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Career opportunities in Queensland’s beef processing industry

The beef processing industry is one of Queensland’s largest manufacturing employers, offering stable career opportunities in diverse and exciting roles. These range from food processing to a variety of trade, administration and professional roles.

Many of Queensland’s beef processors operate facilities with some of the world’s leading manufacturing technologies and advanced robotics solutions. This includes integrating mechanisation and automation in the facilities, with sophisticated processing and packaging designed to deliver shelf-ready products and improve safety.

The once mostly production-based workforce now has higher levels of education and technical skills, creating new and exciting career opportunities, including data analytics, food science and technology.

Many companies offer ongoing training and support to develop and build on skills, provide long-term career opportunities, including entry-level positions, in some of Queensland’s most picturesque regions.

Employers and job opportunities

You can apply for employment with the companies listed below through their websites or by directly contacting them. Alternatively, you can apply here for immediate vacancies.

Australian Country Choice

117 Colmslie Road, Cannon Hill QLD 4170
Apply here for employment with Australian Country Choice

Biggenden Meatworks

Isis Highway, Biggenden (in North Burnett) QLD 4621
Phone: 07 4127 1180
Apply here for employment with Big Meats

Greenmountain Food Processing

26 Coominya Connection Rd, Coominya (in Brisbane Valley) QLD 4311
Phone: 07 5426 5000
Apply here for employment with Greenmountain

Highchester Meats

6604 Mt Lindesay Hwy, Gleneagle (near Beaudesert) QLD 4285
Phone: 07 5543 1350

Jimbour Beef and Bacon

56 Jimbour Station Rd, Jimbour (near Dalby) QLD 4406
Phone: 07 4663 6137 or 0427 636 260

John Dee Warwick

97 Rosehill Rd, Warwick QLD 4370
Phone: 07 4660 2277
Apply here for employment with John Dee

Kilcoy Global Foods

36 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya (Sunshine Coast) QLD 4575
Processing plant located in Winya (Somerset region) QLD 4515
Phone: 07 5497 1277
Apply here for employment with Kilcoy Global Foods

Nolan Meats

Job applications welcome online, in person, by mail or email
171 East Deep Creek Rd, Gympie, QLD 4570
Apply here for employment with Nolan Meats

Rocky Creek Abattoir

Mapee Road, Tolga (Tablelands Region, outside Cairns) QLD 4882
Phone: 07 4095 4358


302 Grantham Scrub Road, Veradilla (Lockyer Valley region) QLD 4347
Phone: 07 4697 6188
Apply here for employment with Stanbroke

Teys Australia Pty Ltd

Processing plants located at:

  • 2728 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane QLD 4113
  • Lakes Creek Road, Lakes Creek, Rockhampton QLD 4701
  • 196 Meatworks Road, Dakenba, QLD 4715

Apply here for employment with Teys

Thomas Borthwick and Sons

113A Main Street, Baker Creek (in Mackay) QLD 4740
Phone: 07 4952 8828
Apply here for employment with Thomas Borthwick and Sons

Meat operators wishing to list contact details or job vacancies should email

Last updated: 18 Nov 2021