Under a new initiative to alleviate labour shortages on farms, young Australians will be handed lucrative one-off cash rewards to pick fruit.
A package to minimise unemployment and assist short-staffed farms to fill thousands of jobs left vacant by backpackers during the coronavirus pandemic is expected to be announced by the federal government.
Under the scheme, if they work on a farm, those on JobSeeker or Youth Allowance will receive one-off payments to cover travel and living costs.
The federal government hopes to announce all of the information shortly.
Since border closures limited the number of foreign backpackers eligible to take up short-term agriculture work, farmers have been struggling to harvest crops this year.
Between March and June, the number of working holiday makers halved from 140,000 to 70,000.
Changes to visa systems have also been announced by the Government to try to fill the gap, including the expansion of certain visas and the scrapping of age restrictions that restrict people over 30 from applying.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said on Wednesday that working on a farm could help young people mix up their Instagram feeds.