How to become a Jackaroo

Jackaroos (male workers) and jillaroos (female workers) undertake a range of activities on cattle and sheep stations.

Personal requirements of a Jackaroo

  • 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.



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