Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in or around the Darwin area? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Darwin & Humpty Doo? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Darwin & Humpty Doo a success!
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory with an approximate population of 76,000, and Humpty Doo is a medium sized outback country town located 32 km's south of Darwin with an approximate population of 3.150, making it an easy drive for anyone staying in Darwin.
Any eligible work done anywhere in the Northern Territory allows for backpackers and people wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa. So you can be safe in the knowledge that you can get your extended visa should you do any fruit picking work in either of these two areas.
You can generally find work all year long, but be careful during the months of May - October. This is the dry season and when most back packers head to the area. Due to the large number of back packers in the area, competition for positions is fierce!
If you don't mind working during the tropical "monsoon build-up" months (where humidity levels are at their highest, but the wet season and the rains have not yet arrived) you can always find work picking mangoes. I warn you, this is hard work. During the build-up months you sweat when sitting in the shade doing nothing!
Getting into a humid mango swap and picking large fruit all day long is a challenge even for the fittest of people. But if you can handle it you can make a lot of money as many farms are desperate for workers, especially in November.
Generally lots of work. There may be work. Generally no work.
Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Darwin and Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in the Northern Territory pages.
Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Darwin and the Northern Territory 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 two of the biggest local recruitment sourcing companies who specialise in fruit picking work:
If you still can't find a job then the best way is to just ask other people you meet in or around Darwin. Someone always know of some job some where. Another great idea is to head into as many hostels as you can and have a look at their notice boards and ask reception if they know of any jobs. Farmers often post their jobs on the board or just get reception to find workers for them.
You have so many options open to you. There are hostels galore, more hotels and motels than you could wish for, and a large range of camping spots around the area. Some farms even let people camp on the farm, or may even have basic accommodation options available, generally for a cost though.
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