Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Giru

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

Fruit picking Giru

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Giru is a very small sized town located in the northern part of central Queensland. It is located less than 10 km's from the ocean and has a population of less than 500 people. However, the city of Townsville (approx. population of 175,000) is only about 45 minutes drive away.

It is located about 1,310 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 15.5 - 16.5 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way, or two days if you stop over for a night.

It is about 400 km's from the popular tourist destination of Cairns, which takes about 5 hours to drive.

Its postcode is 4809, 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 Giru

Giru is best known for growing a range of vegetables, melons and sugar cane, with sugar cane the best, and longest, crop to find work in.

June to December are great months for finding work in the sugar cane fields, and you can often also find work in November and December picking melons.

Depending on the season, you may also be able to find work during the months of May to November in the vegetable fields.

It is highly recommended to avoid the area from January to April if you are looking for work, as there is virtually nothing to be found.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Vegetables: NoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNo
Mangoes: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Sugar cane: NoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

  Legend:

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





How to find fruit picking work in Giru

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

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

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




Where to stay in Giru

Because of its small size accommodation options available are limited. There is one hotel in the township and a number of caravan parks in the area.

However, there are backpacker hostels are located in Ayr and Townsville, located about 45 and 30 minutes drive away respectively, with some people making the commute on a daily basis.

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

Name: Burdekin Visitor Information Centre

Address: Plantation Park, Bruce Highway, Ayr QLD 4807

Website: www.burdekintourism.com.au

Email: burdekintourism@bigpond.com

Telephone: (07) 4783 5988



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