At this time of the year there is limited work on farms in the region however that should change in June with blueberry season.

If you are already in Queensland, you should secure employment before you move into a new area. If you’re looking for harvest work, it’s really important that you don’t just show up to a farm. A better way is to register your availability at Harvest Trail. You can also phone the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332.

If you are not currently in Queensland, and plan to work here, you will need to secure employment before you cross the border. Before you can enter Queensland, you need to apply for an entry pass. If you do not have an entry pass, you will not be allowed to cross the border into Queensland.

Working holiday visa holders must visit www.australia.gov.au and register for self-isolation before travelling to another area of the country so they can show a potential employer they have followed the health rules.

Other contacts that may be useful:

Farm jobs

Contact FNQ Farmers with personal details – they will forward your details to various farmers  mdfvga@bigpond.com

Queensland Atherton Tableland Farm Fruit Picking

Facebook QLD Atherton Tableland Farm work and Fruit Picking

Speedie Staff Solutions

Fruit Pickers/Packers

T  07 4061 7149 (Innisfail)

T  07 4092 7162 (Mareeba)

F @speediestaffsolutions

Accommodation

It is important to understand that they should try to secure accommodation before they arrive as all the hostels and backpacker accommodation have closed their doors.

If you have no other means of getting food or essential items

People who have no other means of support can call the Community Recovery Hotline for assistance. The hotline has been activated by the Queensland Government to assist people who have been advised to self-isolate or quarantine at home by a medical professional, Queensland Health or through government direction and have no other mechanisms for support.

Community Recovery will work with partner organisations to arrange non-contact delivery of essential food and medication to people in quarantine with no other means of support. The Community Recovery Hotline can be contacted on 1800 173 349. More information

If you need medical advice

Queenslanders who require health advice or information while in quarantine or self-isolation should continue to call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit the Queensland Health website. Staff at 13 HEALTH can connect people through to a local public health unit and other health support services.

Translated resources

If you need some translated resources to help you understand your obligations, head to Queensland Health.

Accommodation

It is important to understand that they should try to secure accommodation before they arrive as all the hostels and backpacker accommodation have closed their doors.

We will update our website if we hear of anything else related to farm work.

Hang in there, take care and enjoy our beautiful country!