Category Archives: Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Crop Profile: Pomegranates – The fruit of the dead!

Referred to in Greek mythology as the fruit of the dead, pomegranates are believed to have arisen from the blood of Adonis.  Despite not being on the shopping lists of many Australian consumers, a small industry exists in our country. A brief introduction to pomegranates Pomegranates originate from western Asia in the area from Iran […]

Worker Profile – Sebastian Herrara

From Executive Producer, Argentina To Travelling Harvest Worker, Australia Sebastian Herrara from Argentina knows all about hard work.  Sebastian has studied journalism and social communication and before leaving Argentina to come to Australia he was executive producer for ten years for the morning newscast of one of the most watched television stations in Argentina, Telefe […]

Regional Profile – Stanthorpe & Granite Belt

The cool, high country of the Stanthorpe region is located on Queensland’s southern border and the northernmost part of the New England Tablelands. The region is known as the Granite Belt due to the spectacular granite rocks found in the area. At 811m above sea level, the Granite Belt delivers four seasons a year where […]

Renmark Harvest Trail Service Office – Profile

The South East South Australia Region Harvest Office is located in Renmark in the main hub of the SA Riverland.  Renmark is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. The Sturt Highway between Adelaide and Sydney runs through the town. Apart from the Riverland, the Harvest Office also services the dryland farming areas to the south in areas such […]

Relocation Assistance

Extra dollars while picking fruit It is now about twelve months since the COVID-19 pandemic started to have a significant impact in Australia. The first national movement restrictions commencing on Wednesday 18th March, followed by the closure of the international border two days later. This has resulted in a significant shortage of overseas workers. Consequently […]

Student Visas – Relaxed rules on working hours

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes, including visa conditions for international students. International students in Australia A large number of international students remain in Australia despite the pandemic and many work in the Australian community to support themselves while they study. Usually student visas have a condition attached that limits the number of […]