Find your outback career adventure in Longreach

Become an Outback Pioneer for a season or longer

Work at Outback Pioneers

Working for Outback Pioneers can be an adventure for a season or, for some people, it becomes a longer-term way of life! We’re always interested to hear from people with hospitality or tourism experience, animal-handling or admin experience, customer service or cleaning experience, who would like to help our guests unleash their pioneering spirit.

Age is no barrier for the right people and we can often find a place for a husband and wife or partner team with relevant experience. You might even be a traveller yourself who wants to get to know the outback from a local’s perspective.

If you don’t see the position you want advertised below, please hit the ‘Apply Now’ button anyway and tell us what you can offer. We’d love to hear from you.

Our mission is to to inspire and educate current and future generations to value, preserve and experience the real Australian outback.

WHO FITS IN WELL HERE?

The people who thrive here are those with a sense of adventure, initiative and flexibility who are ready to do what needs to be done to keep things running smoothly and give our guests a wonderful outback experience. We look for high standards, professionalism, dedication and people who can relate well to guests of all ages – from five to 95! You need to be able to commit to the entire season (March-October) as a seasonal crew member!

WHAT YOU’LL ENJOY IN RETURN?

When you work with us, you are part of a friendly community that is the very essence of Australian outback life. You’ll be supported by a small crew that comes from different places and backgrounds but ends up feeling like family.

You’ll get Outback Pioneers training and introductions in March before the season begins in April.

We pay wages appropriate to the role (and superannuation for eligible Australian citizens and residents) – and your wages will stretch further in Longreach. Rentals are much cheaper than the city and most are within walking distance of work! We can often help you find temporary accommodation – sometimes sharing with other crew members.

You’ll have an adventure, you’ll have fun and you’ll experience a totally different way of life!

Current Vacancies

Retail Assistant – The Station Store

The Station Store is in one of Longreach’s beautiful heritage buildings and is based on the traditional outback emporiums that sold everything. It has multiple product lines including clothing, footwear, leatherware, hats, homewares, haberdashery, books, toys, local crafts, gifts and souvenirs.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about meeting people and enjoys creating memorable shopping experiences for our customers and visitors.

To discover more about The Station Store please click here. Learn more about the role here.

Restaurant Team Leader

Help create the Outback Pioneers experience. You will love working with people, have a can-do attitude with a good eye for organisation and detail. You will oversee our barista and wait-staff  for our Evening Dining Experiences. Learn more

Bus Driver

We’re seeking an experienced bus driver to transport guests to and from our experiences. You’ll be a people person who enjoys entertaining and providing interesting facts and anecdotes throughout the journey. If this sounds like you, please enquire below.

Wait-Staff

Are you calm and friendly, efficient and attentive? Then you’re the sort of person we need to look after guests at breakfast, lunch and our special Stonegrill Dining Experience and Country Classics dinners. Learn more

Reservations

If you’re an experienced tourism reservations consultant who is looking for a new challenge, join us in Longreach to book Outback Pioneers experiences and help our visitors have a wonderful time in outback Queensland. You’ll need a friendly, flexible personality and a genuine enthusiasm for our outback lifestyle. How often do you find a job that’s a real adventure too? This is an out-of-the-box opportunity for an out-of-the-ordinary person! Learn more

If you don’t see a position that suits you but are keen to be part of our crew, please complete our form below and don’t forget to include an introductory letter.

What to expect at Outback Pioneers

Our mission is to to inspire and educate current and future generations to value, preserve and experience the real Australian outback.

When you work with us, you are part of a friendly community that is the very essence of Australian outback life. You’ll be supported by a small crew that comes from different places and backgrounds but ends up feeling like family.

Most of the Outback Pioneers positions are seasonal but there are sometimes opportunities for the right people to stay with us year-round to help in administration, reservations, accommodation and retail roles.

We can help you find temporary rentals – sometimes sharing with other crew members. Rentals are much cheaper than the city and most are within walking distance of work!

You’ll have an adventure, you’ll have fun, you’ll work hard and you’ll experience a different way of life.

Get your Akubra on and join us!

Longreach. It’s far from ordinary!

Longreach is 1180 kilometres from Brisbane, on the Tropic of Capricorn, not far from the edge of the desert in western Queensland. With sparse population and big landscapes, you know you’re in a different world here!

The small town has all necessities but not too much in the way of cutting-edge fashion! Our idea of cutting edge is something to shear sheep! But there’s always online shopping for your favourite brands and we might surprise you when we dress up for an evening out.

We have cafés and lattés but you’re more likely to find people discussing cattle prices than coffee blends! Fast food is still a hearty country sandwich and slow food is a BBQ or something on the campfire!

Nightlife? We make our own, getting together with friends and workmates around a BBQ by the river or in one of the small local restaurants.

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“I love how quiet Longreach is but it has everything. You can see a movie or go to dinner with friends, or go to the races – I love dressing up for the races – you can have a social life but you’ve still got the feel of the outback.”

Kinnon Family

Meet the family behind Outback Pioneers

The Kinnon family have lived the outback life of graziers for decades and own two cattle and sheep stations near Longreach.

They founded Outback Pioneers (which started in 2006 as Kinnon & Co) to help support their outback life and the community through times of drought. What was born of necessity became a passion for sharing the local heritage and lifestyle with visitors. It’s a passion that shines through all the experiences and has won them many major tourism awards. Beyond the joy of sharing their world with you, the Kinnon family hope they can inspire you to help preserve the Australian outback they love.

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