Population: 19,000

Harvest Work in Burnie

January to December – Vegetables
February to April – Apples
December to February – Cherries

Where’s Burnie ?

Getting There

Burnie is a 30 minute drive west along the coast from Devonport. There’s a direct air service from Melbourne to Burnie as well as regular buses running from Launceston, Hobart and Devonport.


Some farms will provide basic dorm style accommodation for harvesters or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment. In Burnie you will find a backpackers hostel, caravan park, hotel and motel.

Not Fruitpicking – What to do?

  • Check out the Burnie Pioneer Village Museum
  • Hit the beach for a swim
  • Tasmanian Cheese making centre
The Burnie Visitor Information Centre

will be able to assist you, tell them you’re a harvest worker looking for accommodation and or things to do.
2 Bass Highway
Burnie Tas 7320
Ph: 03 6430 5831

Use the forum for job applications, not the comments, thanks.

9 Responses to Burnie

  1. Hi,

    My name is Chris, I’m french..and I looking for a plan for the cherries picking in Tasmania. Can I have good informations ? Season, city…

    Thx so much


    Chris Villat November 1, 2011 at 4:54 am Reply
  2. Hi, my name Emerikus from Indonesia, I am 43 years old, healthy and not smoke, I am looking possibility to work legally in Australia

    Emerikus January 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm Reply
  3. Hi looking for apple picking…is there anything going on right now? Thanks!

    jb February 1, 2012 at 7:55 am Reply
  4. hi, I am melvin,38 years old,healthy and willing to work as fruit picker,I came from Philippines,I will be glad to work legally in australia.thanks

    Melvin L. Acosto February 5, 2012 at 3:08 am Reply
  5. o,

    We are 2 belgians girls ( 26 and 20 years old)

    We are looking for fruitpicking in Tasmania.

    We are hardworking, highly motivated.We are available the 27th of february till you want.

    Phone number: 0451793208


    Clemence & Aurore

    Clemence mouton February 15, 2012 at 6:15 am Reply
  6. Do you have work available now March 9th for a couple of weeks for wither 1 or 2 people? Currently at Beauty Point, am able to move to Burnie.
    0410 627 690 Sheridan

    Sheridan Constantine March 9, 2012 at 5:37 am Reply
  7. The phone number for the Burnie fruit picking above is not working. Please send me a contact phone number that works. I am looking for at least 8 weeks work for a visa extension as I am from Europe and want to stay longer in Tasmania.

    Sarah King April 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm Reply
    • Thanks Sarah,
      We’ve updated the phone number so feel free to try again.

      Billy April 20, 2012 at 6:12 am Reply
  8. Dear Sir,

    I am 23 years old french traveller currently making my way around australia and looking for a position on you cherry farm.

    My willingness to work is second to none and I am hopping that this gives me the ability to work in a physically rewarding job.

    If this opportunity is available then I will make my way to your farm to assist you and make new memories and life experiences.


    Aurélie Dalles

    Aurélie August 27, 2012 at 6:39 am Reply

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