Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Bowen

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

Fruit picking Bowen

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Bowen is a medium sized city located in the northern part of central Queensland. It is located directly on the ocean and has an approximate population of 10,500.

It is located about 1,160 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 13.5 - 14.5 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 550 km's from the popular tourist destination of Cairns, which takes about 7 hours to drive, and 190 km's from Mackay / Whitsunday Islands, which takes about 2.5 hours to drive.

Its postcode is 4805, 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 Bowen

There are a number of different tropical fruits and vegetables grown in and around Bowen. The very best months to go are September to November when there is a lot of work to be found picking melons and tomatoes.

From May to August you can also often find work with the tomatoes. December is good for mangoes, and during the months of May to November, with a bit of luck you can find work in the vegetables fields.

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  
Melons: NoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeNoNoYesYesYesNo
Mangoes: MaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeYes
Tomatoes: NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Vegetables: NoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNo


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

How to find fruit picking work in Bowen

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 - Bowen

Address: 2B/36 Powell Street, Bowen Qld, 4805



Telephone: (07) 4965 9700 (Thur - Fri: 9am - 5pm)

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Where to stay in Bowen

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

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

Name: Bowen Visitor Information Centre

Address: Bruce Highway, Mount Gordon Bowen QLD, 4805



Telephone: (07) 4786 2208

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