Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Ayr

Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in Ayr? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Ayr? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Ayr a success!

Fruit picking Ayr

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Ayr is a medium sized city located in the northern part of central Queensland. It is located less than 15 km's from the ocean and has an approximate population of 8,000.

It is located about 1,270 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 15 - 16 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way, or two days if you stop over for a night.

It is about 440 km's from the popular tourist destination of Cairns, which takes about 5.5 hours to drive, and 300 km's from Mackay / Whitsunday Islands, which takes about 3.5 - 4 hours to drive.

Its postcode is 4807, which makes it an area eligible for backpackers and people wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Ayr

There are a number of different tropical fruits and vegetables and sugar cane grown in and around Ayr. The very best months to go are May to December when there is a lot of work to be found in any number of different crops.

However, the months of January to April should be avoided like the plague, it is highly unlikely you will find ANY work. Stay away during these months if you need work.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Vegetables: NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Tomatoes: NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Mangoes: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Melons: NoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Sugar cane: NoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesMaybe

  Legend:

Yes  Generally lots of work. Maybe  There may be work. No  Generally no work.



How to find fruit picking work in Ayr

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Queensland section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Brisbane and Queensland as your Location and Agriculture & Rural Services as your Speciality when using the search form to get a complete list of companies who may have job listings.

If there isn't anything on there that interests you, have a look at the National Harvest Labour Information Service (run by the Australian government) and Jobfind Centre, listed below:


Name: Jobfindcentre - Ayr

Address: 180B Queen Street, Ayr Qld, 4807

Website: http://www.jobfindcentre.com.au

Email: jobfind_Ayr@jobfindcentre.com.au

Telephone: (07) 4722 9800 (Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri: 9am - 5pm)

Fax: (07) 4722 9899


National Harvest Labour Information Service

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 062 332 - 8:30am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)






Where to stay in Ayr

Because of its relatively large size there are a number of accommodation options available to you. They include: caravan parks, motels, hotels and backpacker hostels.

For more information you can contact the local Tourist Information centre.


Name: Burdekin Visitor Information Centre

Address: Plantation Park, Bruce Highway, Ayr QLD 4807

Telephone: (07) 4783 5988


Name: Burdekin Gateway Information Centre

Address: Old Home Hill Railway Station, 12 Railway Ave, Home Hill, QLD 4806

Website: www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

Email: burdekinsc@burdekin.qld.gov.au

Telephone: (07) 4782 8241




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