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Special Notice: Seasonal Worker Accommodation

Alongside Margaret River Wine Association (MRWA), the South West Development Commission (SWDC), the City of Busselton and Southern Stars Holiday Park, we are pleased to announce that new camping facilities have been developed at Southern Stars Holiday Park in Dunsborough for the specific purpose of providing much-needed seasonal worker accommodation in 2023-24.

The powered campsites will be online at the beginning of March, and are suitable for tents, vans and campers and include access to shared ablution and cooking facilities. Businesses or seasonal workers wishing to secure sites on a short- or long-term basis are encouraged to contact Southern Stars Holiday Park directly to discuss requirements, via (08) 9755 1331 or [email protected].

On behalf of the industry, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Todd Davidson, Natalie McCarthy and their team at Southern Stars, as well as all the local contractors who have worked tirelessly in recent months to bring this project to fruition amidst their own staff shortages. We would also like to gratefully acknowledge the collaboration and support of the SWDC and City of Busselton.

MRBTA has been working closely with MRWA for a number of years to address the region’s challenges in securing the seasonal workforce which is so critical for our tourism, hospitality and wine industries. We hope this development will provide meaningful assistance to our members.

This is a longstanding and complex issue for our region, and it is encouraging that industry and government are coming together to progress both short- and long-term solutions for these important industries. With one third of the 2,000 employing businesses in the region requiring access to seasonal staff, this issue will continue to be a long-term focus of MRBTA and MRWA.

Image L-R: Tony Nottle (City of Busselton); Todd Davidson (Southern Stars Holiday Park); Jane Kelsbie MLA; Ashley Clements (SWDC); Sharna Kearney (MRBTA); Amanda Whiteland (MRWA); Jesse McDonald (SWDC)

Further Information

  • Full press release: South West holiday park being developed for seasonal worker accommodation
  • Pre-Vintage Welcome to Country, Thursday 23 February 2023: MRBTA and MRWA are partnering on this event which will see the local community join Wadandi Elder, Dr. Wayne Webb to mark the start of vintage 2023 and warmly welcome all those arriving on ancient Wadandi Boodja to assist with the vintage.
  • Job vacancy resources:
    – Harvest Trail Services
    South West Provider – Rural Enterprises
    Tel (08) 6166 9124 | Mob 0419 347 180
    Email [email protected]
    – Tourism & Hospitality
    – For further details on accommodation, transport, working conditions and more, and to search jobs online at