Caretaker Position

John & Karen Jenkins

Caretaker Position

  • Volunteer
  • Queensland
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


We are looking for an honest and reliable couple or single person to do odd jobs and to Caretake (in our absence)  our 40,000 acre property  95km SW of Winton (1¼ hours drive from Winton on the Jundah Road) in exchange for free house (shearer’s quarters)  electricity,  telephone  and  internet.  There is also Satellite Digital “Free to Air” TV reception.  The quarters are not a palace, but are comfortable and are furnished.  The remnants of a previous caretaker’s vegie garden is also there for you to try your hand at gardening. Alternatively, if you have your own caravan you would still have the use of all facilities.

Our property, “Namarva” is currently drought declared and has been since 2013. We did get some rain earlier in the year so we have some cattle on the place again.

We work away from the property for long periods at times and when that happens you would be responsible for looking after the house yard; feeding and running working dogs; checking waters and fences and putting out bags of lick for the cattle.  There are 3 bores that need to also be checked regularly.  We have an old 4wd Hilux for use on the property but it is unregistered, so you would need your own vehicle for going into town.

Namarva is within a radius of 60km to Lark Quarry (if you are interested in Dinosaurs) and about the same distance – possibly a little more – to Opalton.

If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and rather isolated to pull up for a while, then this might be ideal for you.

Long or Short Term to be mutually agreed.  (Looking for someone for months rather than weeks)

You can contact us on (07) 46573863 or  Email:  jakljenkins@bigpond.com

John & Karen Jenkins

Tagged as: feeding dogs etc) in owner’s absence, fences, odd jobs and caretaking (checking waters