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 illnessmuster on horseback or motorbikemaintain station equipment and inspect, repair or replace fences, gates and yardsuse and maintain vehicles and heavy machineryundertake farming work such as cultivation and haymakingassist with light household dutiesundertake 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 mechanical aptitude 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.