From May to January you could get a seasonal job in South Australia’s sunny Riverland as a picker during citrus harvest season.
You’ll be manually harvesting citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins, lemons and limes) outdoors in orchards within a team of pickers.
What to expect
You'll need to:
- be fit and healthy, and self-motivated
- follow instructions and learn and apply new processes quickly
- stand for long periods of time
- work well in a team
- work outdoors in all weather conditions
- work flexible hours depending on weather conditions
- be able to hold and carry bags weighing up to 30kg
- be able to work at heights (with feet just below 2 metres)
How you'll make a difference
Citrus is important to South Australia, and by picking citrus you’ll play a part in helping to support our state grow, keep our food supply chains flowing, and create additional jobs in the economy.
Did you know:
- South Australia produces more than 188,000 tonnes of citrus, including oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, tangelos, tangerines and grapefruit.
- Our premium Riverland citrus industry is recognised as pest-free for exporting to key markets including United States and Japan.
- $136 million worth of citrus were exported from South Australia in 2018–19.
- Citrus fruit – including oranges, mandarins, lemons and limes – is the largest horticultural export in South Australia in terms of volume, with approximately 80,000 tonnes exported in 2018–19.