Hillgrove Pastoral Company is a family owned and run cattle breeding and fattening operation running 12,000 head of grey brahman cattle on 200,000 acres 80km NW of Charters Towers.


With a focus on poll genetics we aim to continue to supply quality EU and grass fed accredited cattle to domestic meat works whilst maintaining and improving pastures and infrastructure.


They are seeking Working Couples for two of their properties:

  • SOUTHWICK WEST: Working Couple at Southwick West 40km from the owners at the Hillgrove property. This property has a large 7 room brick homestead within an extensive complex and will be a more autonomous role. Southwick West can only feasibly use the bus with secondary aged week borders.Charters Towers has many boarding and day school options.

  • HILLGROVE: The second Working Couple position is at Hillgrove and has a near new 3 room kit home and school bus access. 

Job Type: Full Time

Remuneration: Above Award Salary (depending on experience)

Start Date: Immediate

Job Description: Both Working Couple role positions will include duties such as:

  • Stock work on horse and bike, usually with casual teams.

  • Routine maintenance of bores, plant and equipment, infrastructure of station complex, fencing and yards.

  • Pasture and weed management.

  • Partner required for cooking during musters and for visiting contractors.

  • We have a lot of basalt country so an ability to shoe horses is essential.

  • The ability to work well and safely with contractors as well as inexperienced staff including owners teenage children is also vital.


Successful applicants will be honest, energetic, reliable, self starters able to organise themselves and others.



  • Package will include housing, above award salary (depending on experience), meat, power and grocery allowance supplied.

  • Own working horses and a couple of house dogs are OK . Please Note: No pig dogs, working dogs or stallions.

To apply for this role applicants should present with a cover letter, current resume and at least two contactable work related references. Applicants without required experience will not be considered.

HILLGROVE | REF | 20210718