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      1. There was an article in today's paper about the shocking condition of accommodation for backpackers and other migrant workers. Now don't get me wrong some backpackers can be lazy and love a good whinge and moan, then you have others who are so desperate for money or a 2nd year visa they will resort to anything. So what type of accommodation should you expect? In this article we will look at Hostels, Share Houses and Shared Rooms. Most of the backpackers will stay in a hostel when doing fruit picking, these hostels often don't know the farmers personally and never liaise with them. The hostel owners are usually contacted by a third party agent who ask them to promote the Farm Work as it will provide them with income from the accommodation. I can't speak for all but I know a couple of these agents receive a kick back from the hostel owners (usually a percentage of the weekly room rate). Most hostel owners don't care about you, they have no idea if you will get Work, how many hours you have to do or what rate of pay. These "contractors/agents/middle men" are often quite shady, they invoice the farmer for the full award rate but then pay the backpacker a piece rate. Along with the money from the hostel owner they have a very cushy number. Some of these contractors are said to earn over $1million a month. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-01/exploitation-or-slavery-of-tongans-malaysians-in-horticulture/9102676 ) Now like everywhere you may find good and bad. Some hostel owners may work directly with the farmer, it is in their interest to get you work and keep you there. Look for recommendations and feedback from locals and other backpackers. Shared Accommodation Now there are two types of shared accommodation. Can you remember that shady agent who is taking a huge chunk out of your pay just for him to sit in a chair and watch or drive you too and fro... well unfortunately the horror stories don't just stop there. Another way these "agents/middle men" make money is by taking out a rental somewhere in the closest town. As most of these places are rural rents are low and it may cost them around $350 a week for a 4 bed house. What they then do is trail all the classified sites and find free furniture, beds, camp beds, stained mattresses, some backpackers are only provided with a blanket. He then says you have to stay in this house or there is no work. He will insist on a bond before you get accepted for the job and usually payment upfront. Some backpackers have been asked to pay up to a $1,000 in advance. This "contractor " has no intention of ever giving you that bond back. Once you arrive at the property you will find lots of other backpackers/seasonal workers living there as well, the most we have heard of is 60 in a 3 bed house, so that's 20 people in one room, in this property there was no beds just a blanket provided. Each of these people were being charged $150 per week rent, their initial outlay was a month up front non refundable. So immediately this "agent" has $36,000 ($600 bond x 60 workers). Remember what I said earlier, you will not see this money again. The accommodation will be so bad that you will want to cut your losses and run. Here you can find the minimum requirements and space for shared accommodation in Victoria http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0012/565689/Standards-Rooming-Houses.doc Here is an extract from a backpacker who contacted one of these "contractors " on gumtree. We had sent our flight details to the girl on the phone so they knew what time to pick us up and they assured us they’d be there. We arrived in Mildura at 11:25am yet never got picked up until 1:30pm. It was the contractor, Don, who picked us up. Before he even drove us to our backpacker accommodation, we had to sign a form saying that the money we pay the contractor was for a “job search” and not for rent. He drove us straight to a cash machine, where we had to withdraw $900 to pay upfront. This was actually for two weeks rent each, plus a bond. He then drove us straight to our accommodation which, to our surprise, was a house with about 30 people living there (4 bedrooms). After having a strict talk from the ‘head of house’ (who had been there for four weeks) about the rules of the house and respecting Don (otherwise he would kick us out without question or delay-which he has done many times before), we then got shown to our room….the garage, with 6 bunk beds in it and no heating. At this point I was feeling very uncomfortable, unwelcome and very homesick. We got told to go and buy some food for the week and some clothes/shoes suitable for the job. This rinsed us of all of our money. We had nothing left. “The Working Week Begins” We started work the next day at 7am, it was freezing and after a very cold night, we weren’t feeling ready at all. We turned up to a farm full of rows of dead vines, no fruit. We were vine pulling. We could only afford thin gloves and we spent the whole day until 6pm, pulling old vine branches off the wires. It was extremely hard work, time consuming, getting whipped all over our bodies and across our faces every two minutes from the vines. We had to count how many vine trees we had pulled by the time we got picked up and it got written down. We were then told we got paid about 15c a vine. In a full day we earned max of $30 each a day. “Rent” was $150 each a week. If we worked 7 days a week we’d earn max $210 each, leaving us with $60 a week for living essentials. Unfortunately there are a large number of cases like this. It isn't just backpackers who take on fruit/Farm Work but migrants from third world countries who take this as being the norm. In fact they thank Australia for this wonderful chance. At Robinvale's Weir Caravan park, Malaysian migrants reveal how they can let themselves be ripped off. Three young Malaysians say how happy they are to be working here, the kindness of Australians, and the chance to earn money and learn English. They describe vegetable picking work in rural Malaysia as harder, for less money. Below are some links to other articles on these "contractors" http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/charges-laid-over-rogue-hostels-20110408-1d804.