We are a Working Hostel, not only do we provide accommodation but we also network with the local community to help backpackers find employment on local farms for our guest workers.
Many of the harvest jobs will meet the Second Australian Working Holiday Visa eligibility and count towards the 88 days of specified work.
IMPORTANT : All workers must have a valid Working Holiday Visa.
Fruit Picking Work Stanthorpe
January to April - Grapes
January to May - Capsicums, tomatoes, Apples, pears
May to August - Vine & stonefruit pruning
June to September - Apples, pear thinning
September to November - Stonefruit thinning
October to May - Vegetables
November to January - Apples, pear thinning & Stonefruit( March)
WHY WORK FOR SUMMIT BACKPACKERS
Summit Backpackers has been operating since 1994 and has developed a strong presence with numerous job opportunities available right across the Granite Belt region. Our workforce is currently made up of mainly international workers who come to experience work and life in Australia. Working for Summit Backpackers provides a great way to earn some good money, see Australia and make new friends on your Aussie adventure.
Summit Backpackers offers international workers the opportunity to experience the Australian way of life and gain valuable work experience while working for some of Australia’s largest horticultural farms. We are here to find you a job but we are also here to help you find your feet in Australia. We will help you organise transport options to and from work and just be a general support for all those little day to day things such as health care, bank accounts and public facilities.
Casual workers are in high demand during the Australian harvest seasons. These positions are ideal for jobseekers in Australia on working holidays.
Summit Backpackers is often looking for suitable workers to fill casual positions on farms to assist with harvesting.
Some work may be hourly paid work and some will be paid on a contract or piece-work rate.
5. GENERAL HARVEST INFORMATION
Males are generally recruited for the more physical, picking farm work, and girls in the packing or grading shed. However, this is dependent on the fruit/vegetables and what suits the farmer’s operations.
Vegetable and fruit picking can be very hard work. You need to be very physically fit and prepared to work in all types of challenging conditions, such as hot, cold or wet weather days.
Farm work is very rewarding and positives are that you will get fit, you will make some good friends and of course you will earn money! And don't worry, after a couple of days, your aching back will be gone ;-)
Most jobs are Monday to Saturday and a full time week is between 35-50 hours. Weekend work varies and is more probable in the summer months.
We have a work list, in order to be eligible you need to be keen to work, be prepared to do any kind of work and be available every day!
N.B.: We can not guarantee jobs, the amount of work and some harvests may not run for 3 months consecutively. Farm work is seasonal and can change without notice. It is also heavily dependent on the weather and market prices. We always try our best to find you farm work as soon as possible and for the length of time required.IMPORTANT : All workers must have a valid Working Holiday Visa
You will also need :
A hat or a cap
Old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Long sleeved shirt
High factor sunscreen (30+)
Plenty of water - you will drink between 2 and 8 litres per day!)
Food for lunch and breaks
Pair of gloves (sometimes provided by the farmers)
Australian Bank Account
Proof of Current working Visa
Tax File Number (TFN)
6. USIFUL LINKS
We’ve compiled a selection of useful websites:
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland <www.cciq.com.au>
Bank and Taxes
Australian Taxation Office <www.ato.gov.au>
Suncorp Bank <www.suncorp.com.au>
National Australia Bank <www.nab.com.au>
Commonwealth Bank <www.cba.com.au>
Brisbane City Council <www.brisbane.qld.gov.au>
Queensland Rail <www.qr.com.au>
Virgin Blue <www.virginblue.com.au>
Queensland Transport <www.tmr.qld.gov.au>
Immigration Australia <www.immi.gov.au>