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Where to go for farm jobs in OZ

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1. Posted by bisacotti (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hello! My name is Sako :) 24yo Japanese girl!
I am currently looking for the place I can complete 88days for 2nd visa. I am living in Brisbane right now and thinking to start mid April.
If there is someone like me, where are you thinking to go? or If you have done 88days, where do you recommend? (area/ town/ hostels...)

I originally wanted to do farm jobs which deal with animals, so I thought it might be good to go to towns in VIC or south WA so that I could get animal related jobs luckily. However, I also want to finish 88days till the end of July. I am afraid of being on waiting list so long since I heard there's less job opportunities in winter in south WA and VIC. So now I am also thinking to get jobs in north QLD or Cairns as it's now harvest season there. However, again, I am also afraid of being on the list because there would be heaps of people who wants visa eligible jobs... Am I thinking too much?

Also, I've looked up hostels, towns, jobs so far, but there are too many choices and I can't tell whats's good and not.
I'm stuck Could you please someone help me out! Any recommendation/information/story of experiences would be appreciated!!!


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5087 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

The Harvest Guide (PDF at the bottom of that page) lists exactly when peak season for crops is in various regions. Go to those regions shortly before peak season (when they're still looking for extra hands) and just look around for jobs. Don't let hypothetical "waiting lists" keep you in the big city where there definitely isn't any eligible work! (And being in the region also lets you determine if that's actually a place where you want to spend three months working.)

I don't know of a similar resource for working with animals, but I figure that you can just keep your eyes open for opportunities when actually out there, and jump on those with preference over anything to do with crops.