Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables.
We are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our farm teams.
Picking – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
Roles available with start date from late October until May
No experience required – full training will be provided
East Devonport, Wesley Vale / Moriarty, Dunorlan / Bengeo, Sulphur Creek and Lebrina, All sites are in the North West Tasmania
Typically 5 or 6 days a week, Monday to Sunday
Hours per day can be up to 10 hours depending on the stage of the crop
Availability of work:
Work will commence from mid-October on-wards
The timing of crop peaks can vary between the different berry types however the busy periods are typically between December through to April
Following the harvest / picking season, farms have a wide range of jobs including general farm work, irrigation and maintenance work.
At the end of the harvest / picking season, there may be opportunities for work in other regions
Picking is paid under Piece Rate
An average competent Picker has the opportunity to earn more than the base rate in the Horticulture Award
All employees will view and sign a Piece Rate Agreement outlining the minimum rates they will be paid
Weekly pay every Thursday by Bank transfer with emailed payslips
Superannuation is paid at a rate of 9.5% on top of all wages
Higher than the Horticultural Award wage rate (base hourly pay rate currently 2.5% above the horticulture award base rate)
Pay in line with the Costa Berries Enterprise Agreement including double Piece Rate pay for work on Public Holidays and longer paid breaks than required by the Horticulture Award
Ongoing work available through to April/May in Tasmania
All Costa Berries sites are classed as regional for Working Holiday 2nd and 3rd year visas
Full safety induction
Work health and safety managed as a priority on site
Full COVID protocols in place to protect all workers – registered COVID Safe Business TAS
Experienced and supportive Supervisors who will assist you in maximizing your earnings
To submit your application you will need the following;
A scanned copy your proof of right to work documentation (this could be a passport document, or Australian birth certificate along with a copy of photographic ID – NOTE these documents must be saved into the same file for attachment to the application form).
After you have submitted your application keep your eye on your emails – that is how we will contact you about the progress of your application. Once we have assessed your suitability for the role, if you are successful you will be issued documents for completion online prior to being invited to select a start date for work.