Cotton Australia is the peak body for Australia’s cotton growers and has a team of staff located in major cotton regions to support farmers. Cotton is a very important Australian industry and employs around 12,000 people. Cotton is the fibre used in the majority of our fabrics and clothing like jeans and shirts – its a very sought after and versatile crop.
A career in cotton can involve machinery operation, bug checking, irrigation, farmhands, crop consultants, drone operators and scientists. If you are after casual seasonal work, the cotton industry requires workers on a seasonal basis for jobs such as irrigating where the syphons are stated manually (see work videos). The availability of this work will depend on the amount of cotton being grown which fluctuates on an annual basis depending on the availability of water for irrigation.
Visit Cotton Australia to read more about the industry, markets, growers, news and events.
Training: visit the Cotton Classroom to find out more about scholarships and educational opportunities:
- Look under the Employer’s Tab here at FarmReady