Cherry Packing



Cherry packing involves visually assessing the quality of cherries passing over conveyor belts by separating the blemished cherries from the high-quality cherries. Cherry packing is less physically demanding than picking, however requires good concentration and standing for long periods of time.


Hallmark receives thousands of online packing applications world-wide. In a selection process we will select only 60-80 packing employees and look for persons with prior fruit picking/packing or warehouse experience.


This year we have brand new fruit grading technology and equipment that will require less packing staff due to its automated processes. The decision to pack for outside growers at our packing facility will enable us to pack for a longer period of approximately ten weeks. Therefore the start dates are earlier than they have been in previous years.


When: Approximately 1st November to 8th January (10 weeks).


Pay: Australian Horticultural Award Hourly Pay Rates.


Hours: Packers are expected to work 5-6 days per week. Hours of work are determined by management but are usually 7.30am to 5.00pm, with adequate rest breaks.


When to Arrive: Packing Arrivals are notified when to arrive on the Packing Acceptance email, usually on a Sun / Mon prior to 5pm at the Young Budget Accommodation.  


What to Bring:

  • Food Handling Latex Gloves
  • Non-slip Covered Footwear eg. Sports runners or Work boots
  • Warm clothing in cool shed
  • Apron
  • Work permits as per Work Entitlement Checklist
  • Proof of Packing Acceptance