WANT FARM WORK IN AUSTRALIA?
Join before you leave home, or when you arrive - for backpackers, migrants, students, Australians
Stay SAFE, HAPPY and in WORK:
- Social connections
- Know how to get a job
- Access membership discounts
- Optional farm tours and training
- See work videos before you start a job
- Stay safe, know your rights and who to call
- Easy signup to all government requirements
- Learn where to find work and accommodation
With you all the way
- from before you leave home till you return!
- Getting your government signups, and employment paperwork done ahead of time is easier.
- Start your journey online before you look for work or leave your country.
- Stay in control - make the best choices for yourself.
- Knowing your options before you arrive is key.
- Ongoing support and information for 2 years.
To get started, just follow the 4 steps
What you 'need to know'
- Getting paid
- Australian law
- Visas (if applicable)
- Staying safe with tips and links to vital apps
- Upon completion, be awarded the FARMREADY CARD CERTIFICATE! (Discounts provided)
Start planning –
easy links to bookings and signups
- Visas, Superannuation, and Banking
- Healthcare and Insurance
- Unions and FairWork rules and regulations
- Planning accommodation and transport
When you arrive -
What to do next
- Bank account application
- Tax File Number application
- Cash and mobile phone needs
- Tips on living in your regional community
Tips on finding work -
being ready for your first day
- Contractors, labour hire & employers
- Know what to ask an employer
- What to take on your first day
- What to wear
FarmReady Card Induction Certificate - MEMBER BENEFITS
You will be awarded the FarmReady Card Induction Certificate when you have completed your Step 1 Induction.
This induction has been approved by Australian agencies and industry leaders.
As your reward for completion, you may receive discounted items such as workwear and boots.
Agricultural jobs in Australia varies between regions:
- Animal and animal products - Meat, eggs, dairy
- Fibre - cotton, wool
- Grain - wheat, canola
- Hard vegetables - potatoes, onions, pumpkins
- Green leafy vegetables - herbs, spinach, shallots
- Tree fruit & nut crops - peaches, avocados, macadamia nuts
- Other fruit crops - tomatoes, strawberries, vine crops or wine
Australia is a large continent with many different types of farming and work.
Work Types - What are my options?
With such a diverse agricultural industry, there are many types of work available, all of which are very different in terms of type, style and workload.
Not only is there a difference between the types of farms, but there is also a big difference between crops and the work involved. For example, a tomato farm, avocado farm, lettuce farm and a herb farm will all have different types of work and require different skills which will suit different types of people.
The way you are paid can also vary with some farmers paying workers with an hourly rate, while others may offer piecemeal rates that are paid by the volume of produce harvested. There may be deductions for accommodation and transport that needs to be taken into consideration as well.
As with all work, different people excel in different jobs. Those people with good hand-eye coordination will excel in sorting and packing. Those with good dexterity will excel in bunching work, especially if you are paid by the bunch. People who are strong and fit will do well in jobs requiring heavy lifting and labouring.
However, we believe no one job is better than another, but understanding the difference between jobs will help you to make the best decision for your seasonal employment, that’s where assistance from FarmReady Hub is invaluable to those looking for agricultural work.
Things to consider when choosing a job
- Do you have transport from your accommodation to the job?
- If sharing a car with friends, can you all get similar jobs at the same farm?
- Summer and winter work – know how seasons impact agriculture in various regions.
- Mud, dirt and wet environments – be prepared for work in all conditions.
- Be ‘sun-smart’ - Australia is a hot country and a hat and sunscreen are necessities.
- How physical is the work?
- Does the work require fine motor skills and dexterity?
- Does the work require mechanical or manual harvesting of crops?
- Know the difference between hourly harvesting work as opposed to bunching or piecemeal work
- Are there machinery operation and licensing requirements?
- Will you be working with large and/or small animals?
- What is expected of you in the workplace?
- What work is available for long term or short term employees?
- Indoor vs outdoor work – make sure you make the right decision for you.
Get connected to find out more
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