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Officially a city since 1987, but only with its first set of traffic lights since 2010, Griffith is a service area for one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The city is well known for its booming wine industry and is home to some of the country’s best known wineries including De Bortoli and and McWilliams. The region is also very scenic and there are a number of national parks in the area, with ecotourism a growing contributor to the local economy.

Population: Approx 16,182

Fruit Picking Work in Griffith

January to December – Citrus
January to April – Grape picking
February to March – Stonefruit
June to August – Vine pruning
November to March – Onions

Fruit Picking Jobs in Griffith

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Where’s Griffith

Getting There

If driving from Sydney take the via Burley Griffin Way then Irrigation Way for about 550 km west until you see signs to Griffith. From Melbourne it is around 450 km north via Kidman Way.

There are daily bus services from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, all arriving in town.
Also there are regular trains to Griffith from both Sydney and Melbourne.

If you want to go by plane, there are regular daily air services operating from Sydney airport.

 

Accommodation

As it is a large town/city, Griffith has a number of backpacker hostels and caravan parks as well as the usual variety of hotels, motels and B&Bs.

Some farms in the area also have accommodation available on site in huts or they may allow employees to setup camping equipment on their grounds.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Check out the amazing Hermits Cave,  built by Italian migrant Valerio Recitti who arrived here in 1916, and moved hundreds of tonnes of rock to make way for his galleries, pathways and gardens, all in the cave.
  • Head to Cocoparra National Park, 25km north of Griffith. See the amazing scenery and you may also get a view of the peregrine falcon and the wedge-tailed eagle, with both species nesting here.
  • You can’t miss La Festa, a  Wine, Food and Multicultural Festival, which is held every year over the Easter long weekend.

Extending Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

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.

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G'day Guys, My name is Dimi, I'm one of the admins/starters of Fruitpickingjobs.com.au . Freddie and I started this community to help working holiday makers and harvest workers find jobs in an easy and transparent manner. We're not just here to help you finding jobs, anything related to your working holiday down under, we will help try find a way to make it easier for you too achieve. Getting your tax done, deals, travel spots... you name it. If you ever have any questions or feedback please don't hesitate to ask. We're always looking for ways to improve the site and help meet our members needs and build a stronger community. Hope you're doing well and best of luck. Cheers Dimi

2 Responses to “Griffith”

  1. Walter Ferdigg

    I’m a young guy from Italy full of energy just arrived in Australia (Working and Holiday-Visa). I am now willing to work, I have various experiences of collections as apples and olives (Italy-hard work) Please answer me immediately so I can organize myself to come. my phone nr.:040667132

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    • Dimi

      Hi Walter,

      We’re officially launching in approximately two weeks time, then the forum will be up and running where you can post you’re looking for work :)

      Cheers and thanks for getting on board!

      Dimi

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