Learning, working and living well – we're with you all the way!

Step 1

FarmReady Card Induction:
get to know Australia
  • Work videos: types of work in Australia
  • What work is in what regions
  • Choose your region
  • Australian law – know your responsibilities and your employer’s responsibilities.
  • Be issued your ‘FarmReady Card certificate’

Step 2

Access quick links:
applications & bookings
  • Get fast easy online links
  • Visa and superannuation
  • Banking
  • Health care & insurances
  • Unions and the Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Accommodation and transport to work

Step 3

When you arrive:
what to do
  • Cash and mobile phone needs
  • Finalise your Tax File Number application
  • Finalise your bank account application
  • Tips on looking after yourself

Step 4

Finding work:
being job ready
  • How to get a job?
  • What to ask a potential employer?
  • Prepare for work – what do you need?
  • Links to workwear clothing discounts (members only)
  • Have your employment paperwork emailed to your new employer – FarmReady Card Employment Kit.


WHO IS FarmReady Hub FOR?

FarmReady Hub is for everyone wanting to connect with regional Australia and agriculture.

Real time navigation starting from within Australia or overseas, till you leave.

Connecting you to regionally specific information tailored towards working and living well.

Guiding you through an induction process – ™FarmReady Card – making you ready for employment.

If you are an Australian resident, migrant, student, tourist, seasonal worker or
working holiday maker, FarmReady Hub is for you.


Agricultural jobs in Australia can be very different from one another. It can depend on the style of farming, region and the unusual ways a business chooses to operate.

Types of farms in Australia include:

• 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

Plus many more!

Australia is a large continent and farming styles tend to be regionally predominant due to variations in climate, soil types and proximity of markets etc.


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With such a diverse agricultural industry, there are many types of work available, all of which are extremely different from the next.

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 be different types of work and require different skills which will suit various people.

The way you are paid can also vary for example: hourly rate, piecemeal, paid by bunch or crate. There may be deductions for accommodation and transport to work.

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 well by bunch. People who are strong and fit will love heavy lifting and labouring.

Not one job is better than another, but understanding the difference between jobs will help you to make the best decision for yourself.

• Do I have transport from my accommodation to the job?
• If I share a car with friends, can we all get a similar job at the same farm?
• Summer v’s winter work – know the seasons for various regions
• Mud, dirt and wet environments – be prepared
• Be ‘sun-smart’
• How physical is the work?
• What work requires fine motor skills and dexterity?
• Mechanical or manual harvesting work
• Hourly harvesting work v/s bunching or piecemeal work
• Machinery operation and licencing requirements
• Working with large and small animals
• What is expected of you in the workplace?
• What work is available for long term or short term employees
• Indoor v/s outdoor work

Get connected to find out more