The New Gap Year

The new GAP Year

Have fun, Earn money
Get outta town

For Goodness.png

Sick of lockdown in the city?
Dreaming of travel & adventure?

Go and Pour Beer Blue Cap Alt.png

Perhaps you’d planned to run with the bulls in Spain, li-lo in Laos or sample the local wares at Oktoberfest?
Thanks a lot, COVID.
But what if you turned your bucket list upside down and tapped into amazing experiences across Australia? Like the Midwinter Fest in Tasmania? Or Oktoberfest in Queanbeyan? All the while earning money and learning some lifelong skills. 

Well, the good news is YOU CAN, as part of your new GAP Year

Don't be a backpacker 1.png

The New GAP Year

GoAndPick or GoAndPour or do whatever,
for a week, a month or the whole 365

Become a PickPacker or Pourer

GoAndPick green on blue lozenge.png
Go and Pour Coffee Blue.png

Get Outta Town,
Find a Great Job,
Have an Adventure

The New Gap year blue on green lemon.png

There are hundreds of jobs available in rural and regional areas across a wide variety of industries to choose from. 

Go and Pour Knife Fork Spoon Blue.png
Be Fruity.png

So what are you waiting for?

New GAP year farming 2.jpg

Fancy working on a Farm?

Picking, packing, pruning or planting fruit and vegetables, operating machinery or driving trucks, there’ll be something for you in the agriculture and horticulture industry. 

From A for Apples to Z for Zucchinis, the choice is yours.  

Your PickPacking adventure starts here.

Living on the Veg.png
GoAndPick lock up green on blue.png

Ready to Pick?

The New GAP year coffee.jpg

Prefer bar or restaurant work?

Go and Pour Pink.png

Pouring drinks, serving customers, managing inventory, organising events and plenty more. Start your adventure in regional Australia in the hospitality industry.

Go and Pour Beer Glass Blue.png

Ready to pour?

Fun and Fresh blue on green pear.png
Go and Pour Knife Fork Spoon Orange.png

Can’t make up your mind?
You don’t have to ... there are plenty of other jobs too !

The New GAP year_pink.png

Learn new skills and experiences and be welcomed by the local community. The type of work available will vary from region to region and season, but there is always an adventure and new people to meet along the way. 


Opportunities are available all across Australia, and anyone can apply. Choose from jobs lasting from just a few weeks to six months or more.  So go for as long as you like, when you like, where you like.  And we will help you get the skills you need for the job of your choice!

Check out your options

For Goodness.png
Go and Pour Lozenge Wine Green.png

"It's hard work but it's really good. They're great people to work with."

Ready to work?


Need Skills Training for your Dream Job? 
No worries!

We can link you up with Training Services of the NSW Department of Education to get the necessary training and skills required to be job ready.

GAP year employer homepage.jpg

Employers - Helping you get the job done

We're here to help

If you are looking for labour to harvest your bumper crop, extra hands to service all those visiting customers, or people to simply get the job done, we’re here to connect you to the people you need.

The New GAP year_pink.png

The new GAP Year - Helping you get the job done

We are thankful for the supporters for this important initiative

If you are a Brand and would like to get involved, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.


About Thankful4Farmers

Thankful4Farmers is unifying brands and industries to amplify support and multiply the impact.  Thankful4Farmers is bringing industries together to make the BIGGEST difference to address the labour shortage challenge in regional and rural Australia.


The new GAP Year is an initiative brought to you by Thankful4Farmers


Share your New GAP Year experience



  • Instagram New GAP Year page
  • Facebook New GAP Year page