Australia Agriculture Jobs Available – Foreign Workers (2024)

Farm Hand is Required

Australia’s skilled migration program which is intended to fill skill shortages by attracting migrants who can significantly contribute to the Australian economy.

The Skill select program allows skilled worker applicants to obtain a permanent Australia visa. The system is similar to an online job board that matches employers with potential employees. 

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a points-tested visa that allows invited workers to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

Also Read: Immigrate to New Zealand – Work in Horticulture or Viticulture Industries

The Role:

In this position as a farm hand, you will be working under the guidance of the Operations Manager and 2IC. Your role will involve assisting in the farm’s daily operations, and you will need to possess a strong passion and enthusiasm for the industry. In return for your dedication, you will receive ongoing training, support, and the opportunity to learn from a dynamic and experienced team.

Your responsibilities will include operating machinery, participating in livestock husbandry, and assisting with general farm maintenance, such as fencing and infrastructure repairs. You will be involved in all aspects of the farm’s operations and work closely with management.

To be successful in this role, you must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to learn and grow within the company. Your curious nature and ability to bring forward innovative ideas will be highly valued.

Your duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Feeding livestock (grain, hay or silage)
  • All aspects of animal husbandry
  • Fencing repairs and maintenance
  • Water repairs/maintenance – cleaning troughs, fixing broken pipes, pumps, floats, spouts on buildings etc.
  • Repairs and maintenance of buildings
  • Seasonal work with hay-making and carting
  • Intensive livestock operation & young, energetic team
  • Growth opportunities for candidates with long tenure
  • Well resourced enterprise

The Property & Employer:

Our clients are a long-standing family-owned and operated business running a commercial cattle and sheep business operating across six properties in South Australia and Victoria. Operating as a rotational grazing enterprise and using low-stress livestock practices, the property covers 3200HA, running 15,000 composite breeding ewes and lambs and 600 Angus breeders.

With the excellent infrastructure in place to ensure day-to-day management is as easy as possible, the property boasts good fencing, a laneway system throughout the property, a reticulated pipeline system delivering stock water to troughs, with multiple sets of strategically placed yards along with a built-in containment feedlot.  

The Offer:

An attractive remuneration package is offered to the successful candidate, including a 2-bedroom cottage, utilities and a work vehicle available for work purposes.

The property is located just 10 km from Mortlake, VIC, with easy access to employment prospects for a partner and plenty of shopping, medical and schooling services with a bus running past the front gate. The larger rural centre of Warrnambool is within easy driving distance of just 50kms.

The Ideal Candidate:

To be considered for this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • 2-3 years experience with sheep and cattle operations, including pasture management
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • A passion for livestock, including low-stress handling techniques
  • High regard for quality and pride in one’s work
  • Experience in fencing and maintenance
  • A willingness to engage with farm management technology, including Agriwebb
  • Trained working dogs

Want this job?

If you feel that you’re the right fit for this position, please submit an up-to-date resume along with the contact details of 3 references. Preference will be given to those who supply a cover letter addressing their suitability – that is, tell us what you love about the role and how you think you’re the right fit.

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