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Leeton in the administrative centre of the huge Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), which is responsible for 38% of NSW’s vegetable production. Also known as Australia’s Rice capital, Leeton is the headquarters of a number of large fruit and vegetable companies. The town, which is just near the Murrumbidgee River was designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin, the acclaimed American architect who also designed Australia’s capital, Canberra.

Population: Approx. 7,000

Fruit Picking Work in Leeton

January to December – Citrus picking and packing
February to March – Grape picking
September to May – Vegetables
November to April – Stonefruit

Fruit Picking Jobs in the Leeton

Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Wales

Where’s Leeton

Getting There

Leeton is 595 kms away from Sydney by road. If driving, take the Hume and Sturt Highways and Irrigation
Way from Narrandera until you see signs to Leeton.

There is also daily bus and rail services running from Sydney to Leeton.


There is a number of hotels, motels, guest houses, caravan parks and backpacker hostels in
town. Some farms may also have provide facilities for camping on-site to save accommodation costs.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Take a walk through Fivebough Wetlands, located only 2km out of the centre of town. This RAMSAR listed site is famous for having 174 species of birds.
  • Check out the Art-Deco style heritage listed Roxy Theatre, which will take you back to the 1960s.
  • Spend a day on the unique sandy beaches along the Murrumbidgee River, here you can also enjoy a spot of fishing and a picnic.

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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