We can assist you to find work and arrange transport at no expense to you. Previous farm work experience is not necessary because training is provided by your employer.

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Important and Other Information

  • International workers in Australia must have a current working holiday visa.
  • The weather may be wet, hot and difficult, especially in the Australian Summer months. Bring a hat and covered work shoes.
  • Employers will spend time to train you and would like you to stay working for at least 12 weeks.
  • Working times start early and may be up to 10 hours per day.
  • You will get short breaks and will need to take food and drink to work to enjoy on your lunch break.


Note: Backpackers Shack is not an employment agency.


The following banana farm work is obtainable all year around.

  • Humping
  • Sorting
  • De leafing
  • Tractor driving
  • Packing

There are farms in the Innisfail area that grow rare, exotic and tropical fruits such as rambutan, mangostene, passion fruit, pineapple, lychee, avocado, mango, ginger, coconut, granadilla, and limes.

The following type of casual work may be found at other farms in the area.

  • Paw paw / papaya picking
  • Packing
  • Tractor driving


Please note the following:

  • Employers usually pay award wages on an hourly basis. Some employment rates and conditions compare favourably to others.
  • The Management do not negotiate wages, hold or chase up money owed to you. Please do not ask.

You are required to present the following documents to your employer

  • Work Visa
  • Tax File Number.
  • Australian Bank Account details

Other information


Phone 07-40617760 or the manager via mobile 0499042446 for enquiries or complete the online enquiry form on our "Contact Us" page