The Twelve Month Harvest Trail is an excellent way for veterans transitioning back to civilian life to sample the incredibly diverse career opportunities offered by the agricultural sector.
Over twelve months, participants travel the country working on different farms to take part in some of Australia’s most prestigious harvests. This program offers a chance for veterans to get a feel for this varied and critically important sector to see whether a life on the land could be their future career path.
Try out a new career on the land
Use your existing knowledge and learn new skills as you take part in the harvest of crops, including mangoes, cotton, almonds and grain from Dimbulah in far north Queensland to Mildura in Victoria.
The skills and experience gained in the Australian Defence Force are highly sought after in the agriculture industry, and the Agri Veterans Program aims to match those skills with the many stable and rewarding employment opportunities this thriving sector has to offer.
How It Works
Start your twelve month experience at the harvest of your choice.
The Agri Veterans Twelve Month Harvest Trail is supported by GrainCorp, Queensland Cotton, OLAM International and Ontario Mangoes.Download Harvest Trail Guide
November to January | 6-8 weeks
- Experience one of the largest mango harvests in Australia.
- Gain insight into the activities associated with growing, picking, packing and distributing this in-demand commodity across changing conditions and market demands.
- Variety of roles available, from tractor and forklift operators to picking attendants.
February to April | 8 weeks
- Work on Australia’s largest almond farm spanning 12,000 hectares in the beautiful Sunraysia region.
- Gain new skills operating crop-specific machinery and learn the critical aspects of almond harvesting and meeting crop targets.
Various locations, QLD
March to June | 3-4 months
- Learn vital skills processing and producing one of the world’s most used fibres, from ginning machinery to the grading process and shipping to the international market.
- Variety of roles available, from Moonbuggy Driver to Hygiene Operator.
Various locations, QLD
October to December | 8-12 weeks
- Gain an understanding of how grain is produced, stored and loaded for distribution.
- Skills learned can be transferred across other agricultural harvest projects.
- Positions include Silo Operators and Grain Handlers.