Officially named a town in 1872 and a city in 1966, Dubbo has since become home to almost 40,000 people. The town is located within a climatic transition zone between temperate and semi-arid climates so expect an average temperature of 15 degrees if you’re picking cotton and ginning cotton from April to May.
Fruit Picking Work in Dubbo
If driving from Sydney it is a 412km journey. Take the Mid Western Hwy to Bathurst and then the Mitchell Hwy to Dubbo.
There is also regular trains, buses and air services from Sydney.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Check out the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to a number of endagered species, including the White Rhinoceros.
- The Old Dubbo Gaol is a must see to find out the infamous history of the town during the gold rush era.
- Hire a bike and take a ride along the Tracker Riley Cycleway along the Macquarie River corridor.
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.