Whether you’re a year 12 school leaver, university student, or just somebody looking for a new challenge, short term harvest work could be the perfect way to kickstart an interest in agricultural work.
But, like anything, it’s all about taking the leap. That process is made simpler by having the tools and resources needed to connect work-seekers with employers and this is where HarvestTrail can help.
HarvestTrail is a Federal Government initiative, connecting ag employers with workers through a dedicated website. Online, employers and prospective employees can post their harvest availabilities to find a match. Currently there are thousand of jobs available across the country and government funding available for anyone relocating for harvest work.
Introduced by the Federal Government, AgMove offers a more flexible approach to its Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program for short term agricultural work. The aim of the support program is to help boost the harvest workforce.
Under AgMove, Australians are eligible for up to $2,000 in relocation assistance when they complete just 40 hours of agricultural work over a two-week period. This reduces the existing initial eligibility period for reimbursement from six weeks to just two.
If workers continue in agricultural work and complete 120 hours across a period of at least four weeks, they will hit the second eligibility point where they will be able to access reimbursement of up to $6,000 for Australian workers and up to $2,000 for temporary visa holders.