The Australian Cherry industry offers an assortment of job opportunities and employment.
Pickers, horticulturalists, biosecurity analysts, packers, agronomists and marketers are just some of the diverse career paths involved in the production and promotion of premium Australian Cherries.
The seasonality of the cherry growing calendar demands more hands at harvest time but less resources in the planning, planting and management phases.
Employment is at its peak between October and February to manage harvest across six Australian states with a range of casual, interstate and international workers employed during this period.
For information about regional employment opportunities, avenues and promotion please contact your State Association.
National Harvest Labour Information Service: Harvest Trail links job seekers with harvest jobs Australia wide. It’s a great way for people to travel around Australia at their own pace while working and earning money.
- T: 1800 062 332
- W: https://jobsearch.gov.au/job/search/harvest
- W: https://www.harvesttrail.gov.au
- SM: https://www.facebook.com/National-Harvest-Labour-Information-Service
Linx Employment Tasmania: Linx is a Tasmanian owned company committed to bringing together reliable workers with employers at peak periods during the year.
- T: 03 6330 2471
- W: https://linxemployment.com.au/register-for-work
- SM: https://www.facebook.com/LinxEmployment
Workforce XS: Supply employers with contract and labour hire staff across a variety of job roles and industries.
- T: (03) 6248 4840 Hobart (03) 6311 1799 Launceston
- T: (03) 6311 1799 Devonport (03) 6311 1799 Burnie
- W: http://www.vmac.net.au/
- SM: https://www.facebook.com/vmacemployment/
- Australian Government Seasonal Worker Program - FAQ
- Employment templates (useful for SEDEX compliance etc)
- The Fair Farms Initiative (employment compliance to workplace relations laws)
The Australian Cherry industry is also focused on improving the technical and scientific information and resources available to its members.
If you have technical expertise or are seeking professional advice on matters such as cherry breeding, pruning, quality improvement, pest and disease management, biosecurity and/or exporting channels please contact CGA.
Struggling to find enough hands at harvest time? Need more enthusiastic workers to help pick, cart, wash and pack?
Harvest Trail is a federal initiative to match harvest job seekers with fruit producers and orchardists in a measure to help overcome labour shortages during peak workloads.
The national service provides information on harvest job types and industries, localities and regions, working conditions, transport and accommodation.
Harvest Trail answers queries from job seekers and connects them with registered and listed fruit growers and orchardists.
It is a great way for fruit producers to find employees required for the volume of work generated at harvest time.
Register your fruit growing business and let Harvest Trail do the searching for you.