Backpackers sexually harassed by farm workers while working on their second annual visa shared their horror stories.
People who want to extend their Working Holiday Visa and stay in Australia for another year must complete 88 days of paid seasonal work.
Many of the young women go to online market places such as Gumtree to look for work, where they soon discovered that they were being hunted by men.
A young woman named Tamsin * revealed how a farmer asked her to strip herself in a thong for an irrigation job.
Backpackers have shared the horror stories and creepy messages they have received from Australian men while working on the farm (stock image)
People who want to extend their Working Holiday Visa and stay in Australia for another year must complete 88 days of paid seasonal work (stock image)
“He said you might have to dress in a bikini. Then he said that even a pair of bikini trousers would make the seat (of the truck) wet, “she said 9News.
“You’ll have to wear a string. Then he said I would accept that I work naked. I kept thinking, does he really seriously ask for that? “
Sonia *, 21, had been offered a job at a horse farm through Gumtree, but after ten hours of driving to what she thought the farm was, she found herself stuck in nothing.
The 21-year-old was so desperate for a job and extended her time in Australia that she accepted the job after talking to the boss over the phone.
While the man initially seemed nice, she told her when she arrived that she was “too young for him” and he put his arm on her leg.
Nicole * said she believed that predators were lurking from the advertisements of young women on Gumtree and admits that she is afraid of Australian men.
“I was actually drugged by Australian men … I think they target foreign women because we don’t have a network of family or friends to protect us or in some cases even to know where we are or how we do it ,’ she said.
Many of the young women go to online market places such as Gumtree to look for work, where they soon discovered that they were being hunted by men (stock image)
The women all said they were the target of Gumtree, where they went looking for work.
They also received a barrage of messages from men who asked, one of whom asked for a sugar baby in exchange for $ 8,000.
In the meantime, other men asked for “cash in hand” massages, and women sought to count and store $ 250,000.
A backpacker named Amanda * said she did not have her photo available on Gumtree, but was still confronted with many disgusting messages.
The horror stories come only six months after the 24-year-old Belgian backpacker Davine was raped and kidnapped by a man she had contacted on Gumtree.
She was offered work at a remote pig farm in Meningie, 150 km southeast of Adelaide in February 2017, but when she arrived her nightmare began.
Davine, 24, placed a Gumtree advertisement looking for short-term work and was offered work at a remote pig farm in Meningie, 150 km southeast of Adelaide, in February 2017
Gene Charles Bristow lured a 24-year-old backpacker to his hobby farm in Meningie under false pretenses in February 2017
Gene Charles Bristow, 54, kidnapped her after she pressed on what turned out to be a fake gun to her.
“He told me to stop moving and stay still, but I wouldn’t let him. I was having a hard time and he put something against my back, “she said for 60 minutes.
British backpacker Grace Millane died in New Zealand after being strangled by a Tinder date who left her body along the road.
Last May, 18-year-old Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez made national headlines when he disappeared from Byron Bay and has not been heard since.
* Names have been changed.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Gumtree for comments.
Last May, 18-year-old Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez made national headlines when he disappeared from Byron Bay and has not been heard since