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S. Kidman & Co employs staff in a diverse range of positions across its 13 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
  • Leading Hand
  • Machinery Operator (Grader & Loader)
  • Mechanic
  • Pilot/Station Hand (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)
  • Station Hand

If you are seeking employment in any of the above areas, please complete our online Employment Application form, and email your resume to hr@kidman.com.au. For further information, contact Human Resources at the Adelaide Office on (08) 8334 7100.

Please note: Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for employment. At this time, S. Kidman & Co does not provide employment sponsorship of international job candidates.


Expression of Interest (2020 Opportunities) - All Properties

S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd is now accepting applications for employment opportunities across all roles that may become available for commencement in 2020. As job vacancies are confirmed, we will be contacting suitable candidates to progress with the recruitment process.

We require enthusiastic, self-motivated and resilient candidates, with good communication and interpersonal skills. The ability and willingness to learn and a strong commitment to working safely 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 and email a detailed resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

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 Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fixed-Wing Pilot/Station Hand - Durham Downs
We are currently seeking applications for a Fixed-Wing Pilot/Station Hand position at Durham Downs Station, situated approximately 220km west of Eromanga in the South West Queensland Channel Country.

Reporting to the Station Manager, your main responsibilities will include aerial stock mustering, checking of stock and facilities and flying company personnel between properties. You will at all times adhere to regulatory requirements and the Company's safety and operational standards.

When not engaged in aerial operations, you will be required to undertake Station Hand duties and assist with general day to day station activities, including working with livestock.

Mandatory Requirements:
  • Hold an Australian CPL with aircraft class rating for Single-engine Aeroplane (SEA)
  • Minimum 300 hours total time
  • Minimum 100 hours of Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Low-level rating and Aerial Mustering endorsement*
  • Experience flying a Cessna 172
  • Current Class 1 medical
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Current Class C Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence
  • Australian resident status.

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous Station Hand experience (on-ground mustering and livestock handling skills)
  • Remote and regional area aviation experience as a single pilot

Single air-conditioned accommodation and quality home-cooked meals are provided.

If you meet the minimum requirements, have an excellent attitude, work and safety history and would like to enjoy the lifestyle of the Great Australian Outback, please submit an online application and email a comprehensive CV with employment and aviation references to hr@kidman.com.au.

For further information, please contact Aviation Manager/Chief Pilot, Alex Michell on 0438 112 746.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

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Gardener-Maintenance Person (Commencement October 2019) - Ruby Plains
Ruby Plains Station, located 60 km south of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley of Western Australia, is seeking an experienced, full-time Gardener-Maintenance Person to commence early October 2019.

Duties include maintaining large, well established station gardens and the general upkeep, tidiness and maintenance of the station's buildings and facilities.

Successful applicants must:
  • Have practical experience in gardening activities, including planting, pruning, trimming, weeding, fertilising, mulching, mowing and watering
  • Have good communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Have a strong commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Hold a current Driver’s licence
  • Have Chemical Users Accreditation (desirable).
An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Quality air-conditioned, single room accommodation and all meals are provided.

For further information, please contact the Station Manager, Mervyn Wortley, on (08) 9168 8915.

To apply, please complete the online employment application and email a resume to hr@kidman.com.au.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

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Station Hand (Immediate Commencement) - Innamincka
S. Kidman & Co, Australia's most respected and successful beef producer, has an opportunity for two Station Hands to join the stock camp team at Innamincka Station. Innamincka is located on the banks of the iconic Cooper Creek, in the heart of Burke & Wills country. It is only 5km from the historic township of Innamincka and nearby to one of South Australia's most spectacular natural attractions, the Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to have experience with Station Hand duties including:
  • movement, handling and monitoring of cattle;
  • use of horses and bikes for mustering;
  • 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 essential. A Motorbike licence is preferred or be willing to obtain.

Air-conditioned, single room accommodation is available and all meals provided. An appreciation for remote rural living is recommended.

Please note: You must hold the legal right to work and live in Australia to apply for these positions.

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