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12 Months of farm work in the Whitsundays

Posted: 5th Dec

The Whitsundays is the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and the agricultural powerhouse of Northern Australia. With farm work available 12 months of the year, now is the time to join us in the beautiful Whitsundays.
Tomatoes, Capsicums, Beans, Corn, Pumpkins and Melons are just some of the produce varieties that come to life in the North Queensland winter growing season between June and November each year. 
Our mango growers require workers between October and January and the largest Prawn farm in Australia requires workers between November and April. 
By connecting jobs with fruit and vegetables, mangos and prawns you can have 12 months of work in the Whitsundays.
With such a large amount of produce being grown in the Whitsunday region, there will be approximately 3,500 jobs up for grabs over the next 12 months with peak demand for workers in September.
Bowen Gumlu Growers Association Agriculture Workforce Officer for North Queensland, Julia Wheway said that now was the time to start preparing for a job in the Whitsunday agricultural sector.
“With international borders still closed, there are a lot less Backpackers in Australia than usual” meaning there will be plenty of jobs for domestic jobseekers.
“Australian jobseekers wanting to live in a beautiful part of the world and make up to $1,500 a week should look into working in Bowen and Gumlu in 2021.”
Jobseekers should register their interest on Whitsunday Jobs and keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities.
To find out what it is like to work and play in the Whitsundays, click here: https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/workandplay