Australian Outback Award
Working as a jackaroo or jillaroo (a learning farming assistant) on a sheep and cattle station in southern New South Wales, Australia, is the opportunity of a lifetime. It reflects the values of the Foundation – a challenge, hard work, but also a great experience in a very friendly Australian country community. He/she will be helping the manager of the property handle the hands-on farming aspects of the business.
The successful applicant would be based at ‘Mungadal’ (part of Paraway Pastoral Co. Ltd). It is on the bank of the river Murrumbidgee, a lovely location 5 km from Hay in NSW, and is 145,000 acres. There are a numerous sports and activities nearby, and an active country social life.
All expenses are paid – the Award will include the cost of airfares, funding for a hiring or buying a cheap personal car in Australia, and pocket money. They will be given monthly pay from the property, training, and self-contained accommodation.
Who can apply
Applicants do not need any previous experience. They need to be resourceful, good at problem-solving and thinking for themselves, motivated and looking for a challenge, and independent. They should be between 18 and 25. Before going, they should have a (manual) driving licence, a passport and a working holiday visa.
How to apply
To apply for an Australian outback award see how to apply.