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National Farmers' Federation

Australian Farm Jobs

Australia’s agriculture sector is currently facing a significant labour shortage, which is impacting Australia’s ability to grow local food and fibre.

From fruit picking to working on a cattle station, Australian agriculture has a wide range of jobs on offer.

On this page, we’ve summarised the agricultural employment services available to help assist job seekers. 

Farmers are encouraged to list their jobs on the appropriate platforms. 

The NFF has a zero tolerance for the mistreatment of farm workers. Please help us hold wrongdoers to account.

If you believe you have been underpaid, contact the Farm Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94.

If you need to report potential criminal nature, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000. If the matter is potentially life threatening, contact emergency services on 000

Temporary Roles

AgCareers is an online job board for agricultural careers with a search function and ability to register a candidate profile.

For more information: click here.

Agri Labour Australia provides specialist recruitment and workforce optimisation solutions exclusively for the agriculture industry.

Agri Labour work with many of the country’s largest producers and independent farmers to fulfil their recruitment needs and help them maximise the potential of their workforce.

For more information: click here.

Ag Workforce is an Agricultural recruitment agency based in Queensland, providing employment services for casual, seasonal and permanent staff across all areas of agriculture Australia-wide.

For more information: click here.

Backpacker Jobs is an online job board for Backpackers in Australia, connecting working holidaymakers with farms. 

For more information: click here. 

During harvest, GrainCorp Harvest receive wheat, barley, canola, chickpeas and other commodities from growers across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Applications are now open for the 2020 GrainCorp Harvest. To apply, click here.

Gumtree is a major online classifieds site that includes a large number of postings for agricultural work across Australia.

To search Gumtree: click here.

Harvest jobs can offer opportunities to combine work with travel around Australia or start a career in agriculture.

To find out if harvest would be right for you, and how to get started: click here.

Rural Enterprises Australia have been specialising in agricultural recruitment for over 60 years, in both the seasonal and permanent space.  They can assist with seeding and harvest positions, General and Senior Farm Hands, Farm Managers, station work, dairy farming, Farm Mechanics and agri-business.

For more information: click here.

Studium is an online platform that allows employers to connect directly with 12,000 registered job seekers, including WA university students, school leavers, international students, working holiday makers and other job seekers #workandwander.

For more information: click here.

Workabout Australia is an online resource and planning tool for traveling workers that connects travellers with casual, seasonal, part time and permanent work around Australia.

For more information: click here.

Skilled Roles

Agricrew specialises in agriculture staffing for rural business across Australia and help businesses employ skilled farmer professionals and tradesmen for their agribusiness.

Agricrew also assist farm managers, technicians and workers to look for jobs commensurate with their skills and work experiences.

For more information: click here.

Agricultural Appointments are industry recruitment specialists, offering job-search and recruitment, outplacement, psychometric testing and executive search services. 

For more information: click here.

Help Harvest NSW is a web portal designed to connect displaced employees and seasonal workers with producers and growers around the state who have seasonal work available. 

Explore seasonal employment opportunities with farm producers and agribusiness during COVID-19: here.

Developed by key members from across the Ag sector, People in Agriculture is an exciting initiative that provides all the latest information about working in the industry.

The easy to use website features information on employment law, news, career management and professional practice. 

For more information about finding work in agriculture: click here.

Ringers From The Top End Jobs (RFTTE) is an online job board for Cattle Station jobs across Australia. 

For more information: click here.

Rimfire Resources are leaders in agribusiness recruitment and HR solutions across Australia and New Zealand. 

For more information: click here.

Rural Skills have developed dedicated resources to developing the skill sets of Australian job seekers. 

For more information: click here.

The Territory Jobs Hub is an online portal for jobseekers and employers in the Northern Territory (NT).

If you are a jobseeker looking to find new employment, you can use the online portal to find new employment.

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) business looking for workers, you can also use the portal to connect with people who are looking for employment. This includes those looking for casual and contract work.

For more information: click here.

As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, The Lucas Groupis committed to building relationships with individuals who have aptitude and passion for primary production, agribusiness and allied industries. Browse our list of currently available roles, or register with us and keep up to date on future career opportunities in your sector.

Career Resources

Career Harvest is a one-stop shop for prospective students to discover rewarding careers.

There are a wide range of jobs, both in Australia and overseas, that graduates within agriculture and agribusiness industries can make meaningful contributions to. 

For more information: click here.

Job Outlook provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections.

For more information: click here.

Rural Career Guide, developed by Rural Skills Australia, is a combined resource for students and job seekers, new entrants to the industry, parents and educators, counsellors and employers.

For more information: click here.

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses offer qualifications in a range of skills required for many agricultural roles.

TAFE NSW

Explore the Agriculture Courses on offer at TAFE NSW: here.

TAFE QLD

Explore the Agriculture Courses on offer at TAFE QLD: here.

TAFE SA

Explore the Agriculture Courses on offer at TAFE SA: here.

TAFE WA

Work in Agriculture Skill Set is an 8-day course (no charge for eligible students) that is designed to get participants job ready for entry level positions in the agriculture sector.

Learn more: here.

Certificate III in Agriculture incorporates the 4-day Broadacre Harvest and Haulage training on more technical equipment including headers.

Learn more: here.