Basic Employment Information

Welcome to Stothart Family Farms’ Employee Information Blog.

We are a strawberry farm located in Bellmere, Queensland.

The  type of work and when it will be available is detailed below:
Please note that we now aim to start planting & picking/packing earlier than previous seasons
Planting: Approximately the 1st week of March to the middle of April.
Maintenance/plant cleaning/fertilising etc.: Minimal positions are available from the middle of April until the fruit starts in mid May/June.
Picking / Packing: Approximately the middle of May to the end of October.

Before applying, please ensure you are available & flexible for the days and hours you can work. In the peak of the fruit season this can be Monday to Saturday. We also ask applicants to ensure that they are available for the full fruit season which is from mid May/June until the end of October (sometimes longer if weather permits).
There are no part-time positions available.

Applying for Work
We post an Application Form on this blog before planting commences and again, before picking/packing commences. You may like to sign up to follow the blog to ensure you get notified when we post information or the Application Form. We also have a Facebook page which will give you updates and links to this blog. Find us on Facebook at

We do give the first intake of picker and packer positions to returning employees and employees who planted with us. We then fill new positions after that.

Before deciding to proceed with work on the farm, please ensure you can stay for the entire season once picking / packing has started.

Please also note that our phone line is currently out-of-order (even though it rings for the caller – it does not ring on our end) so we are unable to answer phone calls at the moment. We are in the process of obtaining a new number. In the mean time, we do encourage you to always apply through the website rather than calling or emailing.

Thank you for your interest.

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