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Information for Jobs around Queensland from the cities to the outback


Hi, you are on the job search page for Queensland below is a list of some of the areas where you can find work on sheep farms, cattle farms, Orchards etc. Basically we can help you with all sorts of work from farm work, Fruit picking to station work and even cotton picking.

We will be updating this website as we find more jobs. Any suggestions or if you are looking for permanent or working holiday makers for seasonal work on your farm then please email us at Workstay or go to our contact page and send your details, don`t forget your resume.


Due to a high demand of inquiries from backpackers and working holiday visa holders, we have decide to put together a list of fruit growers around Queensland where you can contact them directly so you can find work in the fruit picking industry. Please check the seasons below also.




Atherton
Seasons High season
LOCATION Job Options
Avocado
Banana
Tobacco
Potatoes
Medium requirement for labour All Year

Feb-June
Jan-Dec
Sept-Dec
Sept-Dec
Atherton is 80 km south west of Cairns.


Ayr Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Rockmelons
Honeydew,
Capsicum,
Eggfruit,
Cherry tomatoes, Chillies,
Watermelons
Zucchinis
Sugar cane
Mangoes
High requirement for labour All Year May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
May to Nov
June-Dec
Nov-Dec
Ayr is 1200 km north of Brisbane

 
Boonah Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Sweet Potatoes
Snow Peas
Beans
Beans
Celery
Chinese Cabbage
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Broccoli
Potatoes
Beetroot
Carrots
Onions
Garlic
Pumpkin
Sweet Corn
Tomato
Capsicum
Melon
Zucchini


High requirement for labour All Year

Mar-April
May-Oct
May-Sept
Nov-Dec
May-Nov
May-Nov
May-Nov
May-Nov
May-Nov
May-Dec
June-Dec
June-Dec
Aug-Dec
Sept-Nov
Nov-Dec
Nov-May
Nov-May
Nov-May
May-Nov
Dec-Feb
Dec-Feb
Boonah is about 87km south and slightly east of Brisbane and inland from the Gold Coast


Bowen Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Tomatoes
Mangos
Vegetable

May-Nov
Nov-Dec
May-Nov
Bowen is about 1200 km north of Brisbane and has work between May and November picking vegetables and mangoes.

Bundaberg Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Citrus Fruit
Veggies
Capsicum
Rockmelon
Zucchini
Veggies
Tomato - Picking
Tropical Fruit
Mangoes

Mar-July
April-July
April-August
April-August
April-August
Sept-Dec
Oct-Jan
Dec-Feb
Dec-Feb
Bundaberg is just over 350 km north of Brisbane an has work from April to December mainly with tomatoes and other vegetables.
Childers Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Mangoes
Tomatoes
Avocados
Zucchini
Lychees

Jan-March
April-Sept
July-April
Oct-Jan
Dec-Feb
Childers is about 300 km north of Brisbane and a very popular place for harvest work. April to September is the main time for the tomato crop.
Dimbulah - Mareeba Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Paw Paw
Longans
Avocados
Lychees
Mangoes

Jan-Dec
Feb-Mar
Feb-April
Nov-Jan
Nov-April
Dimbulah is 47 kilometres west of Mareeba in the Tropical North of Qld. Dimbulah is a small agricultural town in a former tobacco-growing region and mining area. The main industries today are tea tree (for oil), mangoes, sugar cane, pumpkins, herbs, cashews, and cattle. The town enjoys a relatively good environment and has most amenities including an olympic size swimming pool, hotel, supermarket, a variety of general shops, plus a large number of businesses. Dimbulah is a very popular stop or destination for motor bike riders out for a leisurely
Dirranbandi Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Cotton
Nov-Jan


Emerald Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Mandarins
Melons
Grapes
Lemons
Picking, Packing
Picking, Packing
Pruning
Picking, Packing
March-Sept
April-Sept
May-June
Oct-March
Emerald is 270km west of Rockhampton and the work is mainly cotton , melons, grapes and citrus crops.

Gatton Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
TBA


Gatton, about 100 km west of Brisbane has a number of crops and work can be found most of the year.

Goondiwindi Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Cotton 
Nov-Jan


Gayndah Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
Citrus
Citrus

Picking, Packing
Mar-Sept
Nov-Mar


Gympie Seasons
High season
LOCATION
Job Options
TBA


Gympie is north of the Sunshine coast has most work from May until November.

Innisfail
High season
LOCATION

Bananas

Jan-Dec
Innisfail is about 90km south of Cairns. There is plenty of work on bananas and other crops.


Kurunda
High season
LOCATION

Logans
Lychee

Feb-March
Nov-Jan


Laidley (Lockyer Valley)
High season
LOCATION






Mareeba
High season
LOCATION

Mango
lychee
Macademia
Pineapple
tea tree
tobacco
Poultry
Tropical fruits
Vegetables



Mareeba - is one of the most popular towns of the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland. Population more than 8,000, is highly regarded for its farming production.

Mundubbera
High season
LOCATION

Grapes
Grapes
Citrus Fruit
Mangoes
Asparagus
Picking
Prunning
Nov-Dec
June-July
April-Sept
Jan
Aug-May
Mundubbera is about 350 km from Brisbane and has harvest work from April until October in the citrus industry.
January - mangoes April to September - citrus June to July - grape pruning August to May - asparagus November to December - grape picking


Murgon
High season
LOCATION

Tomatoes

Dec-May


Nambour
High season
LOCATION

Strawberries

Aug-Nov
Nambour is the inland centre of the Sunshine Coast has work harvesting  Strawberries

Ravenshoe

LOCATION




January to December - potatoes

Stanthorpe

LOCATION

Apples
Stone fruits
Pears, Tomatoes, Capsicums, Grapes
Ground crops


Nov-May
Stanthorpe is 200 km south west of Brisbane and a good growing area due it's altitude. Peak work is mainly from January to April.
 


St George - Warwick

LOCATION

Watermelons
Grapes
cotton
Rock Melons
Pumpkins
Pumpkins
cotton
Onions


Jan-Mar
Jun-Feb
Mar-June
Nov-Jan
Nov-Jan
June-Aug
Nov-Dec
Nov-Dec
Nov-Jan
 

Tully

LOCATION

Sugar Cane
Watermelons
Pumpkins
Planting
June-Nov
Oct-Dec
Oct-Dec
Regarded as one of the most reliable ‘year round’ work venues in Australia. Approximately 180 km south of Cairns it has a permanent population of around 3800ish.
All year round (some quieter times do occur) Bananas, Pawpaws