Seasonal Worker Programme

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The Seasonal Worker Programme contributes to the economic development of nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste, by providing access to work opportunities in the Australian agriculture sector, accommodation sector and tourism sector (in the Northern Australia tourism pilot).

The Seasonal Worker Programme offers employers in the agriculture sector and employers in selected locations in the accommodation and tourism sectors access a reliable, returning workforce when there is not enough local Australian labour to meet seasonal demand. 

Seasonal workers benefit from the opportunity to earn Australian wages and gain valuable on-the-job learning opportunities. Many seasonal workers use the money earned in Australia to pay for their kids’ education, start a small business or build a house. For the workers and their families, this is a life changing opportunity.

How to contact us, raise an issue or provide feedback

Email: seasonalworker@employment.gov.au

Information Line: +61 (02) 6240 5234 (9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday, Canberra time)