Agriculture Victoria and Victorian Multicultural Commission are inviting you to a meeting about seasonal harvest jobs. The sessions will be given in language with interpreters for Vietnamese, Punjabi, Kareni, Mandarin, Zo and South Sudanese language groups. There is also a warning about Scam targetting young people and the Chinese community.
Incentives to work in agriculture
Did you know people with visa work rights may be eligible to claim a reimbursement of up to $2000 for relocating to short-term work in the agricultural industry? For information on the jobs available go to the Harvest Trail website. For visa information on working in agriculture go the Home Affairs website.
Ask questions and learn about:
- picking fruit and vegetables
- where you sleep
- how you get to work
- what you eat
- what you need to take
- coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety
- cultural support services
Interpreters will be present to ensure your questions are answered.
If you are interested in working on a farm picking fruit or vegetables, join this Zoom meeting.
30 November 4pm https://zoom.us/j/87439912548 (Passcode: 061604)
30 November 5.30pm https://zoom.us/j/83944635995 (Passcode: 478212)
1 December 3.30pm https://zoom.us/j/97632754641 (Passcode: farm)
Mandarin speaking community
1 December 6.30pm https://zoom.us/j/82415193412 (Passcode: 437025)
3 December 7pm https://zoom.us/j/94090977682 (Passcode: farm)
South Sudanese Community (in English only)
4 December 7pm https://zoom.us/j/92235710572 (Passcode: farm)
More Information: Del Delpitiya (Agriculture Victoria, CALD Engagement Coordinator), 0436 649 860
Adam Buzza (Agriculture Victoria), 0447 525 457
Scam losses have increased in 2020
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission reports that losses to scams have increased this year. Scams relating to online shopping, COVID-19 and property rental are all on the rise. Threat based scams targeting young people and the Chinese community have also increased compared to 2019. These scams impersonate authorities such as the Chinese embassy, police or other government officials. Remain informed by subscribing to the scam alert email service here.