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-03/robinvale-seasonal-workers-and-modern-slavery/9104440 If possible you are best contacting the farmer yourself for work and organising your own accommodation. Ask for recommendations from fellow backpackers. Private Shared Accommodation Now there are a number of Australians who live in shared accommodation and they come from all walks of life. The majority are usually students or nurses but you could also find yourself sharing with a lawyer or doctor. Most advertise on airbnb, flat mates or gumtree. Obviously you still need to be wary of scams, for example paying a deposit without viewing the property, however, if we remove scammers from the equation you will find shared accommodation good value for money and better living standards than most hostels. Depending on which area you are in you can pay anything from $80 per week to around $250 if you want to be in Sydney close to the city. If you want to If there are two of you then you can usually share a room starting from $50 a week. Always confirm whether the accommodation is a "Shared house" or a "Shared room in a house" if it is a shared room, check how many other occupants there are. When you look at what you can get for your money compared to staying in a hostel I think a shared house is definitely worth looking in to. However, check if they require a bond, if they are permitted to sublet and if they have a minimum length of time you have to stay. Hostel in Sydney $525 a week House Share in Sydney $250 a week, includes utilities and internet. So to summarise DO NOT use these dodgy contractors. If you are asked to pay a bond make sure it is registered with the RTA or other state body. Also make sure you get a tenancy agreement, even if you print out your own and take it for the owner to sign. Details and example below. https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/Renting/Before-you-rent/Types-of-tenancy-agreements/Rooming-accommodation-agreement Most councils require a boarding house to be registered and a copy of this can be found online an example is http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/Online_services/Accommodation_registers.page? Do NOT be afraid to report unscrupulous accommodation providers. You can do this through through https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/helping-the-community/campaigns/national-campaigns/harvest-trail-campaign
      2. There was an article in today's paper about the shocking condition of accommodation for backpackers and other migrant workers. Now don't get me wrong some backpackers can be lazy and love a good whinge and moan, then you have others who are so desperate for money or a 2nd year visa they will resort to anything. So what type of accommodation should you expect? In this article we will look at Hostels, Share Houses and Shared Rooms. Most of the backpackers will stay in a hostel when doing fruit picking, these hostels often don't know the farmers personally and never liaise with them. The hostel owners are usually contacted by a third party agent who ask them to promote the Farm Work as it will provide them with income from the accommodation. I can't speak for all but I know a couple of these agents receive a kick back from the hostel owners (usually a percentage of the weekly room rate). Most hostel owners don't care about you, they have no idea if you will get Work, how many hours you have to do or what rate of pay. These "contractors/agents/middle men" are often quite shady, they invoice the farmer for the full award rate but then pay the backpacker a piece rate. Along with the money from the hostel owner they have a very cushy number. Some of these contractors are said to earn over $1million a month. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-01/exploitation-or-slavery-of-tongans-malaysians-in-horticulture/9102676 ) Now like everywhere you may find good and bad. Some hostel owners may work directly with the farmer, it is in their interest to get you work and keep you there. Look for recommendations and feedback from locals and other backpackers. Shared Accommodation Now there are two types of shared accommodation. Can you remember that shady agent who is taking a huge chunk out of your pay just for him to sit in a chair and watch or drive you too and fro... well unfortunately the horror stories don't just stop there. Another way these "agents/middle men" make money is by taking out a rental somewhere in the closest town. As most of these places are rural rents are low and it may cost them around $350 a week for a 4 bed house. What they then do is trail all the classified sites and find free furniture, beds, camp beds, stained mattresses, some backpackers are only provided with a blanket. He then says you have to stay in this house or there is no work. He will insist on a bond before you get accepted for the job and usually payment upfront. Some backpackers have been asked to pay up to a $1,000 in advance. This "contractor " has no intention of ever giving you that bond back. Once you arrive at the property you will find lots of other backpackers/seasonal workers living there as well, the most we have heard of is 60 in a 3 bed house, so that's 20 people in one room, in this property there was no beds just a blanket provided. Each of these people were being charged $150 per week rent, their initial outlay was a month up front non refundable. So immediately this "agent" has $36,000 ($600 bond x 60 workers). Remember what I said earlier, you will not see this money again. The accommodation will be so bad that you will want to cut your losses and run. Here you can find the minimum requirements and space for shared accommodation in Victoria http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0012/565689/Standards-Rooming-Houses.doc Here is an extract from a backpacker who contacted one of these "contractors " on gumtree. We had sent our flight details to the girl on the phone so they knew what time to pick us up and they assured us they’d be there. We arrived in Mildura