Fruit Picking Work

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 17:39
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Could anyone give me any info on fruit picking. probably not the actual picking, more packing and so on. We're both pretty fit,but my shoulders have seen better days. Would appreciate any info on what the hourly rate may be and how to go about getting started.
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Reply By: Innkeepers - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 19:41

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 19:41
Do a Google seach for the Harvest Trail...that web site has everything and in all places in OZ for fruit picking/packing.
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Rick & Julie
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Reply By: Turriell - Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 07:22

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 07:22
Gowinta Fruit Farm at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast (QLD) have a web site with "JOB'S" available but it depends on the season. Gowinta pick and pack strawberries and pineapples. Behind the packing sheds is a caravan park, power, water, laundry, dump point, clean but average toilet and shower block. Price per night when we stayed in Sept 2011 $25-00 pn.
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 18:36

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 18:36
Fixed rates are usually are usually quite low - probably on a par with packing supermarket shelves. Piece work (rate per basket or bin) is more common but you will work hard to make reasonable money. We have not been growers for over ten years so I am a bit out of touch with current rates. Better rates are often to be found driving tractors or other harvest machinery.

Another alternative is to consider caretaking rural properties which we enjoy from time to time - only working for the nicest people of course. You get to park up for a while, immerse yourself into a rural community, grow some fresh veggies rather than the supermarket stuff, get paid to enjoy yourself. We are currently looking after a pretty central Queensland property sheep and cattle property. The owners are mad keen to keep us... so we are pampered, paid and supplied meat as well. We even have an 'on loan' working dog. Alas, his idea of working sheep is more aligned with eating them than rounding them up!

John
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Reply By: Doug and Kim - Thursday, Jan 05, 2012 at 20:18

Thursday, Jan 05, 2012 at 20:18
You can also try farmsitters.com.au as a source of work, babysitting properties all over the country.

And if you are planning to get paid to work have a look at bantacs.com.au down the left side in purple, for travelling workers...

Best thing since sliced bread ......tax deductable working holiday......
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