Start your career in horticulture

There are thousands of roles currently available within Queensland growing regions for those who want to workFor unemployed Queenslanders, this is an opportunity for a fresh start in a strong and vibrant industry. Many of these opportunities also allow candidates to access government incentives to reduce financial barriers to relocating. 

For further information about working opportunities and your rights as an employee view the resources below.


Do you want to earn money while travelling? This is a game changer.

Growcom and Australia’s largest digital platform for high school leavers, Year13 have announced a new campaign that will encourage young Australians to consider horticultural work as a gap year option.

We want to give young Aussies the chance to explore regional Queensland, meet like-minded people, and partner with ethical employers for a year like no other. Travel as far north as Cairns for mangoes and reef tours or as far south as Stanthorpe for apples and national park treks.

Our aim is to take the guess work out of gap year options by providing a no nonsense, backstage pass to all that Queensland has to offer.

If you’re a school leaver, you may be eligible for a free 12-month subscription voucher (valued at $53.00) funded by the Queensland Government.

For more information visit:


There are a number of ways to find work on a Queensland farm.

Not sure of where you’d like to go? Visit the Queensland Government’s #pickqld planner and search by month and location.


Assistance is available for eligible people who relocate to undertake work in agriculture.

You could be eligible for payments of up to $1,500 from the Queensland Government to assist with accommodation and transport costs associated with travelling and staying in remote locations.

Australians could be eligible for up to $6,000 and international job seekers could be eligible for $2,000 through the Australian Government’s relocation assistance.

Access to Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY has also been fast tracked for young people who choose to work on farm. 

Explore what a career in horticulture really looks like