Pick adventure Help feed Australia
Harvest 2020 is right around the corner. Here in Tasmania, that means fresh berries will soon begin their journey from our farms to tables across Australia.
Join our team, pick up one of 2000 sun-drenched, homegrown jobs on the land. Help feed Australia. Learn valuable skills. Make lifelong friends. Put some extra cash in your pocket. And have plenty of memorable experiences while you do it.
It’s a season of plenty, and we want you to be a part of it.
Costa farms feed Australia
On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia.
But joining the Costa team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’ll give you a fresh perspective.
And while you look after Australia, we’ll be looking after you.
Inclusive, supportive, flexible and fair, Costa employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry.
From competitive pay to health and wellbeing support, and the chance to further yourself through learning and development.
A job with Costa can take you places.Join the team
What you need to know
It beats working inside
All our jobs come with a healthy dose of fresh air and vitamin D.
It’s the perfect job for students
Take control of your future and start earning, whether you’re on school or university holidays, or just figuring out what you want to do next. A job with Costa will help you grow personally and professionally.
It’s bigger than all of us
Picking is good for you (and your pocket). But the good goes even further. The work you do brings big benefits to our local community, and goes a long way towards helping keep Australia healthy.
Yes. It’s hard work. But…
The rewards make it all worthwhile, because the harder you work, the more you’ll earn.
Costa Berries hourly rates are higher than the Horticulture Award and above the industry standard. As for the experiences you’ll have, you can’t put a price on that.
It could be the start of something
Picking, packing, lifting, or driving is just the beginning. Check out Costa stories to meet the people who took their careers at Costa to new heights.
It’s good for you, and the planet
Reducing water use and waste. Exploring renewable energy sources. At Costa, we’re constantly looking for more sustainable ways to make fresh, healthy food available for everyone.
Help to relocate
Did you know that you could be eligible for relocation assistance of up to $6000?
From November 1, relocation assistance will be available to people who relocate to harvest and regional areas to take up short-term agricultural work, including Australians who are not receiving income support and those with the right to work in Australia.
Land a job
Pick up one of 2000 sun-drenched, homegrown jobs on the land.
Help feed Australia. And have plenty of memorable new experiences while you do it.
Check out our roles below and find your perfect fit.
Fruit Picker/Farm Worker
Join a team, get outside and work on the frontlines, picking and packing the berries that feed Australia.
Supervisor & Assistant Supervisor
Put your organisational and people skills to good use by leading one of our picking teams.
Put yourself in the driver’s seat and play a key role in our supply chain, getting our berries from our farms to the distribution centre.
Picking up what we’re putting down? You’ll be part of a team that makes everything move smoothly through our warehouses.
Meet the Aussies helping
to feed Australia
Many of us come for the experience, others for a change of scene, some even turn a job at Costa into a fruitful career.
Read on to see the stories behind the berries.
Meet David Logistics and Warehouse Lead
David applied to be a picker but went straight into supervising harvest crews. After spending a couple of months supervising he moved into the coordinator’s role. Today he’s the Logistics and Warehouse Lead.
A Mechanical Engineer by trade, David has gained skills he’d never had a chance to develop in previous jobs.
“The work does take you out of your comfort zone, but it keeps you engaged and challenged. Even with my engineering background, I find this work really rewarding. It’s refreshing to be in such a diverse and accepting workforce.”
Meet Blaine Raspberry Farm Manager
Blaine started at Costa in 2012, half-way through Year 12. Since then he’s worked his way up from farm work at Sulphur Creek, to supervisor, assistant foreman, and then foreman.
Today, he’s the Raspberry Farm Manager at Wesley Vale. He attributes much of his success to the role models and internal development programs at Costa.
“When I first started I didn’t think there was a future in the work, but it is such a big company. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and a bit of hard work, it is definitely a place you can make a career.”
Meet Emma Horticulturist
Our 2016 Costa North-West Honours Scholarship recipient, Emma completed a research project with us before joining the team as a horticultural technical assistant – just four days after finishing her last exam.
It’s been a busy four years. But all that hard work has paid off.
Emma has landed her dream job as raspberry horticulturist.
“I love working at Costa, there’s a great support network and heaps of opportunities. The dynamic nature of the role means that I will always be learning.”
Meet Will University Student
Will began a computer science degree this year, did his first season with Costa last summer, and can’t wait to return for Harvest 2020.
The job has everything he needs.
It’s easy to apply for, keeps him busy over the summer, boosts his finances, and gives him the opportunity to meet and work alongside some great people.
“It is a lot of hard work but you get rewarded for the effort you put in. You have got to get in the mindset and push yourself. I’m really looking forward to getting back there.”