Fruit Picking Queensland- How to Find a Job in September

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At GAFFL we know that it can be difficult to find fruit picking work in Australia. There are a few websites out there that are great for finding fruit picking jobs but there are also websites that ask you for money before showing you any job listings. There are farms all over Australia that have openings but don’t post them. We’ve devised a strategy for backpackers in Australia to find these jobs easily free of any costs. This post will focus on helping you with fruit picking in Queensland during September

Here’s how it works: You’ll have to read the map below, 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. If you scroll below the map, each location has 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.

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.

Meet Other Travelers in Queensland

Once you decide on a location, if you need a ride to a particular area you can try checking out the many trips started by Gafflers in Queensland. Also you can use GAFFL to meet other travelers and explore Australia after you’ve completed your fruit picking work in Queensland.

Queensland August Fruit Picking Calendar

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, sand boarding, bare foot bowls, opal mining, cemetery and historical tours and the Club Boutique Hotel. 

Accomodations: 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

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 bird life.

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

Directions: Dirranbandi is located on the banks of the Balonne River, 600 kms West of Brisbane and 70 kms South of St George. There is 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

D C & M A Easton

Phone: +61 (07) 4625 3301

Address: Surat Rd, St George QLD 4487

S & H Brimblecombe

Phone: +61 (07) 4625 2124

Address: 230 Bundoran Rd, St George QLD 4487

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 bird life 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.

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

Directions: St George is located 479 kms West of Brisbane and 239 kms North of Moree. This town can be accessed flight or with 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.

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

Directions: Goondiwindi is 326 kms to the west of Brisbane and 132 kms 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 Orchads

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. 

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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 ride share from Brisbane to get to Laidley. 

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

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. 

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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/

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Hermes Strawberries Pty Ltd

Phone: +61 422 333 071

Address: 490 Newlands Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512

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

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. 

Accomodations: 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

Hermes Strawberries Pty Ltd

Phone: +61 422 333 071

Address: 490 Newlands Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512

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

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. 

Accomodations: 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

http://www.fruitgrowers.com.au/contact/

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. 

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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

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. 

Accomodations: 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.

Accomodations: 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

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. 

Accomodations: 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

Accomodations: 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

Accomodations: 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:

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

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. 

Accomodations: 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:

Northern AgriServices Ayr

Phone: +61 07 4783 4488

Address: 119 Railway Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Email: info@northernagri.com.au

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

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. 

Accomodations: 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

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.  

Accomodations: 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

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. 

Accomodations: 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

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. 

Accomodations: 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).

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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. 

Accomodations: 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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2 Comments on “Fruit Picking Queensland- How to Find a Job in September”

    1. Hi Serah, there isn’t anything to apply for. Just follow the map and find out where you want to go for farm work. Then you can find a farm in that location and contact them from the list of farm contacts in this post. Hope this helps 🙂

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