From May to January you could get a seasonal job in South Australia’s sunny Riverland as a picker during citrus harvest season.

The role

You’ll be manually harvesting citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins, lemons and limes) outdoors in orchards within a team of pickers.

Skills needed

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.

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Page last updated: 23 April 2020