Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia need a Working Visa.
A website called topjobsportal is currently advertising fruit picking jobs for Filipinos in Australia.
Some people have asked if it is a scam, many Filipinos in the Philippines are wanting to apply for this work.
BUT… it is not that straightforward, You NEED an Australian Working Visa first.
If you already have a working Visa, then yes, that type of work is available.
This type of fruit picking work is commonly available, and applied for by for by visitors to Australia on a Working Holiday visa.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has previously cautioned overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and Filipino tourists against a new online scam offering bogus fruit-picking jobs in Australia.
Although this relates to a different company, and was in May 2014, the similarities may be close.
Australian Immigration – Working Holiday Visas
Filipinos are NOT normally eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa
Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.
This Visa allows you to:
stay in Australia for up to 12 months
work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
have a passport from an eligible country. (This does NOT include the Philippines)
Eligible countries (at 21 June 2022) are:
Republic of Cyprus
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Korea
Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462)
The Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462) is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.
Eligibility (at 21 June 2022) includes:
are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age.
have a passport from:
China, People’s Republic of
United States of America