The map portrayed below will provide you with contact details of more than 400 farms all around Australia (Fruit, vegetable & berry growers, wineries etc.). A real goldmine for anyone looking for a fruit picking job!
LegendFarms in eligible regions for the second year visa Farms in non-eligible regions for the second year visa
How does the fruit picking map work?
By clicking on one of the tags on the map, a new window will show you the selected farm’s coordinates. If you want to have a closer look at it, you have the option to zoom in and out, using the + and – keys.
If you want to consult the Harvest Calendar to check when to get the best job opportunities in a particular region: Harvest Calendar – Fruit Picking seasons
Why did we create this map?
After having spent one and a half years on the road, we understand the importance of fruit picking to backpackers. Whether it is to top up your bank account or to apply for a second year visa, a big number of travellers stops by for a farm experience during their road trip. The struggle many backpackers face, consists of finding and contacting truly good farms, which can be a lot of work and take up quite some time. We lost many days on the road and had to spend a lot of money on fuel etc. So, in order for you to save time and to help you make the best of your travel, we want to share our knowledge and all the contact details we acquired throughout the past seven years spent in Australia.
How to find a job in fruit picking within a couple of days ? Once you have determined the region you plan on working in, it is time to start looking for farms. Like in any other job search, you will have to find the most direct way to communicate with your potential future employers. Given the circumstance that you are already in the region, try to score by showing up in person. In the case of you not being close to the farm, choose phone calls over sending emails. As you know, not all farmers from small, local farms are great fans of the internet!
In order to support you and your research in the most effective manner, every crucial information you need is provided on the map. Even after a first glance, you will be able to note very rapidly the regions that offer you the most opportunities.
Every tagged farm is equipped with a postal address, so you have the possibility to introduce yourself face to face if you like. We have made an effort to find the most precise addresses possible, though we were not able to trace all of them. But don’t worry, this only concerns a small number of farms, which have been marked as “incomplete address”. Additionally, you will find at least a phone number or an email address for every single one of the farms, sometimes even both! That way you will be able to find out where to find and how to get to the farm, with or without a vehicle.
Lastly, some of the farms even have websites or Facebook pages, which you can visit. These might give you the most recent status concerning job offers.
The calling of the fruit picking map
The idea behind this map originated from a collaborative project; numerous backpackers from all over the world have already participated in collecting the contact details. And the more contacts, the higher the chance of landing a job.
If you wish to contribute to the famous project of the “fruit picking map”, contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the reason for your participation, you can add, edit or delete a contact. Make use of either of the two options:
- Add contact details
- Edit or delete contact details
List of farms
If you wish to get a list of farms in a PDF format, feel free to download our free Backpackers Guide. This 400-page ebook will also give you many tips for your trip in Australia!
A big thank you to all future participants and to Amine, who has already played a huge role in making this map possible!