Fruit picking & harvest jobs & work in Queensland & Brisbane

Do you want to earn some extra cash picking fruit in Queensland? Don't know when, or where, or what to pick? Or what kind of work is available? I have everything you need to know about fruit picking in Brisbane & Queensland!

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Finding harvest and seasonal work in Queensland is a back packers Eden. Picking jobs in Queensland can be found all year round, and you can find jobs in large parts of the state. Fruit picking in Brisbane, or close by, can also be found with relative ease.

The picking season generally peaks between November - January, but there is plenty of fruit picking jobs in Queensland over the rest of the year, especially on the coastal strip from south to north.

If you don't want to pick fruit there is plenty of work inland on the cattle stations - hard work, but well worth the experience.

Harvest jobs in Queensland don't always relate specifically to fruit, there is cotton, grain, sugar cane and many other types of harvest work in QLD.

And what better place to earn some extra money? Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef, Frasier Island, and many other islands. Chuck in the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast (and hour drive north and south of Brisbane respectively), what more could you ask for?


Queensland fruit picking jobs board

Here are just a few of the fruit picking jobs available in Queensland. But be sure to keep reading, there are links to individual fruit picking towns and locations within Queensland. Each page lists even more jobs on its own jobs board. So be sure to check them out!

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Fruit picking jobs in Brisbane

I get asked a lot if there are any fruit picking farms or jobs in Brisbane. There is some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that there is virtually no picker work in Brisbane itself, but the good news is that there is lots to be found very close by.

There are four areas all within 100 kms of Brisbane that are have picking jobs. These are Boonah (97 kms), Laidley (83 kms), Gatton (90 kms) and Caboolture (50 kms). Caboolture is especially popular with its strawberry farms.

And there is also the Sunshine Coast, which is located about 115 kms north of Brisbane, and you can sometimes find fruit picking jobs near the Gold Coast, located about 80 kms south of Brisbane.

Banana picking in Australia

Are you looking for banana picking jobs in Queensland? You are not the only one, they are one of the most popular crops people want to pick.

If you want to pick bananas in Queensland you will have to head right up north. They start at Cairns, and Tully is a popular banana picking farm area. Other areas that are likely to have banana picking work include Innisfail, Kuranda, Atherton and Mareeba.

Picking fruit in QLD - where to go?

Firstly, you should check out the job listings and see what's available. You can find them by clicking the link below.



Just below you will find a map of the best places to go to pick fruit in Queensland. Just click a link to get a snap shot of that town/area, including the distance from Brisbane, the population and the best time to find work there.

For all you back packers, or people who want to work and travel Australia, you can also see if it is in a area that will allow you to extend your Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.

Good luck on your job hunt and don't forget to share this page!

Fruit Picking and Harvest work in Queensland map - locations of picking areas



Hint: Only show areas with work in these months:
Hint: Only show areas with work in these crops:



1. Cunnamulla

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Population:
1,500
From Brisbane:
804 km

Postcode:
4490
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January.

Crops:Grapes.

Fruit picking in Cunnamulla

2. Dirranbandi

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Population:
500
From Brisbane:
595 km

Postcode:
4486
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:April - May.

Crops:Cotton.

Fruit picking in Dirranbandi

3. St George

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Population:
3,000
From Brisbane:
500 km

Postcode:
4487
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, June - August, November - December.

Crops:Cotton, Grapes, Melons, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in St George

4. Goondiwindi

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Population:
5,600
From Brisbane:
347 km

Postcode:
4390
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:April - May.

Crops:Cotton.

Fruit picking in Goondiwindi

5. Stanthorpe

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Population:
5,500
From Brisbane:
217 km

Postcode:
4380
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - April, November - December.

Crops:Apples/Pears, Grapes, Stone fruit, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Stanthorpe

6. Boonah

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Population:
2,300
From Brisbane:
97 km

Postcode:
4310
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Melons, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Boonah

7. Laidley

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Population:
3,000
From Brisbane:
83 km

Postcode:
4341
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Melons, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Laidley

8. Gatton

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Population:
5,300
From Brisbane:
90 km

Postcode:
4343
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - June, September - October.

Crops:Melons, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Gatton

9. Caboolture

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Population:
47,000
From Brisbane:
50 km

Postcode:
4510
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:June - November.

Crops:Strawberries, Pineapples.

Fruit picking in Caboolture

10. Sunshine Coast

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Population:
250,000
From Brisbane:
113 km

Postcode:
4510
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February - November.

