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  • Gatton Baptist Church

    Do you like outdoor work do you have a heart to minister to backpackers

    The Gatton Baptist Church runs a number of activities aimed at sharing Gods word to backpackers

    We are looking for volunteers to, help develop relationships with backpackers and assist them to get to know Christ

    There is farm work available all year round in Gatton

  • Location

    Gatton is approximately 1 hour west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

    The best way to get to Gatton is in the bus from Roma Street Transit Centre. It cost about $22.00 and takes a bit over an hour and a half

  • Location

  • Gods Work at Gatton Baptist Church

    What God has done at the Gatton Baptist Church

  • Backpacker Ministry Overview

    Our aim is to demonstrate Christs love through kindness, generosity and service.

    The biblical principals we operate under are

    Mt 28:19 So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

    Pr 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

    Lk 12:48 To whom much is given much is expected..

  • Backpacker Ministry Overview

    ActivitiesInternet CafEnglish ClassesBible StudiesCaravan Park BBQBlanket ProgramBibles & TractsHome Hospitality

  • Internet Cafe

  • Internet Cafe

    Wednesday 5:30pm 7:30pm

    Free tea, coffee, hamburgers, ping pong, and billiards

    Internet is1$ for 30 min,11 computers availableAverage approximately 100 people, up to 150 people

    160 hamburgers is our record.

  • Internet Cafe

    Thursday 5:30pm 7:30pm

    Free toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches.

    Free tea or coffee, ping pong, billiards.

    Internet is1$ for 30 min , 10 computers available.

    Average 25 people, up to 60 people

  • Internet Cafe

    Friday 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

    Free tea or coffee, ping pong, billiards.

    Internet is1$ for 30 min 8 computers available.

    Average 15 people, up to 40 people.

  • Internet Cafe

    Some numbers from the last 12 months God has provided over 1500 cups of tea and

    coffee God has provided over 4000 hamburgers God has provided over over 3000 sausages God has provided over 1000 toasted


  • Internet Cafe

    God has allowed us to give away over 300 bibles God has allowed us to give away more tracts than

    we can count And most importantly:- God has allowed us to demonstrate Christ

    unconditional love to approximately 1500 people from all around the world

  • English Classes

    Wednesday 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

    An average of approximately 20 students.

    Up to 40 Students.

    Qualified Teachers

  • Bible Studies

    Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

    Sunday 11:30am 1:00pm followed by lunch at someone's home

  • Caravan Park BBQ

    Third Sunday of every month.

    Cater for up to 260 people

    500 sausages is our record

  • Blanket, Bible, and Tract Programs

    A number of blankets are available free for use in caravans in the colder months.

    Backpacker bibles are placed through out the church for anyone who wants one.

    A tracts table is located in the foyer for any one who wants them.

  • Home Hospitality

    Where possible church members are encouraged to invite backpackers to there home for a meal.

  • Sometimes we get spoiled and the backpackers cook for us.

    Backpacker Ministry

  • Backpacker Ministry

    Everyone at Gatton Baptist Church joins in on the fun and backpackers are encouraged to join into all aspects of church life.

  • Backpacker Ministry

    God has blessed us with many friends from the four corners of the world.

  • Backpacker Ministry

    This ministry is basically a planting the seed ministry but every now and then God lets us share in that special moment when someone is saved forever.

  • Andy

    - Korea

    Kyoko -




    Middle east


    Middle ea


    Chad K


    New Brothers and Sisters in Christ


    - Japan

  • Thank You God


    Harvesting vegetable crops around Gatton will involve working on your own, in pairs or as part of a team. The job can involve , standing, kneeling, laying or sitting while moving through the crop. The work can be repetitious and tiring. but rewarding and often a means to an end when travelling.

    Crops are collected in various ways; produce is often placed into buckets, tubs or lugs. It can be cut, clipped or picked and placed into a bag strapped to the shoulders. On some occasions produce can be harvested in bunches and placed onto trays or placed into bins.

    There is also work available associated with the harvest in packing sheds, and other processing plants.

    There are crops within this area that require machinery operation for example olive, grapes, potatoes and onions are all harvested by machine. Experience in this area is highly sort after.


    Pay Rates and ConditionsPay rates and conditions vary form crop to crop and may include:

    Wages paid on a weekly basis Casual work paid on an hourly basis Piecework paid on a per unit harvested basis Negotiation agreed on a start to finish basis. Rates and conditions are based on registered awards

    that are binding between the farmer and you. As an EXAMPLE ONLY the average wage for a fruit

    picker who is paid hourly is between $14.00 - $15.00 per hour. Top


    Weather Most harvesting jobs are done outdoors with little or no

    protection form the weather. Many jobs are in locations where extremely high temperatures in summer are common up to 45 degrees Celsius.

    Physical/Personal Most harvest jobs require a reasonable level of individual

    physical fitness, in particular fruit and vegetable harvesting. Lifting is often required with all harvest positions.

  • Legal Requirements

    Australian Tax File Number (TFN) To work you will require an Australian Tax File Number.

    Appropriate taxes are to be paid on all earning you make. The rate will be determined by your current working arrangements. These are collected by the employer and submitted to the Australian Taxation Office. If you fail to provide a TFN you will be taxed at the highest rate.

    Visas When visiting Australia and wanting to work you must

    have a current and appropriate working visa. .

  • Accommodation

    Caravan park

    The Caravan Park is a bit rough the Caravans are old and a bit dingy. They are hot in summer and cold in winter but they are cheap. The atmosphere at the park is good with approximately 100 to 200 back packers from all over the world staying there. Cost approx $ 50.00 per week. Share HousesThese are located throughout Gatton and consist of a number of backpackers sharing a house usually you will have one room to your self with all other facilities shared. Cost between $80 $100 per week

  • If you are interested please contact

    Steve Mobile 0408 196 595 [email protected]