Stanthorpe is in the middle of a huge fruit and vegetable growing area. To the north are the apple orchards and to the south you will find the vineyards and large farms growing mainly tomatoes and capsicums. The area has an amazing variety of fruit and vegetables and grapes that need to be picked. This “picking” season takes place from October through to May each year with the peak between December and April.
We work closely with the Best Harvest Labour Office in Stanthorpe and we also have a close relationship with many producers, however there are no guarantees of always finding work quickly.
All farm work is physically hard, often with long hours and you can be working in all weather – please be prepared!
There are a number of daily coach services direct from Brisbane. There is no public transport in the area so having your own transport is valuable.
Give us a call or email if you need to be picked up from the bus stop – please arrange this before arriving.
What You Need
We have a Queensland Transport Operator Accreditation to take workers to and from farms in our shuttle buses each day.
We also schedule regular transport to town for food shopping.
* A small charge applies for each trip.
The Farm Work Calendar
Mobile View – Alternate Farm Work Calendar
Harvest work in general is physically demanding. You could be required to carry and climb a ladder, carry a heavy picking bag from your shoulders or bend over all day cutting vegetables or picking strawberries. You should be fit, flexible, reasonably strong and active. You may have to work in the rain or in 35 degree heat. Be realistic about your ability and understand that the farmer needs workers who are cost effective for his business.
You should have sufficient funds for at least 3 weeks as circumstances can change quickly and are affected by the weather.
We require your week’s rent be paid in advance.