at 11:25am yet never got picked up until 1:30pm. It was the contractor, Don, who picked us up. Before he even drove us to our backpacker accommodation, we had to sign a form saying that the money we pay the contractor was for a “job search” and not for rent. He drove us straight to a cash machine, where we had to withdraw $900 to pay upfront. This was actually for two weeks rent each, plus a bond. He then drove us straight to our accommodation which, to our surprise, was a house with about 30 people living there (4 bedrooms). After having a strict talk from the ‘head of house’ (who had been there for four weeks) about the rules of the house and respecting Don (otherwise he would kick us out without question or delay-which he has done many times before), we then got shown to our room….the garage, with 6 bunk beds in it and no heating. At this point I was feeling very uncomfortable, unwelcome and very homesick. We got told to go and buy some food for the week and some clothes/shoes suitable for the job. This rinsed us of all of our money. We had nothing left. “The Working Week Begins” We started work the next day at 7am, it was freezing and after a very cold night, we weren’t feeling ready at all. We turned up to a farm full of rows of dead vines, no fruit. We were vine pulling. We could only afford thin gloves and we spent the whole day until 6pm, pulling old vine branches off the wires. It was extremely hard work, time consuming, getting whipped all over our bodies and across our faces every two minutes from the vines. We had to count how many vine trees we had pulled by the time we got picked up and it got written down. We were then told we got paid about 15c a vine. In a full day we earned max of $30 each a day. “Rent” was $150 each a week. If we worked 7 days a week we’d earn max $210 each, leaving us with $60 a week for living essentials. Unfortunately there are a large number of cases like this. It isn't just backpackers who take on fruit/Farm Work but migrants from third world countries who take this as being the norm. In fact they thank Australia for this wonderful chance. At Robinvale's Weir Caravan park, Malaysian migrants reveal how they can let themselves be ripped off. Three young Malaysians say how happy they are to be working here, the kindness of Australians, and the chance to earn money and learn English. They describe vegetable picking work in rural Malaysia as harder, for less money. Below are some links to other articles on these "contractors" http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/charges-laid-over-rogue-hostels-20110408-1d804.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-03/robinvale-seasonal-workers-and-modern-slavery/9104440 If possible you are best contacting the farmer yourself for work and organising your own accommodation. Ask for recommendations from fellow backpackers. Private Shared Accommodation Now there are a number of Australians who live in shared accommodation and they come from all walks of life. The majority are usually students or nurses but you could also find yourself sharing with a lawyer or doctor. Most advertise on airbnb, flat mates or gumtree. Obviously you still need to be wary of scams, for example paying a deposit without viewing the property, however, if we remove scammers from the equation you will find shared accommodation good value for money and better living standards than most hostels. Depending on which area you are in you can pay anything from $80 per week to around $250 if you want to be in Sydney close to the city. If you want to If there are two of you then you can usually share a room starting from $50 a week. Always confirm whether the accommodation is a "Shared house" or a "Shared room in a house" if it is a shared room, check how many other occupants there are. When you look at what you can get for your money compared to staying in a hostel I think a shared house is definitely worth looking in to. However, check if they require a bond, if they are permitted to sublet and if they have a minimum length of time you have to stay. Hostel in Sydney $525 a week House Share in Sydney $250 a week, includes utilities and internet. So to summarise DO NOT use these dodgy contractors. If you are asked to pay a bond make sure it is registered with the RTA or other state body. Also make sure you get a tenancy agreement, even if you print out your own and take it for the owner to sign. Details and example below. https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/Renting/Before-you-rent/Types-of-tenancy-agreements/Rooming-accommodation-agreement Most councils require a boarding house to be registered and a copy of this can be found online an example is http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/Online_services/Accommodation_registers.page? Do NOT be afraid to report unscrupulous accommodation providers. You can do this through through https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/helping-the-community/campaigns/national-campaigns/harvest-trail-campaign This post has been promoted to an article
      3. Hi everyone, hopefully you can help me! Me and my boyfriend are looking for somewhere to do our three month regional work for our second year visas, preferably staying in a working hostel that provides transport too or from the farm/work and that pays too, we can't afford to do voluntary work. If any one can recommend a place they know of or have worked at that would be great. Were looking to do it in Queensland but would relocate if needed. Hope to hear from you soon, Dani
      4. Hi there, I am almost halfway through my first WHV and have started researching farm work etc today. I am finding it difficult to find jobs posted which I can rely on - I have heard many horror stories where backpackers have been exploited or have had to hand over accommodation money before finding work. I am a young girl planning to do the farm work on my own, hopefully in the Bundaberg area or anywhere along the Queensland Coast...and I was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction? Or know of any areas/farms/employers who are safe to work for? Any advice would be appreciated thanks!
