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Chinchilla is known as the “Melon Capital” of Australia , with approximately 25% of Australia’s watermelon crop produced here. There’s no beaches in Chinchilla but don’t worry there’s water-skiing, canoeing and many other great activities to get stuck into during your spare time.
 

Population: Approx. 4,400

Fruit Picking Work in Chinchilla

December to April – Watermelons and Rockmelons
November – Onions

Fruit Picking Jobs in Chinchilla

Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland

Where’s Chinchilla

Getting There

The Warrego Highway will get you in from Brissy in about 3.5hours, while the D’Aguilar Highway will sort you out in 4hours if coming from the Sunny Coast. Buses run Daily to Chinchilla from Brisbane, and 3 days a week from Toowoomba to Rockhampton via the Dawson Hwy.

Accommodation

Many properties offer accommodation privately, you may even get some on the farm that your employed at. Otherwise their are caravan parks and of course a couple motels.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

Popular activities include water sports, camping, cycling, golf, off road driving, pretty much anything outdoors! Make sure you don’t miss the Chinchilla Melon Festival ! Someone split 47 watermelons in 60 seconds! Crazy!

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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