Northern Livestock & Agriculture is a family owned and operated business located in the NT. We are seeking an Overseer/ Caretaker for 'Providence', a 55,000ha cattle station located 250km West of Katherine.

Job Type:



Based on Experience


Immediate Start


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

Responsible for day-to-day operations at Providence Station, including animal husbandry, infrastructure maintenance, machinery maintenance, record keeping, and any other task required to operate a cattle breeding property.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Checking waters as required – every day if necessary.

  • Monitor cattle condition/health and report any problems immediately

  • Maintain all pipes, tanks and troughs

  • Clean troughs as required

  • Putting out supplementation

  • Monitor paddock condition

  • Maintaining fences to a high standard – including spraying regrowth

  • Maintaining all bores and generators

  • Maintain generator at house

  • Grading firebreaks/ fence lines

  • Maintain airstrip at all times – including spraying anthills

  • Maintain/grade driveway as required

  • Maintaining all bikes, cars and machinery – including servicing as required

  • Record all cattle numbers, in/out and paddock numbers

  • Record all NLIS movement on database as required.

  • Keep workshop clean and workable at all times.

  • Keep lawns mowed and house complex neat and tidy at all times

  • Record all fuel usage, order fuel as required.

  • Maintain quarters

  • Maintain cattle yards

  • Manage any staff at Providence

  • Keep all cattle husbandry equipment/ supplies in stock (tag pliers, vaccine guns, hibitaine, horn spray, trisolfen, compudose gun, dehorners.

  • Management of wild fires when necessary

  • Management of controlled burns

  • Provide end of month report consisting of fuel usage, updated cattle numbers/ agistment numbers, any invoices from town purchases.

  • Spray weeds around watering points, yards and shed.

Job Requirements:

  • Some experience in property and farming management

  • Some knowledge and understanding of beef cattle

  • Current driver’s license

Job Benefits:

  • Position would suit couple or young family.

  • A new three - bedroom house is provided with internet and phone plans included.

  • Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications

Please apply now with cover letter and resume with at least two work references. Only applicants who fit the above brief will be considered. For all enquiries please contact

Ref | 20210824 | CL: 20211001 | SH 20220214 | PF 20220224 | RP 20220419