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Mainoru Station is family owned, located about 250km north east of Katherine on the border of Arnhem Land and about 350,000 acres. Work on the station involves bull catching, buffalo catching, running yards, coacher mustering, fencing, running lick, ect. With the season typically going from March/April until early November.

Job Type:



On Application


Hiring Now for start early 2024


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

Mainoru Station is looking to fill a limited number of positions for the 2024 season including:

  • Station Hands

  • Station Cook

  • Mechanic

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Mustering is done with the use of bullcatchers, motorbikes and horses, cattle can be lively and some not easy to handle, would recommend having experience in the industry. 


  • The cook position will involve preparing meals for about 9 people

  • Order taking for groceries and stores

  • Feeding animals such as poddies, chooks and pigs and gardening


  • The mechanic position will involve the repair and maintenance of various vehicles such as bullcatchers, trucks, loader, grader ect, and operating machinery. 

  • If you have any experience with handling cattle, you will also be able to work in the stockcamp.

Job Requirements:


  • Must be keen horseman, personal horses are welcome and all weaners educated and tailed on horseback. 

  • Cattle won’t be easy to handle with plenty of cleanskins and would recommend having experience in the industry (especially mustering and handling cattle). 

  • Skills such as basic mechanics and welding would be advantageous, if not can teach if willing to learn. 

  • Work in a team environment and be apart of a positive work culture.

  • At all times maintain the highest levels of animal welfare.

  • Be respectful towards equipment and your colleagues.

  • Drivers Licence preferred


  • Cooking experience preferred

  • Passion for preparing meals for a hungry team

  • Drivers Licence preferred


  • Certification/ experience working on various vehicles such as bullcatchers, trucks, loader, grader ect, and operating machinery is ESSENTIAL.

  • Clean and organised - tidy habits, taking pride in your workshop and work done on machinery.

Job Benefits:

  • All meals and accommodation provided

  • The station also competes in various campdrafts and rodeos throughout the year.

  • Be part of a close knit, supportive team

  • Above award wages paid based on age and experience.


START DATE: Early 2024

Only applications via email with a clear concise resume and 2 current references names and contact numbers will be considered - references will be checked. If these are not supplied your application will not be considered. Apply now below or all enquiries contact Will Hayes at, 0439 211 673 or the station phone 08 897 54702.

Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for these positions.

REF | 20231110

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