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When you hear Bundaberg what springs to mind is probably Rum, but Bundaberg is one of Australia’s leading harvest work regions. Located about 375km north of Brisbane, Bundy produces the most tomatoes Australia wide and accounts for approximately one-fifth of all national sugar production. This supports the production of Ginger Beer and Rum, where harvested canes are easily transported to these codependent industries . Don’t worry it ain’t just sugar and tomatoes! Their is loads of  fruit picking and vegetable picking work with cucumber, mango, capsicum, beans, paw paw, corn, avocado, citrus, potatoes and many others ready for the picking.  With farm work also available Bundaberg has opportunities all year round.
 

Population: Approx 60,000

Fruit Picking Work in Bundaberg

January to December – Sweet potatoes
February to September – Avocados
March to July – Citrus
March to December – Zucchinis
April to May – Beans
April to August – Capsicums
April to June – Cucumbers, custard apples
April to August – Tomatoes
May to July – Pumpkins
August to November – Cherry tomatoes
August to September – Strawberries
October to November – Beans, cucumbers
October to December – Capsicums, tomatoes, melons
November to December – Pumpkins
December to February – Mangoes

For more information check the fruit picking harvest calendar.

Fruit Picking Jobs in Bundaberg

Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland

Where’s Bundaberg


Getting There

Same story different destination, the Bruce Highway will get you to Bundaberg if  driving along the east coast. Bundaberg-Brisbane is about a 4-5 hour drive south, while Bundaberg-Rockhampton is a 4 hour drive north. All the coach services will run through Bundaberg so you won’t have a problem getting there! The nearest major airports are the Sunshine Coast ( 3-4 hour drive south) or Mackay (4hour drive north ).

Accommodation
There are heaps of accommodation options in Bundaberg,  in season there will be camping opportunities on farms, backpacker hostels are also popular places to meet people and find additional work and there’s also caravan parks and camping facilities around. Of course you will find hotels and motels if you need a break from the backpacker/camping life.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

Fruit picking work aside there’s a few historical museums and wineries to get too. If you have a car there are many options within an hours drive. Get in contact with the guys at the local visitor centre.

Extending Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Many harvest jobs will meet the Second Australian Working Holiday Visa eligibility and count towards the 88 days of specified work. Some regional locations and jobs are ineligible which could lead to the Department of Immigration rejecting your application. So remember to confirm whether or not your fruit picking or harvest job will count towards the Second Australian WHV.

 

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5 Responses to “Bundaberg”

  1. Jess

    Hi,

    Me and my friend are looking for fruit picking jobs for the beggining of feburary for a few weeks. We are two english girls aged 21 both very hardworking, energetic and friendly.

    If you could help us out atall please let us know, thanks.

    Reply
  2. James Ogilvie

    Hi,

    I am after fruit picking jobs for the beginning of august this year for a fortnight. I am from Sydney and in Queensland until the end of august willing to travel on the train up to Bundaberg from the Sunshine Coast. I am easy going, willing to work long hours and overtime if required and experienced in general and logistics labour and pick and packing.
    If interested please let me know.

    Reply
  3. Harley bridgett and paul hilton

    Hi harley and i are looking for any sort of work willing to start at any time we are hard working realiable and willing to give anything ago thanks

    Reply

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