Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in Stanthorpe

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

Fruit picking Stanthorpe

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Stanthorpe is a smallish outback town located in the south east Queensland. It has an approximate population of 5,500.

Its postcode is 4380, 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.

The town lies on the New England Highway near the New South Wales border. It is 60 km's south of Warwick and 56 km's north of Tenterfield.

It is about 1,000 metres above sea level and is the coldest place in all of Queensland, so be prepared and bring some warm clothes, it can get chilly even during the summer months.

It is located about 220 km's from Brisbane, which would take you about 2.5 - 3 hours to drive, and about 720 km's from Sydney, which would take you about 8.5 hours to drive.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in Stanthorpe

There is a lot of fruit picking, harvest and seasonal work to be found in Stanthorpe.

The area is known for producing a wide range of vegetables and fruits, and produces a large amount of grapes for the local wineries.

Peak season is from January through to April, with a lot of work available in apple, pears, tomatoes and other vegetable crops. From May to October the work drops off, but with a bit of luck you can still find a job.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Apples / Pears: MaybeYesYesYesMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoMaybe
Grapes: MaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo
Stone fruit: MaybeMaybeMaybeNoMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeMaybeYesYes
Tomatoes: YesYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Vegetables: YesYesYesYesMaybeNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeMaybe

  Legend:

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


Weather in Stanthorpe

And here you can see the average temperatures in Stanthorpe 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)
27
27
25
22
18
16
15
16
20
23
25
27

Avg. Min Temp (°C)
16
16
14
10
6
3
1
2
6
9
12
14

Avg. Rain (mm)
100
83
67
41
45
47
49
40
48
68
75
95


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

Hottest ever:
38.0°C in January 1972
Coldest ever:
-10.6°C in July 1961

These are the average yearly temperatures from 1957 - 2013 and are sourced from www.weatherzone.com.au.
For more details please visit  www.weatherzone.com.au (Stanthorpe)

The busiest time for fruit picking jobs in Stanthorpe is from January to April. However, it can rain a lot during these months, especially January and February.

Make sure you bring some wet weather clothes if you are doing any fruit picking work during these months.




How to find fruit picking work in Stanthorpe

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, here are the details for some of the biggest companies operating in the area, it is always a good idea to contact them and see if there is any work in the area:


Name: Pozzebon C & Co (apples)

Address: 18 Bridge St, Stanthorpe QLD 4380

Telephone: (07) 4683 2393


Name: Baronio A G & L (apples)

Address: Aerodrome Rd, Apple-thorpe QLD 4378

Telephone: (07) 4681 1582


Name: The Summit Fruit (tomatoes)

Address: Granite Belt Drv, The Summit QLD 4377

Telephone: (07) 4683 2078


Name: Eastern Colour Pty Ltd (vegetables)

Address: Aerodrome Rd, Apple-thorpe QLD 4378

Telephone: (07) 4681 1582


Name: Best Employment / Ready Workforce

Address: Cnr Rogers and Railway Streets Stanthorpe Qld 4380

Telephone: 1300 080 545

Email: sue.frances@chandlermacleod.com


And lastly, there is the National Harvest Labour Information Service (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 Stanthorpe

There are lots of options, including five caravan parks and four backpacker hostels. There are also several hotels and motels that offer special rates for seasonal workers.

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

Name: Stanthorpe Tourist Information Centre

Address: 28 Leslie Parade Stanthorpe Qld 4380

Website: www.thegranitebelt.com.au

Email: sdtastan@flexi.net.au

Telephone: (07) 4681 2057


How to get to Stanthorpe

If you've found a job and need to get to Stanthorpe your options are a little limited. There are no direct flights from any of the major airline companies of Australia, but there are a number of different public transport connections.

Once you get to Stanthorpe there are no public transport in the area, so your own transport is valuable. Some accommodation places do provide transport for a fee to farms out of town, but you should really check it before you arrive if you don't have your own car or camper van.

If you are coming from Brisbane you can either drive, it is only 220 kms and it is going to take about 2.5 - 3 hours to get there.

Take a car or camper van!

If you don't have your own transport, you have to make a decision. Will you take a camper van or take a rental car?

To find out the best way to rent a car or camper van in Australia (and there are some tricks to it!), check out the Getting around Australia - cars & camper vans page now!


Catch public transport!

Catch one of the bus services to Stanthorpe, departing from Brisbane and other locations. Check out the Getting around Australia - public transport page now to search ALL the public transport networks right across the country!


What to do in Stanthorpe

If you are a nature lover you are in for a treat. Stanthorpe is part of the Granite Belt, so named for the remarkable landscape of protruding granite. National Parks including Girraween, Sundown, Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo are all located close by. There are lots of opportunities for camping, bush walking, scenic views and getting out into the Australian nature.

There are more than 50 wineries, so if you are a wine enthusiast you can sample some of the superb local varieties.

There is also an art gallery and the Stanthorpe museum.



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