Seeking Farm Jobs? Latest Labour Market Trends and what they mean for you


Crop Farm Workers (or General Farm Hands) are in particular demand as jobs in crop production are increasing. Employment prospects for farm jobs in Australia for the next five years see the number of workers in this job category growing from 30,700 employees in 2017 to 33,900 employees in 2022. This means that a projected 3,200 jobs will become available. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Full time workers can expect average earnings of around $777 per 38.7 hour working week. General tasks for Crop Farm Workers may include planting, operating machinery, spraying, crop maintenance, irrigation, picking, sorting and grading. At this time of year (February), Rural Enterprises are particularly seeking candidates for the broadacre seeding season. This season runs from April to June, and during this recruitment period our clients are seeking reliable employees that can help them get the job done.

Farm jobs in Australia are growing in abundance. At this time of year, clients are also seeking to hire permanent staff members to join their team before seeding kicks off. If you have a keen and genuine passion to work in the agricultural sector, we have clients wanting to talk to you! Rural Enterprises wants to help fill those gaps, so give us a call. Country life and rural towns offer a wonderful community environment, and can help you and your family grow and thrive. We want you!

Rural Enterprises can help to bring job seekers and clients together. If you are seeking a General Farm Hand role, or are interested in other roles available with our clients, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or, if you are looking for workers on your farm, whether cropping, livestock, or both, contact us today and see how Rural Enterprises can work with you to find the right candidates for the job.

Why choose Rural Enterprises? For candidates, our free service offers you a range of job prospects you wouldn’t otherwise have access to who may be able to offer you a great opportunity. And for our clients, we are local to Western Australia and have connections throughout Australia and New Zealand - we know the market therefore we can offer relevant advice and guidance. View our testimonials page to see what past candidates and employers have to say! Rural Enterprises’ seasonal farm jobs can be found here and featured seasonal candidates can be found here.

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Permanent Featured Candidates

Contact Rural Enterprises to enquire about these great candidates seeking permanent roles! View the full list here.

35, non smoker. Looking for full time stock role on a mixed property (will also consider seasonal with potential to permanency) and happy to look at any location. Has two teenage children and so schooling is important. She is available now. Has worked within the agricultural sector for many years including working for a mixed property until recently. Has operated air seeder and driven tractors and trucks plus lots of sheep experience. Has worked as a Agricultural Technical Officer at a High school teaching students basic farming and animal husbandry practices. Now that the children are older she can commit to a full time role that will enable her to develop and build on her existing skills. Would definitely suit a family run property.

25 years old, non smoker, from the Great Southern. Has a partner and a baby. Qualified Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic who is looking for a full time farm or dealership role. Currently doing FIFO work but wants to be back with his young family. In a farm role he is looking for an employer that is willing to train him up on the farming side whilst utilising his mechanical skills. Will only consider the Great Southern, Esperance or Perth locations. Grew up in MT Barker and parents had a 50 acre farm. Helped out with sheep and cattle on. Has some experience with a wide range of machinery including farm machinery and earth moving: CASE, John Deere Hitachi, CAT, Komatsu, Massey Ferguson, Ammann, Dynapac, Kubota, Honda and plenty of other auxiliary equipment. Awesome lad, great to talk to that has had enough of the FIFO life!