There are a variety of crops harvested throughout Australia. Farmers often need workers in peak harvest times to carry out jobs.
• Wages paid on a weekly basis
• Casual work paid on an hourly basis
• Piecework paid on a per unit harvested basis
• Negotiation agreed on a start to finish basis
Minimum rates of pay are regulated for all industries and you can check the correct rates of pay and employment conditions with the Fair Work Ombudsman – www.fairwork.gov.au/ or call 13 13 94.
Harvest workers with caravans, campervans or tents can be accommodated on many properties and there is commercial accommodation such as caravan parks or backpacker hostels in most areas if on farm facilities are not available.
Air, rail and bus services generally operate throughout the country areas. There are also public transport services in many regions but remember that many jobs are on farms, some distance from town, where possibly NO public transport is available. It is therefore recommended that you have your own transport.
Most harvesting jobs are done outdoors with little or no protection from the weather. A broad-brimmed hat and sturdy work shoes or boots are recommended.
Before you work you will need:
Australia Tax File Number
Contact www.ato.gov.au for more infomation
Contact www.diac.gov.au for more infomation
Job Seeker Identification Number
Contact your local Centrelink office or Harvest Labour Service for further information
Photo identification including Driver’s Licence, Passport, ATM Cards and/or Credit Cards