The men were travelling in a mini bus, heading south to pick fruit when their vehicle collided head on with an oncoming semi-trailer on Bruce Highway
Rita Kelly of Queensland Ambulance Service told 9 News, their officers “came across a very horrific scene.”
It was raining at the time of the incident and the roads were very wet.
Vanuatu media have identified the deceased as Ioan Malas, Bridly Kere and Veta Bong.
Two other passengers Charlie Seule and Etienne Malep suffered neck, back and leg injuries and are admitted at Innisfail Hospital.