Work Opportunities

The Riverland is South Australia’s largest fruit producing region, which offers work all year-round.

With the busiest months being May to October. Citrus, wine grapes, stone fruit, olives and almonds are popular fresh crops that can offer you seasonal work in orchards and vineyards.

Fruit Picking

Organise your work before you arrive with the National Harvest Labour Information Service or through a Riverland hostel. Alternatively, you can contact an employment agency when you get here.

For more information on work opportunities contact the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332. Or


Get your second year visa in the Riverland! 

The Riverland is one of the largest fruit growing regions in Australia, and every year, attracts thousands of backpackers in search of seasonal work. 

Backpackers on a 417 Working Holiday Visa can extend their 1 year visa to a second year, if they complete 88 days of fruit picking work, making The Riverland and its working hostels extremely popular with Backpackers. 

Finding fruit picking work in Australia can be extremely difficult, however in the Riverland there are several hostels specialising in jobs that qualify for the second year visa. 

If you are interested in getting your second year visa, there is no better place that the beautiful Riverland. 

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