They say there’s nothing like mediterranean olive oil but the Australian farmers sure have something to say about that. Olive picking is a great way to complete your harvest work and a fun and challenging way to see parts of rural Australia while earning a quid.
Olive Picking Tips
Olive picking can involve long days picking olives off trees while on ladders or reaching in awkward places. It can get quite challenging reaching to the top of trees picking the olives and loading them into a container. The key is maintain your balance pick fast but also smart.
Olive Picking Locations
Albany, Gingin, Swan Valley
Things you’ll need when Olive picking
Work will be typically 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
Did you know?
Olive oil is extremely high in oleic acid which is used to reduce blood pressure.
Pay Information for Olive Picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.