Farm hand
Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 575431
Location: 5271 - STRUAN
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Farm Hand to be part of our SARDI Division within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The primary purpose of the role is to undertake farm activities that support research in SARDI. The key responsibilities of the Farm Hand will include all aspects of farm work including sheep and cattle husbandry, tractor driving, cropping and all areas of fencing.

The role contributes delivering the agency’s priorities including increasing productivity of our primary industries, growing regions, building partnerships and organisational performance.

The role contributes to delivering leading edge applied research and development on behalf of PIRSA that grows South Australia’s primary industries food and wine.

About Us

South Australia is internationally recognised for the quality of its agriculture, food, and wine. Our regions are the backbone of our state and the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for all South Australians.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency working in partnership with our primary industries, regional stakeholders and across all levels of government to advance the prosperity and sustainability of South Australia’s primary industries and regional communities.

We are a passionate team of around 800 people working across metropolitan and regional South Australia to develop and protect our state’s regions and food, wine, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, grains, livestock, dairy and horticulture industries.

It's no wonder there are so many exciting and diverse career opportunities in our organisation. If you’re ready to join us, apply now!


At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, irrespective of culture, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment.
  • Australian residency or current works permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Possession of a current driver’s license and willingness to drive.
  • Willingness to ride quad bike and complete training.
  • Some out of hours work will be required during summer, harvest, and other periods of peak work demand, for which overtime is available.
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations and our expectations.
  • Must complete additional training as required for the role.
  • Willingness to obtain HR License.

GSE4 - $1,106.10 min - $1,117.80 max per week, plus superannuation


Natalie Gibbs
Research Services Officer
Phone +61870851792


Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the attached applicant instructions and outline your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Teamwork and Communication capabilities of the attached role description.

Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 28/02/2024 11:45 PM

- Application Guidelines.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration.pdf
- Role Description - GSE4 Farm Hand#4.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.