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1. Posted by michael090 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,

We are a group of four people one female (18) and 3 male (22, 24, 25) entering Australia on a Working holiday visa :)
The date we arrive in Australia is 4 February in Melbourne city. Now backpacking/working in Australia is totally new for us, we really need your help and experience.

As February is the Autumn season heading for the Winter, where are the best regions for jobs prospects?
We need a job as soon as possible in Australia. We are willing to take on all jobs. we would like to work in the same place, but if that does not work out we would also work in separate places. only thing is that we want te be back together after our shifts end, at least two by two. there are opportunities to travel to another places if there are more jobs


ps. if anyone here has addresses from farms, where they are still looking for employees. Or other companies were they looking for people let us now !

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5087 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

The harvest trail website has a downloadable PDF with the regions of the country where which crops are picked at which times. I've never done any fruit picking myself, but from what I hear, as long as you show up before the peak time of any one region, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding work there.

3. Posted by michael090 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Thats a great tip show up before the peak time. thanks!

4. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Fruit picking is pretty good for casual work here and there, but for something a bit more stable I'd recommend bar work. There are plenty of bars around the place you could go and see, especially ones connected with hostels. There is one in Brisbane city called the 'Down Under Bar' with a hostel joined to it and when I went there last they had plenty of travelers working the bar. There was another fella who was paid to organize the pub crawls.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jan-2015, at 22:22 by Daniel John ]