Stock and Station Agents provide advice to clients and act on their behalf in relation to the sale and purchase of rural property, livestock, crops and agricultural products and services.

    You can work as a Stock and Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in real estate might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Purchases and sells livestock and rural property on behalf of clients.
    • Sells agricultural supplies, such as seed, grains, feed, sprays, dips, drenches and veterinary products, in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Acts as an insurance agent for rural clients.

    More about Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

    All Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

    • $1,405 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Stock and Station Agents

    • 2,000 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 50 hours Average full-time
    • 46 years Average age
    • 9% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Stock and Station Agents (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 2,000 in 2011 to 2,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Stock and Station Agents work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Wholesale Trade; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Retail Trade.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (90%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 50 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (54%).
    • Gender: 9% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Wholesale Trade65.7
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13.0
    Retail Trade8.1
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.4
    Other Industries7.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateStock and Station AgentsAll Jobs Average
    NSW36.731.6
    VIC26.425.6
    QLD13.220.0
    SA11.37.0
    WA9.010.8
    TAS2.72.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketStock and Station AgentsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.4-5.05.0
    20-245.5-9.39.3
    25-3417.8-22.922.9
    35-4420.5-22.022.0
    45-5421.8-21.621.6
    55-5911.6-9.09.0
    60-648.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over12.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationStock and Station AgentsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV21.0-21.121.1
    Year 1226.3-18.118.1
    Year 119.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below20.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Stock and Station Agent without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in real estate might be helpful.

    Membership with a land agent registrar may be useful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • stock and station agent licence
    • driver's licence
    • national police check

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    Employers look for Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents who are well presented, can communicate with a diverse range of people and provide good customer service.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Administration and management

      68% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    2. Customer and personal service

      67% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Mathematics

      66% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Computers and electronics

      65% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. English language

      62% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      100% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Electronic mail

      99% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    4. Contact with people

      96% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    5. Unstructured work

      94% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

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