Enjoyable, safe place to work
I enjoyed working for Southern Cotton. They look out for every single one of their employees and safety is high on their agenda. Wages are very good, you will make between 900 and 1400$ a week. Cotton season starts around late April and finishes between August/September depending on harvest and weather conditions. (Applying for the job needs to be done around January/February) They sign off 2nd year visas but a lot of backpackers will come back in their second year to work for them again as the pay and conditions are that good. 2 down sides: the company is located in rural NSW so you will have not much of a social life, second, they hire a recruitment agency “Agri Labour” who do the employment payments. They take 300$ out of your wage for medicals and 80$ for PPE in the start of the season. They prefer to employ backpackers coming from certain countries over other countries which I find wrong and discriminating. I recommend everyone to work for Southern cotton. Its a great experience and a good way to save up money for a big holiday after.