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Hancock Agriculture, combining Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations & S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd, has a long history in agriculture with more than 20 properties across Australia, spanning around six million hectares. With a herd of over 150,000, we are proudly one of the country’s largest producers of Wagyu and commercial cattle.

Job Type:



On Application


Immediate Start


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Chief Pilot and Station Manager you will provide aerial mustering services to company stations in Western Queensland, based at Durham Downs Station QLD. This is not a fly in, fly out (FIFO) roster. This will be a varied role in which you will have the opportunity to utilise multiple skillsets, firstly in aerial operations operating meticulously maintained company helicopters and then, when this is not required, working with the livestock operations team.

  • Durham Downs Station is situated in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. The nearest towns are Thargomindah and Quilpie. 

  • The property spans 892,791 hectares and runs approximately 17,000 head of cattle. Located on the western bank of the Cooper Creek the property is serviced by an outstation (Woomanooka) on the eastern side, which provides a good base for mustering and allows for two smaller stock camps to work independently or combine for mustering. 

  • In a friendly, inclusive and respectful work environment, all team members are valued and play an integral role in the successful and smooth running of the station.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Aerial cattle mustering and general aerial work (checking of livestock and facilities);

  • Ferrying helicopters for scheduled maintenance

  • Ferrying company staff between properties (when required).

Job Requirements:

  • A CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter – CPL (H);

  • Aircraft class rating for Single-Engine Helicopter (SEH);

  • R22 endorsement, with a low-level rating and aerial mustering endorsement;

  • R44 endorsement (desirable);

  • Minimum 800 hours of aerial mustering experience (desirable);

  • Current Class 1 medical certificate;

  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC);

  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle;

  • An understanding of low stress stock handling principles

  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills;

  • Competent operation of various station plant, machinery and equipment and basic maintenance;

  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely;

  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices;

  • A genuine passion for cattle and station life.

Job Benefits:

  • Air-conditioned, single room accommodation

  • Quality home-cooked meals

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment.

  • The opportunity to work in a spectacular landscape, among incredible native wildlife and iconic landmark

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Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or S. Kidman.

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