Tomato and capsicum-pickers are needed in Queensland from December each year, for a duration of approximately six months. This is great work for those wanting seasonal harvest roles, and is perfect for backpackers, locals, international working-holiday visa holders and grey nomads.

The season provides a great team environment, and its location – close to the New South Wales and Queensland border – provides access to a wide variety of stunning landscapes and mountain ranges.

The roles

Agri Labour Australia is responsible for supplying teams across seven tomato and capsicum farms across the Stanthorpe area. Tomato and capsicum-harvesting can be hot and strenuous work – it’s performed in all kinds of weather, and you can work up to to eight-hour days. Some of the jobs include:

  • pickers – tomato and capsicum
  • bucket-carriers (carrying 15kg buckets of tomatoes).

Who we need

Tomato and capsicum-picking requires you to be able to bend, kneel and have fast hands. The ability to see colours clearly is very important and, for bucket-carrier roles, candidates must be easily capable of carrying between 700-1000 15kg buckets per day. Physical fitness and endurance is a must for this particular harvesting role!

If you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you:

  • physically fit and able to carry up to 15kg easily and repeatedly (bucket-carrier roles)
  • able to work quickly and build up to having ‘fast hands’ for picking
  • capable of working in all kinds of weather – especially heat
  • can pass all drug and alcohol tests
  • have a high level of English communication skills
  • enjoy a busy environment
  • not allergic to any weeds or grasses
  • manual driver’s licence (highly regarded)
  • excellent attention to detail
  • committed to the whole season
  • dedicated to keeping yourself and your team members safe.

Why it’s great to work with us

At Agri Labour Australia, we aim to make the employment process seamless for both jobseekers and employers. We pride ourselves on being more than just a recruitment agency, and our consultants are on-hand to deliver expertise, advice and support whenever you need it. Here’s what else you can expect when you join Agri Labour Australia:

  • connections with more work, as our team provides opportunities to travel with other harvests around Australia
  • the chance to watch videos of your work environment, so you can get an insight into your day-to-day tasks
  • ongoing support – you can talk to your recruiter regarding any issues or questions you may have at any time throughout your placement.


Agri Labour Australia is totally committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff, and successful applicants are required to participate in inductions, training and pre-employment education so they’re equipped with the necessary safety knowledge and appropriate skills prior to starting work. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be carried out prior to harvest and randomly throughout the season.

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