Working For Us

Working with us is different to working in other businesses. We are a family and this is our home. The work is challenging, hot and physical but the caring nature of our family means you will always feel valued.

Every position on our farm is important and required for the business to run and run smoothly. We regularly check in with our team and make sure there are enough ‘Zooper Doopers’ to go around at the end of a long hot day!

Strawberries

When is our harvest?

Our Berry Harvest begins with Strawberries in late October. Raspberries begin in late November and Blackberries in late January. Our season finishes between April and May with Blackberries going through until mid to late May

Raspberries

“One thing that is very important for me is I can have good communication in the Farm Boss and Management Team”

~ JoBa (Seasonal Worker Programme)

Raspberries
Blackberries Flowering
Seasonal Worker Picking Strawberries

Our Workers

Australian Seasonal Worker Programme

Our largest source of Labour come from the Australian Governments Aid initiative for Timor-Leste and Surrounding Pacific Islands. The programme allows us to source a reliable return workforce from these countries to efficiently and effectively harvest our crop. We currently recruit workers from Timor-Leste and Tonga and love to see how their hard work has helped them back in their home country. We consistently hear stories of workers sending their family to university, building a house for themselves and their family or starting a small business. It brings us so much joy to know we can make a difference.

Seasonal Workers

Berries need to be picked daily to get the best berry to eat and to send to market. This is only possible with many people working together over our harvest season. We have 70-120 team members on farm every day of Harvest. Sourcing labour from our local workforce as well as working holiday makers is a great way that we are able to provide the labour for only parts of the year.

Full time workers

We have many different roles within our business which allows us to employ full time staff. These full time workers do a variety of jobs; Harvest Managers, Irrigation Managers, Machinery Operations, Supervisors, Human Resources, Accommodation Managers and Farm Hands. As a family business we are very proud of our home and our team!

Accommodation & Transport

We do not have any accommodation on site however some local places we can recommend:

  • Longford Riverside Caravan Park: https://longfordriversidecaravanpark.com/
  • Kingsley House, Longford: https://kingsleyhouse.com.au/kingsley-house/
  • Ringwood Hotel, Cressy: https://www.ringwoodhotel.com/backpackers-accommadation
  • Aberdeen Court Motel, Launceston: www.aberdeencourtmotel.com.au/
  • Launceston Backpackers, Launceston: http://www.launcestonbackpackers.com.au/
  • Arthouse Backpacker Hostel: www.arthousehostel.com.au/

We do not provide any transport and the public bus does not stop near us so you will have to have your own transport.

Pruning Blackberries