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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 a Gardener/ Homestead Maintenance person at Helen Springs Station, NT.

Helen Springs Station, situated in the Barkly Tablelands in the NT, is a 5,600km2 breeding property which runs up to 27,000 head of cattle. The nearest town is Tennant Creek. At Helen Springs, our team enjoys a friendly and supportive workplace where career and personal growth is encouraged. Throughout the year, mustering operations and general station work intertwines with social events across the NT.

Job Type:



On Application




Until Position Filled

Job Description:

Reporting to the Station Manager, the incumbent is responsible for undertaking various gardening duties and maintenance.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Station Manager, the incumbent is responsible for undertaking various gardening duties including maintaining large, station gardens, along with the general cleaning, tidiness and maintenance of the station's buildings, guest accommodation and communal facilities and station swimming pool.

Job Requirements:

  • Practical experience in gardening and/or horticulture activities including planting, pruning, trimming, weeding, fertilising, mulching, mowing and watering

  • Seif-motivator and be able to work autonomously and as part of a team

  • Good communication, organisational and time management skills

  • A strong commitment to workplace health and safety practices

  • A current driver's licence

  • Chemical User's Accreditation (desirable)

  • Qualification in a relevant area such as horticulture or landscaping (desirable)

Job Benefits:

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment

  • Quality home-cooked meals and air-conditioned accommodation

  • Certainty of remuneration commensurate with experience

  • 7 weeks annual leave entitlements (applies to permanent employees covered by S Kidman & Co Enterprise Agreement 2013)

  • Transfer between stations


This role offers a great opportunity to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness, with scope for advancement after training and experience.


How to apply

  • apply now below online via S Kidman website; or

  • email quoting RFTTE-HS-HMG-2023. Please include your current resume with referees and a cover letter.


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

22020714 SKW-HELEN-COOKS | CL 20221108 | RP 20230308

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