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The fruit season has started and 

there are thousands of jobs available!

The Goulburn Valley is one of the largest fruit producing regions in Australia producing 90% of Australia’s pears, 70% of Australia’s peaches, 49% of Australia’s plums, 80% of Australia’s Kiwi Fruit and 38% of Australia’s apples to name a few. 

There are many short-term jobs up for grabs, including fruit picking and packing, and general farm work. If you love the work, your harvest job could become a wonderful career as the industry has many full time jobs.

Job enquiries and registration can be made through the following websites:


MADEC provides all year round Harvest Trail Services to meet seasonal labour market needs.
They supply labour to major harvest areas seeking large numbers of harvest workers to supplement local labour supply.

Harvest Trail Services staff liaise with growers, industry leaders and industry groups to keep up with regional trends and industry needs; communicate with jobseekers outside the region to inform them of available facilities, transport and accommodation; and liaise with other labour services including the Harvest Trail Information Service.
This extends to other potential labour sources including universities, Backpacker Hostels and Community Groups.

Find out more information on the MADEC Website.

MADEC positions available are advertised here:

Harvest Jobs

Workforce Australia links job seekers with harvest jobs Australia wide.
For more information about harvest and seasonal work jobs, visit Workforce Australia Website

Using Labour Hire Workers

Horticulture employs thousands of workers in Victoria every year. Workers picking fruit and vegetables are among Victoria’s most vulnerable, so it’s critical that companies that provide or host labour hire workers meet their legal obligations.

Under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic):

  • businesses must be licensed to supply labour hire workers, including for horticulture activities such as picking, packing, sorting and pruning
  • ‘host’ businesses such as grape growers – who engage workers through a labour hire provider – must only use licensed providers.

Significant penalties can apply for breaches of these obligations – exceeding $600,000 for companies and $150,000 for individuals.

Register of licensed providers

The Labour Hire Authority’s (LHA) Register of Licensed Labour Hire Providers provides hosts with a quick way to check whether a business they are considering engaging is licensed to provide labour hire services.

By checking the Register, hosts can ensure they do not risk penalties from using an unlicensed provider, and that their provider has met the checks required to obtain and maintain a licence.

LHA encourages labour hire hosts to check the Register, and to contact a provider’s nominated officer to confirm they are engaging a licensed provider.

Hosts can also use LHA’s Follow My Providers tool to be notified of any changes in providers’ licence status.

LIST OF LABOUR HIRE COMPANIES – You can search a list of Licensed Labour Hire Companies by clicking 'Search by' - select 'Industry' then in 'Search for' select - 'Horticulture'.



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Fruit Growers Victoria Ltd
8-10 Wheeler Street,
Shepparton Vic 3630

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