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As a result of COVID-19, the agriculture industry is facing a significant labour shortage.

Employment is available for both skilled and unskilled workers in a variety of areas, including:

  • fruit picking
  • grain harvesting
  • cattle station work.

You're eligible to do seasonal work if you're already in Australia and:

  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
  • are an eligible working holiday maker holding a visa with appropriate working rights 
  • are an overseas student with working rights in Australia 
  • hold a Seasonal Worker Program visa
  • hold a temporary work visa with general work rights, not restricted to an employer or type of work.

Learn more about finding a seasonal job at Help harvest NSW.

Last updated: 14 December 2021