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LOOKING FOR FARM WORK

SEASONAL WORKERS – AUSTRALIAN WORKERS AND VISA HOLDERS

The Whitsunday region is offering multiple harvesting roles in both the horticulture and aquaculture industry for an immediate start.  Move between the different commodities for a year round work opportunity.

Fruit & Vegetables – May to mid-December

Mangoes – October to January

Prawns – November to May

 

HELP TO FIND WORK

We aim to make it a simple process to find work, somewhere to stay and then enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays.  

Step 1 – Find a job

The towns of Bowen and Gumlu are serviced by our local Harvest Labour Office QITE, who can help to match you with an employer for free. 

You need to register with QITE by contacting their team: -

Call 1800 354 414

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Visit their website www.qite.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FollowQITE

QITE Employment opportunities can be found here.

Working hostels

Hostels also liaise directly with growers to secure workers during the season. Contact one of the hostels below to find work and accommodation.

Barnacles Backpackers – 16-18 Gordon Street Ph: (07) 4786 4400

Harbourside Homestay – (07) 4786 6670

Bowen Backpackers – Cnr Herbert & Dalrymple Street Ph: (07) 4786 3433

 

Step 2 – Find a place to stay

Accommodation options

Bowen has many great accommodation options available catering for all budgets and length of stay. 

Bowen Holiday Park – Bruce Highway Ph: (07) 4786 1366

Bowen Palms Caravan Park – (07) 4786 2994

Harbour Lights Caravan Park – Soldiers Rd Ph: (07) 4786 1565

Horseshoe Bay Resort – Ph: (07) 4786 2564

Merinda Village Hotel – Ph: (07) 4785 2293

NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park - 1800 602 469

Queens Beach Tourist Village  - Ph: (07) 4785 1313

Tropical Beach Caravan Park Bowen - Ph: (07) 4785 1490

Ocean View Motel - Ph: (07) 4786 1377

Palm View Holiday Apartments – Ph: (07) 4785 1415

Pearly Shell Motel - Ph: (07) 4786 1788

Port Denison Motor Inn – Ph: (07) 4786 6822

Queens Beach Motor Hotel – Ph: (07) 4785 1555

Rose Bay Resort – Ph: (07) 4786 9000

Sails On Main – Ph: (07) 4786 5795

Sky View Units – Ph: (07) 4786 2232

The Milton Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 1433

Whitsunday Sands Resort – Ph: (07) 4786 3333

Coral Cove Apartments – Ph: (07) 4791 2000

Castle Motor Lodge Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 1322

Beachside Holiday Units - Ph: (07) 4786 2561

Bluewater Harbour Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 6289

Bowen Arrow Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 2499

 

Step 3 – Get here!

https://www.tourismbowen.com.au/visitor-information/getting-here

You may be eligible for a government relocation allowance of up to $6000 or $2000 for visa holders, click here for more information https://www.employment.gov.au/relocation-assistance-take-job

Contact the local Harvest Labour Office QITE to discuss your eligibility for the relocation allowance.

 

2021 Farm work Update

COVID-19 and Biosecurity are taken very seriously in our region. Please follow government guidelines when travelling to Bowen for farm work. You can find information about the Seasonal Worker Health Directive from the Queensland Government here

In addition:
Do not travel if you do not have secure employment or accommodation
Do not drive to visit farms or enter farm land to talk to workers in the paddocks.

 

Farm Biosecurity

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“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.

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