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1. Posted by intheuk (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

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Im looking at travelling round Oz from November time for a few months. Im thinking of getting a fruit picking job to help out with costs there. If anyone on here has done fruit picking i'd be grateful for any advice. Is it something that I would be able to apply for while im here in the Uk or would I be better looking when I get to Australia? Also what is the pay like?

2. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Hey, im off to Aus aswell in september. found this site a couple of months back hope it helps
http://http://www.pickingjobs.com/job.php?jobid=415

3. Posted by Lane Cove (Budding Member 53 posts) 7y

Hi.
Around that time of year you can move around the East coast of Australia following the jobs.
Bananas in Northern NSW, pineapples in Queensland, stone fruits in Southern NSW, Even picking apples near Sydney.
I don't think you need to apply before you get here.
Local papers are also good for finding casual work close to where you're staying.
There are a couple of websites to find the fruit picking jobs.
This one looks good. http://www.pickingjobs.com/job.php?jobid=52
This one looks good too. http://www.coastshop.com.au/jobs/index.html
Something to remember: Jan is the hottest time of year in Oz. Being able to fry an egg on a rock is the truth, not an old wives tale!! And don't get sunburnt. Very painful as you recover.
Cheers,
Keith

4. Posted by Mike.M89 (Budding Member 80 posts) 7y

Hello again Keith,

I have been trying to find someone to answer a query i have concerning visas - it is somewhat related and so thought i may as well post here rather than PM so that it may help others!

My question is concerning the working holiday extension - i am aware that I may only have one working visa from the age of 18-30, but also read that I may apply to extend this visa for an additional year - now does this year have to run continuously after the first or is it possible to save it and then activtate it upon a return visit in the future?

Thanks for any help you can provide

Mike

5. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Quoting Mike.M89

Hello again Keith,

I have been trying to find someone to answer a query i have concerning visas - it is somewhat related and so thought i may as well post here rather than PM so that it may help others!

My question is concerning the working holiday extension - i am aware that I may only have one working visa from the age of 18-30, but also read that I may apply to extend this visa for an additional year - now does this year have to run continuously after the first or is it possible to save it and then activtate it upon a return visit in the future?

Thanks for any help you can provide

Mike

Yes Mike, It has to run straight after the first year.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 7y

Quoting MikeAllen

Quoting Mike.M89

My question is concerning the working holiday extension - i am aware that I may only have one working visa from the age of 18-30, but also read that I may apply to extend this visa for an additional year - now does this year have to run continuously after the first or is it possible to save it and then activtate it upon a return visit in the future?

Yes Mike, It has to run straight after the first year.

No, it doesn't have to.
As long as you fulfilled the requirements to become eligible for a second WHV (e.g. doing at least three months of regional work while on your first WHV), you can apply for the second WHV at any time before your 31st birthday. (See the eligibility requirements on the Australian Department of Immigration website, which doesn't list any requirement about it being straight after, and contains lots of language saying things such as "if applying from outside Australia" etc.)