Jackaroos (male workers) and jillaroos (female workers) undertake a range of activities on cattle and sheep stations.
Duties & Tasks
Jackaroos and jillaroos may perform the following tasks:care for livestock and treat minor injuries and illness
muster on horseback or motorbike
maintain station equipment and inspect, repair or replace fences, gates and yards
use and maintain vehicles and heavy machinery
undertake farming work such as cultivation and haymaking
assist with light household duties
undertake clerical and administrative tasks.
Jackaroos and jillaroos spend most of their time working outdoors. They may live in shared accommodation on the property or occasionally in the house of the owner or manager.
enjoy working outdoors
able to deal confidently with people
good communication and organisation skills
able to make accurate observations
able to cope with the physical demands of the job, undertaking manual and often heavy work
able to endure isolation and limited social contact
interested in animals and their welfare
able to handle animals with confidence and patience.