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1. Posted by co1986 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hey!!

there are 3 of us in brissy @ the moment & finding it hard to find work, does anyone have any contact numbers of any farms etc in the QLD area to contact with regard getting fruit picking work?? i have got a few already but they are all fully book, help!!!!

2. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Aren't the seasons about a month behind what they usually are?? Might be worth shifting on maybe???

3. Posted by stretchy (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

we did fruit tree pruning for month in place called Laidley west of brissy, was organised thru Palace Backpackers, they have a job club der. earned very little der-min wage...that was last May...mite be worth checking out melon farms-apparently there d ones to make money at with piecemeal work.

4. Posted by otch81 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

HI,

It's still hard to find job in fruit picking??

thanks and good luck to everybody

5. Posted by freemee (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Does anyone know if you have to work full time for the 3 months harvest work to be eligible for a second year visa?

6. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 7y

Co1986 asked:

3 of us in brissy @ the moment & finding it hard to find work, does anyone have any contact numbers of any farms etc in the QLD area to contact with regard getting fruit picking work??

Hi co1986, Here's the Harvest Trail, and the Harvest Calendar. There's also the yearly calendar from Stoned Crow which gives information for fruit picking in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania.

You may also find this helpful - Crops Calendar for QLD plus a list of Farms from Cardwell to Port Douglas.

You could also ring (07) 40602162 which is a number up in Lakeland Downs for work around that area.

Freemee asked:

Does anyone know if you have to work full time for the 3 months harvest work to be eligible for a second year visa?

Freemee - People who have worked in a specified industry in regional Australia for a minimum of three months (88 days) while on their first Working Holiday visa, may be eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday visa.

Second Working Holiday Visa Eligibility

Fruit picking goes on throughout the year, so you need to check the calendar to see what isw available in each season.
Cheers.

7. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Hi I really want to do this too. Have you found any work yet?

I'm looking at Perth and Sydney, whats the chances of gettin a manual labour job here?