Here is how you can find your Farm Work to stay in straya!
If you want to stay a second year with a Working Holiday visa in Australia – you don’t have a choice, you have to do your FARM WORK!
And in order to do so, you need to have:
- Between 18 and 35 years old (included), if you are French
- A passport, valid for at least 6 months
- Access to sufficient funds to support yourself once you are back in Australia (if you have applied offshore)
- AND of course, have at least done 3 months (or 88 days to be exact) of Farm Work or other type of work that fulfils the government requirements!
Here are 5 quick and efficient ways to look for and to obtain a job in a farm that will allow you to stay another year in Australia!
NUMBER 1: THE WEBSITES TO FIND YOUR FARM WORK
Job Search – https://jobsearch.gov.au/harvest
This one is the official website from the Government! This website includes a list of farms that are looking for help in real time.
Easy to use, we recommend you to go via this website as it shows a map of Australia and all the farms that are looking for staff.
Job boards- https://www.backpackerjobboard.com.au/
This website is dedicated to display job offers to backpackers and also includes lots of offers for fruit picking.
Agrilabour – https://www.agrilabour.com.au/
This website is specialised in farm placement, so no “dodgy” placement in a farm that doesn’t pay you or another bad deal like this. On this website you will only find jobs in serious farms.
Do not underestimate the power of the French community in Australia. There are daily offers of French people leaving their farm who are looking for a replacement.
You can also post a message on groups and jump on the offers that you see.
NUMBER 2: THE BEST APPS TO FIND YOUR FARM WORK
88 Days to Work
This app shows you a map of Australia with all farms in Australia eligible for your second year visa. You can’t get it wrong!
Similar concept, if you want to maximise your chances to find a farm. Give it a go and try to contact them!
NUMBER 3: RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
Just like any other job you can go via a recruitment agency!
One of the main recruitment agencies’ network for this is MADEC, they have offices in the State of Victoria (Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Shepparton), in South Australia (Renmark, Mt Barker) as well as in New South Wales (Griffith).
They will give you the contacts of employers in these regions.
NUMBER 4: LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, JOB BOARDS AND WORD OF MOUTH
Very effective to find a job in a farm especially in small towns. Keep an eye on the job boards!
NUMBER 5: THE HARVEST GUIDE
THE reference! You will find all cities in Australia and they make reference to the harvesting seasons so you can efficiently look for farm work on it.
There you go! It’s up to you now to go through it and get your second year of Working Holiday Visa, or even your third year! And if farm work is not made for you, or that your Working Holiday Visa is about to expire, you can always prolong your stay through Education! Yes indeed, the famous Student Visa!
If you want to know more and talk to us about your project, contact us!