Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Chinchilla

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

Fruit picking Chinchilla

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Chinchilla is a smallish sized country town located in southern Queensland, located in what is known as the Western Downs region. It has an approximate population of 5,500 people.

It is located about 290 km's north west of Brisbane, which should take about 3.5 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way.

Its postcode is 4413, 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 Chinchilla

Chinchilla is known as the "Melon Capital", and you can usually find work from December to April.

May to October should be avoided at all costs as there is no work to be found. Depending on the season you may be able to find work picking vegetables in November, but you should always organise work before you arrive.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Melons: MaybeMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Vegetables: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeNo


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

How to find fruit picking work in Chinchilla

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), listed below:

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Where to stay in Chinchilla

Accommodation options, are a little limited, with a caravan parks and a motel in the town.

Some of the farms have various accommodation options available, but this should be arranged before you arrive, not all farms have this option, and some only have limited places.

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

Name: Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre

Address: Warrego Highway, Chinchilla QLD 4413


Telephone: (07) 4668 9564

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