Pick adventure Help feed Australia
Harvest 2021 is here. That means berries, avocados and tomatoes are on their journey from our farms to tables across Australia.
Join our team, pick up a sun-drenched, homegrown job 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 in an office
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
Farm work is good for you (and your pocket). But the good goes even further. The work you do brings big benefits to our local communities, and goes a long way towards helping keep Australia healthy.
Yes. It’s hard work. But…
The rewards make it all worthwhile.
Depending on the produce and the job, you may be paid an hourly rate or a piece rate.
As for the experience 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 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 a sun-drenched, homegrown job 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 our team on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. Our blueberry harvest runs from February.
Fruit Picker/Farm Worker
Pick up a great job on the beautiful Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Join our team at Corindi, picking blueberries, blackberries or raspberries.
Fruit Picker/Farm Worker
Land a job in Gingin, just north of Perth, Western Australia. Join our team picking blueberries and raspberries.
Join our team at Guyra, in one of Australia’s largest and most advanced glasshouse facilities. We have a variety of roles, located in the heart of the beautiful NSW Northern Tablelands.
Help us grow premium quality Australian produce and be part of the team that cares for our tomato plants. We currently have multiple opportunities for people seeking casual work as a Pest and Diseases Scout in our tomato glasshouses at Guyra.
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 in Tasmania.
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, in Tasmania, 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.”