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Harvest jobs

Come and join the close-knit T-Ports team, where people are our greatest asset and the key to our success.

We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and a focus on safety, innovation, and integrity.

We bring ports closer to product origins to provide innovative solutions for Australia’s export commodities, all by working closely with local customers and with investors.

We’re looking for staff with a can-do attitude for a range of full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles.

Join us to help bring in the 2021-22 harvest on beautiful Eyre Peninsula.

You will work with our close-knit team at Lock or Lucky Bay in partnership with local producers, businesses, and communities.

Roles are available in three broad areas: general labour, grain sampling, and Authorised Officer roles.

You may be eligible for up to $6000 in relocation assistance under the Australian Government’s AgMove program.

About T-Ports:

We have bunker storage sites at Lock and Lucky Bay with 500,000 tonnes of capacity, steel silos at port with 24,000 tonnes of storage, port receival and loading facilities, and a bespoke transhipment vessel, the MV Lucky Eyre, with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes.

T-Ports is offering seasonal harvest workers a great team environment and above-award and industry rates. We will provide training and PPE and help you to find accommodation.

About you

To be considered for casual employment with us during harvest, you’ll need to:

  • Be available to work with us from September to January 2021-22
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or hold a valid work visa
  • Be capable and willing to work in an outdoor and shift work environment
  • Be willing to undergo a company paid pre- employment medical and drug screen
  • Previous grain/cotton harvest/storage & handling experience is preferred but not essential
  • Be enthusiastic, enjoy your work and strive to offer a high level of customer service

The recruitment process

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Government assistance to relocate

Under the Australian Government’s AgMove program, you could be eligible for relocation assistance of up to $6000 to work with T-Ports on Eyre Peninsula for the 2021-22 harvest. Your Harvest Trail Services (HTS) provider will check your eligibility and discuss the amount of relocation assistance that may be available to you.

For general inquiries about AgMove, call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260 or visit the AgMove Relocation Assistance web page. 

To be eligible for AgMove you must:
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have a right to work in Australia (including Working Holiday Makers and international students)
  • be at least 18 years of age, or if you are relocating to take up a job after 5 May 2021 and have graduated from Year 12, 17-years of age
  • relocate within Australia to a regional, remote or Harvest Area that is at least 90 minutes from your current place of residence
  • take up a short term agricultural work including harvest work that is confirmed by a Harvest Trail Services provider or the Harvest Trail Information Service.

About the work

Harvest employment will run from October 2021 to January 2022, depending on seasonal conditions. There are three main areas of work available at T-Ports sites:

Join the T-Ports team!

I love working at T-Ports because it’s a fun environment and every day is different.  The company is only going to expand its operations with time, so the learning experiences and job opportunities will expand too.

Working at T- Ports has opened so many opportunities and new friendships for me. It’s a great place to work – come and join us!

Kara-Lee Rofe
Grain storage general hand and Authorised Officer, Lucky Bay

More information

Please read the FAQs to determine your suitability in applying for this position.

How old do I have to be to apply?

You must be at least 17 years old as at 1 October 2021.

How will I be contacted after I submit my application?

You will receive an automatic reply letting you know your application has been received. Following this all communication will be via email or in some instances via text or phone call. It is important that you keep an eye on your emails and your junk/spam folder for any correspondence regarding your application.

How does T-Ports select its harvest casuals?

The final selection of harvest casuals is based on several factors including the grain season, experience, commencement date, ability to attend training, ability to secure own accommodation, documentary proof of the right to work in Australia, preferred site, and preferred position.

What are the hours of work like?

Hours vary from day to day and will be dependent on the harvest conditions and weather. Shifts can be anywhere from 4 hours up to 12 hours long and in some cases working 13 days out of a 14-day period. As we operate 7 days a week, this includes working on weekends and public holidays.

How much will I get paid?

Your hourly rate will depend on the position you are appointed to and the level of experience you have. Your hourly rate of pay will be confirmed to you upon offer of employment.

Do I get paid for the training that I attend?

Yes - if you satisfactorily complete the required training.

Is there any government assistance for relocation and travel expenses?

Under the Australian Government’s AgMove program, you could be eligible for relocation assistance of up to $6000 to to work with T-Ports on Eyre Peninsula for the 2021-22 harvest. Your Harvest Trail Services (HTS) provider will check your eligibility and discuss the amount of relocation assistance that may be available to you.

For general inquiries about AgMove, call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260.

 To be eligible for AgMove you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have a right to work in Australia (including Working Holiday Makers and international students)
  • be at least 18 years of age, or if you are relocating to take up a job after 5 May 2021 and have graduated from Year 12, 17-years of age
  • relocate within Australia to a regional, remote or Harvest Area that is at least 90 minutes from your current place of residence
  • take up a short term agricultural work including harvest work that is confirmed by a Harvest Trail Services provider or the Harvest Trail Information Service.
When does the harvest season start and finish?

Generally, the season starts between mid-October and mid-November. Harvest work is dependent on many factors for example, weather and grower timing of harvesting. Start and finish of harvest work may vary each year.

How do I work at the same site as my friend/partner/family member?

There is no guarantee that we can place you together, however when you are completing your application ensure you nominate the same site as your friend/partner/family member and note their name in your application.

What PPE will T-Ports supply me with?
  • Long sleeve hi-visibility tops
  • Sun hat
  • Hard hat (if required)
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Face masks
  • Sunscreen
  • Safety vest, and
  • Any other task specific PPE requirements to ensure your safety
Is accommodation available?

You are required to investigate and source your own accommodation before applying and accepting a position with T-Ports.

We have some limited employee accommodation at Lock. Other options in the town are a caravan park, hotel, and motel.

The coastal town of Cowell is a 10-minute drive from our Lucky Bay site and offers a caravan park, hotels, a motel, and private short-term rental accommodation.

Who can I contact for additional information?

Please email employment@tports.com.