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Hancock Agriculture, combining Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations & S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd, has a long history in agriculture with more than 20 properties across Australia, spanning around six million hectares.

Hancock Agriculture provides you a career in an exceptional organisation that is entering an exciting period of change, continued innovation and growth. Be a part of our journey in an organisation you can be proud of and where we value the safety and welfare of our people, animals and environment.   

Job Type:

Casual Position


On Application


Hiring Now


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

We have an opening for a Station Cook to join our operations at Durrie station in 2023.

Durrie Station spans 6,600 km2 and is situated on the banks of the Diamantina River in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. Durrie operates primarily as a growing out depot for cattle from the company’s Northern properties. We have a crew of around seven plus the managers and family which cultivates a real family environment where everybody is included in the running of the station. Team members attend numerous social events throughout the year including the famous Birdsville Cup, although for many the highlight is the famous Betoota Pub with its annual gymkhana, cricket and race days. There is a large permanent waterhole close to the homestead providing for fishing and swimming in the afternoon and days off.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Station Manager, the Station Cook is responsible for planning, preparing and cooking nutritious meals for station team members, guests and contractors in the station kitchen.

Duties include:

  • Preparing tasty, nutritious, home-style meals four times a day for around 10 team members (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner)

  • Menu and food stores planning

  • Cleaning the kitchen, dining room and food storage areas

Job Requirements:

  • Sound cooking experience and a passion for producing quality, wholesome food

  • An understanding of dietary nutrition and food hygiene practices

  • High level of organisation skills and ability to communicate clearly

  • Ability to work in a safe manner

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Quality air-conditioned, self-contained accommodation

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment

  • 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 online via S Kidman website; or

  • email quoting RFTTE-DS-SC-23. 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.

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