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With many buildings dating back to Queensland’s early pioneering days, Childers offers a different experience to many other harvest work towns. Centered around sugar cane harvest you may also find work picking tomatoes, avocados, zucchinis, lychees, mangoes and macadamia nuts.
 

Population: Approx 1,500

Fruit Picking Work in Childers

January to March – Mangoes
March to July – Citrus
April to September – Tomatoes
July to April – Avocados
October to January – Zucchinis
December to February – Lychees

Fruit Picking Jobs in Childers

Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland

Where’s Childers


Getting There

The Bruce Highway will get you to Childers, it about a 3hr drive north from the Sunshine coast and 45 minutes south from Bundaberg and about 1 west of Hervey Bey. All the coach services along the east coast will get you there but it may be handy having a car to get to work.

Accommodation
There are caravan parks, camping facilities and a backpackers in Childers.

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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