Work

We are committed to finding you a job! We have established relationships with the finest growers, farmers and contract employers in the Bowen area. We don’t take a percentage; we just find you the perfect job so you can save money, achieve your goals and have the best possible time at Aussies!

We provide transportation to work and back home again at the end of the day. There is no separate charge for this. We take you shopping twice a week after work.

We’ll help you with all the paperwork too! Payslips, taxation forms, superannuation… it can all be too much!

For more information about Visa renewals, try these handy links:

harvesttrail.gov.au

diac.gov.au

ato.gov.au

Work / Hostel Information Sheet

Work on farms is Queensland is hot, hard work and we must ensure that we supply our farms with people who are hard workers and can manage the tasks they are set. If you suffer from back problems then this is probably not the sort of work you should be looking for. Days can be long and demanding, but good fun, once you get into the swing of things!

Please remember that we are NOT the farmers. They decide the days you work. We can never guarantee you a job as soon as you arrive, unless we have contacted you specifically. We will get you working as soon as possible. Please note that we do not get you in on the pretence of work and keep you waiting for months. At the start of the season work can be a bit spasmodic, until things get up and going. Work is dependable on the weather, market prices, breakdowns etc. All our out of anyone’s control. Tractor and forklift licenses are handy , so if you have one let us know on arrival. When you leave the farm will sign off your days for your second year visa.

Work can be hourly paid, or by the bucket. You must be prepared for either. Please ensure that you have a working holiday visa, Australian tax file number and bank account details (BSB and account numbers). Old clothes are required for work, covered in shoes (trainers are ok) or boots, a wide brimmed hat and long sleeved shirt if you are working outside. You will need gloves for picking, sunscreen and a good water container.

We provide your transport to and from work and take you shopping weekly or twice weekly at no extra charge. Please ensure you bring some food with you in case you have missed the shopping trip.

You can get to Bowen by flying to Proserpine airport which is 1 hour away from Bowen. A shuttle bus can be booked by phoning Jim Cummins on 0423 877 992. Alternatively you can get here by Greyhound or Premier buses.

To check in you require a week’s rent in advance. You must always be paid up a week in advance. Failure to do so means you will not be taken to work, replaced on the farm, and asked to leave the hostel. WE DO NOT HOLD YOUR PASSPORT. Please do not ask us to hold your passport as collateral against your rent. We only need a copy of your passport for visa verification with the Department of Immigration.

As we are a working hostel we ask you to take other people into consideration regarding noise etc. We want everyone to have a good time, and be considerate of other guests.

Bed linen is supplied and rooms are cleaned weekly.

Should you decide to come to Aussies a copy of our House Rules must be read, signed by you, and emailed back to us before you arrive. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WORK-INFO-AND-HOUSE-RULES-2017.  Please ensure you include your phone number on the signed form. When this is done we can then reserve a bed for you.

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