Wathopa Station is a 35,076 hectare cattle station located 50km from Thargomindah in South West Qld.

Job Type:



Based on skills and experience




Until Positions Filled

Job Description:

We are looking for an ambitious, experienced and capable manager to operate and manage a recently purchased cattle property, 50km South of Thargomindah. 

The property will be managed alongside another existing owned property nearby, in an expanding family owned business operating cattle grazing properties between Hungerford and Thargomindah in South West Qld for the past 25 years. 

Although the role involves the property being managed independently, coordination of projects and activities between the two businesses would be a part of the operational planning. 

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the property owners, your key duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Monitoring and upkeep of bores and watering points

  • Mustering, handling & monitoring of cattle

  • Use & maintenance of motorbikes for mustering

  • Use and maintenance of vehicles and machinery

  • General maintenance & repairs (fencing & welding)

  • Helping with station infrastructure development (fencing, poly lines)

  • Financial administration, including managing of ordering, purchases, and invoice processing.

  • Recordkeeping of livestock numbers, movements, rainfall etc. to be recorded, and reported to owners as required.

Job Requirements:

The successful applicant must:

  • Have experience in the cattle industry, with exceptional cattle handling skills, preferably low stress stock handling training.

  • Have the experience and initiative to manage the day to day running of the property, as well as participating in the strategic planning of operations and development.

  • Undertake projects on the property

  • Have the ability to carry out property infrastructure maintenance

  • Be familiar with the operation and maintenance of bores and watering systems.

Key Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, motivated, positive attitude to the job

  • The ability to work independently

  • Comply with company OHS policies

  • Training in low stress stock handling an advantage

  • Truck and firearms license would be a requirement to fulfill, if not licensed already.

Job Benefits:

  • Generous Managers salary offered, package dependant on experience and skillset. 

  • Package will include a manager’s bonus, related to sales off property

  • On farm killed beef

  • Accommodation in House and garden provided

  • Position would suit a couple

  • Electricity provided.

  • Work vehicles and farm/ business related fuel provided

  • An investment in appropriate education and training will also be offered to the right applicant.


If this position is of interest, please submit via the APPLY NOW button below an up-to-date resume along with the contact details of 3 references, including a cover letter addressing your suitability - that is, tell us what you love about the role and how you think you’re the right fit.

Please direct all enquiries to Cameron at

Applicants who do not submit relevant documentation - cover letter, resume and references will not be considered.

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