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Giru is a rural town about 50km south of Townsville. Known for its huge sugar cane harvest, you’ll be sure to find work, whether it be sugar cane picking  in winter/spring or  picking mangoes  in summer.

Population: Approx. 500

Fruit Picking Work in Giru

May to November  – Capsicums, Zucchinis
June to December – Sugar cane
November to December – Mangoes

Fruit Picking Jobs in Giru

Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland

Where’s Giru

Getting There

The story of the east coast continues, get on the Bruce Highway and head north. Giru is 54km south of Townsvilee and  350km north of Mackay.  Bus and Train services also service the east coast.


For backpacker hostels you will have to stay in Ayr and Townsville. If you have camping gear you may secure a farm stay otherwise their is a caravan park and a hotel in Giru.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

Theres some good fishing in Gin Gin and some beautiful country side plus the Boolboonda Tunnel ( Longest un-supported man made tunnel in Australia) . Gin Gin is a small town but you have Bundaberg in close proximity.

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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2 Responses to “Giru”

  1. Josh Yates

    how do i contact the employer?


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