The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) was founded in 1877 and is one of Australia's leading cattle companies, managing over 6.1 million hectares and home of Australia's First Carbon Neutral Beef - Five Founders. NAPCo employs approximately 220 staff operating across Queensland and the Northern Territory, with 13 cattle stations, a Depot in Mount Isa, a Feedlot and Farm in the Darling Downs and an office in Brisbane's CBD.


2 x Head Stockperson Positions 

  • We are seeking applications from those interested in joining our teams in the QLD Channel Country at either Marion Downs or Monkira Stations as a Head Stockman.

  • As a NAPCo Head Stockman you will lead a crew of approx 6-8 station hands ensuring the efficient and effective operations of the stock camp.

  • For this position, you will need to be flexible and agile with the ability to think ahead!  


Start Date: Position can commence on station before Christmas or early 2022.

Day to day duties include:

  • Running the stock camp

  • Communicating clearly and leading by example

  • Mustering on horseback and motorbikes

  • Undertaking general station duties

  • Operating machinery / trucks (on occasion)


Ideally the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working as a Leading Hand or Head Stockman on a cattle station

  • An effective communication style and strong leadership skills

  • Excellent livestock handling skills, of a quiet and sensible nature

  • Strong horsemanship and/or motorbike riding skills

  • Organisational and record keeping skills 

  • Be committed to working safely in accordance with NAPCo's HSE policies and procedures

  • A MR, HR or HC Licence (or willingness to get one)


Employee benefits:

  • Full-time positions

  • Meals and air-conditioned accommodation provided (single or couple).

  • NAPCo are proud to offer competitive pay, generous annual leave entitlements, travel reimbursement and transfer opportunities between stations at the end of the year.

  • We invest heavily in on-the-job training and all staff are offered and encouraged to complete a traineeship in Agriculture.

  • NAPCo stations have a great social environment and give all employees the chance to attend our annual Station Challenge, ad-hoc campdrafts, sports days, fishing, camping etc..


Pre-employment requirements:
Prior to commencement, all new employees are required to undertake an Australian National Police Check and are also required to be vaccinated against Q Fever (all associated costs covered by NAPCO).

For more information on this opportunity, please phone 0429 399 630 or email

For more information and to apply please go to our careers page or via the APPLY NOW button below.


NAPCo is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces, promotes and values diversity and inclusion.

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