Seasonal workers can be employed on either hourly and/or piece rate for a maximum of 6 months (minimum 3.5 months).
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The Australian Pacific Seasonal Workers Program is currently open to the following sector:
Horticulture Industry: (open nationwide)
If you are a grower/farmer in the horticulture industry and are unable to find reliable seasonal workers for your farms, we may be able to assist. Workers can be brought in to perform the following tasks:
The Australian Governments Seasonal Workers Program is being trialled in the following sectors:
Accommodation Sector: (being trialled)
Under the current arrangement, the seasonal workers working in the accommodation sector are allowed in the following locations: Northern Territory, Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays Queensland, Kangaroo Island South Australia and Western Australia.
As host employer, you can bring seasonal workers in to work as bar attendants, baristas, food and beverage attendants/waiters, cafe workers, garden labourers, housekeepers, kitchen hands and public area cleaners. Call us on (03) 9792 1949 for more information.
Aquaculture Sector: (being trialled)
Seasonal workers from the current 9 sending countries can be brought in to work for the above-mentioned period if your business is struggling to find enough seasonal labour.
As this sector is still being trialed, your business will need to be based in the following locations: Northern Territory, Coastal Queensland, Eyre Peninsula region (including Smoky Bay, Denial Bay, Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Coffin Bay and Cowel) in South Australia, Port Lincoln South Australia and North West Western Australia (specifically Exmouth to the Northern Territory Border) in order to take advantage of this program.
Please call us on (03) 9792 1949 if you are interested but are based outside the trialed locations. We can assist!
Workers can be engaged to feed, attend to general harvesting and husbandry of fish and shellfish. Other duties such as loading, unloading, operating grading machines as well as general maintenance are also possible. Call us on (03) 9792 1949 for more information or visit http://employment.gov.au/seasonal-worker-program-aquaculture-trial
Cotton Sector: (being trialled)
Seasonal workers can be brought in to assist with general farm work, ground preparation, planting, irrigating, harvesting or treating of cotton crops. General farmhands such as weeding, drenching etc. and tractor operations are also possible.
Current trialed locations are in Gwydir Valley, Namoi Valley, Macquarie Valley, Bourke, Menindee, Lachlan Valley, Macintyre Valley, Murrumbidgee Valley in New South Wales and Darling Downs, St George, Dirranbandi in Queensland. Central Queensland (i.e. Emerald, Theodore and Biloela) and Northern Victoria are also part of the trial.
For more information please visit: http://employment.gov.au/seasonal-worker-program-cotton-trial
Sugarcane Sector: (being trialled)
If you are a cane grower who are based in the following trialed locations: Rocky Point, Innisfail, Maryborough, Tully, Isis, Plane Creek, Bundaberg, Herbert River, Mossman, Burdekin, Tableland, Proserpine, Mulgrave, Mackay, Babinda in Queenland then please gve us a call (03) 9792 1949 for an obligation-free chat!
General farm work, tilling, sowing, planting, raising, irrigating, harvesting of crops are just some of the duties that can be perfomed by the Pacific seasonal workers.
Information courtesy of the Department of Employment - Seasonal Workers Program.
More information on the program can be obtained by visiting: http://employment.gov.au/types-jobs-seasonal-workers