      5. Hi, My name is Tracey and I am hardworking traveller from England. I am currently looking to complete my 88days regional work on a farm/property in Australia in order to obtain my second year visa. I am a dedicated and efficient worker who is able to work well as a team and also independently. I’m also not afraid to get my hands dirty! I am willing to move anywhere in Australia for the right opportunity. I am currently in Melbourne and would be available for work ASAP. Please feel free to contact me via pm. I look forward to hearing from you. Tracey
      6. I'm moving out of my houseshare in a week and want to find casual farm work (Farm hand? 1 month approx) in Victoria just to try it out. I've heard there's supposed to be good work up in Mildura and Shipperton but ideally I'd want a place in east gippsland, close to the coast. Does anyone know of any farms there with good work? also a few other things :smile: I'm thinking of renting a camper van as accommodation. Have people had good experiences with this - is the typical cost $40 per day or higher? whats the best way to find out about work on a particular farm - just call them up and ask? Any keywords to use to increase your chances? :wink: any other tips for securing farm work? Thanks a ton! :smile:
      7. Hi, me and my boyfriend are travelling to Sydney at the beginning of feb next year. Friends of ours have been there since july and they are wanting to start 2nd year visa work when we arrive so we are hoping to do it all together. There will be 4/5 of us and I am just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of best places to go at that time of year? We don't care where about in oz, as we are willing and wanting to travel also we are not too bothered if we don't get to work together every day, although it would be a bonus if we could. Does anybody have any recommendations of places they have been and had an enjoyable time? Feel a bit lost at the min, we have literally just decided to book our flights a few weeks ago, was a bit of a whirlwind idea, so excited now though! Ive had a look at so many websites, found working hostels, and looked to see which fruit or veg is in season at the time of year, but always helps if somebody has been to a great place and can point me in the right direction. Thanks Rachel
      8. Hey guys! I'm currently in Coogee staying with a friend but I'm looking to meet people to travel with. I'd like to try and do farm work as soon as possible really to get the 2nd visa and then travel the East Coast and find little jobs on the way to keep funds up. If anyone wants to do the same kind of thing or want to chat, just drop me a message Hope to hear from you soon! Lauren
      9. Hi, I'm new to Oz and looking at doing my regional work asap. Has anyone got any contacts or advice for jobs? Thanks
      10. Farm work :-)

        Hi there so I came to oz in January on WHV and came back to the UK at the beginning of the month ( bit home sick !) but my plan is to come back in October and do my 3 months farm work so I can apply for my 2nd year visa ! Any one have any tips on where's good to go?! Or anyone who is going to be doing their farm work around about the same time ? ( travelling alone always good to have a buddy !!) Thanks guys !!! X
      11. Sooo, my friend and I are both looking to do regional work in Queensland/anywhere North asap. Does anyone have any advice/contacts/help/mildly sensible suggestions? Willing to get hands dirty etc and all that jazz! Thanks!!
      12. Hi, We need help on our farm in SA. Small fruit farm, work in exchange for all food and accommodation. No fees. Live on farm with around 8 other backpackers. Need immediate starters Email me your phone numbers and where you are lucyharris567@yahoo.co.uk Please share with anybody you know looking for farm work thank you!
