JACKAROOS AND JILLAROOS – 2020 SEASON

With positions available at Van Rook Station, Stirling Station and Inkerman Station – all of which are adjoining (Van Rook Station is in the centre and is located approx. 135km north east of Normanton & Karumba in the Northern Queensland Gulf), the role would involve working in the stock camp as a Jackaroo/Jillaroo (1styear stockman) and being based at the main station complexes.

These are entry level positions for school leavers and young people who are keen to lean the ropes to become qualified and experienced stockpersons as a pathway into the growing pastoral/agricultural industry.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mustering paddocks, drafting and operating yards, processing weaners, walking & educating cattle, loading and unloading of trucks and road trains, fencing repairs, running supplement feeding etc – at the direction of the Head Stockman.
  • Ensuring mustering equipment (including tack, bikes, buggies, vehicles etc) is regularly kept clean and maintained and in the case of mechanical equipment, scheduled for servicing by the station mechanic.
  • Ensuring the safety of all persons in the stock camp at all times.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of welfare for all livestock on the station.

Essential Criteria

  • Current driver’s license and ability to drive a manual vehicle.
  • Must be able to work well in a supportive team environment.
  • Must show initiative with the ability to finish tasks.
  • Practical thinking and good problem solving skills.
  • Must be prepared to take ownership and responsibility for your actions.
  • A genuine desire for a career path in the pastoral or agricultural industry.
  • Must be hardworking, energetic and have a sense of humour!

Preferable but not essential

  • Rural background.
  • Sound horsemanship skills and motorbike skills.
  • Previous experience working with cattle or horses and a basic understanding of the highest standards of animal welfare (full training will be provided).

Because we only want the very best people on our stations, we offer excellent industry-leading wages and very comfortable accommodation (all stockman accommodation is single room with en-suite bathroom), lush manicured station grounds, dedicated staff phone with unlimited free calls, full-channel Foxtel, free high-speed WiFi and seriously good chef-cooked meals – honestly the best you will find anywhere on a station in the North of Australia!

This is a great opportunity for someone to have the experience of a lifetime working with a fantastic team of fun, genuine people on one of Australia’s largest cattle stations in some of the more interesting scenery of the Outback with excellent fishing & camping opportunities on days off.

Full job training will be provided (including advanced stockmanship and horsemanship training) to support and promote career development within the pastoral industry.

Start DateApril 2020



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