[Repost] R22/44 Mustering Pilot – Australia

Helicopter Pilot / Station Hand

Company: Hancock Agriculture
Windorah, Western QLD
Aviation Services (Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics)
Full time


Helicopter Pilot & Station Hand | Morney Plains, QLD

We have an opening for a full-time Helicopter Pilot/Station Hand to join our operations at Morney Plains Station in QLD. This role offers a great opportunity to join an exciting, industry leading Agribusiness, with scope for advancement after training and experience.

About Hancock Agriculture

Hancock Agriculture is a renowned agricultural company, encompassing Hancock Pastoral, Wagyu Operations, and S. Kidman & Co. Pty Ltd. With a rich history in agriculture, we manage over 20 properties across Australia, covering a vast land area of 3.49 million hectares. As one of the country’s largest producers of Wagyu and commercial cattle, we maintain a herd of over 150,000.

As a vertically integrated farming operation, we oversee every step of the process, from breeding and backgrounding to grain feeding and sales of the finished product. This approach ensures the highest standards of animal husbandry, traceability, and quality assurance. At Hancock Agriculture, we are proud to offer our team members the unique opportunity to be part of an organisation that upholds these exceptional standards.

About the Property

Morney Plains Station is located in the Channel Country of south west Queensland. Spanning an area of 6,230km2, the property features the intersection of two of the Channel Country river systems (Diamantina Rover and Farrars Creek). The station has an average carrying capacity of 11,500 head of cattle. Not only does Morney Plains receive steers from Kidman’s northern properties, it also produces its own high-quality Santa Gertrudis calves each year.

About the Role

Reporting to the Station Manager and Aviation Manager you will provide aerial mustering services to company stations in the Channel Country. You will be based at Morney Plains Station, please note this is not a fly in, fly out (FIFO) position. This will be a varied role in which you will have the opportunity to utilise multiple skillsets, firstly in aerial operations and then, when this is not required, working as a general Station Hand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Aerial cattle mustering and general aerial work (checking of livestock and facilities);
  • Ferrying helicopters for scheduled maintenance
  • Ferrying company staff between properties (when required).

Skills and Experience:

  • A CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter – CPL (H);
  • Aircraft class rating for Single-Engine Helicopter (SEH);
  • R22 endorsement, with a low-level rating and aerial mustering endorsement;
  • R44 endorsement (desirable);
  • Minimum 500 hours of aerial mustering experience (desirable);
  • Current Class 1 medical certificate;
  • Current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC);
  • Experience in the movement, handling and processing of cattle;
  • Fencing, stock water and general maintenance skills;
  • Competent operation of various station plant, machinery and equipment and basic maintenance;
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to working safely;
  • Good understanding of animal welfare practices;
  • A genuine passion for cattle and station life.

What we offer you

At Morney Plains Stations, we are committed to providing our team members with a rewarding and comfortable experience. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer competitive remuneration, ongoing internal flight training and the chance to immerse yourself in the unique beauty of Queensland’s Channel Country.

Become part of a team that values collaboration, mutual support, and a strong sense of community. We foster a positive work culture where everyone feels respected and valued.

Enjoy a comfortable living space and indulge in delicious, nourishing home cooked meals prepared with care by our cooks.

How to apply

Source: Seek