Plunkett Orchards is a family business that has evolved over four generations.
The Orchard is located in Ardmona Victoria.
Pear and apple picking is from around January 22nd until April although the exact starting and finishing dates vary from year to year.
Sites with and without power are available for caravans. Caravans have access to all amenities.
Facilities include: Clean showers and toilets, communal kitchen (including fridges, ovens, cooktops, microwaves, crockery, cutlery, saucepans), BBQ area, TV room, laundry with coin-operated washing machines and wireless internet access.
If you are seeking fruit picking or packing work in the region, you can register your details with EAMANAGEMENT( www.eamanagement.com.au ).
Their phone number is 0412 172 723.
What you need to bring
1. Long-sleeved shirt
2. Broad brimmed hat
4. Well-fitting, non-slip, covered footwear.
5. Long pants or long shorts.
Pay is based on the number of bins picked. A ‘bin’ is a wooden fruit bin that holds approximately 400 kg of fruit. The pay rate varies with different fruit, but as a guide, the rate is approximately $30.00 per bin. New pickers take a couple of days to develop their picking technique, during which time 2 to 4 bins per day would be expected. More experienced pickers can achieve anything between 4 and 10 bins per day. Some fruit varieties are paid on a hourly basis.
All employees need to provide a tax file number and Australian bank account details. Payments are made once a week (Thursday) directly into personal bank accounts.
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