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CBH Group recruiting workers to help bring in WA grain harvest


The CBH Group is excited to open applications for harvest casual workers early in preparation for what is expected to be a bumper 2021/22 harvest. The grower-owned co-operative is a major employer in regional grain growing regions, and each year hires approximately 1,800 seasonal workers to help service WA grain growers who deliver grain to CBH’s receival sites during harvest.

With positions available at a number of sites across Western Australia’s wheatbelt, from as far north as Binnu, down to Albany in the south west and across to Beaumont, east of Esperance, working as a CBH harvest casual provides a great opportunity for people living in the Perth metro area to explore, live, and work in regional WA for a short period of time.

Depending on the weather conditions, the harvest season usually commences in October and generally lasts up to six weeks. CBH Chief People Officer Kelly McKenzie said this year’s recruitment process had started a month earlier than usual to encourage people living both regionally and in the Perth metro to apply.

“Given the labour shortages currently being experienced across the state, our international border being closed to working holiday makers, combined with the potential for a larger than average harvest this season, we have opened the applications earlier,” she said. “We’re encouraging people from all backgrounds and experience levels who want to earn decent money while having fun living and working in beautiful regional WA to apply.

“Whether you’re an experienced casual who has worked previous seasons, a student who is looking to make decent wages during your semester break, or a traveller looking for casual work, we strongly encourage you to consider joining the CBH team this harvest.”

Harvest casual roles available at CBH include Receival Point Operators at our country sites, Plant Operators at our regional ports and Grain Technicians at Metro Grain Centre in Forrestfield. All harvest casuals are provided with full training to ensure that they can help WA growers safely deliver their crop, and CBH provides free basic accommodation for the harvest either at the receival sites or close by.

The number of places available and commencement dates are dependent on a range of factors including seasonal conditions and the expected crop size. Recruitment will continue through to August or until all locations have the enough staff to safely bring in this year’s grain harvest. Applications are open now and can be made online at