Fruit Picking in Oz

Harvest labour is most suitable for tourists with a working holiday visa. The State of Israel has refused to cooperate with the Australian government to create a situation in which citizens of the two countries would be able to work in one another’s countries, primarily because of the concern that a large number of young people would leave the country immediately upon completion of their army service. It is therefore impossible to receive a work visa with an Israeli passport (although perhaps this possibility will arise in the future).

However, there is an opportunity for a limited number of foreign passport holders to receive such a visa. The following is a partial list of the countries that allow the issue of a short-term working visa: England, Holland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, France, and Italy.

It is important to emphasize that working without the appropriate documents can lead to deportation, and to your passport being limited for up to 10 years.

Harvest labour is also popular in Europe and the United States, and is ideal for tourists looking for flexibility and temporary accommodation. In one month, you can save up AU$ 2000-3000, while enjoying the company of other tourists around your age.

The harvest season is mainly in the summer (November-March), but there is also plenty of work in the winter, particularly in sun-drenched states like Western Australia and Queensland.

The work requires no previous experience, although it is difficult and not suitable for everyone. You should also be on guard against snakes and spiders, and, of course, protect yourself against the scorching sun. Wages range from AU$ 10-14 per hour, and in some places you will have to use some of that money for accommodation. Some places pay according to how much work you do, such as a rate per crate or container.