Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia

The majority of strawberry picking work is done by hand given the delicate nature and the softness of the strawberries. It is extremely important to choose the plump and firm strawberries and to ensure they are completely red as well. Strawberries stop ripening the moment they are picked unless other fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes. Strawberry harvest work can be very tiring and extremely strenuous as it can involve a lot of bending

Strawberry Picking Tips

Grab the stem just above the strawberry between your forefinger and the nail of your thumb.
Pull with a steady twisting motion.
Now the stem has been broken it should roll into your hand.
You can continue the procedure until each hand has around 3-5 strawberries in each.
Go ahead and delicately/carefully place the strawberry in your container.
Continue the process.

The more fruit picking you do the better you will become at it and being fast and careful will come hand in hand.

Strawberry Picking Locations

Batlow, Mount Barker, Byron Bay, Mornington Peninsula
Stanthorpe, Denmark, Tumbarumba, Deloraine
Young, Burnie, Coffs Harbour, Yarra Valley
Ulverstone, Devonport, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast
Albany, Huonville

Strawberry Picking Locations

Batlow, Mount Barker, Byron Bay, Stanthorpe, Denmark, Tumbarumba, Deloraine
Mornington Peninsula, Albany, Huonville, Ulverstone, Devonport
Young, Burnie, Coffs Harbour, Yarra Valley, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast

Things you’ll need

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
  • Sunscreen

Did you know?

Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside. Other popular berries include blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and red currants.

Pay Information

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.

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2 Responses to “Work With Strawberries”

  1. Hlina Jacquemart


    I am a young Belgian girl. I would like discove Australia and I need to work for this.
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