Farm work is a great way for backpackers and travellers to earn some extra money to fund their adventures whilst in Australia. It provides the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Australian landscape, meet new people, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the road less travelled. Working as a farm hand is one of those backpacker jobs that not only provides the chance for travellers to earn an income, but also enriches your Australian journey by exposing you to another side of the country.

Also, if you have fallen in love with Australia and wish to stay a little longer, we have good news for you! Another key benefit of farm work (and other specified work) is that it allows travellers to get a second working holiday visa!

There is a range of farming backpacker jobs available, such as:
- fruit picking
- harvesting crops
- cattle station work
- pruning trees and/or vines
- shearing farm animals

Depending on the nature of the work and the region that you wish to work in, the jobs may be seasonal and some periods in the year will be more fruitful than others, in terms of the work that is available. Jobaroo provides a great resource that provides information about the best times to work in each state and territory. It also covers a lot of the burning questions you may have regarding farm hand work in Australia.

Farm work can be very physically demanding, so it is important that you are fit, ready to work hard and have a can-do attitude. Also, since most of the jobs will be in more rural areas of Australia, heat will be another factor that backpackers will need to consider. Sun protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water will be a must for these jobs.

However, the experiences you gain along the way will be unique, invaluable and provide travellers with a stream of income. So, why not try working as a farm hand while you're here?

If you are a backpacker looking for farm work opportunities or any other temp positions whilst in Australia, visit Workfast.