Harvest Guide to Australia

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Australia Fruit Picking Guide

 

Australia offers fruit picking jobs throughout the year. These dates are guidelines only; harvests can be brought forward or delayed for a variety of reasons.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Batlow
Mar to May - Apples
Dec to Feb - Stone Fruit

Cowra
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Feb to Apr - Corn
Sept to Dec - Asparagus
Nov to Dec - Cherries
Dec to Jun - Beans

Griffith
All Year - Oranges
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Nov to Feb - Onions
Nov to Mar - Stone Fruit
Dec to Feb - Tomatoes

Hillston
All Year - Oranges
Nov to Feb - Cotton Chipping

Jerilderie
Dec to Feb - Tomatoes

Jugiong
Sept to Nov - Asparagus

Leeton
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Sept to Apr - Oranges
Nov to Mar - Stone Fruit

Moree
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Mudgee
Oct to Dec - Grapes

Narrabri
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Narrandera
All Year - Oranges

Narromine
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Orange
Feb to Mar - Apples
Nov to Dec - Cherries

Tumbarumba
Mar to Apr - Grapes
Dec to Jan - Cherries

Tamut
Mar to May - Apples
Dec to Jan - Cherries
Dec to Feb - Stone Fruit

Trangie
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Walgett
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Warren
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Young
Jan to Mar - Stone Fruit
Feb to Mar - Grapes; Prunes
Nov to Dec - Cherries

VICTORIA

Ardmona
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches

Cobram
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches
December - Apricots

Echuca
Jan to Apr - Tomatoes

Gladysdale
Feb to Mar - Apples

Kyabram
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches
Jan to Apr - Tomatoes

Mildura
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Jun to Aug - Vine Pruning
Jun to Dec - Citrus

Mooroopna
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches
Jan to Apr - Tomatoes

Nyah West
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Jun to Aug - Citrus

Shepparton
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches
December - Apricots

Tatura
Jan to Apr - Apples, Pears and Peaches
Jan to Apr - Tomatoes
November - Cherries
December - Apricots

Upper Yarra Valley
Feb to Mar - Apples

Yarra Junction
Feb to Mar - Apples

Yarra Valley
Feb to Mar - Grapes
Dec to Jan - Cherries

QUEENSLAND

Ayr
Apr to Dec - Melons and Cucumbers
May to Sept - Potatoes and Beans
May to Oct - Corn
May to Nov - Capsicums
Nov to Dec - Mangoes and Lychees

Bowen
Apr to Dec - Melons and Cucumbers
May to Sept - Potatoes and Beans
May to Oct - Corn
May to Nov - Capsicums
Jun to Dec - Tomatoes
Nov to Dec - Mangoes and Lychees

Bundaberg
Mar to May - Cucumbers
Mar to Jun - Citrus
Mar to Jul - Button Squash
Mar to Nov - Zucchini
Mar to Aug - Tomatoes
Mar to Nov - Zucchini
Apr to May - Beans
Apr to Jun - Custard Apple
Apr to Jul - Tomatoes
Apr to Aug - Avocadoes and Capsicum
Apr to Oct - Snow Peas
May to Jul - Pumpkins
Jul to Nov - Cherry Tomatoes
Jul to Dec - Rockmelons
Sept to Nov - Button Squash
Sept to Dec - Capsicums and Zucchini
Oct to Nov - Beans
Oct to Dec - Cucumbers
Oct to Jan - Tomatoes
Nov to Dec - Pumpkins

Burdekin
Jul to Dec - Cane

Caboolture
Jun to Sept - Strawberries

Childers
Mar to May - Cucumbers
Mar to Jun - Citrus
Mar to Jul - Button Squash
Mar to Nov - Zucchini
Mar to Aug - Tomatoes
Mar to Nov - Zucchini
Apr to May - Beans
Apr to Jun - Custard Apple
Apr to Aug - Avocadoes and Capsicum
Apr to Oct - Snow Peas
May to Jul - Pumpkins
Jul to Nov - Cherry Tomatoes
Sept to Nov - Button Squash
Oct to Nov - Beans
Oct to Dec - Cucumbers
Oct to Jan - Tomatoes
Nov to Dec - Pumpkins, Mangoes and Lychees

