AUSVEG is continuing to work on improvements to existing visa programs to help growers better access a competent, efficient and reliable workforce.

With backpacker numbers in the country in decline, feedback suggests that fewer backpackers are likely to be entering the country, which is a concern for industry.

AUSVEG is working with all the various government departments on this issue and Minister’s offices to improve visa programs such as the Seasonal Worker Programme, Pacific Labour Scheme and the Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement.

For more information, contact AUSVEG National Manager – Public Affairs Tyson Cattle at, or 03 9882 0277.