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There's plenty of harvest work in the Whitsundays
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There's plenty of harvest work in the Whitsundays

Harvest Jobs and Fruit Picking Work in the Whitsundays

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Are you a backpacker looking for a harvest job & fruit picking work in the Whitsundays? Visit for more information.

Provided you have a current working visa, the Whitsunday region provides several excellent opportunities for seasonal harvest work. Jobs are available in Mackay, Bowen, Calen & Ayr throughout most of the year, but predominantly from May to December.

The Australian Government's Harvest Trail website is a goldmine of information for those of you looking to get started on the trail and find a job.
The 2010 National Harvest Guide is an excellent download full of useful information about what to expect from a harvest job, when to go, where to stay and how to get to all the country's harvest regions.

Bowen is the harvest work capital of the Whitsundays. Find out what kind of work you can get in Bowen here.

Phone the National Harvest Telephone Information Service 1800 062 332 for information on harvest labour wages, working conditions or accommodation. 

Other job opportunities

Other job opportunities in the Whitsundays are mainly based around hospitality (bars and restaurants), tourism (hotels, apartments, retail stores) and marine (deckhands, skippers, dive instructors and hosts). 

These jobs are regularly available and can be sourced once you’ve arrived, or by checking online job sites, the local newspaper, or the Whitsunday Times employment advertisements.

Another useful site is, managed by Mackay-Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Corporation. It offers job listings as well as information on skills shortages in the region and helps newcomers looking to move to the region. jobs


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