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Farm/Rural work for 2nd year visa

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1. Posted by aimeey2k (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y


Myself and a friend are looking to do our farm/rural work to get our 2nd year working holiday visa and would like to start in July. I am having difficulties finding out where we can go to do the work.

Has anyone recently done any farm work and would you be able to suggest ways to find where to go.

Currently based in Sydney but willing to travel to where there is work.


2. Posted by galeforce66 (Budding Member 28 posts) 4y

Hey Aimee,

Its very competitive everywhere for rural work in Oz. You will have an advantage if you have your own transport. I would advise you to contact all working hostels to get your name on a waiting list first. Another thing would be to network with other backpackers in hostels and see if you can obtain any numbers of farms! thats how I got my job!

Try to get it your regional work as soon as possible. It took my 5 months to get my 88 days in total so I just got it in time. Farmers can never guarantee you your days and weather has a huge impact on it.

Any other queries just let me know,

Laura x

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 4y

Have a look on the Harvest Trail website, there'll be a list of job vacancies for things like vineyard work/fruit picking & packing/farm work etc. Theres various kinds of work going at all times of year, and as you've said you'd be flexible to travel to where the work is then you shouldn't have a problem finding something :)