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The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is Australia’s largest integrated cattle and beef producer, specialising in grass-fed, grain-fed, and Wagyu beef production. Established back in 1824, we’ve been doing this for a while we’re Australia’s oldest continuously operating company. We’ve had plenty of time to figure out how to be the best workplace we can be, with all the support, training and opportunity you need to shape your career how you want to. We’re dedicated to acknowledging our history even as we look to sustainably feed the future – and we’d love you to join us.

Job Type:



Competitive remuneration & allowances


Immediate Start


Applications close 30/6/2024

Job Description:

  • Brunette Downs isn’t just another property; it’s at the heart of AACo and a huge part of our history! Situated 350km northeast of the nearest town, Tennant Creek, the property comprises of mostly open downs country and is involved in the breeding and backgrounding of our Mitchell Composite and Wagyu F1 cattle.

  • The Gardener is responsible for keeping the garden and surrounding areas in a presentable manner and performing general garden maintenance as required.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out duties in a planned way, following work schedules, organising materials and equipment

  • prior to commencing work

  • Mow, whipper snip and water lawn areas within the station complex

  • Maintain fences, hedges, garden beds, sprinklers

  • Maintain gardens (pruning, weeding, mulching, planting)

  • Prepare and apply garden chemicals

  • Take rubbish to the dump

  • Use chainsaw to trim trees and large shrubs

  • Feed animals around the homestead

  • Perform routine checks on all equipment prior to use

  • Operate equipment as required, following all safety precautions

  • Observe and report equipment issues

  • Perform routine maintenance as required and report any major repair needs

  • Maintain personal equipment in reliable condition

  • Maintain a tidy/clean workplace and quarters

  • Apply chemicals as required, operating only under supervision until trained; follow chemical management procedures in AACo Reference Manuals

  • Maintain water supply equipment in good working order

  • Committed to innovative environmental management to protect our natural resources and promote sustainable agriculture

Job Requirements:

  • Current Drivers Licence (Heavy vehicle licence where applicable)

  • Demonstrated competency in all tasks reasonably required of a gardener

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions

  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to organise/prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working under pressure

  • Mature and rational approach to problem solving

  • Flexibility - able to meet changing requirements

  • Initiative - ability to take quick action when required and actively pursue opportunities to make further contributions

  • Teamwork - ability to work with other people towards a common goal, establish effective collaborative relationships with other people in the business

Job Benefits:

  • Live the outback dream with full board provided in air-conditioned accommodation

  • Stay connected with WIFI and a phone allowance.

  • Grow with us – we're all about development, training, and transfer opportunities.


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LONG TERM ROLE (Not open to WHV applicants) 

If you're ready to be a part of AACo's legacy and make Brunette Downs even more legendary, apply now.


To apply, please submit your resume and at least 2 work references via the APPLY NOW or email:


Please note references will be checked.

Ref AACo | 20240410 | CL 20240515 | 20240516 Retainer start

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