From humble beginnings as a small goldfield, Donnybrook is known as the Apple capital of the south west located approximately 200km from Perth and 35km from Bunbury. The town is surrounded by stunning forests, winding rivers, rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and beautiful orchards.
Fruit Picking Work in Donnybrook
February -to April – Pears, tomatoes,grapes
February to June – Apples
June to September – Apple tree pruning,Vine pruning
November to December – Apple thinning, stonefruit
December to March – Stonefruit
Donnybrook is a short 2 hour drive south of Perth, bus services also operate daily from Perth.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Check out the Gourmet Wine and Food Fest during February each year
- The Donnybrook Apple festival
- Check out the Busselton Show during October ( nearby to Donnybrook)
- Blues at Bridgetown during November
- Preston river foreshore ( outdoor amphitheatre)
Many harvest jobs will meet the Second Australian Working Holiday Visa eligibility and count towards the 88 days of specified work. Some regional locations and jobs are ineligible which could lead to the Department of Immigration rejecting your application. So remember to confirm whether or not your fruit picking or harvest job will count towards the Second Australian WHV.
Get in Contact with the local visitor centre