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The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) was founded in 1877 and is one of Australia's leading beef 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.

Job Type:



A competitive remuneration package ++


Hiring Now


Applications close 23rd May 2024

Job Description:

Monkira is located on the Diamantina River in Queensland's Channel Country. It adjoins NAPCo owned Coorabulka Outstation to the north and is NAPCo's southernmost Channel Country property.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Day to day duties include:

Reporting to the Station Manager the Head Stockman will lead a crew of 6 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! Position commences on station now.

  • Running the stock camp

  • Communicating clearly and leading by example

  • Mustering on horseback and motorbikes

  • Undertaking general station duties

  • Operating machinery / trucks (on occasion)

Job Requirements:

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)

  • No dogs, horses maybe considered.

Job Benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position

  • Meals and private, recently renovated air-conditioned accommodation (bedroom, laundry & ensuite) suitable for single or couple.

  • NAPCo are proud to offer competitive pay, generous annual leave entitlements, season completion bonus, uniform allowance 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).

Applications will close on 23rd May 2024.

To submit your application go to or the APPLY NOW button below.

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

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

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