AUSVEG is working with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) to support the push for an agricultural visa that can help growers (and all farmers) access the labour you need to make sure your crops get to market.

A vital part of this work is collecting evidence for specific, real-world case studies of what happens when growers can’t find workers, from crops going unharvested to plants not even going into the ground.

If you’ve ever struggled to get adequate labour, we’re keen to hear from you about what impacts this had on your business, including the financial damage that you suffered and any flow-on effects that you encountered. We also want to hear about any strategies you’ve tried to address the issue and attract more workers.

If you want to get involved and help our work in pushing for an agricultural visa, please get in touch with AUSVEG National Manager – Public Affairs Tyson Cattle at

While case studies are being used publicly to explain why it’s vital for our industry to have reliable access to labour, we can also treat any information provided as confidential.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 15 May 2018 and 8 May 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!