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Grower Survey

Grower Survey

2 Workin Oz is currently working hard towards staff security for Western Australian growers for the upcoming harvest season and beyond. Covid-19 travel restrictions will impact the number of skilled staff entering Australia and we are proactively seeking resolutions to this shortage.

We recently invited growers and contractors from across WA to participate in the ‘Harvest Staff Requirements Survey’. This simple survey was developed to deliver a snapshot of employment requirements in our Grain industry as we work with both the State and Federal Governments to ensure we have the experienced skilled staff required to complete hay and harvest this year in WA.

The survey was closed on Friday July 17th. 2 Workin Oz has since collated a report to present to industry bodies and state and federal government agencies regarding the skills shortage facing the grains industry in the immediate future.

Traditionally a large portion of our experienced skilled staff for harvest come from overseas countries, whether employed through an agency, gumtree or other means, and given the restrictions on travel as a result of Covd-19, we now face an immediate shortage for the coming season and potentially beyond. 2 Workin Oz is happy to discuss employment concerns with any employers facing a shortage in the upcoming season.

We would like to thank all of the growers, grower groups and the GGA, for your time and effort in completing and disseminating the survey. Your support and contribution has allowed us to progress our efforts to secure skilled staff availability for harvest and beyond.


Testimonials From Our Students

Great opportunity to work and save money. I had the opportunity to drive one of the world’s largest tractors. Met some great people and had fabulous experiences I would never get the opportunity to do in the UK. Ley found me work over seeding and harvest and I also worked for the Australian agricultural department. I enjoyed farming so much I went back to it in my second year and saved more money to fund travels. Also, if I had any problems at work Ley was very supportive and acted fast to sort the situation out. Ley is never far away to offer help and advice. I highly recommend 2workinoz! Thanks for the amazing opportunities!

Laura Hugill


Just got back from Ley’s farm and had the best time on the 2 Workin Oz course!! Not only was the course a real eye opener to how the farm industry works, it was so much fun and thoroughly enjoyable! Three of us went together and had a fantastic time! Thanks Ley for welcoming us into your home and giving us an experience we will never forget!

Bethany Choules


Been a pleasure doing the course money well spent honestly. And the founder off this always keeps in touch she is a hero to backpackers. Done the seeding and a harvest its all about the right attitude guys.

Barry Cole


Great course and great contacts too, myself and my girlfriend went from a friends recommendation and best decision we ever made after a bad experience off gumtree, I had experience within agriculture and my gfriend didnt and it was great for us both, I would recommend to anyone who has a genuine interest in taking in the farm life of Australia.

Benny Keatley


2 Workin Oz course is a fantastic way to get into the farming world and to complete your regional work for your working holiday visa. If you don’t have any farming experience you will learn so much about farming, machinery operation and gain the skills needed to get you started on a farm. Attending the course and getting into the 2WorkinOz network was the best decision I have made since arriving in Perth! Thanks to Ley I’m now working and getting my regional work completed.

Matthew Bell


Had a really fun time going out to Ley’s farm about 2 years ago. Got some really good instruction on the basics of working around a farm, farm safety, and other useful things that really helped me both land a job on a farm and then keep me safe and help make me useful while working there.
Ley was also the one who got me that job, a BIG thanks for that! If you’re considering looking for work out in WA but unsure of how to do it and if you’ve got what it takes 2 Workin Oz with Ley is definitely the easiest and probably safest way to start and get your feet wet.

Noah White


I had the privilege of being one of Ley’s first trainees and owe my successful time farming and in regional work, to the confidence, I gained during my time with her.
Farming (and working on farms) is far more complicated than those of us from the concrete jungle often give it credit for. Ley was fantastic in opening my eyes to that early on, patiently guiding us through many excellent training exercises, and it stood me in great stead going forwards.
… And the mad lady even let me play in her tractor! 🙂

Keep it up Ley, you’re an inspiration

Richard Ames