We are a working hostel & family caravan park looking for backpackers as the working season is about to recommence. Farms need people on Working Holiday Visas to be here ready to start picking and packing in April.
Any persons looking to apply must already be living in Australia, and must not be living in or traveled through any Covid19 hotspots.
Please understand, with farm work that situations can change very quickly, as it depends on weather conditions, how many people the farmers need etc, therefore we can not guarantee the date you start work.
The farmers that get their workers from our hostel have their own payroll organisations and all work counts for 462 and 417 Visas.
Work is paid at the hourly casual rate of $24.36 before tax.
There will be inside and outside jobs available, this work includes preparing fields, irrigation, planting, picking and packing of capsicums, rockmelons, honeydews and pumpkins. These jobs may require you to be able to bend over for long periods of time.
Upon arrival you need to pay first weeks rent and a safety deposit/bond per person. Rooms rates are per person, per week to paid in advance.
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 linen, basic cooking utensils, cutlery and plates, bowls, etc.
There are large outdoor communal areas, including indoor and outdoor kitchens, a small soccer field and swimming pool shared with all guests.
These are things you will need for the farm work as you will be outside all day.
-wide brimmed hat,
-long sleeve shirt, yellow or orange hi-vis work shirts
-plenty of water 2lt-5lt,
-lunch/cooler bag, (plenty of food, water, some sort of PowerAde/Gatorade)
-normal running shoes or boots,
-shorts or long pants which ever you prefer,
We can arrange transportation to take you to and from the farms.
Postcode: 4807 (Ayr, Townsville)
Not a backpacker? That's ok. We accept applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, international students as well as working holiday visa holders. If you are qualified for this position, please register and apply via the form below.
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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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