Agriculture, forestry and fishing

This page will help you to explore the range of roles and career opportunities available in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector and apply for jobs.

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The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry produces food. It does this by raising animals, planting crops, and fishing. The industry consists of:

  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • aquaculture
  • forestry and logging
  • fishing
  • hunting and trapping.

There are entry level jobs in the industry. Sheep, beef cattle and grain farming are the largest sectors. These employ more than 45% of the industry workers.1

The Australian agriculture, forestry and fishing industry employs 304,100 people. It ranks number 14 in terms of employment across all industries.2

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Source: Labour Market Insights, Agriculture Forestry and Fishing, Industry Profile Data, Sectoral Employment, Released 26 February 2023, accessed 7 July 2023. – Return to entry level jobs

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour Force Australia, Detailed, Industry Occupation Sector, employed persons by industry division of main job (ANSIC) – trend, seasonally adjusted and original, Released 27 July 2023, accessed 7 July 2023. – Return to employment ranking