Norfolk Swan Valley
Manjimup Echuca Richmond Hunter Valley

Things you’ll need

Work will be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.

  • Non slip sturdy footwear.
  • Long Pants or Shorts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Broad Brimmed Hat
  • Sunscreen

Did you know?

The average person eats approximately eight pounds of grapes per year. We wouldn’t suggest eating that all that at once, over consuming grapes in known to give a laxative effect…

Pay Information

People new to fruit picking typically take a couple of days to develop their picking technique.  As workers are usually paid per bin/bucket pay is typically lower in the first few days of work. Once the technique has been perfected, picking efficiency increases and in turn quantities picked and pay. Pickers can earn up to $200 per day in some regions if the harvest is great!

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16 Responses to “Work With Grapes”

  1. Patricia McCrindle


    I am interested in grape picking as I will be moving to Lewisham from the start of March until June.
    a farm near the Lewisham area would be appropriate and convenient. I have experience in picking apples, cherries and strawberries but, not grapes. I am happy to learn the correct way of harvesting this fruit.
    I hope you will consider me to join your team for the near future.

    Cheers Trish

    • Dimitri

      Hi Patricia,

      The key is to apply for jobs on site, so please check out the job board!

      Have a great day and take care



  2. Benjamin Tomlinson


    I was just wondering if their is any grape picking jobs available?

  3. Joseph Wheatley

    Hello there,

    I and two other English friends (male) are looking to start work immediately. 
We’re all ages 22/23 fit and healthy with all relevant visas and credentials. 
Please get back to me as soon as you can.

  4. Eve Clarke

    I arrive in Perth on the 22nd avalible to work from early march I’m hoping there is still jobs avalible in Margaret river can anyone help? Cheers

  5. Dannielle Mclaughlin

    I am interested in farm work.
    If you could give me a call or contact my via Email that would be great.

  6. mariano caldarazzo

    My friend and me want work in a grape wine farm.\
    do you know where we can go? please!
    And when start the picking or other job? please.

  7. Victoria weldridge


    Im enquiring about grape picking. Im looking to extend my working holiday visa and i am required to complete 88 days of agricultural work to do so . Docyou have anything to offer??

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you

  8. Ennie Jakobi

    Dear Sir or Madame,

    I am 21 years old with a working holiday visa from Germany. I am hard working and have great references.

    I am traveling Australia and have started my trip visiting family in Perth. After arriving in January, I have traveled up to Broome and back. I am now based back in Perth and would like to work.

    I have an international driver’s license (equivalent to WA’s C Class license) and have my own car. I’m a hardworking, open-minded, friendly and reliable person that likes to organize, to plan, to work independently and to work in a team. My English is good and I have great computer skills.

    Thank you for taking the time to consider my application, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely,
    Ennie Jakobi


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