Start your career in horticulture
EXPLORE QUEENSLAND. YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS.
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: www.gapyearaus.com.au
FIND A FARM JOB
There are a number of ways to find work on a Queensland farm.
- Find information via the Queensland Government’s Pick Queensland website.
- Search the Harvest Trail jobs board
- Phone the National Harvest Labour Information Service on 1800 062 332
- See the JobSearch website for more information about finding and applying for seasonal jobs for Australian residents
- Search the FarmHub website
- Visit the regional farm job campaign sites and jobs sites, including Pick the Burdekin, Work and Play Whitsundays, Granite Belt Harvest Army, CQ Job Link
- Look for advertisements in local papers and social media sites and local online job boards
- Register with the Queensland Government’s Jobsfinder service
- Use private job search websites including Adzuna, Career One and Seek
- Search the wool harvesting jobs website
- Contact working hostels in the region
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.