Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Murgon

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

Fruit picking Murgon

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Murgon is a smallish outback country town located in southern Queensland, with an approximate population of 2,150.

It is located about 250 km's from Brisbane, which should take about 3 to 3.5 hours to drive, if you don't make any long stops along the way.

Its postcode is 4605, 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 Murgon

Murgon only grows tomatoes, and the only month that is really busy is May.

With a little luck you may be able to find work from December to April, depending on the season. Work is virtually non-existent the rest of the year, do NOT just turn up and expect to be able to find work!


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Tomatoes: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeYesNoNoNoNoNoNoMaybe

  Legend:

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


Weather in Murgon

And here you can see the average temperatures in Murgon over the year, it may influence you decision on if you want to work in the area.

 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Avg. Max Temp (°C)
31
29
28
26
22
20
20
22
25
27
29
30

Avg. Min Temp (°C)
18
18
16
12
7
6
4
4
8
12
15
17

Avg. Rain (mm)
101
104
57
22
32
49
21
29
31
54
65
108


Hottest 3 months:
December - February
Coldest 3 months:
June - August
Wettest 3 months:
December - February

Hottest ever:
40.0°C in January 2002
Coldest ever:
-6.0°C in July 2002

These are the average yearly temperatures from 2001 - 2013 and are sourced from www.weatherzone.com.au.
For more details please visit  www.weatherzone.com.au (Murgon)



How to find fruit picking work in Murgon

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 Services (run by the Australian government):


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 Murgon

There are hotels, motels, caravan parks and guest houses in and around the town, however there is currently no back packer hostels.

You may be able to camp on the farm you are working on, but you should organise this before arriving, often places are limited. Either way it is a good idea to bring your camping gear.

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

Name: Murgon & District Development Bureau

Address: 118b Lamb Street, Murgon Qld 4605

Website: www.tourism.southburnett.com.au

Email: tourism@murgon.qld.gov.au

Telephone: (07) 4168 1984



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