Jobs by season and location

Queensland has a diverse range of seasonal jobs available throughout the year. Explore the regions to find what job opportunities await you.

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Balonne Shire

The Balonne Shire is located in south-west Queensland and is home to stunning landscapes, white cotton fields and the majestic Balonne River.

Major towns are St George and Dirranbandi.

Vegetables October to November
Grains November to December
Grapes December to March
Melons December to March
Cotton March to June

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Bundaberg region

Bundaberg Region is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Located approximately 370 km north of Brisbane, the picturesque Bundaberg Region offers a diversity of landscapes from shoreline to hinterland.

Major towns are Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin.

Tomatoes April to December
Vegetables April to December
Melons October to December
Stone fruit and mangoes November to December
Avocados April to August
Citrus March to July
Macadamias May to July

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Burdekin Shire

Famous for being the sugar capital of Australia, The Burdekin district is located about an hour’s drive south of Townsville. The region produces the biggest sugar cane crops in the country, together with a diverse selection of vegetables and tropical fruits. Find more information about opportunities in the Burdekin district.

Major towns are Ayr and Home Hill.

Vegetables May to November
Melons May to June, September to December
Mangoes November to December
Stone fruit November to December

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Cassowary Coast

Running from Cairns to Cardwell, the Cassowary Coast is one of the undiscovered gems of Queensland, a quiet stretch of coastline bordered by the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Major towns are Tully and Innisfail.

Bananas All year round

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Central Highlands

The Central Highlands is home to some of Queensland's most unique attractions. Carnarvon Gorge’s soaring cliffs and natural beauty make it a major tourist attraction, and the Sapphire Gemfields are the largest of their kind in the southern hemisphere.

Major towns are Emerald and Blackwater.

Citrus March to September
Melons September to October
Cotton March to May
Grapes October to December

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Cook Shire

Welcome remote, unspoilt beauty. Cooktown and the Cape York Peninsula have a wealth of natural beauty, a rich and diverse Aboriginal culture and colourful pioneering history.

Major towns include Lakeland, Lockhart River and Cooktown.

Bananas All year round

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Lockyer Valley

Adventures and experiences abound in the Lockyer Valley, at the foot of the Great Dividing Range.

Major towns include Gatton and Laidley.

Vegetables September to June
Tomatoes November to May
Melons December to February

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Mareeba Shire

A food lover’s paradise, rich in wildlife, museums, coffee and wine, the Mareeba Shire is located at the base of Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland and inland from Cairns.

Major towns include Dimbulah and Gamboola.

Bananas All year round
Citrus All year round
Pineapples October to February
Vegetables November to April
Stone fruit November to March
Avocados February to April

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Moreton Bay

So much more than jobs. Close to Brisbane, winter sun, secret swimming holes, national parks and natural beauty around every corner.

Major towns are Caboolture, Redcliffe and Bribie Island.

Strawberries July to October
Pineapples March to June
Raspberries May to August

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North Burnett

Approximately four hours’ drive north of Brisbane and one hour west of Bundaberg. This region is surrounded by natural beauty and seasonal jobs abound year round to enable you to explore.

Major towns are Gayndah, Mundubbera and Monto.

Blueberries August to November
Grapes November to December
Mangoes/stone fruit January
Citrus May to July
Avocados June to August

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Scenic Rim

A thriving rural paradise set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks, seasonal jobs and adventure await.

Major towns are Beaudesert and Boonah.

Vegetables All year round
Melons May to June, September to December
Tomatoes November to April

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Southern Downs

Located South of Toowoomba and stretching down to the NSW and Queensland border the Southern Downs boasts natural landscapes, wine experiences and fresh produce with jobs ripe for the picking.

Major towns are Stanthorpe and Warwick.

Strawberries October to April
Stone fruit November to December
Vegetables November to March
Apples/pears February to April
Grapes January to April
Tomatoes/capsicums January to April

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Sunshine Coast

Pristine beaches, surf spots and rural hinterland and natural wonders and fabulous attractions and events, you can combine these experiences with work on the Sunshine Coast.

Major towns are Nambour, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Eumundi and Maleny.

Pineapples February to May, September to October
Ginger August to October
Strawberries August to October
Apples/custard apples April to June

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The attractions and awe-inspiring landscapes of tropical North Queensland, with a cooler climate – what’s not to love. The Tablelands is located just south of Cairns and features breathtaking waterfalls, impressive lakes, lush rainforest, rugged outback and seasonal jobs to fund your adventures.

Major towns are Atherton, Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet.

Vegetables September to December
Bananas All year round
Avocados February to June
Apples/custard apples March to July

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Whitsunday region

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday region is home to 74 island wonders and is located on the tropical coast. Choose from any number of water activities on offer, or explore friendly towns, funded by seasonal work opportunities. Find out more about working in the Whitsunday region.

Major towns are Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine.

Melons May to June, September to November
Tomatoes May to November
Vegetables May to November
Mangoes/stone fruit November to January

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