How it works:
- Situation: in Mildura, there is an infamous farm owner “Don”, who offers fruit picking jobs to backpackers.
- Opening: backpackers are lured by promises of high pay, but in reality are paid pittances while having to pay Don an exorbitant upfront fee before starting the job.
- Set-up: check out this article for an experience of a victim who couldn’t have said it better. There are of course good farmers/farm stays, but there have been reports of several bad ones as well.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Do your research and work at farms with good reviews.