Find, attract & manage labour

Resources to find labour, attract labour and manage labour.

  • job providers that can source labour for horticultural operations.
  • job opportunities across different types of horticulture businesses.
  • resources to manage labour

The Season Workforce Resource Hub is supported by Agriculture Victoria: Workforce and Harvest

Determine workforce requirements

Key message: Plan your workforce needs ahead of time


Advertise positions

Key message: Where & how to advertise positions


Retain staff

Key message: Considerations on how to retain staff so they stay to end of job / wish to return next year.


Careers in Horticulture

Podcasts from Agriculture Victoria:
  • a closer look at the people working in the horticulture industry.
  • includes conversations with growers who are using technology, business owners, new starters and people who are finding ways to continue to grow and develop their skills in horticulture.
  1. Following your dreams, with Luke Baker
  2. Future technology careers, with Hunter Jay
  3. Building a new life, with Bhupinder Kaur
  4. The importance of the next generation, with Katrina Garraway and Jane Finch
  5. We are here to help, with Corey Iredale and Villiami Veaa
  6. Attracting and retaining workers, with Ben Reeves
  7. Skills needed to supply fresh organic food, with Nathan Free
AgVic Talk - podcasts
Harvest regions

Harvest regions and calendars for Victoria

There are four major horticulture regions across Victoria

Great Sunraysia (North west of Melbourne)

Gippsland (East of Melbourne)

Goulburn Valley (North of Melbourne)

Greater Melbourne (many peri-urban areas, Werribee, Yarra Valley, and Mornington Peninsula)

Cultural Diversity

Migrant resources and information

Cultural awareness of your workforce

Key message: Being culturally sensitive to your workers’ needs

Health & Safety

Farm safety

Farmer support

National Centre for Farmer Health




Northwest Victoria

Accommodation requirements

Accommodation requirements for Seasonal Workers

Victorian Legislation

  • Public Health and Wellbeing (Prescribed Accommodation) Regulations 2020
    • includes labour hire reforms – prescribed accommodation (changes to regulations 2023 )

Regional housing

  • Seasonal Worker Accommodation Program
  • Regional Workforce Pilots
  • Swan Hill Worker Housing project
  • Mildura Working Housing Project

Labour Hire Authority - Accommodation