Employment with NAPCO

NAPCO employs over 200 people ranging from jackaroos and jilaroos to cooks, boremen, stud overseers, bookkeepers, polots, head stockpersons, mechanics, overseers and station managers. 

Certain qualities are required in people living on NAPCO properties. We look for staff whom are self-reliant, resourceful, practical, versatile and have the ability to get on well with others in a rural community. Common sense is a vital ingredient when working on a station. It’s important to remember, the safety of yourself and your fellow workers is the highest priority at all times. Overall, what we loke to see is an employee that is someone who is not afraid of hard work, who is enthusiastic and willing to learn (even the jobs that aren’t that exciting), who is punctual, alert and sees life in the cattle industry as a career, not just a job.

Our People

Attracted to NAPCO for opportunity, lifestyle and career advancement, the dedication and expertise of our employees underpins the success of our organisation.  NAPCO employs around 200 people ranging from jackaroos and jillaroos, ringers/stationhands, to station and camp cooks, borepersons, stud overseers, head stockpersons, grader drivers, overseers and station managers.

Certain qualities are required in people living on NAPCO properties. We look for staff who are self-reliant, resourceful, practical, versatile, adaptable, capable and have the ability to get on well with a bunch of different personality types in a rural community.

NAPCO makes a real effort to support the lifestyles of their employees right from induction through to career development. Our employees enjoy a balance between work and leisure that station life provides, and there is always time for a social game of footy or a cricket match, a picnic, swimming at a waterhole or watching DVDs.

Socially, life in the bush is what you make it. Whether heading to Mount Isa for the rodeo, to Cloncurry for a campdraft, to Boulia for the camel races or to the next station to catch up with friends, there is always something going on.