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Road Trains of Australia (RTA) is one of the largest privately owned livestock transporters in Australia. As a family run business, we pride ourselves on having decades of experience in the safe & dependable transport of livestock, petroleum and bulk commodities, throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland with our fleet of 90+ prime movers.

Job Type:



Upon Application


Immediate Start


Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

We are currently seeking Livestock Road Train Drivers to join the team based in Darwin, NT; Mt Isa and Longreach, QLD.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

As a Road Train Driver your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling, checking and managing livestock while on route.

  • Loading and unloading of livestock

  • Ensuring your RTA Vehicle and Crates are being up kept.

  • Driving to a safe and professional standard

  • Completing paperwork including logbooks and trip sheets to a satisfactory standard

  • Complying with all company policies & procedures

  • Complying with the Chain of Responsibility

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A valid MC driver's licence

  • Previous Truck Driving experience

  • Previous experience with livestock (desirable)

  • Rights to work in Australia

  • Willingness to undergo Medical, drug & alcohol fitness assessment, including a Commercial Driver Fitness assessment

  • Provide a National Police Clearance

Job Benefits:

  • Great rates

  • Onsite parking

  • An option to have 15% of your gross pay held back during the season (April to December) and have it paid out along with your annual leave over the wet season (January to March).

  • If you are looking to join a family run business that offers a rewarding and supportive working environment then Road Trains of Australia might be just what you are looking for.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact our HR Department via email at call 0439 455 785.

Application will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore we encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity. When you apply please include references/ contact names and numbers (References will be checked). 

RTA is an equal opportunity employer.


  • This is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders (Backpackers).

  • Applications without required skills and experience listed in the ad will not be considered.

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