If you want to see the real Australia, there is no better way than getting your hands dirty in the country. Working as a Farm Hand in a regional part of Australia is a great way to see the amazing Australian countryside while earning some extra cash. Also, if you complete enough work as a Farm Hand (minimum 3 months total), you may be eligible to apply for a Second Year Visa.
As a Farm Hand you need to be prepared to work hard and put in a long day’s work. Typical duties would be fencing, general farm repair and maintenance, operating machinery such as motorbikes and tractors, crop work and sometimes animal husbandry. If you enjoy hard, physical work and working in clean country air, then working as a Farm Hand is perfect. It’s a great way to get fit while earning cash at the same time.
If you have completed at least 3 months work as a Farm Hand in regional parts of Australia, you may be eligible to apply for a second year extension of your Working Holiday Visa.
Farm hand jobs are available to those with and without experience. If you do not have experience, WorkingDownunder.com offers a 5-day Aussie Outback Ranch training package, to provide the skills and knowledge you need to work in the Outback. Upon completion of the course, you will be guaranteed a farm job paying anywhere from $12 - $18p/h plus meals and accommodation included. If you don't have experience, click here for more information.
If you do have farm experience and can confidently operate farm machinery / tractors etc, then higher paid farm / harvest jobs are on offer. Experienced tractor drivers in Australia can earn over $30p/h, working 14hrs days with meals and accommodation included. If you do have experience, click here for more information.
Working as a Farm Hand is a great way to save money as there won’t be much to spend your money on in a remote country town. While you will work and live with other travellers, you will undoubtedly get to know some of the local Aussie characters who will be sure to give you plenty of good laughs and some life enriching memories. Many farm jobs are in remote locations, so don’t expect to walk to the nearest cafe on Sunday morning for a coffee and a bacon roll. Properties can be a few hours drive from the nearest town, be prepared for a life in the bush!
The quickest and easiest way to get a farm hand job in Australia is with a WorkingDownunder.com Arrival Package. Our team in Sydney will arrange everything you need including your working holiday visa, tax file number, bank account, airport transfer, accommodation and job interviews with Aussie farmers.
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