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Apple Thinning / Orchard Hand – WA (27 views)

Manjimup, Western Australia

Need to do your 88 days of farm work? On a holiday or break from school or uni?  Or simply find yourself out of work?

Be a working holiday hero, work and wander out yonder and LEND AN AUSSIE FARMER A HAND! Come and thin and pick apples in Manjimup this summer & autumn and help ensure Australian supermarket shelves are kept full of deliciously crunchy Australian apples this season!

We are a family owned and operated 90+ year old orchard located close to Manjimup, a major service centre in WA’s south west. Our Southern Forests region has stunning forests, coastline, beaches, delicious food, wine, ciders and many adventure tourism attractions, plus excellent and affordable accommodation options for itinerant workers.

We invite you to register your interest now for apple thinning and apple harvest. Thinning covers several weeks from mid-November 2020 to end December.  Further positions will start with harvest mid February 2021 and continue until end May.  First priority on harvest jobs will be given to the thinning crew.

THE FINE PRINT! Apple thinning is a very repetitive/boring job, removing by hand the excess small apples on the trees. Apple picking is hard physical work, requiring you to pick and carry between 15-30kg of fruit, often using ladders.  Our crews need to be fit and able to work for long hours in at times adverse weather conditions. 

On the positive side, you will make a heap of new friends, enjoy our beautiful orchards and region, and play a critical role in bringing good quality fruit to Australian fruit bowls.  You may also be eligible for accommodation assistance from the WA State Government (search under #workandwander)

Essential criteria:

  • current working visa or Australian citizen/permanent resident
  • fit & willing to work outdoors!
  • good English speaking skills

Number of Positions Available: 50