Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Caboolture

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

Fruit picking Caboolture

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Caboolture is a largish town/city located right near the coast of Queensland and has an approximate population of 47,000. It is best known for its strawberry season from June to November.

Its postcode is 4510, 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 about 45 km's to the north of Brisbane, approximately half way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. The drive to Caboolutre will take between 30 - 45 minutes from Brisbane depending on the traffic conditions.

The Caboolture region includes such areas and townships including Bellmere, Donnybrook, Elimbah, Ningi, Toorbul and Wamuran. It is one of Australia’s largest strawberry producing districts with many farms in the area looking for workers. Pineapples are also grown in the area.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Caboolture

Caboolture is known as a strawberry area, and you can often find work during the months of June - November.

The area is also known for producing pineapples, although due to the climate it can be a little harder to find work.

There is no real peak season in the pineapple industry in Caboolture, although with a little bit of luck you should be able to find work almost all year round.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Strawberries: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Pineapples: NoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNo

  Legend:

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


Weather in Caboolture

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

 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Avg. Max Temp (°C)
30
30
28
26
24
22
22
23
26
28
28
30

Avg. Min Temp (°C)
20
20
19
16
13
11
9
9
12
15
16
18

Avg. Rain (mm)
203
202
171
117
122
75
66
44
46
88
116
160


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

Hottest ever:
42.0°C in January 2002
Coldest ever:
2.0°C in July 2002

These are the average yearly temperatures from 1898 - 2013 and are sourced from www.weatherzone.com.au.
For more details please visit  www.weatherzone.com.au (Caboolture)



The busiest months for work are from June to November, but even though this is not the wet season, you should still pack some wet weather work gear as it can rain a fair bit during these months.

Generally during these months the weather isn't too bad, not too hot and not too cold. Make sure you check the weather forecasts and wear appropriate cloths and you should be fine.


How to find fruit picking work in Caboolture

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):

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

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


Attention: possible scam alert: There seems to be a fair bit of negative press around at the moment for a working hostel called Strawberry Sue’s Sharehouse Caboolture.

While I cannot say for sure one way or the other, having not worked there myself personally, it always pay to do your research before committing to staying with a "work hostel". Remember, any organisation demanding rent and bond before even showing you your accommodation should be avoided like the plague.

Some examples of negative reviews/press I found in less than a minute online include: Bad reviews, disgruntled person on a forum, and the blog post to make you open your eyes!.


Where to stay in Caboolture

There are a number of different options available to people looking to stay in Caboolture, including: hotels, motels, caravan parks, and some camping facilities. However, if you have any trouble finding accommodation, due to it is proximity to Brisbane, you can easily commute every day.

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

Name: Caboolture Visitor Information Centre

Address: BP Travel Centre, Bruce Highway, Burpengary Qld 4505

Website: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Email: caboolture.tourism@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 833 100


What to do in Caboolture

Beautiful beaches are generally less than 5 km's away, so if you like swimming, you're in luck!

There are a number of national parks in the area including the beautiful Bribie Island National Park (a must see - off the coast there is a Marine Sanctuary that is home to dolphins, turtles and many birds).

There is also lots of state forest for people who like to camp, or if fishing is more your thing there is heaps of good places to visit.

And there is an airfield so in town, so you can go gliding or sky diving!



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