Innisfail is the major producer of
bananas and paw paws in Australia, and is the base for
international backpackers looking for work in Queensland.
The produce is picked and packed locally, then sent
weekly to southern markets.
Workers are required 12
months of the year and experience is not necessary as
training is provided.
We are not an employment agency,
however, we assist you to find work and arrange
transport at no cost to
Payment, conditions and hours of work varies from farm to
farm, but you can expect a guaranteed minimum award wage
which is payable on an hourly
Work Visa, Tax File Number and Australian Bank Account are
Whilst banana work is obtainable all year around, the
following work maybe available on a more casual basis.
following work is available
paw / papaya
Work can also often be found in any trade,
carpenter, plumber, electrician, chef, painter, etc.
Other farms that may have work grow :
rambutan, mangostene, passion fruit, pineapple,
lychee, avocado, mango, ginger, coconut, granadilla,
many other rare tropical fruits.
Things to think about
working holiday visa is essential.
Employers have to
spend time training you, so they prefer you to stay at
least 4 weeks.
You will be working in hot, wet, and
sometime difficult tropical conditions.
The days can be long
- 8 to 10 hours, with short breaks and early starts.