Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Bundaberg

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

Fruit picking Bundaberg

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Bundaberg is a largish coastal city located on the coast of Queensland with has an approximate population of 71,000.

It has a postcode of 4670, 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.

It is located 364 km's to the north of Brisbane. The drive from Brisbane to Bundaberg will take about 4.5 hours if you were to drive without any stop. There are also direct flights from Brisbane.

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Best time to find fruit picking work in Bundaberg

There are a lot of different fruit and vegetable crops grown in and around the area. As such you can generally find work most of the year.

April to December are good months, especially October to December where you can find work picking melons, tomatoes and other assorted vegetables.

January to March can be quite, especially March. If you are wanting to find work during this period it is recommended you organise a job before going to Bundaberg, otherwise you may find that there is no work available.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Avocados: NoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNo
Citrus: NoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNo
Custard Apples: NoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mangoes: YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybe
Melons: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Strawberries: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeNoNoNo
Tomatoes: NoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesMaybeYesYesYes
Vegetables: MaybeMaybeMaybeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes


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

Weather in Bundaberg

And here you can see the average temperatures in Bundaberg over the year, it may influence you decision on if you want to work in the area.


Avg. Max Temp (°C)

Avg. Min Temp (°C)

Avg. Rain (mm)

Hottest 3 months:
December - February
Coldest 3 months:
June - August
Wettest 3 months:
December - February

Hottest ever:
37.7°C in February 1998
Coldest ever:
0.8°C in July 1963

These are the average yearly temperatures from 1943 - 2013 and are sourced from
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How to find fruit picking work in Bundaberg

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: Jobfind Centre Bundaberg

Address: 33 Woondooma Street Bundaberg Qld 4670


Telephone: (07) 4153 3106 (Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm)

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Hint: The very BEST way to find a fruit picking job in Bundaberg...

The best way to find a job is actually through one of the many backpacker hostels that specialise in finding workers for farms.

Here I have a list of some of the best in Bundaberg, so you don't have to find them yourself. Just one of the small things I do to try to make your life easier. Enjoy!

Where to stay in Bundaberg

There are a large number backpacker hostels, hotels, motels, caravan parks and guest-houses are available in and around the area.

Camping facilities may be available on some farms during the harvest season, but you must always organise this with your employer before starting your job: not all farms have facilities available and some only have a small number of spots available.

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

Name: Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre

Address: 271 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670



Telephone: (07) 4153 8888

What to do in Bundaberg?

Considering it is relativley large population (over 70,000 people) there are a wide range of things you can do. There are plenty of shopping, cafes, bars, clubs, and restaurants to satisfy most people.

Being situated just inland from the beach there are lots of nice swimming beaches around the area for those of you who like to have a splash after a long days work.

There is a local rodeo, and some nights adventurous people can ride a (small) bull and see how long they can stay on for before they fall off. Just ask a local for more details.

For those of you who like nature there are a number of national parks in the area, you should especially check out the Burrum Coast National Park including Woodgate and Kilkuna sections, Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island National Parkas the are all especially beautiful.

Other places of interest to have a look at if you have some spare time include: the Cooperage and Craft Centre (demonstrating the art of barrel making ), tour the Bundaberg Rum Distillery (Bundaberg Rum is famous right across Australia), St Johns’ Lutheran Church, the Mystery Craters, Botanical Gardens and Museum, The Hummock, and Bert Hinkler’s house.

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