Australian Farm Work Available for Foreign Nationals (2024)

Agri Talent is Recruiting

Australia’s skilled migration program which is intended to fill skill shortages by attracting migrants who can significantly contribute to the Australian economy.

The Skill select program allows skilled worker applicants to obtain a permanent Australia visa. The system is similar to an online job board that matches employers with potential employees. 

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a points-tested visa that allows invited workers to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Also Read: Immigrate to New Zealand – Work in Horticulture or Viticulture Industries

Agri Talent specializes in providing permanent recruitment and executive search services tailored exclusively for Australian agribusiness. Coupled with our international recruitment and skilled visa offering, and the most extensive digital network in agriculture, we can find the people you need.

Drawing from over two decades of experience and empowered by our sister company, Agri Talent is the unrivalled force in agricultural. By understanding your business, and using our extensive connections within the Australian agriculture industry, we deliver you exceptional candidates through a simple and efficient process. Our expert recruiters understand your industry and always provide open, honest communication and feedback. Our retainer fee structure ensures there are no unexpected fees and provides you with access to our team as and when you need us.

Your Employer

ASX-listed agribusiness, boasts a forward-thinking, innovative approach to agriculture and continually invests in their properties to ensure they are not only well-staffed but equipped with modern infrastructure and equipment. Their diverse portfolio spans citrus, avocados and berries, to name a few.

They are also widely recognised for their genuine commitment to investing in their people, supporting local communities, implementing best practice management, and adopting sustainable farming practices.

Your Role

As the Farm / Orchard Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing the daily operations of our client’s 600ha property, consisting mainly of Citrus (plus some avocado and vines).

Located just outside of Renmark, SA, the property is equipped with modern infrastructure, equipment and, more importantly, an experienced team of 15 permanent staff.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will focus on enhancing crop yields and maintaining fruit quality while fostering a positive working environment.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to –

  • Develop and execute strategic farm operations plans with the Regional Operations Manager.
  • Manage irrigation schedules and spray programs in accordance with the company’s specifications.
  • Create a yearly harvest program, including labour scheduling and crop estimates.
  • Proactively identify and report any variances or unexpected costs to ensure that the farm operates within the budget.
  • Assist in prioritising costs and capital expenditure.
  • Mentor and coach staff on safety standards, performance objectives, and respectful conduct.
  • Promote and adhere to the Work Health and Safety Policy to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

Individuals looking to progress into Farm Management are encouraged to apply.


  • 4-befroom house – suitable for a family
  • Opportunity to work with a nationally recognised agribusiness
  • Genuine work-life balance to accommodate your lifestyle
  • Well-equipped systems and processes in place for your success
  • Great location close to schools and amenities

About You

You will ideally have experience in a similar role, preferably within tree cropping, but more importantly, be passionate about adding value to your team and farm.

To be successful in this role, it is important you can address the following –

  • Experience managing horticulture properties 
  • ‘ChemCert’ Chemical Handling Certificate.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of irrigation and fertigation programs.
  • Able to work flexibly and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Current driver’s license.

Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian and NZ agribusinesses. Our extensive network connects high-calibre candidates to diverse and exciting roles with respected clients across the agriculture sector.

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