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A world-class agribusiness, Hancock Agriculture, incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services, has an exceptional opportunity available for an experienced Station Hand to join our operations at Durham Downs Station, Queensland.

Job Type:



Competitive remuneration


Hiring Now


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

We have a position available for an experienced Station Hand join our cattle station operations at Durham Downs, QLD.

Durham Downs Station is situated in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. The nearest towns are Quilpie and Windorah. The property spans 8,910 km2 and runs approximately 17,000 head of cattle. 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:

Reporting to the Station Manager, your key duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Mustering cattle using horses and bikes

  • Attending to all facets of cattle husbandry and processing

  • Carrying out general station maintenance and repairs, including fencing and welding

  • Undertaking general vehicle and machinery operation and basic maintenance

  • Assisting with land and environmental management practices

  • Ongoing training will be provided.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle, using calm methods with the advantage of digitalised communication, improved weaner cradles, cattle crushes and yard shading

  • Sound horsemanship and motorbike skills

  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills

  • Competent operation of various station machinery/equipment and carry out basic maintenance

  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely

  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices

  • Ability to record information and communicate effectively in the workplace

  • Hold a current Class C Drivers Licence (truck licence an advantage, or be willing to obtain)

  • Hold a Motorbike Licence (preferred or be willing to obtain)

  • A genuine passion for agriculture.

Job Benefits:

  • At Durham Downs Station, we are committed to providing our team members with a rewarding and comfortable experience. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer competitive remuneration, and the chance to immerse yourself in the unique beauty of Queensland’s Channel Country.

  • Become part of a team that values collaboration, mutual support, and a strong sense of community. We foster a positive work culture where everyone feels respected and valued.

  • Enjoy a comfortable living space and indulge in delicious, nourishing home cooked meals prepared with care by our cook.


How to apply


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


REF | 20220825 | CL 20221108 | RO 20230531 | Transfer 20230619

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