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What you need to know about backpacker farm jobs

August 26, 2022

Are you interested in backpacking your way around Australia and looking for a way to fund your new adventure as you go? Backpackers across Australia are in consistently high demand on farms around the all of Australia, and if you want to earn, explore and experience the best Australia has to offer, securing a farm job can allow you to do both.

Backpackers in Australia who find work through HM Origins Australia have the opportunity to travel far and wide while earning a good wage – it’s an great solution for travelers who want to work in unique regional scenery, from the beautiful country-side of Tasmania, to the might Murray River.

How do I get a farm job in Australia?

To get a backpacker job in Australia, the first thing you’ll need is obtain the legal right to work in the country. For those that are travelling from overseas, this means applying for and securing the appropriate visa for the type of work you intend to do. For more information on the different visa categories and the terms relating to each, visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.  

Once all relevant documentation has been arranged and approved, it’s time to start making applications. The challenge, then, is determining which job will be the best fit for you – particularly if you have not worked in the agriculture industry before. As job availability can vary by location and season, it’s wise to research what work opportunities coincide with your planned trip. Then, with the right job, fair treatment and good pay, you’ll be able to enjoy your Australian adventure to the fullest.

What jobs are available on farms?

Job opportunities are available on farms all year round, so it’s important to go in with an understanding of the type of work you want to do. There is an abundance of work available, from fruit picking, to operating various machinery, provided you have the right license. If you prefer to work indoors, there are also plenty of jobs available in packing and weighing facilities. Given that you could be working long days in the job you choose, it’s important to find something that you enjoy. This way, even the longest days will be memorable for the right reasons.

What is considered regional work in Australia?

Regional work in Australia is generally refering to any work done in the agriculture, forestry, mining, construction, and fishing industries. While international workers can often take on these jobs to meet their visa work obligations and extend their stay in Australia, the opportunities are also available to locals in Australia as well.

Talk to the agricultural recruitment specialists  

If you’re looking for work in the Australian agriculture industry, HM Origins Australia has a wide range of opportunities to suit your skills and preferences. We have been recruiting workers in the agricultural industry for many years and our candidate care policy makes us an employer of choice for thousands of workers who come from overseas to work, travel and play in Australia. When you secure a position with HM Origins Australia, you don’t just take a job – you become part of a family.

Want to join us on a job? This is your chance to earn and experience more – click here for more information about our available opportunities.

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