Employment Opportunities

We are looking for a versatile couple (individuals are welcome to apply) to join our team at Valera Vale.  Valera Vale Station is a picturesque, highly improved 23,000 ha. Buffel grass grazing property with a carrying capacity of 4-5,000 AE including 1,200 Stud Breeders. There is a major on-property bull sale each year. Valera Vale is located just south of Augathella with Charleville (56 km away: 12 Km formed gravel plus 44 km Mitchell Highway) being the main town. Charleville is a major regional centre with two Primary Schools, a High School (with School Bus access) and Hospital and Medical Services etc. It has Airline and Bus Services to Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Valera Vale Droughtmasters is a stud operation (one of the largest in the country) and a major supplier of Droughtmaster genetics throughout Northern Australia. The stud is heavily involved in Gene Testing and Genomic and other cutting-edge research. This role would appeal to people who want exposure to modern animal husbandry, cattle selection and management practices. The enterprise has 2 full time vets on staff. The Valera Vale based team includes 4 full time staff and several contractors.

The role includes

  • Lots of cattle work including mustering mostly on horseback (own horses welcome). Bikes and buggies are also used.
  • Practicing low stress stock handling techniques.
  • A substantial amount of weaner handling as Valera Vale is the weaner depot for the other properties
  • General Station Duties
  • Maintaining waters and fences including exclusion fencing
  • Working in a team environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Interest in machinery operations & basic maintenance (Dozer/Grader/Loader/HR or HC Truck) would be highly regarded but not essential

Very high standards of animal welfare are important to us. Attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate animal records are essential.


  • Attractive remuneration package based on experience
  • A comfortable airconditioned cottage (3 Bedrooms)
  • Mobile Phone and Broadband Internet service
  • Bus Service to Charleville Secondary and Primary Schools
  • Good infrastructure and modern cattle yards
  • Exposure to modern cattle breeding technology and cutting-edge research

Immediate start

To apply please provide cover letter, resume and two or more work references to Michael Flynn below