Frequently Asked Questions

Simply click or touch on one of the questions below to see the answer. Where appropriate, I have linked to the relevant pages so that you can find further information.

If your question is not answered on this page, try having a look on one of my many Forums. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, feel free to post your question on the forum or send me a contact email, I check and reply to both on a regular basis.

Please note: If your question is likely to benefit other people, it is best to post it on a forum. If you contact me with such a question I will ask you to post it on a forum instead. I thank you in advance for your understanding on this matter.

How can I post a job?

The jobs board I have on this site is actually a feed supplied by another company. As such, you cannot post a job directly on this site

However, you can post a job on their site at, and it will show up here on Downundr.

How can I find a job?

If you are looking for a work there are a number of dedicated pages to help you.

You should consider the Backpacker Jobs page, which has links to other such pages as:

You can also have a look at the Positions Vacant jobs board, there are often jobs listed on there.

Another good idea is to get in contact with some recruitment agencies. Be sure to check out the Recruitment and Employment Agencies in Australia page. You can browse 100's of recruiters and filter them by location and/or speciality.

How can I find fruit picking or harvest work?

If you are specifically looking for fruit picking or harvest work there are a number of pages you should look at.

Firstly is the main Fruit picking and harvest work in Australia page. This lists all the basic details you should know, like what to expect, what you should bring with you, etc.

Then you can browse by state or territory. Each page lists the most popular fruit picking towns or districts in that state (or territory), with specific details like who to contact for a job, what accommodation options are available to you, and much more.

Finally, you can also have a look at the Positions Vacant jobs board, there are often fruit picking jobs listed on there.

How can I find Recruitment agencies?

If you are looking for recruitment agencies you are in luck. Be sure to check out the Recruitment and Employment Agencies in Australia page. You can browse 100's of recruiters and filter them by location and/or speciality.

Can you personally help me find a job?

I get asked this a lot, but unfortunately the answer no. I am not a recruitment agency, nor do I own a fruit picking farm looking for workers.

However, I have tried my best to provide you with all the information you need. Please have a look at the questions above for help finding a job.

Please note that all emails received asking for my personal assistance finding work will be ignored. I just don't have the time to reply to each one explaining that this is not a service I offer.

Do you have a forum?

Yes. In fact, there are 7 forums. Just follow the link to the main Australian Forum page for links to each of the 7 individual forums.

The forums cover specific topics like work, eduction, travel, immigration, visas, chit-chat, and an all-things-Australia forum.

I personally try to answer as many questions, where I have some knowledge on the topic, as I can. So please, if you have a question, post it on the relevant forum.

Why are there ads on the website

There are ads on this website. A lot of them at times. That is because this website was personally built by me, without the backing of a company or investor/s.

There are costs associated with website hosting, domain name registrations, testing devices, various software packages used to create and maintain this website, and much more.

Also, I have literally spent 1,000's of hours working on this website. Working on weekends, late in the evenings after my day job, public holidays and during my annual leave holidays.

I apologise in advance if anyone find the ads on here overbearing, but they are needed to keep this website alive. The little bit left over, after paying all the expenses, helps to keep me motivated to keep improving this site. I hope you understand.

How can I contact you and will you reply?

Yes, you can send me an email (see below for the link). However, I get a LOT of emails, and there are a number of reasons I may not reply.

Firstly, please make yourself familiar with all the points on this FAQ page. Any email I get that is covered on this page is unlikely to get a reply. For example, I get a large number of emails from people wanting my personal help finding them a job (which I cannot do).

Needless to say, if you are trying to sell me something I won't reply. If I want to buy something, I will find it myself.

I may also just send a quick reply directing you to post the question on the forum. Many questions are best asked on the forum, not in a personal email. When I reply to a question on the forum everyone can view the answer, thus sharing the knowledge around. So before sending me an email, ask yourself "would the answer to this question benefit other users of this website"? If the answer is yes, please post it on the forum and I will answer it there.

That said, I will answer all other technical related questions, bug reports, problems you encounter, questions not suited to the forum (for example, it may contain sensitive personal information) etc.

So, if you still want to send me an email, you can do so on the Contact Page.

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