Harvesting Jobs in

Looking for Harvesting Work?

The Whitsunday region is offering multiple harvesting roles in both the horticulture and aquaculture industry for an immediate start.  Move between the different commodities for a year-round work opportunity.

Fruit & Vegetables – May to mid-December

Mangoes – October to January

Prawns – November to May


We aim to make it a simple process to find work, somewhere to stay and then enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays.

The towns of Bowen and Gumlu are serviced by our local Harvest Labour Office QITE, who can help to match you with an employer for free.

You need to register with QITE by contacting their team: –

Call 1800 354 414

Email bowen@qite.com

Visit their website www.qite.com or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FollowQITE


You may be eligible for a government relocation allowance of up to $6000 or $2000 for visa holders, click here for more information https://www.employment.gov.au/relocation-assistance-take-job

Contact the local Harvest Labour Office QITE to discuss your eligibility for the relocation allowance.


Bowen is the northern jewel in The Whitsundays crown,  situated on the shores of Edgecumbe Bay, 45-minutes north of Airlie Beach. Flight access is via Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) and Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island). Queensland Rail’s “Spirit of Queensland” provides regular connections in and out of Bowen and coach services connect daily and provide north and southbound services.

Click here for more information on getting to The Whitsundays.


There is a range of accommodations available during the harvesting season and beyond! You can work, play and stay in The Whitsundays! Click here for more information.


“Biosecurity” is protecting the economy, environment and people’s health from weeds, pest and disease. It includes trying to prevent new pest and diseases from arriving and helping control outbreaks when they do occur. The production of crops to supply domestic and overseas markets is important to Australia and vital to our economy. People can unintentionally carry diseases, pest and weeds without even realizing they had been infected.

When you see a Biosecurity sign, Stop. Phone the number on the sign. If told to proceed, follow the road to the Office/ Shed. Park in the designated area.


Do not enter any fields or paddocks to talk to workers.

Do not go to any houses with the sign – Private residents No labour required.

Do not go past any signs that state No Work / No Labour Required.

Look for large sheds with offices – apply at the office, not at private houses.