Cotton Picking is an outdoor, typically remote rural outback job that many Australian and working holidaymakers will find themselves working in. Work can become hard during hot conditions but overall this a challenging way to see Australia, earn some money and really get a feel for the outback.
Cotton Picking Tips
As there could be a lot of machinery on site remember to stay active and vocal with other workers and be aware of any hazards around you. Australia’s cotton growers typically obtain premium prices for cotton due to its high fibre quality. If you notice anything compromising quality let your boss know!
Cotton Picking Locations
Narrabri Dubbo Mungindi Emerald
Narromine Dirranbandi St George Bourke
Warren Moree Goondiwindi Trangie
Wee Waa Hillston
Things you’ll need when Cotton picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
The word ‘cotton’ is actually derived from arabic words ‘qutun’ or ‘kutun’ used to describe any fine textile
Pay Information for Cotton Picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.