Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Thinking about working in the agriculture, forestry or fishing industries?

People who work in these areas are involved with things like fruit and veggie production, grains and crops, sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry and other livestock farming, agricultural services (everything from pesticides to farm machinery), hunting and trapping, forestry and logging, and marine fishing and aquaculture.

The goods produced in these industries are usually purchased by manufacturers for further processing or are exported overseas.

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Agribusiness Association of Australia
Australian Dairy Farmers
Australian Egg Corporation
Australian Forest Growers
Ausveg - National peak body for vegetable and potato growers
Department of Agriculture and Water Resourses (Federal)
Horticulture Australia
Fruit Growers Victoria Ltd
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia
Victorian Farmers' Federation

Career profiles

Find out about some of the jobs that people do in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.

Teresa, 33

Kylie, 28

Frank, 34

Dan, 26

If you don't fancy interacting with reptiles, amphibians, and insects on a daily basis, then Alan's job is not for you.
Chris is a ranger at the Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park. Find out how he got there.
Born and bred in the Barossa Valley, John Gursansky says that viticulture is practically in his blood. Currently the Manager of both Sunset Vineyards and Sunset Sultana in Nangiloc, he has been in the industry for 45 years, and finds it an extremely rewarding and progressive industry to be in. Find out about being a Viticulturist
To be a vet you will need to be bright, energetic, compassionate, flexible and service oriented. What always takes new vets by surprise is how much people-work there is, what they don't realise is that you have to work with the client to get to the pet. Find our more.
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Got green thumbs? Gardening is a physically demanding job. You've got to be tough and be able to 'keep on trucking' even when it's raining. Find out more about being a Gardener.
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