Tasman Backpackers

Harvest Work Accommodation
Devonport, NW Tasmania, Australia

114 Tasman Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia 7310Hostel Accommodation Devonport NW TasmaniaPhone: +61 (03) 6423 2335Hostel Accommodation Devonport NW TasmaniaTasman Backpackers Accommodation Bookings - Devonport, NW Tas

#1 Working Hostel in Tasmania

We provide a FREE HARVEST WORK PLACEMENT SERVICE to everyone staying with us.

Tasmanias No.1 Fruit Picker Hostel AccommodationWe don't guarantee jobs but try very hard to find everyone harvest work. We deal directly with 30 different farms and job placement agencies so if there are harvest jobs in the region we will probably know about them.

Please note that all jobs are weather dependant and therefore may start at different times depending upon the season.

  • Organic Farm weeding Commences in October.
  • Vegetable harvesting including Potatoes, Zucchini, Broccoli and Lettuces generally starts in November or December. (normally very slow to begin with)
  • A few packing jobs will start mid December but most not until the first week of Jan.
  • Apple thinning commences early in December. Cherry Picking accommodation in Tasmania
  • Cherry's start in December or January depending upon the weather.
  • Raspberry's start the day after Xmas.
  • Carrot, Onion and Broccoli packing jobs start at the beginning of Jan and continue until June or July.
  • Pears start in February.
  • Flower farms start in February.
  • Apple picking in March and April.
  • Swedes commence in June and continue until September/October.

Fruit & Apple Picking in Tasmania Generally we will try and find you work through out the season up until the end of June if you want. Some vegetables can go until end of September. We deal with about 20 different farms which all pay differently, some are hourly some pay for the amount you pick (contract).

Some farmers and factories provide their own transport. Public transport is available to some farms and packing shedsand we can help to organise carpooling. A small fee applies to most transport options. Individuals with a car generally receive jobs very quickly.

You will need a working visa, your tax file number and bank account details (BSB branch number and account number).

Please note that we are generally unable to take advance room bookings between December and may each year. Due to the high demand for beds at Tasman Backpackers we are generally booked out for the entire season and have waiting lists for when a bed becomes available.

Please contact us about current harvest work and accommodation options.




Tasman Backpackers
offers a $1 per night
discount to VIP and
YHA members and a
$10 discount for
anyone paying for
seven days up-front.


We provide a FREE
for the NW region of
Tasmania to everyone
staying with us at
Tasman Backpackers.