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Backpackers/Seasonal Workers

To find work in our region you will either need to directly contact businesses or if you are staying with a hostel they can also help to find you work during your time in the region.

  • Hostels often liaise directly with growers to secure workers during the season- acting as a labour hire organisation. Some horticultural businesses will only use hostels to obtain staff during peak periods.

    Barnacles Backpackers – 16-18 Gordon Street Ph: 4786 4400

    Aussie Nomads – Bruce Highway South Ph: 4786 5185

    Bowen Backpackers – Cnr Herbert & Dalrymple Street Ph: 4786 3433

  • Contact business directly to establish if they have any vacancies and to register your details. Take note of sinage at farms, many farms are small and are not able to deal with constant visitors.
  • Farming Map in the Bowen & Collinsville Tourist Guide and Holiday Planner
  • The Local Search and/ or Phone Book can also be used to obtain contact details of businesses.

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association are not a job agency or labour hire organization however you can register expression of interest on their website: www.bowengumlugrowers.com.au

Farm Biosecurity


“Biosecurity” is protecting the economy, environment and people’s health from weeds, pest and disease. It includes trying to prevent new pest and diseases from arriving, and helping control outbreaks when they do occur. The production of crops to supply domestic and overseas markets is important to Australia and vital to our economy. People can unintentionally carry diseases, pest and weeds without even realizing they had been infected.

When you see a Biosecurity sign, Stop. Phone the number on the sign. If told to proceed, follow the road to the Office/ Shed. Park in the designated area.

Respect farm signage and working farms

Do not enter any fields or paddocks to talk to workers.

Do not go to any houses with the sign – Private residents No labour required.

Do not go past any signs that state No Work / No Labour Required.

Look for large sheds with offices - apply at the office, not at private houses.