Leading Hand Stockperson

Please note: opportunity is available for a partner to work on the property with livestock or within the station stay enterprise cooking and/or cleaning.

We require an active, honest, enthusiastic, non-smoking person for fulltime work in our intensive rangeland grazing system. The position includes predominately working independently in all aspects of station work. The successful applicant will be handling large numbers of stock with mob sizes between 600 to 1,000 head using low-stress stock handling methods while shifting mobs of cattle on a regular basis. We handle between 3,000 and 8,000head of cattle per year from varying clients around the state settling them into our intensive grazing system. The candidate will be required to manage all cattle husbandry, water and fencing management and maintenance.

Duties Include

Routine water runs and associated maintenance, cattle training, paddock moves, maintain diary of grazing periods, fencing, yard building, machinery and vehicle maintenance.


Low-stress stock handling course or experience, competent motorbike rider, rangeland or holistic experience, White Card, excellent communicator, weld, driver’s license, experience with machinery maintenance. Some machinery experience an advantage operating skid steer, 930 loader and HR license. Excellent physical fitness is essential. Prefer non-smoker. Requires 12 to 24 months of specific experience in these roles of holistic grazing and low stress stock handling.

Employee Status & Pay Rate

Casual Employment; Hourly Rate $23.66/hour. Room and board provided. Accommodation is a donga room with meals provided.


Cheela Plains Station is in the stunning Pilbara Region of Western Australia on the Nanutarra/Munjina Road located 180 km east of the Nanutarra Roadhouse. The nearest town is Paraburdoo at 90 km to the south-east and Tom Price 130kms to the east (via gravel).

While we provide as much necessary relief as possible from the extreme heat with suitable air-conditioning, it is essential that the couple are prepared to reside in an extremely hot part of the North West.

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