Harvest Work – Second Year Visa Work
Tasmania’s North West Coast is regarded as producing some of the best quality Fruit and Vegetables in not only Australia but the World. Over the past 5 years the agricultural industry around Tasman Backpackers has tripled in size, as has the number of Fruit Pickers and Farm Workers required for the Harvest Season. Seasonal Harvest Work around Devonport starts from late October and runs through to August. Tasman Backpackers provides a FREE HARVEST WORK PLACEMENT SERVICE for guests who stay with us long term. All the farm jobs we find for our guests count towards your Second Year Visa. With such a long season in this area it is possible to get your 88 days required for your Second Year Visa while staying at Tasman Backpackers. We cannot always guarantee work immediately, but our friendly and helpful staff work closely with over 30 Fruit Picking and Vegetable Farms, Factories and Job Agencies to ensure you have the best opportunity in Tasmania to get Farm or Factory Work quickly.
Both hourly paid work and contract (piece rate) work is available in this area.
Transport to Work
Having your own car or a car between a groups of friends is an advantage in finding work quickly. Most farms and factories are only a 10 – 30 minute drive from Tasman Backpackers. Car Pooling is a great option among guests which our staff can help with. Transport is provided to some farms and local buses are available to some areas. Our friendly staff can help with all your enquiries regarding finding work and transport options to ensure you get to work.
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