Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Mareeba

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

Fruit picking Mareeba

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Mareeba is a medium sized town located in northern Queensland, located in what is known as the Tablelands area. It is located about 60 km's inland from the ocean and has an approximate population of 6,800 people.

It is located about 1,750 km's north of Brisbane, which should take about 21 - 22 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 65 km's south of the popular destination of Cairns, which will take about 1 hour to drive due to the windy roads. Many people who want to do fruit picking in Cairns end up working in Mareeba instead, when they cannot find any work close to Cairns.

Its postcode is 4880, 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 Mareeba

Mareeba is part of the heart of Australia’s thriving tropical fruits and coffee industry. You will find a large range of farms ranging from mango, paw paw, coffee, macadamia nuts, sugar cane, pineapples, cashews, bananas and a whole lot of other crops.

You can generally find work all year long in some capacity. 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.

    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Avocados: NoYesYesMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bananas: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe
Citrus: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe
Longans: MaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybe
Lychees: MaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybe
Mangoes: YesMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeYes
Paw paws: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybe
Pineapples: MaybeMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybe
Vegetables: NoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNo


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

How to find fruit picking work in Mareeba

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 Quality Industry Training and Employment, listed below:

National Harvest Labour Information Service


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

Quality Industry Training and Employment

Address: 39 Byrnes Street, Mareeba QLD 4880


Telephone: (07) 4092 9700 or 1800 354 414

Where to stay in Mareeba

There are a number of accommodation options, including a hotel, a number of motels and many caravan parks in town.

Some of the farms have various accommodation options available, but this should be arranged before you arrive, not all farms have this option, and some only have limited places.

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

Name: Mareeba Heritage Museum Information Centre

Address: 345 Byrnes Street, Centenary Park, Mareeba QLD 4880



Telephone: (07) 4092 5674

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