Surrounded by picturesque national parks Stanthorpe is home to some of Queensland best wineries. At an altitude of 1000m metres it can get pretty cold so pack for all weather conditions. Theres heaps of fruit picking work available, check below.

Population: 4,300

Harvest Work Stanthorpe

January to April – Grapes
January to May – Capsicums, tomatoes
February to May – 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
November to March – Stonefruit

Try these guys for fruit picking work before you get to Stanthorpe,

Best Employment / Ready Workforce
Cnr Rogers and Railway Streets
Stanthorpe Qld 4380
Phone Number: 1300 080 545

Where is Stanthorpe?

Getting There

From the Gold Coast the Cunningham Highway will get you to Stanthorpe in 3.5hrs, while the drive from Brissy is only 3hrs. There are also daily coach services departing from Brissy to Stanthorpe which is great. Once arrived in Stanthorpe the issue is the lack of public transport, so having a car will be handy if your not residing on the farm.


Staying on the farm is a great option, otherwise there are 4 hostels in Stanthorpe and about 4 caravan parks as well. If you

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need a break from hostels, we’ve heard some motels offer special holiday rates for seasonal workers! Try it!

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

If you like drinking wine you’re in the right place, the region around Stanthorpe boast over 30-40 wineries! So you can drink till your hearts content! Otherwise try the beautiful national parks, great for bush walking and scenic views. So popular activities include, cycling, kayakingm mountain biking, off road driving, rock climbing, and don’t forget the animal and birdwatching!

Use the forum for job applications, not the comments, thanks.

9 Responses to Stanthorpe

  1. Danielle Jamieson 
    We are based in Wavell heights in Brisbane at present. Will be moving to we’re work is.
    We have a campervan. 
    Start immediately
    DOB – 02/09/1988

    Kyle McCarthy
    We are based in Wavell Heights in Brisbane at present. Will be moving to we’re work is.
    We have a campervan 
    Start immediately
    DOB – 17/11/1986

    We are an English couple who have been in australia for about 4 months now. Our first 3 months we travelled WA but We have just came over to the Queensland area to do our 88 days agricultural work. We are currently on the move or staying with a family friend in Wavell Heights. When we find work we will be heading towards our work destination. Myself and Kyle are both looking for work as we both want to qualify for our second year visa. We are a very easy going couple who are enjoying every minute of Australia and are very committed to doing our farm work as this means a lot for us to be in the country another year. We are very hardworking and willing to do any duties put to us. We currently don’t have any picking experience but we are willing to learn all new tasks involved and are looking forward to the experience. When we was over in the WA myself Danielle I worked in a salad bar up until me coming over to queensland. I am a fully qualified hairdresser but I am enjoying doing some different job roles whilst spending my two years in oz. Kyle worked doing fencing for the length of time we was there so is very good with lifting and so on.. We are looking to find a farm and stick with them for as long as the farm will keep us. We are wanting to do our 88 days farm work but if work commences then we will be happy to stay to earn some money and save. The whereabouts of the farm is not an issue with us as the important thing is that everyone on the farm is nice and we can enjoy our experience for the time we are there. We have lots of motivation towards this job. We want to prove that we are hard working people and also want to keep our jobs as its means a lot getting the visa therefore we are very motivated into keeping our boss impressed with our level of work. Myself and Kyle are active people and enjoy the outdoors very much since being in oz. We understand it’s hard work but we are willing to put all effort into this. 

    Hope to hear from you soon … We are willing to take work ASAP. 

    Thanks for your time. 
    Kyle & Danielle 🙂 

    Danielle Jamieson January 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm Reply
  2. I’m a young Englishman looking for fruit picking work near Brisbane

    Ian mowbray-williams February 5, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply
  3. Hello, we are a twenty-nine and twenty-four year old British couple interested in your avocado picking work once the season commences. Currently we are in Brisbane but can travel at short notice. We have our full one-year working holiday visa’s and TFN numbers. We have previously worked and lived across Africa (Ghana, Kenya) and so are used to working for extended periods of time in hot and humid places. We are honest, flexible and reliable people, willing to work hard and for long hours. We both work well in a team with others and can also competently work on our own. We also both hold full, clean UK driver’s license. Please get in touch if you have work for us!

    Many thanks, Sophia and Neil

    Please contact us on –

    Neil Mob: 0470 501 831;
    Sophia Mob: 0470 456 465;

    Neil Griffin February 18, 2012 at 6:38 am Reply
    • We are looking for any fruit-picking work – not just avocados!

      Neil Griffin February 18, 2012 at 6:41 am Reply
  4. Hi!
    My name is Emma, I’m British and I have just arrived in Queensland 2 days ago!
    I am looking for ANY work at all, as soon as possible! – I am very fit and extremely hard-working!

    Please get in touch via email or by calling me on 0458146610

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Emma 🙂

    Emma McGrenaghan February 24, 2012 at 4:59 am Reply
  5. Hi my name is James Mekab. I am from Honiara, Solomon Islands. I am interested in the picking apple. My age is 45 and still very tough to do any job in this industry.

    Two Mps from Australia were here in December and signed with Solomon Islands Government the idea of Solomon Islanders coming to Australia under the seasonal workers scheme. It will start in July this year.

    I am one of those interested and will be happy to hear your comments. There are information regarding this scheme.

    Please let me know any thing. If you say ok I will provide the information to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who is responsible for this here in Solomon Islands.

    If you know other farmers who are interested please let me know soon also.
    I await your reply in due course.

    This is a genuine request and thank you
    James Mekab

    James Mekab February 29, 2012 at 2:20 am Reply
  6. Hey there,
    we are a couple (French 23 and Germany 22),
    we are seeking a fruit picking job around Stanthorpe, we already have 4 months of experience in fruit picking, packing, planting, cutting etc…

    We are motivated, hardworkers, reliable and willing to work a lot of hours.

    Would be great to hearing from you soon.

    Warm regards,
    Pia & Jeremy

    Pia & Jeremy March 11, 2012 at 5:01 am Reply
  7. Hey!

    We a couple looking for qualifying work for our second year visa, preferably on a farm as we are looking to experience real Aussie life!
    We will do what ever it takes to stay in this amazing country longer, so getting our hands dirty and working hard isnt a problem!!
    We can get to you tomorrow if needs be!!!
    We have experience with fruit/veg picking from egg plants, water melons, cucumber and punkin farms.
    We have mostly done farm work around aus to fund our trip as we love the out doors life style.
    im 22 and from the UK, and Michael is 26 and also from the UK.
    Im a Hairdresser by trade, and Michael a surveyor.
    We are extremely hard-working, reliable and trustworthy.
    We are currently based in Cairns but travel is not a problem.
    We have a camper van, so travel and accomadation is sorted
    We are willing to stay on the farm for as long as you need us.
    Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions
    thank you 0434011437

    charlie and michael August 27, 2012 at 2:08 am Reply
  8. Hi! My name is Wade, I’m from Taiwan. My friends and I are looking for any work. We have a car and live in Stanthorpe at present.
    Please contact us on 0421860248 or email.

    Wade Yu September 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

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