FAQ regarding Farm Jobs Available, 2nd Year Holiday Visa
We hope to be able to answer all your questions about how to gain those hours for your 2nd year holiday visa and what work experience is available. If you have any more FAQ’s regarding farm jobs available, please call us or Contact Us.
1. Will I be guaranteed work?
No. Farm work is heavily dependant upon weather conditions and market price. We are not able to guarantee the length of time the employment is for or the number of hours worked. However, we always do our best to find you work.
2. What do I need to have before I can complete farm work?
You You will need a Tax File Number (TFN), Australian Bank Account, Australian mobile phone number and you must have a valid visa enabling you to work whilst backpacking in Australia (i.e. working holiday visa). All of the above will be required to be shown when checking in at our Tolga backpacker’s facility.
3. How long can I work for?
A working holiday visa enables you to work for the same employer for up to 6 months.
4. Does all work count as days towards my 2nd year working holiday visa?
Yes. 99% of work provided through us qualifies as work towards your 2nd year visa. Occasionally you may be sent on jobs such as cleaning/gardening which does not count as days for your visa.
5. Do I need to pay anything upfront?
Yes. When you check in you must pay 1 weeks rent and your security deposit.
Rent is always paid 1 week in advance.
6. Is there work at weekends?
During the busy season, it is likely that you will work weekends. However, most farms operate Monday to Friday.
Weekends are an opportunity to see the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Cairns, or the Savannah Country to the west of Atherton.
7. What type of farm work or farm jobs are available?
It depends on what time of the year or season.
Jobs available for backpackers seeking employment to gain their second year visa include avocado picking, banana farming, lychee and picking mangos.