Crops:Custard Apples, Ginger, Strawberries, Pineapples.

The Sunshine Coast is an area, not a particular town. As such, it has a range of postcodes, some of which are eligible for extending a work visa, some are not. If you are working in this area and want it to count towards a visa extension you should check what the postcode of the farm you are working on and check it against the postcodes listed on the official Australian Government website (link is at the bottom of the page, in the red box).

Fruit picking in the Sunshine Coast

11. Murgon

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Population:
2,100
From Brisbane:
261 km

Postcode:
4605
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:May.

Crops:Tomatoes.

Fruit picking in Murgon

12. Gayndah

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Population:
1,800
From Brisbane:
326 km

Postcode:
4625
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - September, November - December.

Crops:Citrus.

Fruit picking in Gayndah

13. Mundubbera

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Population:
1,100
From Brisbane:
372 km

Postcode:
4626
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January, May - August, December.

Crops:Citrus, Grapes, Mangoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Mundubbera

14. Childers

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Population:
1,400
From Brisbane:
312 km

Postcode:
4660
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:February.

Crops:Avocados, Citrus, Lychees, Mangoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Childers

15. Gin Gin

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Population:
< 1,000
From Brisbane:
387 km

Postcode:
4671
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - May.

Crops:Avocados, Citrus, Mangoes, Dragon Fruit, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Gin Gin

16. Bundaberg

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Population:
71,000
From Brisbane:
364 km

Postcode:
4670
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - February, April - December.

Crops:Avocados, Citrus, Custard Apples, Mangoes, Melons, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Bundaberg

17. Emerald

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Population:
11,000
From Brisbane:
877 km

Postcode:
4720
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:April - May, September - December.

Crops:Cotton, Citrus, Grapes, Melons.

Fruit picking in Emerald

18. Yeppoon

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Population:
14,000
From Brisbane:
697 km

Postcode:
4703
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - February.

Crops:Mangoes, Lychees, Custard Apples, Pineapples.

Fruit picking in Yeppoon

19. Mackay

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Population:
86,000
From Brisbane:
991 km

Postcode:
4740
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:June - November.

Crops:Sugar Cane.

Fruit picking in Mackay

20. Bowen

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Population:
7,500
From Brisbane:
1,181 km

Postcode:
4805
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:June - November.

Crops:Melons, Mangoes, Tomatoes, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Bowen.

21. Ayr

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Population:
8,000
From Brisbane:
1,289 km

Postcode:
4807
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:May - December.

Crops:Tomatoes, Mangoes, Melons, Sugar cane, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Ayr

22. Giru

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Population:
< 1,000
From Brisbane:
1,331 km

Postcode:
4809
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:June - December.

Crops:Mangoes, Sugar cane, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Giru

23. Tully

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Population:
2,500
From Brisbane:
1,589 km

Postcode:
4854
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Bananas.

Fruit picking in Tully

24. Innisfail

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Population:
8,500
From Brisbane:
1,636 km

Postcode:
4860
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Bananas.

Fruit picking in Innisfail

25. Cairns

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Population:
150,500
From Brisbane:
1,725 km

Postcode:
4870
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:All year long.

Crops:Bananas.

Fruit picking in Cairns

26. Kuranda

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Population:
1,700
From Brisbane:
1,752 km

Postcode:
4881
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, December.

Crops:Avocados, Bananas, Citrus, Lychees, Mangoes, Paw Paws, Pineapples, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Kuranda

27. Atherton

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Population:
7,000
From Brisbane:
1,741 km

Postcode:
4883
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:March - June.

Crops:Avocados, Bananas, Custard apples, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Atherton

28. Dimbulah

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Population:
< 1,000
From Brisbane:
1,820 km

Postcode:
4880
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:March - June.

Crops:Avocados, Lychees, Mangoes, Paw Paws.

Fruit picking in Dimbulah

29. Mareeba

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Population:
7,000
From Brisbane:
1,775 km

Postcode:
4880
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:January - March, December.

Crops:Avocados, Bananas, Citrus, Lychees, Mangoes, Paw Paws, Pineapples, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Mareeba

30. Chinchilla

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Population:
3,700
From Brisbane:
1,820 km

Postcode:
4413
Extended visa eligible:
Extended visa eligible

Best months:April, December.

Crops:Melons, Vegetables.

Fruit picking in Chinchilla


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