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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.


Bore Mechanic (Immediate Commencement) - Brunchilly

We are seeking an experienced Bore Mechanic for Brunchilly Station, situated 100km North East of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

Reporting to the Station Manager, the Bore Mechanic is required to service, maintain and repair Kubota motors and pumps and other general bore pumping equipment. Other duties include trough and fencing repairs, vehicle and workshop maintenance and operation of a Loader. Assistance with Bore runs to check station watering points and maintain water facilities and pipelines may be required at times.

Applicants must have sound mechanical knowledge of Kubota motors and pumps, be self-motivated with good communication skills, able to work unsupervised and have a strong regard for workplace health and safety. A Heavy Rigid (HR) Licence and Loader ticket is preferred.

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

For further information, please contact Peter Raleigh on (08) 8964 4610.

Brunchilly - Apply Now

Expression of Interest (2019 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 2019. 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.

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Gardener/Homestead Maintenance (Immediate Commencement) - Brunchilly
Brunchilly Station, located 100km North East of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, is seeking a full-time Gardener/Homestead Maintenance Person to join their team.

Duties include maintaining large, well established station gardens, along with the maintenance of a swimming pool and various station buildings and facilities.

Successful applicants must:
  • Have practical experience in gardening activities - planting, pruning, trimming, weeding, fertilising, mulching, mowing and watering
  • Have general building maintenance skills such as carpentry, painting, ability to repair and maintain fences, service air-conditioners, clean grease traps, manage guttering and tank overflows, manage water supply in homestead tanks, general cleaning of outside building
  • 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 Nathan or Alex Mura on (08) 8964 4610.

Brunchilly - Apply Now

Overseer (Immediate Commencement) - Sturt Creek
An exciting opportunity is available for a highly motivated Overseer for Sturt Creek, an outstation of Ruby Plains Station. Situated 210 km south of Halls Creek, Sturt Creek is a part of the Ruby Plains aggregation, which runs 27,000 head of Brahman/Charbray cattle over 9,500 square kilometres.

The property has a comfortable homestead environment set in established gardens on the banks of the Sturt Creek. The outstation infrastructure is well developed with sub-divisional fencing, five steel drafting yards and stock water supplied from 18 sub-artesian bores, dams and waterholes.

Reporting to the Ruby Plains Station Manager, the Overseer leads and directs outstation operations with responsibility for supervising staff, livestock operations and property and stock water infrastructure repairs and maintenance in order to achieve the property performance objectives.

The successful applicant will have:
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the management of large cattle herds (including livestock recording systems), landcare, people and safety management, property maintenance and financial management.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a station leadership role Experience in coaching, mentoring and leading a team
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • A Medium Rigid (MR) truck licence & Motorcycle licence
  • A Firearms licence (Class A and Class B)
  • A current National Police Clearance Certificate (or be willing to obtain).
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant for this important position within the organisation. There is potential employment for a partner in a cooking capacity.

For further information about this career opportunity, please contact Mervyn Wortley on (08) 9168 8915.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: hr@kidman.com.au

For a copy of the Position Description please email hr@kidman.com.au.