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Experience Bowen and the Whitsunday region by working on farms and contributing to feeding our nation and others while in your time off, lapping up the beautiful sunshine or snorkelling the fringing reef on one of Bowen’s award winning beaches, the North Queensland way.

Horticulture - vegetables, tomatoes and melons – May to October

Mangoes – October to January

Aquaculture - Prawns – December to May

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Pick Paradise

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association and the Qld Agricultural Workforce Network have recently launched a campaign designed specifically for Agriculture and Aquaculture. As part of this campaign, they have introduced a new industry and region-specific job noticeboard where you can find jobs on farms.

Click here to visit the Pick Paradise website and search for a job on a farm.



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 or facebook page

QITE Employment opportunities can be found here.


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

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

Sky View Units – Ph: (07) 4786 2232

Whitsunday Sands Resort – Ph: (07) 4786 3333

Coral Cove Apartments – Ph: (07) 4791 2000

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

Bluewater Harbour Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 6289

Bowen Arrow Motel – Ph: (07) 4786 2499


Step 3 – Get here!

You can get to Bowen and the Whitsundays by road, air, bus and rail. For more information check out our Getting Here page. 


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

  • Stop at the farm gate and DO NOT go past the visitor sign
  • Ring the phone number on the sign for permission to enter the property
  • Do not enter the property without permission
  • Do not enter any fields or paddocks to talk to workers.
  • Do not go to any houses with the sign – Private residence. No labour required.
  • Do not go past any signs that state No Work / No Labour Required.

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