      13. Hey, im cutrently in Melbourne and quickly running low on money. It seems a good time (considering I've only got 6ish months left) to get my farm work done for my second year visa. I attempted a few months ago in Innisfail,QLD only to get ripped off by a working hostel so has now made me abit nervous about trying again. Can anyone help me out with any good regional areas to work this time of year? Has anyone had good experiences with working hostels and getting work? Would be really helpful and would appreciate it!! Thanksss
      14. Hello from a Forum Newbie with a WHV!

        Hi all! I have been in Australia on a WHV since 27th December 2012. I love every minute of the experience and intend to keep living this dream for the rest of my life. I now have an Aussie boyfriend so I will be applying for a partner visa before the end of my second year WHV. I found getting my second year visa really easy. I spent three and a half months working on a stud farm in Upper Lansdowne, NSW. It was fantastic and I really enjoyed the experience. I am a very outdoorsy person but prior to coming to Australia I spent three years working as a PA and event planner so it was certainly a change to not be in an office! I worked long days, around 6am-11pm and did it all for free, just doing some babysitting for pocket money, but I loved it all. I was a real part of the family and even long after leaving, I still keep in good touch with the family I lived with. I had no previous experience with horses either, and I was the only farmhand and single handedly ran the place a lot! We had 30 horses, 40 organic beef cattle, lots of chickens, three cats and a dog. There were also the two children that I helped take care of around the farming for my pocket money, so it really was an incredible learning experience and I really felt like I had given a lot back to the country for the amazing experiences it continues to provide me with. I also really felt that I had earned my second year visa. It was nice to feel like I deserved it so much! So now I am temping with a local council and saving to make a life with my boyfriend. We have been seeing each other since I arrived here and officially became a couple in September 2013, so this September we can apply for the partner visa and I will be able to stay. I stayed with him and his family a lot before and during my farming, then moved in properly mid-July 2013 and have been living there and working in the area ever since. I am a little concerned about the partner visa application, but we are building up a good bundle of evidence so we shouldn’t encounter too many problems, I am hoping. I joined here for advice (both giving and receiving) and just a general feel for a community in a similar position, to talk about all the awesome aspects of this wonderful country. And to say that if you have ever tried to call IMMI…my gosh! I called four times and each time waited for half an hour before giving up. I finally got through 15 minutes into the fifth attempt. I was just trying to find the answer to a question regarding exact work limitations as the VEVO documents are so vague. Got there in the end though, and I will hold that woman to her answer! Anyway, that’s a little about my experience here. I continue to explore the place by regular long drives, walks and camping trips with my boyfriend and just keep falling further and further in love with the country. I know this is where I want to be. I look forward to meeting lots of you and finding out about all of your experiences. Hattie.
      15. Hello! Me and my boyfriend are flying to Brisbane in June and were thinking to whack out our farm work straight away and was looking for any advice - such as where's best to go, what's in season, what pays well etc. Any help would be appreciated!!
      16. I'm Daniel 20 years old from Suffolk, England. My girlfriend and i are moving out to Aus in the next couple months and i am looking for any kind of agricultural work or any hard manual work opportunities for when i arrive in Melbourne hopefully in October '12. any contacts would be appreciated. Thanks.
      17. For anyone looking for a fruit picking/harvesting job in Victoria try contacting the companies below, if anyone has any additions please feel free to post. Baker's Fresh Vegies 385 Boneo Rd, Boneo, VIC 3939 03-5988-6340 Harvest Time: Year Round Main Crops: Peas, Beans, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sweet Corn, Seasonal Vegetables Berry Hill Fruit Farm 21-27 School Rd, Erica, VIC 3825 03-5165-3373 Harvest Time: November - April Main Crops: Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries Blue Hills Berries and Cherries 27 Parker Rd, Silvan, VIC 3795 03-9737-9400 Harvest Time: November - March Main Crops: Cherries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Raspberries Buninyong Blueberry Farm 7189 Midland Hwy, Buninyong, VIC 3357 04-0931-6724 ernie@buninyongblueberries.com.au Harvest Time: December - January Main Crops: Blueberries Chappies - R.L. Chapman & Sons 21-23 Parker Rd, Silvan, VIC 3795 03-9737-9534 enquiries@upick.com.au Harvest Time: November - May Main Crops: Cherries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Persimmons Cherry Haven 470 Queens Rd, Wandin East, VIC 3139 04-0880-5359 info@cherryhaven.com.au Harvest Time: November - January Main Crops: Cherries Cherryhill Orchards 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East, VIC 3139 03-5964-4235 sales@cherryhill.com.au Harvest Time: November - January Main Crops: Cherries Christmas Tree Farm 1680 Stumpy Gully Rd, Somerville, VIC 3912 03-5977-5822 enquiries@thechristmastreefarm.com.au Harvest Time: December Main Crops: Christmas Trees Cobrahah Orchards 85 Monbulk-Seville Rd, Wandin East, VIC 3139 03-5964-2668 info@cobradahorchards.com.au Harvest Time: December - April Main Crops: Raspberries, Cherries, Christmas Trees Ellisfield Farm 109 McIllroys Road, Red Hill, VIC 3937 03-5989-2008 info@ellisfieldfarm.com.au Harvest Time: November - May Main Crops: Cherries, Quinces Folly Farm 13 Cards Ln, Olinda, VIC 3788 03-9751-2184 follyfarm@iprimus.com.au Harvest Time: December - February Main Crops: Blueberries Herbert Hill Berry Farm 5 Sawyer St, Leongatha, VIC 3953 03-5662-4801 hhberryfarm@live.com.au Harvest Time: December - January Main Crops: Loganberries, Silvanberries, Young berries, Boysenberries Higham Blueberries 430 Extons Rd, Kinglake Central, VIC 3757 03-5786-1297 Harvest Time: December - February Main Crops: Blueberries High Grove 227 Mt Stanley Rd, Stanley, VIC 3747 03-5728-6526 info@higrove.com.au Harvest Time: December - May Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Waldoberries, Blackberries, Currants, Chestnuts Kinglake Raspberries Tooheys Rd, Pheasant Creek, VIC 3757 03-5786-5360 rasp@kinglake-raspberries.com.au Harvest Time: December - June Main Crops: Raspberries Mt. Alexander Fruit Gardens 69 Danns Rd, Harcourt, VIC 3453 Harvest Time: November - May Main Crops: Apples, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pears Mountain Blueberries 15 Blueberry Ln, Monbulk, VIC 3793 03-9756-6095 Harvest Time: December - February Main Crops: Blueberries Paynes Orchards 372 The Avenue, Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340 03-5367-2548 http://www.paynesorchards.com.au/contact.html Harvest Time: December - May Main Crops: Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots, Cherries, Figs, Lemons, Persimmons, Raspberries, Strawberries, Silvanberries Pure Peninsula Honey 871 Derril Rd, Moorooduc, VIC 3933 03-5978 8413 Harvest Time: Year Round Main Crops: Honey Rayner’s Stonefruit Orchard 60 Schoolhouse Rd, Woori Yallock, VIC 3139 03-5964-7654 Harvest Time: December - May Main Crops: Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apricots Red Hill Cherry Farm 61-69 Prossors Ln, Red Hill, VIC 3937 03-5989-2237 Harvest Time: November - January Main Crops: Cherries Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm 52 Arkwells Ln, Red Hill, VIC 3937 03-5989-2578 Harvest Time: November - January Main Crops: Cherries Ruefleur Chestnuts Monbulk Rd, Olinda, VIC 3788 03-9756-6806 idealdecor@smartchat.net.au Harvest Time: April - May Main Crops: Chestnuts Stanbach Blueberries 295 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Eltham, VIC 3095 04-0331-6623 Harvest Time: December - February Main Crops: Blueberries Sunny Creek Organic Berry Farm 69 Tudor Rd, Trafalgar South, VIC 3824 03-5634-7526 info@sunnycreekorganic.com.au Harvest Time: November - June Main Crops: Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries, Feijoas, Gooseberries, Currants, Apples, Persimmons, Chestnuts Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm 244 Shands Road, Main Ridge, VIC 3928 03-5989-4500 info@sunnyridge.com.au Harvest Time: November - October Main Crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries The Bramble Farm 25 Lyppards Rd, Langwarrin, VIC 3910 03-9776-7018 Harvest Time: November - May Main Crops: Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries The Gourmet Yabby Farm 185 Beenak Rd, Yellingbo, VIC 3139 04-0902-4240 Harvest Time: Year Round Main Crops: Yabbies Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm 35 Becks Rd, Drysdale, VIC 3222 03-5251-3468 Harvest Time: December - March Main Crops: Blueberries Wallington Strawberry Farm 440 Wallington Rd, Wallington, VIC 3221 03-5250-1541 Harvest Time: September - May Main Crops: Strawberries Water Wheel Orchards 250 Fishers Rd, Boolarra, VIC 3870 03-5169-6622 waterwheelorchards@vic.australis.com.au Harvest Time: December Main Crops: Lemons, Tamarillos, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries Yellingbo Berries 25 Carson Rd, Seville, VIC 3139 03-5964-8212 Harvest Time: December - February Main Crops: Blueberries Yileen Berry Farm 1345 Leongatha Yarragon Rd, Hallston, VIC 3953 03-5668-5268 Harvest Time: December - January Main Crops: Raspberries, Boysenberries, Youngberries, Brambleberries, Yostaberries, Currants
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