Dalby
Mar to May - Cotton
Nov to Jan - Cotton

Emerald
Mar to Sept - Citrus
Oct to Dec - Grapes
Nov to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Gayndah
Apr to Dec - Citrus

Georgetown
Nov to Dec - Mangoes

Giru
Nov to Dec - Mangoes

Goondiwindi
Mar to May - Cotton
Nov to Jan - Cotton

Innisfail
All Year - Bananas and Paws Paws
Jul to Dec - Cane

Kumbia
Aug to Dec - Stone Fruit

Mackay
Jun to Dec - Cane

Maroochydore
Feb to Mar - Ginger
Jun to Sept - Strawberries

Mission Beach
All Year - Bananas and Paws Paws
Jul to Dec - Cane

Mundubbera
Apr to Dec - Citrus, Grapes, Asparagus and Stone Fruit

Murgon
Dec to Apr - Tomatoes

Prosperine
Jun to Dec - Cane

South Burnett
Aug to Dec - Stone Fruit

Stanthorpe
Feb to Mar - Apples and Pears
Oct to Jan - Peaches
Oct to Jan - Plums
Nov to Jan - Apples, Pears and Grapes
Dec to Mar - Vegetables

St George
Mar to May - Cotton
Nov to Jan - Cotton

Surat
Mar to May - Cotton
Nov to Jan - Cotton

Tablelands
Jun to Aug - Avocado and Tobacco
Oct to Jan - Mangoes and Lychees

Tulley
All Year - Bananas and Paws Paws
Jul to Dec - Cane

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Hills
Jan to Apr - Apples
Feb to Apr - Grapes
Late May to Aug - Grape Pruning

Barossa Valley
Feb to Apr - Grapes
Late May to Aug - Grape Pruning

Coonawarra
Mar to Apr - Grapes
Jun to Aug - Grape Pruning

Langhorne Creek
Jan to Apr - Grapes
Late May to Aug - Grape Pruning

McLaren Valley
Jan to Apr - Grapes
Late May to Aug - Grape Pruning

Menindee
Oct to Jan - Cotton Chipping

Riverland
Jan to Mar - Dried Fruits
Feb to Apr - Grapes and Peaches
Jun to Aug - Oranges
Jun to Sept - Pruning, Vine and Stone Tree Pruning
Sept to Jan - Oranges
Dec to Feb - Apricots and Stone Fruit

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Carnarvon
Mar to Oct - Prawning and Scalloping
Jun to Dec - Tomatoes, Melons and Capsicums

Coorow
Apr to Nov - Melons
Jul to Sept - Wildflowers

Dongara
Mid Nov to end June - Rock Lobster

Donnybrook
Mar to May - Apples and Pears

Fremantle
Mid Nov to end June - Rock Lobster

Geraldton
Mid Nov to end June - Rock Lobster

Gnowangerup
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

Kalbarri
Mid Nov to end June - Rock Lobster

Katanning
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

Kununurra
May to Sept - Squash, Zucchini and Rockmelon
Jul to Aug - Bananas
Oct to Jan - Mangoes

Manjimup
Mar to May - Apples and Pears

Margaret River
Jan to Apr - Grapes

Mt Barker
Jan to Apr - Grapes

Muchea
Jul to Dec - Wildflowers

Mundurah
Mid Nov to end June - Rock Lobster

Narrogin
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

Northam
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

Pemberton
Mar to May - Apples and Pears

Swan Valley
Jan to Apr - Grapes

Wagin
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

Williams
Mar to Jun - Oats, Wheat and Barley

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin
Sept to Nov - Mangoes

Katherine
Sept to Nov - Mangoes

TASMANIA

Bicheno
Jan to Feb - Scallop Splitting

Channel District
Dec to Jan - Soft Fruit

Derwent Valley
Dec to Jan - Soft Fruit

Devenport
Mar to Apr - Hops

Huon Valley
Feb to Apr - Grapes
Mar to May - Apples
Dec to Jan - Soft Fruit

Kingsborough
Dec to Jan - Soft Fruit

New Norfolk
Mar to Apr - Hops

Scottsdale
Mar to Apr - Hops

Tamar Valley
Feb to Apr - Grapes

Tasman Peninsula
Mar to May - Apples

West Tamar
Mar to May - Apples

Image courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture