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    If you are backpacking Australia and looking for work, this post will help you find fruit picking jobs in Queensland.

    At GAFFL we know that it can be difficult to find fruit picking work in Australia. There are a few websites out there that help you find work but they also ask for money before showing you any job listings. We’ve devised a way for people to find these jobs in Queensland free of any cost.

    We've also written about how to find fruit picking jobs in New South WalesWestern AustraliaVictoriaTasmania, and South Australia. This post will focus on helping you with fruit picking work in Queensland. Additionally, you try checking out our many hostel guides to fruit picking jobs in Australia. For Queensland specifically, you can check out our guide on some of the best working hostels to find fruit picking jobs in Queensland. 

    Here’s how it works: choose a location that is currently harvesting a fruit/crop and then contact a farm in that area to find out if they have an opening. We have provided you with contact details for different farms in the area, as well as ideas about other things to do, information about accommodations, and directions on how to get there. We retrieved most of the contact information below from the yellow pages or Facebook. We don't have any affiliation with the farms or wineries listed below.

    Before contacting the farms directly, you may have luck finding fruit picking work in Queensland by browsing through the Australian Government’s Harvest website. All of the harvest information below was directly sourced from the Australian Government’s Harvest website.

    Another great way to find harvest work is to contact the Harvest Labour Service provider in your area. You can find their contacts here.

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    Fruit Picking in Cunnamulla, Queensland

    When should I go?

    May-July

    Vine Pruning- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period

    December- January

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is high during this time. 

    Contact Information for farms in the Cunnamulla area:

    Peskett & Son Hillview

    Phone: +61(07) 4655 4926

    Address: Cunnamulla QLD 4490

    What are some other things to know about Cunnamulla?

    When you are in Cunnamulla you should do the Charlotte Plains, Aldville Station, artesian mud baths, the Warrego River, boat cruises, view birds on Bowra Station, fishing, yabbying, sandboarding, barefoot bowls, opal mining, cemetery and historical tours, and the Club Boutique Hotel. 

    Accommodations: Along with hotels, motels, B&B’s can all be found in town. There are also caravan parks that offer camping and cabin facilities. There are also farm stays available out of town.

    Directions: Cunnamulla can be accessed by rail and air with regular services being offered weekly. There is also a bus route from Brisbane that runs 3 times a week.

    Fruit Picking in Dirranbandi, Queensland

    When should I go?

    March-May

    Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Dirranbandi area:

    Cubbie Group Dirranbandi

    Phone: +61 (07) 4625 8366

    Address: 1410 Cubbie Rd, Dirranbandi QLD 4486

    https://cubbie.com.au/  

    What are some other things to know about Dirranbandi?

    Dirranbandi is considered to be one of the best wool growing areas in Australia. While in town you should visit the Culgoa Flood Plains National Park, noted for its prolific birdlife.

    Accommodations: There is a hotel, 2 motels, a caravan park, hostels, and a budget lodge in town.

    Directions: Dirranbandi is located on the banks of the Balonne River, 600 km West of Brisbane, and 70 km south of St George. There are bus, rail, or air services to the town, you will have to drive.

    Fruit Picking in St George, Queensland

    When should I go?

    March- June

    Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

    June- March

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from December to March.

    October- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the whole period.

    November- April

    Melons-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest from December to March.

    Contact Information for farms in the St George area:

    Dallamoor Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4625 4295

    Address: Surat Rd, St George QLD 4487

    Rogan Pastoral Co.

    Phone: +61 7 4625 2156

    Address: 290 Bowhay Rd, St George QLD 4487

    Mobandilla Land No 2 Ltd

    Phone: +61 7 4626 5660

    Address: “Morocco”, St George QLD 4487

    Moonrocks Packing Sheds (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone: +61 (07) 4625 5146

    Address: 610 Bundoran Road 

    St. George 4487 QLD

    http://www.moonrocks.com.au/online-application

    Reardon Farms

    Phone: +61 (07) 4677 1160

    Address: “Worral Creek” Talwood Mungindi Road  Talwood QLD 4496

    http://reardonfarms.com.au/Menu4-SeasonalJobs/Pages/SeasonalJobs.html

    What are some other things to know about St George?

    While you are in St George you try to observe local birdlife and koalas while on the Balonne river walk or visit the Buckinbah Weir. The self-drive heritage trail is available from the Visitor Information Centre, as well as the Self Drive Cotton tour, Unique Egg (carved Emu Egg), and Riversands Winery.

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, and a hostel in town.

    Directions: St George is located 479 km west of Brisbane and 239 km North of Moree. This town can be accessed by flight or bus routes from Moree.

    Fruit Picking in Goondiwindi, Queensland

    When should I go?

    March-May

    Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is steady throughout the period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Goondiwindi area:

    Reardon Farms (Cotton)

    Phone: +61 (07) 4677 1160

    Address: “Worral Creek” Talwood Mungindi Road  Talwood QLD 4496

    http://reardonfarms.com.au/Menu4-SeasonalJobs/Pages/SeasonalJobs.html

    Cargill Cotton 

    Phone: +61 7 4671 0222

    Address: 16 McLean St, Goondiwindi QLD 4390

    Cameron Pastoral Co

    Phone: +61 7 4671 4144

    Address: 60 Sandhurst St, Goondiwindi QLD 4390, Australia

    What are some other things to know about Goondiwindi?

    While you are in town you should visit the Customs House and Museum, Gunsynd Museum, Botanical Gardens, Historic Victoria Hotel, and the Macintyre Ginnery.

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, and a hostel in town.

    Directions: Goondiwindi is 326 km to the west of Brisbane and 132 km north of Moree. There are bus services passing through Goondiwindi. 

    Fruit Picking in Stanthorpe, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- April

    Grapes- Demand for harvest steady for the whole period.

    September- December

    Stonefruit- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in November and December.

    October- May

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from November to March.

    October- May

    Strawberries-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest from November to December and February to April.

    November- May

    Apples/Pears- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from February to April.

    December- May

    Tomatoes/Capsicum-  Demand for harvest workers is the highest from January to April.

    Contact Information for farms in the Stanthorpe area:

    Baronio A G & L

    Phone: +61 (07) 4681 1582

    Address: Aerodrome Rd, Applethorpe QLD 4378

    Brisotto I & R

    Phone: +61 7 4683 2293

    Address: 21 Ann St, Applethorpe QLD 4378, Australia

    Cannavo C

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 5257

    Address: Severnlea QLD 4380

    Patane Transport

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 5254

    Address: “Wallaroo Orchards”, Severnlea QLD 4380

    Carnell T R & A M

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 5365

    Address: Back Creek Rd, Severnlea QLD 4380

    Gangemi A & A

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 2325

    Address: 154 Goodwin Rd, Thulimbah QLD 4376

    Giacosa A T & M A

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 2343

    Address: M.s. 1981, Thulimbah QLD 4376

    Pugno & Son

    Phone: +61 (07) 4683 7154

    Address: 35 Belford Rd, Eukey QLD 4380

    Nicoletti Orchards

    Phone: +61 0746 853 108

    Email: admin@nicolettiorchards.com.au

    Address: 61 Nicoletti Lane, Pozieres QLD  4352

    https://www.nicolettiorchards.com.au/

    What are some other things to know about Stanthorpe?

    There are a few national parks to visit while in Stanthorpe including Girraween, Sundown, Bald Rock, and Boonoo Boonoo. There are more than 50 wineries, an art gallery, and the Stanthorpe museum in town as well. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, 5 caravan parks, and two hostels for you to stay in.

    Directions: Several interstate coaches pass through Stanthorpe along with a daily coach service from Brisbane. Having a car in this town is ideal as there is no public transportation. 

    Fruit Picking in Laidley, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high throughout the period.

    November- May

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period. 

    December- February

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Laidley area:

    H W Pitman

    Phone: +61 (07) 5466 7125

    Address: Laidley QLD 4341

    Wood N J & M J

    Phone: +61 (07) 5465 2290

    Address: 21 Whites Rd, Laidley QLD 4341

    D H Jackwitz

    Phone: +61 (07) 5465 1444

    Address: Forest Hill Rd, Laidley QLD 4341

    Brimblecombe D J

    Phone: +61 (07) 5465 1491

    Address: 25 Pats Rd, Plainland QLD 4341

    What are some other things to know about Laidley?

    Laidley has come to be known as “Queensland’s Country Garden”, and has a lot more to offer its residents and visitors than an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. While in Laidley you can visit the many markets and stalls, take a stroll through the Laidley Pioneer Village, enjoy a ’real’ cup of coffee at Das Neumann Haus Museum & Coffee Shoppe, relax at Narda Lagoon Parklands, have a drink at one of the historic pubs/hotels dotted along the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive, enjoy the picturesque views from one of the many lookouts. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, farm stays, country retreats, a backpacker lodge, a caravan park, and camping grounds that you can stay at while in Laidley. 

    Directions: Laidley is located less than one hour’s drive (85kms) west from inner-city, Brisbane. You will have to rent a car or do rideshare from Brisbane to get to Laidley. 

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    Fruit Picking in Gatton, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from September to June.

    November- May

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period. 

    December- February

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in December. 

    Contact Information for farms in the Gatton area:

    Barden Produce (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone: +61 (07) 5468 0300

    Email: gattonbp@best.com.au

    Address: 56 Gatton-Esk Road Gatton QLD 4343

    The contact info is for an agency that hires for this farm.

    Bare Essentials (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone number: +61 (07) 5466 5539

    Address: 9 Morton Vale School Rd, Morton Vale QLD 4343

    bareessentials.com.au

    Rugby Farm Pty Ltd (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone: +61 07 5466 3200

    Email: office@rugbyfarm.com.au

    Address: 22 Hoods Road, Gatton QLD 4343

    https://www.rugbyfarm.com.au/employment.html

    Koala Farms (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone number: +61 0427 646 530

    www.koalafarms.com.au

    Mulgowie

    Phone number: +61 (07) 5465 9222

    Address: 35 Mulgowie School Rd, Mulgowie QLD 4341

    Email: info@mulgowie.com.au

    www.mulgowie.com.au

    Pohlmans Nursery

    Phone number: +61 (07) 5462 0477

    Address: 171 Redbank Creek Rd, Adare QLD 4343

    www.pohlmans.com.au

    Qualipac 

    Address: 5209 Warrego Hwy, College View QLD 4343

    Phone number: +61 (07) 5466 5441

    Email: admin@qualipac.com.au

    www.qualipac.com.au

    Best time to contact them is from September to February.

    Crust Farms

    Phone number: +61 (07) 5462 9131

    Address: 25 Litfin Road, Gatton QLD 4343

    Simon E & Sons

    Phone: +61 0419 681 382

    Address: Ascot Farms Burgess Rd, Gatton QLD 4343

    Zischke H W & I G

    Phone: +61 (07) 5462 1014

    Address: 18 Marika Dr, Gatton QLD 4343

    R D & V J Robinson

    Phone: +61 (07) 5462 9153

    Address: Mail Svc 149, Gatton QLD 4343

    Gatton Backpackers

    https://gattonbackpackers.com/work  

    What are some other things to know about Gatton

    Gatton has plenty to do including great wining, dining and retail therapy. You can try skydiving, or horse riding. There are a lot of attractions to visit in the area including Black Duck Valley 4WD Park, Gatton Pioneer Village, Davson Art Gallery, Historic Pubs/Hotels dotted along the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive, Gatton University, Gatton Equestrian Centre, and Glen Rock Regional Park – just to name a few. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, farm stays, and caravan parks in town. Some farms also allow you to camp on site. 

    Directions: Gatton is 86 km west of Brisbane. It is well serviced by the daily bus and rail service between Brisbane and Toowoomba and is also on the Airport Flyer bus route to Brisbane

    Fruit Picking in Chinchilla, Queensland

    When should I go?

    November

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady in November.

    December- April

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in December and April.

    Contact Information for farms in the Chinchilla area:

    Turner F G&M

    Phone: +61 7 4662 7142

    Address: 11 Mizpah Dr, Chinchilla QLD 4413, Australia

    Sperling I V, E J & I M

    Phone: +61 (07) 4665 4117

    Address: “Kildare”, Chinchilla QLD 4413

    J H Lithgow

    Phone: +61 (07) 4662 7127

    Address: “Allinga”, Chinchilla QLD 4413

    N J & D E Jones

    Phone: +61 (07) 4662 7794

    Address: Rms 1448, Chinchilla QLD 4413

    What are some other things to know about Chinchilla

    When in Chinchilla you should visit the Chinchilla Historical Museum, Boonarga Cactoblastis Hall. Nature lovers are in for a treat with the variety of flora, fauna and bird life, while the more active can enjoy activities such as fossicking for the world renowned “Chinchilla Red” petrified wood, fishing or camping under a clear and moonlit night sky. 

    Accommodations: There is a motel and caravan park in town.

    Directions: Chinchilla is located 300kms north west of Brisbane. There are bus services daily from Brisbane to Chinchilla. 

    Fruit Picking in Caboolture, Queensland

    When should I go?

    February- June + September- November

    Pineapples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period but becomes higher from March to June.

    March- November

    Strawberries- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from July to October.

    December- February

    Raspberries- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from May to August.

    Contact Information for farms in the Caboolture area:

    Oasis Berries Farm

    Phone: +61 7 5428 1000

    Address: 454 Old Toorbul Point Rd Caboolture, QLD 4510

    Diamond Berries Pty LTD

    Phone: +61 0434 499 805

    Address: 452 Old Toorbul Point Rd, Caboolture QLD 4510

    Schiffke Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 5495 8274

    Address: 210 Stern Rd, Bellmere QLD 4510

    https://www.facebook.com/TSLFAMILYFARMS/

    Stothart Family Farms

    Phone: +61 0438 593 607

    Address: 219 Stern Rd, Bellmere QLD 4510, Australia

    https://www.facebook.com/StothartFamilyFarms/

    Stothart.wordpress.com

    Hermes Strawberries Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 422 333 071

    Address: 490 Newlands Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512

    https://www.facebook.com/HermesStrawberries/

    http://hermesstrawberries.com.au/employment/  

    Sunray Strawberries

    Phone: +61 7 5496 7364

    Address: 347 King Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512, Australia

    https://www.facebook.com/SunrayStrawberry/

    http://sunraystrawberries.com.au/

    Berry Patch Marketing PTY Ltd.

    Phone: +61 7 5496 6880

    Address: 42 O’Shea Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512, Australia

    https://m.facebook.com/berrypatchfarmsaustralia/

    What are some other things to know about Caboolture

    While you are in Caboolture there are many beautiful beaches for you to visit. You can also visit the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology and the  Caboolture Historical Village. 

    Accommodations: There are several campground in and around town.

    Directions: Caboolture is 40kms north of Brisbane and is only a 30 min drive from there. There are also bus and rail services from Brisbane to Caboolture.

    Fruit Picking in Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    When should I go?

    February- May + September- October

    Pineapples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    February- March + May + August- October

    Ginger- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    March- April + July- November

    Strawberries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period but gets higher from August to October.

    April- June

    Custard apples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Sunshine Coast area:

    Strawberry Fields

    Phone:  +61 (07) 5494 5146

    Address: 133 Laxton Rd Palmview, QLD. 4553

    https://www.facebook.com/StrawberryfieldsAustralia/

    https://strawberryfields.com.au/about/employment-opportunities-at-strawberry-fields.html

    Best time to apply is before June.

    Eumundi Strawberry Farm

    Phone: +61 07 5442 8213

    Email: eumundistrawberries@bigpond.com

    Address: Strawberry Lane, Eumundi QLD 4562

    https://sunshinecoastregionalfood.com.au/listing/eumundi-strawberries/  

    Hermes Strawberries Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 422 333 071

    Address: 490 Newlands Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512

    https://www.facebook.com/HermesStrawberries/

    http://hermesstrawberries.com.au/employment/  

    Sunray Strawberries

    Phone: +61 7 5496 7364

    Address: 347 King Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512, Australia

    https://www.facebook.com/SunrayStrawberry/

    http://sunraystrawberries.com.au/

    Berry Patch Marketing PTY Ltd.

    Phone: +61 7 5496 6880

    Address: 42 O’Shea Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512, Australia

    https://m.facebook.com/berrypatchfarmsaustralia/

    What are some other things to know about Sunshine Coast

    When you are in Sunshine Coast you should visit UnderWater World, the Big Pineapple, SuperBee, Yandina’s Ginger Factory, and the internationally renowned Australia Zoo. 

    Accommodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, and hostels in town.

    Directions: The Sunshine Coast is just one hour’s drive North of Brisbane and is serviced by the Sunshine Coast Airport. There are regular bus services from the airport to Brisbane.

    Fruit Picking in Gayndah, Queensland

    When should I go?

    June- August

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    November- September

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from April to August.

    Contact Information for farms in the Gayndah area:

    Gayndah Fruit Growers

    Phone: +61 43 8132 965

    Address: PO Box 141, Gayndah QLD 4625

    Email: gayndahfruitgrowers@gmail.com

    Riverton Orchard

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 6173

    Address: Gayndah QLD 4625

    Murray & Averial Benham (Citrus Farm)

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 6249

    Address: “Benyenda”, Gayndah QLD 4625

    https://www.benyenda.com/

    Two Pine Orchard

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 2285

    Address: Bonaccord Rd, Gayndah QLD 4625

    Glenellen Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 1955

    Address: Humphrey Binjour Rd, Gayndah QLD 4625

    Glen Grove Orchard

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 1196

    Address: 27875 Bruce Hwy, Isis River QLD 4660

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Grove-Orchard/491843100999498

    What are some other things to know about Gayndah

    When you are Gayndah you should visit the Gayndah and District Historical Museum, the Big Orange, Archer lookout, McConnell lookout on Mount Gayndah, Art Gallery and historic buildings of interest in town. 

    Accommodations: There are motels, caravan parks, and a hostel in town.

    Directions: Gayndah is situated 366 kms north west of Brisbane. There are no bus, air, or rail services to Gayndah.

    Fruit Picking in Mundubbera, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is high in January.

    April- September

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from May to July.

    June- July + November- December

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is steady in June, July, and November. In December demand is higher.

    August- November

    Blueberries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Mundubbera area:

    888 Citrus

    Phone: 07 41654 360

    Email: vgrove@888citrus .com.au       

    Address: 755 Coonambula Road, Mundubbera, Qld 4626 

    http://www.888citrus.com.au/employment

    Trott B J & J E & Sons

    Phone: +61 (07) 4165 4755

    Address: Coonambula Rd, Mundubbera QLD 4626

    Quebec Orchard

    Phone: +61 (07) 4165 4396

    Address: 707 Durong road Mundubbera, Queensland 4626

    https://www.facebook.com/QTcitrus/

    Glen Grove Orchard

    Phone: +61 (07) 4161 1196

    Address: 27875 Bruce Hwy, Isis River QLD 4660

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Grove-Orchard/491843100999498

    What are some other things to know about Mundubbera

    Mundubbera is very isolated so make sure you have employment secured before traveling here. When you do get in town you should visit The Big Mandarin, folk museum, Golden Mile Orchard and Auburn River National Park. 

    Accommodations: There are two hotels, two motels, and two caravan parks in town.

    Directions: Mundubbera is 390 kms north west of Brisbane and there is no bus, rail, or air services to or from the city.

    Fruit Picking in Childers, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- March

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in February

    March- July

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    April- September

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    July- April

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    October- January

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from November to December.

    December- February

    Lychees- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Childers area:

    Simpson Farms Pty Ltd (Avocados)

    Phone: +61 07 4126 8200

    Email: admin@simpsonfarms.com

    Address: 1721 Goodwood Road Childers, QLD 4660

    https://www.simpsonfarms.com/careers/ 

    Woco Valley Orchard (Citrus)

    Phone: +61 0402 249 028

    Address: 230 Hodges Rd, Cordalba QLD 4660

    https://www.facebook.com/Woco-Valley-Orchard-139900842825509/

    Avocado Ridge and Green Pigeon Orchards

    Phone: +61 420 934 715

    http://www.avocadoridge.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/avocadoridge/

    Best time to contact is before June.

    Northern AgriServices

    Phone: +61 07 4126 1170

    Address: 7 Browns Road, Childers QLD 4660

    Email: info@northernagri.com.au

    https://www.northernagriservices.com.au/about-us/careers/

    What are some other things to know about Childers

    Childers is a popular tourist destination, especially for the many National Trust historical buildings. While in town you should visit The Olde Butchers Shoppe, Childers Pharmaceutical Museum, Soldiers Room Memorial, Childers Court House, Childers Military and Memorabilia Museum, Historical complex, Isis Central Mill, Burrum Coast National Park including Woodgate and Kilkuna sections, Snakes Down Under, Flying High Bird Sanctuary, district wineries and Mammino’s Macadamia Farm. 

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Childers is 320 kms north of Brisbane and there are daily bus services from there to Childers.

    Fruit Picking in Gin Gin, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- March

    Longans/ Dragon Fruit- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    January- April

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in January and February.

    February- September

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    April- October

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- May

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from March to May.

    Contact Information for farms in the Gin Gin area:

    Abbotsleigh Citrus

    Phone: +61 7 4157 6980

    Address: 251 Grahams Rd, Gin Gin, QLD 4671

    https://www.abbotsleigh.com.au/work

    McMahon Citrus Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4157 6170

    Address: Abbotsleigh, Wallaville QLD 4671

    MacLennan I

    Phone: +61 (07) 4157 6236

    Address: Bruce Hwy, Wallaville QLD 4671

    Spencer Ranch Pty Ltd

    Phone: + 61 7 3361 5555

    Email: info@carter-spencer.com.au

    Address: 97 McLennan Dr, Duingal QLD 4671

    https://www.carter-spencer.com.au/employment-opportunities

    Makhoma Farms (Mangoes, Avocados, Lychees and Custard Apples)

    https://www.facebook.com/Makhoma-Farms-739760982832822/

    What are some other things to know about Gin Gin

    When you’re in Gin Gin you need to visit the museum which consists of a delightful old slab barn called ‘Euston Barn’ along with local memorabilia. A ten minute drive north of Gin Gin is the Lake Monduran recreation area with a walking trail and fantastic fishing. To the West of Gin Gin on the road to Mount Perry is the Boolboonda Tunnel – the longest unsupported man made tunnel in Australia and Gin Gin Regional Court House Gallery.

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Gin Gin is about 45 minutes west of Bundaberg. Buses travel daily to Gin Gin from Brisbane and Bundaberg. 

    Fruit Picking in Bundaberg, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from April to December.

    January- December

    Berries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    March- July

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    March- September

    Macadamias- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from May to July.

    May, June + October- December

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from October to December.

    April- August

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    April- December

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period except in September when it dips a little before becoming high again for the rest of the year.

    December- February

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in January and February.

    Contact Information for farms in the Bundaberg area:

    Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers

    Phone: +61 (07) 4153 3007

    Address: Unit 13 2 Tantitha St, Bundaberg QLD 4670

    https://www.bfvg.com.au/careers/backpacker-info

    Luscious Fruit Strawberry Farm

    Phone: +61 0431 592 958

    Address: 968 Elliott Heads Rd, Woongarra QLD 4670

    https://www.facebook.com/Luscious.Fruit.Bundaberg

    SSS Strawberries

    Email: toan@sss-strawberries.com.au

    Address: 11 Rosedale Road Bundaberg QLD 4670

    http://sss-strawberries.com.au/employment/  

    Northern AgriServices

    Phone: +61 07 4154 2800

    Email: info@northernagri.com.au

    Address: 30 Ellen Drive, Thabeban QLD 4670

    https://www.northernagriservices.com.au/about-us/careers/

    Spencer Ranch Pty Ltd

    Phone: + 61 7 3361 5555

    Email: info@carter-spencer.com.au

    Address: 97 McLennan Dr, Duingal QLD 4671

    https://www.carter-spencer.com.au/employment-opportunities

    What are some other things to know about Bundaberg

    When you are in Bundaberg you should visit The Schmieder’s Cooperage Complex, where they demonstrate the art of barrel making and they also produce mini-barrels. While in town you should also tour the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the home of the famous “Bundy Rum”, St Johns’ Lutheran Church, the Mystery Craters, Botanical Gardens and Museum, The Hummock, Hinkler’s house, Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island National Park. 

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks, cabin parks, guesthouses, and hostels in town. There are also likely camping facilities available on farms during harvest season.

    Directions: Bundaberg is 360kms north of Brisbane. There are regular air, rail, and bus services that operate from Brisbane to Bundaberg.

    Fruit Picking in Emerald, Queensland

    When should I go?

    March-May

    Cotton- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    March- September

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from May to July.

    April- December

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in September and October.

    May, June + October- December

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in November and December.

    Contact Information for farms in the Emerald area:

    Gemkid

    Phone: +61 (07) 4927 0068

    Address: 10 Craigilee St, The Range QLD 4700

    Wilson’s Paw Paws-Papayas

    Phone: +61 (07) 4934 4234

    Address: Sleipner Rd, Tungamull QLD 4702

    What are some other things to know about Emerald?

    While in town you should visit the Emerald Historic Railway Station, Pioneer Cottage, Fairbairn dam, Peak Range Lookout, Lake Maraboon, Emerald Botanic Gardens, Japanese Garden, sunflower painting, fossilised wood, Heritage Buildings, Sapphire Gemfields, Blackwater International Coal Centre, Self Drive Tours, The Big Easel (Sunflower Painting), Carvarvon Gorge and the Emerald cotton gin

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks, cabin parks, hostels and farm stays in town.

    Directions: Air, rail and bus services operate daily from Brisbane. 

    Fruit Picking in Yeppoon, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- February

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    January- March

    Pineapples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    March- April

    Custard Apples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- January

    Lychees- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Yeppoon area:

    Groves Grown Tropical Fruit

    https://www.facebook.com/grovesgrowntropicalfruit/

    Address: Groves Road Bungundarra 4703

    Pure Gold Pineapples

    Phone: +61 (07) 4939 0200

    Address: 32 Pineapple Drive Yeppoon Qld 4703

    Berry K W

    Phone: +61 (07) 4933 6584

    Address: 29 Evelyn St, Lammermoor QLD 4703

    What are some other things to know about Yeppoon?

    While in town you should visit Wreck Point Lookout, Coo-ee Beach, Cooberrie Park wildlife reserve, do a day trip to Great Keppel Island (13 kms offshore) and Byfield National Park

    Accommodations: There are caravan parks and a hostel in town for you to stay in.

    Directions: There are train services which operate between Rockhampton, Brisbane and Cairns and a daily coach service operates between Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

    Fruit Picking in Bowen, Queensland

    When should I go?

    May- June + September- November

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from September to November.

    May- November

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    May- November

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- January

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in December.

    Contact Information for farms in the Bowen area:

    Bowen Gumlu Growers

    Email: workforce@bowengumlugrowers.com.au

    https://bowengumlugrowers.com.au/contact/  

    Rugby Farm Pty Ltd (Vegetable Farm)

    Phone: +61 07 4785 2911

    Email: office@rugbyfarm.com.au

    Address: 471 Collinsville Road

    https://www.rugbyfarm.com.au/employment.html

    Vee Jay’s Kalfresh

    Phone: +61 7 47852276

    Email: admin@vjkproduce.com.au

    46 E Euri Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    https://vjkproduce.com.au/contact-us/ 

    Best time to apply is in May.

    Willcox N M&G M

    Phone: +61 7 4785 2185

    Address: Kelsey Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    G Todd PTY Ltd.

    Phone: +61 7 4785 2236

    Address: Kelsey Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    Brak Pak Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4785 2311

    Address: Collinsville Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    Coral Bay Enterprises

    Phone: +61 (07) 4786 5304

    Address: 12 Harrison Ct, Bowen QLD 4805

    Jurgens G J & R A

    Phone: +61 (07) 4785 2483

    Address: East Euri Creek Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    L B Skinner

    Phone: +61 (07) 4785 2272

    Address: Dry Creek Rd, Euri Creek QLD 4805

    Willcox N M&G M

    Phone: +61 7 4785 2185

    Address: Kelsey Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    G Todd PTY Ltd.

    Phone: +61 7 4785 2236

    Address: Kelsey Rd, Bowen QLD 4805

    R J Muller

    Phone: +61 (07) 4947 2554

    Address: 1349 Crystalbrook Rd, Crystal Brook QLD 4800

    What are some other things to know about Bowen?

    There are many lovely beaches to visit when you are in Bowen. While in town you should also visit the Big Mango, Bowen historical museum, Lookouts, Walking Tracks, Snorkelling, Diving, Jetty, Parks and Gardens, Bird Habitat. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, apartments, hostels, and camping grounds to say in while you are in town.

    Directions: Bowen is 1165 kms north of Brisbane and 206 kms south of Townsville. It is well connected by rail, bus or plane. 

    Fruit Picking in Ayr, Queensland

    When should I go?

    May- June + September- December

    Melons- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    May- November

    Tomatoes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    May- November

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    November- December

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Ayr area:

    JR Nielson

    Phone: +61 7 4783 2540

    Address: 456 Airdmillan Rd, Ayr QLD 4807

    Minuzzo L & A

    Phone: +61 (07) 4782 7137

    Address: School Rd, Claredale QLD 4807

    What are some other things to know about Ayr?

    While you are staying in Ayr you should visit The Burdekin Bridge (known as Silver Link – one of the longest bridges in Australia) and scuba dive at SS Yongala. 

    Accommodations: There are a variety of hotels, motels caravan parks, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Ayr is located 85 kms south of Townsville and it is well connected by rail or bus using the Queensland network. 

    Fruit Picking in Giru, Queensland

    When should I go?

    May- November

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- December

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Giru area:

    Poletto F & L L

    Phone: +61 (07) 4782 9239

    Address: Mt Elliott Hwy Via, Giru QLD 4809

    V D O’Brien

    Phone: +61 (07) 4782 9119

    Address: Church St, Giru QLD 4809

    V B Pivotto

    Phone: +61 (07) 4782 9225

    Address: Shirbourne Rd, Giru QLD 4809

    Galea Family Trust

    Phone: +61 (07) 4782 9911

    Address: Lot 6/ Bruce Hwy, Giru QLD 4809

    What are some other things to know about Giru?

    When you’re in town you should consider fishing as Giru is well known by many as fishing country. You can catch the barramundi and grunter which swim free in the Haughton Rive. Mud crabs are also on the local fishing menu. In Giru one of the best events occurs when they ignite the cane to burn off the excess leafage prior to the cane harvest.  

    Accommodations: There is a hotel in town and caravan parks in surrounding areas.

    Directions: Giru is just south of Townsville and you can access it by road or via the Queensland rail network.

    Fruit Picking in Tully, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Bananas- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Tully area:

    Banana Barracks 

    Phone: +61 07 4068 0455

    Address: 50 Butler St, Tully, QLD, 4854

    http://bananabarracks.com.au/

    Collins L M

    Phone: +61 (07) 4068 1268

    Address: 8 Bamber St, Tully QLD 4854

    G&J Flegler PTY LTD

    Phone: +61 7 4066 7577

    Address: LOT 1 Davidson Rd, Euramo QLD 4854

    Chiquita North Queensland Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4066 7945

    Address: Syndicate Rd, Tully QLD 4854

    What are some other things to know about Tully?

    When you are in Tully you should visit The Tully Sugar Mill, Golden Gumboot, Tully Gorge (try some white water rafting), bush walking the world heritage rainforests, Alligators Nest. 

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks and hostels in town. The hostels have connections with growers and can be a good source for finding work in the area. 

    Directions: Tully is located 1557 kms from Brisbane and 180 kms south of Cairns. It is well connected by rail or bus using the Queensland network

    Fruit Picking in Innisfail, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Bananas- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Innisfail area:

    Robson K G

    Phone: +61 (07) 4061 4632

    Address: Flying Fish Point Rd, Innisfail QLD 4860

    Wall J D M & Co Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 (07) 4064 5003

    Address: Pin Gin Hill QLD 4860

    What are some other things to know about Innisfail?

    Innisfail is bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest the natural beauty encompasses offshore islands, golden sandy beaches, cool mountain streams, waterfalls and mangrove everglades. The fauna is wide and varied with crocodiles, cassowaries, butterflies, birdlife and tropical fish species. When you are in town you should also visit the Nerada tea plantation, crocodile farm, Cooper Point lookout, Sugar Museum and Mount Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland. 

    Accommodations: There are many hotels, motels, caravan parks and hostels in town. The hostels have connections with growers and can be a good source for finding work in the area. 

    Directions: Innisfail is 1631 kms north of Brisbane and 83 kms south of Cairns. It is well connected by rail or bus using the Queensland network. 

    Fruit Picking in Atherton, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Bananas- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    February- June

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from March to May.

    March- July

    Custard Apples- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from April to June.

    September- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from October to December.

    Contact Information for farms in the Atherton area:

    T H Marks

    Phone: +61 (07) 4091 1909

    Address: Marks Lane, Atherton QLD 4883

    Koci M

    Phone: +61 (07) 4091 1389

    Address: Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, Atherton QLD 4883

    Mr & Mrs D G & C A Nix

    Phone: +61 (07) 4095 0207

    Address: Kennedy Hwy, Atherton QLD 4883

    Bondaio Farming

    Phone: +61 (07) 4095 3578

    Address: Gilles Range Rd, Atherton QLD 4883

    Blushing Acres

    Phone: +61 (07) 4093 5155

    Address: 66027 Burke Development Rd, Dimbulah QLD 4872

    https://www.facebook.com/BlushingAcres

    What are some other things to know about Atherton?

    When you get to Atherton you should visit Mount Hypipamee Crater, Halloran’s Hill lookout and environment park, Hou Wang Temple and Chinese Interpretive Centre, Crystal Caves and Fascinating Facets and the Atherton Foyer Gallery (Council Chambers).

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, guesthouses, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Atherton is 94 kms south west of Cairns. The Brisbane to Cairns bus service operates daily. A bus service operates daily from Cairns and Ravenshoe

    Fruit Picking in Dimbulah, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Paw Paws- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    February- April

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- March

    Longans/Lychees- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- April

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- January

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Dimbulah area:

    Blushing Acres

    Phone: +61 (07) 4093 5155

    Address: 66027 Burke Development Rd, Dimbulah QLD 4872

    https://www.facebook.com/BlushingAcres

    Rantucci

    Phone: +61 7 4093 6148

    Address: 949 Leafgold Weir Rd, Dimbulah QLD 4872

    Balzarolo L&G

    Phone: +61 7 4093 1161

    Address: Leadingham Creek Rd, Dimbulah QLD 4872

    Klaricich I&O

    Phone: +61 7 4094 4131

    Address: 65355 Burke Developmental Rd, Dimbulah QLD 4872

    Crystal Brook Exotic Fruit Farm

    Phone: +61 (07) 4098 6272

    Address: Stewarts Creek Rd, Daintree QLD 4873

    What are some other things to know about Dimbulah

    While you’re staying iin Dimbulah you should visit the Chillagoe Caves, Dimbulah & District Heritage Museum, Wheelbarrow Way, Skybury Farmgate, Mount Mulligan, Tyrconnell historic gold mine, the bush pub at Lappa Junction The Golden Drop Winery, De Brueys Boutique Wines, Mt Uncle Distillery, North Queensland Gold Plantation. 

    Accommodations: Dimbulah has a caravan park with cabins available in town. Many farms have on-site accommodation as well. 

    Directions: Dimbulah can be reached via the Kennedy Highway through Mareeba or on the Savannahlander rail-train. There are bus services from Cairns to Mareeba along with a regular service from Mareeba to Dimbulah

    Fruit Picking in Mareeba, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Bananas- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    January- December

    Citrus- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    January- December

    Paw Paws- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    February- May

    Avocados- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in February and March.

    April- September

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    October- February

    Pineapples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- March

    Longans/Lychees- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- March

    Mangoes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in December and January.

    Contact Information for farms in the Mareeba area:

    Howe Farming Enterprises Pty Ltd

    Phone: +61 7 4093 3660

    Address: Mareeba QLD 4880

    http://www.howefarms.com/employment-opportunities

    Tropicana Banana Farm

    Phone: +61 2 9746 8348

    Address: 216 Lockwood Rd, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia

    https://www.tropicanabanana.com.au/contact

    Papa Organics (Farm)

    Phone: +61 7 4093 3110

    Address: 3762 Kennedy Hwy, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Farm/Papa-Juan-Organic-Farm-1464205067229692/

    What are some other things to know about Mareeba?

    While you’re in Mareeba you should visit the Heritage museum, Coffee Works and Plantation, Mango Farm and Winery, The Golden Drop Winery, De Brueys Boutique Wines, Granite Gorge, Mareeba Wetland Foundation reserve, Jacks Coffee Plantation and Ice Creamery. 

    Accommodations: Mareeba has a hotel, motels, and caravan parks in town. Some farm camping is available during harvesting season.

    Directions: Mareeba is 63 kms West of Cairns. Regular air, rail and bus services operate from Brisbane to Cairns and there is a regular bus service from Cairns to Mareeba.

    Fruit Picking in Lakeland, Queensland

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Bananas- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Lakeland area:

    Red Valley

    Phone: +61 7 4060 2162

    Email: hr@mountsommerset.com.au

    Address: Lakeland, Queensland 4871

    http://redvalley.com.au/work-us/

    Kureen Farming

    Phone: +61 (07) 4060 2070

    Address: Lot 219/ Mulligan Hwy, Lakeland QLD 4871

    What are some other things to know about Lakeland?

    While you’re staying in Lakeland you should see the World famous rock art which is located at the Quinkan site, near Laura, 62 kms north west of Lakeland. While in Laura you should also visit the Laura Homestead and Lakefield National Park. The annual Laura races are held on the last weekend in June. 

    Accommodations: There is a caravan park and hotel in town and a large workers accommodation village located on Turalba Station, about 10km south of Lakeland.

    Directions: Lakeland is located 81 kms south west of Cooktown . There are daily bus services to and from Cairns and Cooktown.

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