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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 14 cattle properties and Feedlot operation. The Head office is based in Adelaide with our stations located in rural Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Our Feedlot is located at Sedan, South Australia.

Opportunities for employment on our properties may arise throughout the course of the season, which generally runs from mid February to December each year. Positions that may become available include:

  • Bore Runner/Bore Mechanic
  • Cook - Station & Camp
  • Feedlot Farm & Livestock Hand
  • Gardener
  • Head Stockperson
  • Home Tutor
  • Homestead Maintenance
  • Machinery/Plant Operator
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
  • Station Hand/Stock Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete an online application or for further information contact our Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100. Resumes and/or other information in support of your application may be emailed to hr@kidman.com.au.

Overseas travellers with a current working holiday visa and who are already located in Australia are welcome to apply for positions, however, should be aware that it is S. Kidman & Co's strong preference to recruit candidates who apart from meeting relevant selection criteria for a position, are genuinely seeking ongoing, full-time employment with the company and in the Australian beef production industry. At this time S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.


Bore Runner - Naryilco
Naryilco Station is seeking an experienced Bore Runner for immediate commencement. The station is located in South West Queensland, 110 km north of Tibooburra, NSW.

Reporting to the Station Manager, the key requirements of the position includes:
  • The ability to perform under limited supervision;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of motors, pumps and windmills;
  • Maintaining and servicing of equipment under direct control;
  • Proficient in maintaining adequate water levels for stock;
  • Ensuring stock have clean water at all times (e.g. clean troughs etc);
  • Maintaining fences around watering points;
  • Taking instruction from senior staff;
  • Observing and reporting on any abnormalities associated with the role (e.g. sick cattle, vehicle movements etc);
  • Willing to work unsocial hours when required;
  • Flexible to move into other work areas or perform tasks unrelated to bores if required.
Quality single accommodation and all meals are provided. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

For further information on the position, please contact Kevin Jenkinson on (07) 4655 4362.

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Expression of Interest (2017 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2017. As vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to safety are also essential, as is an appreciation for rural and remote living.

To submit your interest in relevant vacancies that may arise, please click on the "Apply Now" option below.

Recruitment is a competitive process so the quality of your application is very important. Please ensure your application is completed in full and provides sufficient information on your skills and experience, along with contact details for at least 2 recent referees.

S. Kidman & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Innamincka
An immediate start is available for an experienced Station Hand to join the team at Innamincka Station, situated in the far north east corner of South Australia (approx. 35km from the Queensland border).

To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have previous experience with all aspects of Station Hand duties including:
  • movement, handling and monitoring of cattle;
  • use of horses and bikes;
  • general station maintenance and repairs - including fencing & welding;
  • vehicle & machinery operation and maintenance; and
  • land management.
A Class C Drivers licence, experience riding horses and handling cattle in a calm and controlled manner, along with a strong commitment to workplace safety and animal welfare is required. A Motorbike licence is preferred or be willing to obtain.

Quality single, air-conditioned accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended. Full terms and conditions of employment may be viewed in the S. Kidman & Co Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2013 available on this website.

Please note this position is permanent and not available to working holiday visa holders.

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Stud Overseer - Rockybank
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Stud Overseer for Rockybank Station, situated 40 km south of Roma. Rockybank runs a stud herd of 2,000 females and produces 450 bulls per year for Kidman’s breeder properties.

Reporting to the Station Manager, key responsibilities include:
  • Supervising and undertaking effective and timely herd management;
  • Assisting with feeding cattle for bull selection and AI programs;
  • Recording stock numbers and paddock movements of a DNA verified Breedplan recorded herd;
  • General maintenance of vehicles, machinery, water systems, fencing and yards.
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience handling cattle in a quiet and controlled manner;
  • Competent in the use of horses and motorbikes;
  • Prior stud cattle breeding experience is preferred but not essential;
  • Conversant with AI programs;
  • Ability to understand & follow set feed rations and to adjust rations as needed;
  • Good attention to detail with sound computer literacy skills. Experience using electronic stock recording systems is an advantage;
  • Strong commitment to workplace health & safety;
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Heavy Rigid Licence and Motorbike Licence.
This position offers an excellent salary and benefits that include a three bedroom house with power and phone line rental provided.

For further information, please contact Paul Quigley on 0428 965 301, or Craig Leggett on (07) 4626 8164.

To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to hr@kidman.com.au. A copy of the position description is available on request.