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!
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.
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.
Generally lots of work. There may be work. Generally no work.
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:
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.
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