Permanent | Full time | Melbourne

Production nurseries

We are seeking to expand our team of Nursery Hands here at both our Somerville and Lyndhurst sites to work across a variety of departments – Production, Potting, Propagation and Despatch.

  • Somerville & Lyndhurst Location
  • Casual
  • Min adult rate (C1B) under Nursery Award $29.04
  • Immediate Start

Our goal is to ensure our plants move through their lifecycle and present perfectly to our clients and customers just as they should. Robust, happy, healthy and ready to move on to a new home.

You don’t have to have worked with plants before to help us achieve this. We will train you in everything you need to know! You must however arrive with a fantastic work ethic, attitude and of course level of fitness. To be a Nursery Hand means working in the elements and getting your hands relatively dirty lifting and shifting our products across different areas of the nursery and picking and packing stock for transfer to trolleys, on time and looking great for client delivery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning & Labelling stock
  • Lifting stock and moving stock to different areas
  • Stock Placement
  • Working at times from our Lyndhurst site
  • Potting plants Handling trays
  • Seed sowing

Our Commitment to you:

When you join our team, we offer you:  

  • On the job training from the best and in turn, future career development and progression. For the right person, full-time employment.
  • An opportunity to move around on the job, keeping fit and to work with like-minded, fun colleagues.
  • The opportunity to work in the open/fresh air, surrounded by our wonderful products.

In return, we need you to: 

  • Be physically fit – It’s pretty fast paced here and you’ll be on your feet for long periods of time where tasks involve undertaking repetitive muscular movements.
  • Be a reliable team player with strong work ethic.
  • Take pride in your work, demonstrate your keen eye for detail, accuracy and enjoy following instruction.
  • Work cooperatively and respectfully in a fun, friendly, dynamic multicultural workforce.
  • Be seeking full time hours. Most shifts are 5 days a week (7.30 am – 4.30pm) but we could consider 4 days so long as consecutive.

About us:

We are leading the market as one of Australia’s leading wholesale production nurseries specialising in flowering plants, herbs and vegetables supplying to one of Australia’s leading retailers since 1981. We have a strong local community profile through our contribution to local charities and businesses and are proud to be regarded as an employer of choice. To learn more about Haars Nursery, please visit

Please note that due to the high numbers of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Closing date

27 April 2024

How to apply

Please email your resume and a short cover letter directly through SEEK.

No Agencies please.

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