Bothkamp Australia Farm employs up to 50 people during seasonal peak periods every year. This is generally April to November. We offer exciting career opportunities in a supportive and innovative work environment, working together with a mixture of local and international staff.
We have onsite accommodation available, however highly recommend the following local backpackers and caravan parks in Kununurra. We offer free pick up and drop-off from your accommodation, with only a 15 minute drive from town to the farm.
COVID-19 update: We are continuing as normal (whilst all necessary precautions are being taken as advised). If you are unsure about WA Covid-19 conditions, please refer to the WA Government COVID-19 coronavirus website.
Pickers & Packers
Melon and pumpkin pickers & packers are required for the peak harvesting season in Kununurra – April to November. We produce rockmelons, honeydew melons, piel de sapo melons, butternut and Kent pumpkins, which we pick with modern custom-built picking trailers (with everyone working in the shade).
Picking supervisors manage the pickers for the season. They are responsible for managing a picking crew of 5-15 people. The position is both a supervisory as well as hands-on manual labour job.
Machinery Operators & Farm Hands
We are currently seeking experienced Machinery Operators and General Farm Hands, joining a small team that reports directly to the Farm Manager. Key responsibilities will include: all tractor and farm machinery operations, irrigation, general farm duties, conducting regular maintenance, and repairs where necessary. MR/HR Driver’s licence would be highly regarded, as would a forklift ticket.
We are currently seeking an experienced Spray Operator. You will primarily be responsible for carrying out the spraying program for the horticultural crops (melons & pumpkins) under direction of the agronomist & reporting directly to the Farm Manager. A professional attitude and good record keeping skills are desirable. This role suits people looking to work with modern spray equipment and tractors that can manage their own time well.