If you are in Queensland looking for work please respond.
If you are coming here for work you must be on Working Holiday Visa 462/417.
The backpacker working season here in Ayr will finish towards the end of December.
There are mostly outside jobs available planting or picking of rockmelons, honeydews & capsicums.
Please remember working situations change quickly with the farmers therefore we cannot guarantee an exact start date for work as it depends on weather conditions, how many people arrive before you.
The farmers that get their workers from our hostel have their own payroll organisations.
Will sign off WHV days for both 462 & 417 Visas.
The information I have been told about the farms wages are,
Type 1 - Hourly Causal Rate
Type 2 - Hourly Permanent Part-Time Rate
Upon arrival you need to pay per person first weeks rent and a safety deposit/bond of $100.00 per person.
Rooms either $168.00 per person, per week or $182.00 per person, per week.
Depending on what rooms are vacant when you arrive will determine where you first stay.
All rooms are air-conditioned with fridges and televisions.
We provide basic cooking utensils, cutlery and plates, bowls, etc. with use of shared pots and pans.
There are also large outdoor communal areas, a small soccer field and swimming pool.
Postcode: 4807 (Ayr, Townsville)
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We are a working hostel please be respectful & understand we are not a party hostel.
All rooms are shared dorm style with air-conditioned with fridges and televisions.
The backpacker working season here in Ayr starts in February and will finish towards the end of December.
There will mostly be outside jobs available planting or picking of rockmelons, honeydews & capsicums.
The farmers that get their workers from our hostel have their own payroll organisations. Hourly paid at the casual or Permanent Part-Time Rate depending on farm.
Farms will sign off WHV days for both 462 & 417 Visas.
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