Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Kununurra

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

Fruit picking Kununurra

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Kununurra is a medium sized country town, with an approximate population of 3,800, located far north eastern Western Australia, close to the border of the Northern Territory.

Its postcode is 6743, 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.

It is located about 3,215 km's from Perth, which takes at least two days to drive, and about 829 km's from Darwin, which would take you about 10 - 11 hours to drive. It is also located about 1,050 km's from the popular tourist destination of Broome.

Kununurra is located in a tropic climate zone, meaning that it get's tropical weather, although it is extremely rare a cyclone / hurricane will get that far inland, although if there is one in the around Kununurra will generally experience some pretty extreme storms and rains. The monsoon wet season is from early November to February / March.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Kununurra

There is very little work to be found from December to February.

But that's okay, that is in the middle of the wet season where temperatures are generally +30° and humidity levels are extremely high, making any kind of physical work very uncomfortable.

The best months to find work are May to September with lots of work to be found citrus, melons, and tree planting industries.

With a little luck you can also find work in March to April and October to November.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Citrus: NoMaybeYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Vegetables: NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesMaybeMaybeNo
Mangoes: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesMaybe
Melons: NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesMaybeMaybeNo
Tree planting / Weeding: NoNoYesYesYesYesYesMaybeMaybeNoNoNo

  Legend:

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


How to find fruit picking work in Kununurra.

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Western Australia section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Perth and Western Australia 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):


ITEC / The Job Shop Australia handles most of the fruit picking and harvest jobs in and around the Kununurra area. You can contact them by:

Address: ITEC / The Job Shop, 116 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra WA 6743

Website: www.thejobshop.com.au

Email: kununurra@thejobshop.com.au

Telephone: (08) 9168 1500 - 8:30am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)


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 Kununurra

There are plenty of options available to you, including hotels, motels, caravan parks and backpacker hostels in the town.

Visitors / workers are generally well catered for in such remote places, otherwise no one would ever go.

You can also check with the local Tourist Information Centre to see what other options are available to you.

Name: Kununurra Visitor Centre

Address: Coolibah Drive, Kununurra WA 6743

Website: www.kununurratourism.com

Email: info@visitkununurra.com

Telephone: 1800 KUNUNU



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