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Information on Jobs in Tasmania
Hi, you are on the job search page for Tasmania, below is a list of some of the areas where you can find work on sheep farms, cattle farms, Orchards, fruit picking, grape picking, etc. Basically we can help you with all sorts of farm work.
We will be updating this website as we find more jobs. Any suggestions or if you are looking for permanent or working holiday makers for seasonal work on your farm then please email us at Workstay or go to our contact page and send your details and don`t forget your resume.
Due to a high demand of inquiries from backpackers and working holiday visa holders looking for work. We have decide to put together a list of Companies around each state where you can contact them directly saving you time and money, you will be able to find work in the fruit picking industry, Farms, pubs and many more. Please check the seasons below when looking for work in different areas, as this will give you an idea on the areas most likely to be looking for casual workers.
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The north coast town of Devonport is located on the mouth of the Mersey River, 98 kms to the north west of Launceston, following the Bass Highway. A vibrant town, the port is the major daily entry point for vehicular traffic travelling on the “Spirit of Tasmania“ ships, to and from Melbourne. Devonport has a unique history, especially as the home town of the former Tasmanian Premier and only Tasmanian Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons. The port’s lighthouse, which was completed in 1899, stands on Mersey Bluff and is part of the National Estate Register. The fertile soils of the surrounding area produce fine stonefruit, berries, potatoes and other vegetables.
The city of Launceston is the second largest in Tasmania and lies at the head of the Tamar River. Initially set up as a military command post, the town has a large number of historically significant buildings. Port facilities were recognised, developed and used for the early shipments of wool and wheat grown in the area. Whalers and sealers also used the port in the early days. Some mining was carried out, especially for tin and the town even had its own stock exchange. As the town grew, it was built around many beautiful parks and gardens and today is often referred to as the “Garden City“. The region has been noted for the production of apples and in more recent times grapes, with the Tasmanian wine industry flourishing.
Gunns Plain Tasmania
The Gunns Plains is close to Devonport and the northern cities and has work flower picking.
The historic town of Richmond is located on the Coal River, 27 kms to the north east of Hobart. There are more than 45 buildings in Richmond listed on the National Estate Register, with the most famous of the town’s attractions being the Richmond Bridge over the Coal River, which was completed in 1825. The area was explored soon after European settlement in 1803. Land was subsequently granted to settlers and by 1815 the area was well known for the production of grain with a mill being built to process the grain for the thriving colony. A gaol was established with convicts providing the labour for the construction of the town’s buildings, built in the style of the Georgian era. In recent times the area has flourished as a significant area for wine production, stonefruit and berry crops. The region is well known for the subtle flavours of their produce, ripened slowly in the cool climate which prevails in the area.
The southern Tasmanian town of Huonville is located on the Huon River 39 kms south of Hobart. Huonville is the centre of Tasmania’s major cherry and apple producing area and historically the area has also been a substantial timber and hop producer. In recent times many of the older apples have been removed and the area replanted to newer apple varieties as well as large corporate plantings of cherries, cool climate grape varieties and strawberries. The spectacularly beautiful Huon Pine is grown in the region and has been traditionally used for boat building as well as in decorative timber work. The region is also a major area of interest for the many tourists who visit Tasmania each year. Harvest workers will need adequate protection from the weather and the crop environment. Cold, rainy and sometimes squally conditions can often interrupt harvest in the south of the State. Includes Ranelagh, Geeveston, Grove, Lucaston, Cradoc, Wattle Grove, Franklin, Dover and Cygnet.
Burnie is a north coast town originally vital as a timber port but now as the largest container terminal in Tasmania. It is located 152 kms north west of Launceston on the Bass Highway. Much of the State’s produce leaves from Burnie to make its way to the mainland or to the markets of the world. Logging of the dense local timber provided building material for the young colonies of Melbourne and Adelaide. Tin was discovered in 1871 and mining expanded the town. Burnie began to grow rapidly as a major port for the region. Agricultural products, tin and timber were the main exports and when a paper mill was established in 1937, there was a massive expansion of the port and the town. Horticulture remains a major production feature of the area.
Tamar Valley Tasmania
The Tamar Valley runs north of Launceston and has work grape picking from February to April.