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Now your really going inland, Dirranbandi is 600km west of Brisbane and the nearest major town is St George 1.5 hr half drive away. Your not going to get fruit picking work here instead you will find cotton picking and ginning jobs. Dirranbandi is also known for its wool production, fancy a shearing job? Did you know Dirranbandi is said to be an Aboriginal word meaning “swamp abounding in frogs and waterfowl”
 

Population: Approx.450 ( Increases when all the seasonal workers arrive)

Fruit Picking Work in Dirranbandi

March to May – Cotton picking & Cotton Ginning

Fruit Picking Jobs in Dirranbandi

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Where’s Dirranbandi

Getting There

Lets put it straight out there, theres no public transport to Dirranbandi, you’re going to need a car. From Brisbane you can take the Gore & Barwon Highway or the Warrego and Moonie Highway, either way its going to take about 8 hours to get there.

Accommodation

There’s a budget lodge in town, hostel and caravan park. If your feeling fancy there’s also a hotel and two motels.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

Having a beer with the locals will be a good laugh, I’m sure they’ll have a few cracking stories to share. Otherwise there’s Off Road Driving, Fishing, Canoeing, Camping and Golfing to pass your spare time.

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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