Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Mackay

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

Fruit picking Mackay

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Mackay is a large coastal city with an approximate population of 167,000. It is located about half way up the coast of Queensland.

It is the gateway to the popular tropical islands known as the Whitsunday Islands, and is a popular place for people to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

It is located about 970 km's from Brisbane, which should take about 12 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way. Cairns is about 740 km away, which takes about 9 - 9.5 hours to drive.

You can find direct flights from both Brisbane and Cairns (and a number of other cities) to Mackay running on a regular basis.

Its postcode is 4703, 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 Mackay

The main crop grown around Mackay is sugar cane. It has a long peak season running from June to November and there is generally a lot of work to be found in these months.

You may be able to find work from March to April, but you should organise a job before arriving during these months.

Avoid December to February and May at all costs, there is virtually no work to be found during these months.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Sugar cane: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo

  Legend:

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





How to find fruit picking work in Mackay

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) and Jobfind Centre, listed below:


Name: Jobfindcentre - Mackay

Address: 7 Sydney Street, Mackay QLD, 4740

Website: http://www.jobfindcentre.com.au

Email: jobfind_Mackay@jobfindcentre.com.au

Telephone: (07) 965 9700 (Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm)


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 Mackay

Because of its large size there is virtually every accommodation option you can imagine from 5 star hotels to backpacker hostels.

For all you campers out there there are also a large number of caravanning and camping options in and around the area.

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


Name: Mackay Visitor Information Centre

Address: The Mill, 320 Nebo Road, Mackay Qld 4740

Website: www.mackayregion.com

Email: info@mackayregion.com

Telephone: 1300 130 001


Name: Town Hall Visitor Information Centre

Address: Town Hall, 63 Sydney Street, Mackay Qld 4740

Website: www.mackayregion.com

Email: townhall@mackayregion.com

Telephone: 1300 130 001




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