Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Innisfail

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

Fruit picking Innisfail

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Innisfail is a medium sized town located in northern Queensland. It is located less than 2 km's from the ocean and has an approximate population of 8,500 people.

It is located about 1,610 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 19 - 20 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 90 km's south of the popular destination of Cairns, which should take only about 1.5 hours to drive. In fact many people who want to do fruit picking in Cairns end up working in Innisfail instead.

Its postcode is 4860, 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 Innisfail

Innisfail is a banana growing area. Nothing else is generally grown in the area in a commercial capacity that requires workers.

You can generally find work all year long in some capacity from picking bananas, tending to the existing plants, and planting new banana trees.

However, severe tropical weather, including flash flooding and cyclones, can have an devastating impact on the season. One cyclone can wipe out entire crops. Make sure you check if there is work in the area before heading there.

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Bananas: YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes


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

How to find fruit picking work in Innisfail

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)

Backpacker hostels are also a good way of sourcing work as they often have good relationships with the local growers.

Where to stay in Innisfail

Despite its smallish size, there are a number of accommodation options available. These include: a number of hotels, motels, caravan parks and backpacker hostels.

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

Name: Innisfail Information Centre

Address: 1 Eslick Street, Bruce Highway, Innisfail QLD 4860



Telephone: (07) 4061 2655

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