Paspaley Pastoral Rural Jobs


Paspaley Pastoral's Melaleuca Station is located 200 km east of Darwin on the western border of the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Comprising some 45,000 hectares, Melaleuca Station is used for finishing cattle bred from Dry River Station south of Katherine, and also some buffalo.

Start: Immediately


Job Description: 

The Overseer (open to couples and single candidates) is to provide support and assistance to the Station Manager in the operations of Melaleuca Station. Reporting directly to the Station Manager and in his absence report to the General Manager, Rural Properties.

The successful couple need some experience working with cattle and other station duties.


Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To take control of property operations in the managers absence

  • Supervision of contractors when required

  • Cattle mustering, drafting, cattle processing

  • Buffalo mustering and processing

  • Mustering is done by Quad bikes and helicopters


Carry out Animal Husbandry practices which includes but is not limited to:

  • Low stress cattle/ buffalo handling

  • De-horning

  • Vaccinating cattle

  • Pregnancy Testing

Maintenance and general duties which includes but is not limited to:

  • Checking water, water infrastructure set up

  • Flood plain fencing

  • Livestock supplements

  • General Maintenance

  • Maintenance and repair of plant and equipment, infrastructure and grounds of the station complex

  • Weed Control

  • Assist with property developments and projects

  • Be capable in first aid and emergency medical evacuation of required

  • To undergo training as required by management.

  • Follow company OH&S procedures.


  • An attractive salary with many non-cash benefits including 3 bedroom house and basic food supplied.

  • Accommodation is available that is suitable for either singles or families and will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on personal circumstances

  • Work is available for partner

Please note this is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders.


Applicants please present a cover letter your resume with 2 or more references and submit via the APPLY NOW button below for consideration or direct to NOTE: only applicants who meet the brief (CV, Cover Letter and min 2 years experience) will be considered and contacted if shortlisted.

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