Employment Opportunity – Brushwood Harvesting – Katanning

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Katanning LCDC and Bowman Brush are seeking two fit, strong, hard-working, motivated people for a very short employment period, with the possibility of future casual work.

The successful applicants will receive on the job training from Bowman Brush, and will work in a team to manually harvest broombush (also known as brushwood) grown for use in the brushwood fencing industry.


  • Harvesting broombush using manual cutting techniques
  • Manually bundling broombush to correct specifications
  • Loading broombush bundles onto a truck for transport

The following video will provide a brief overview of the tasks required.

See http://www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au/video/harvesting-brushwood if the above video does not load correctly.



Bowman Brush will pay $0.20 per kilogram of correctly harvested broombush.

New cutters typically cut 600 – 800kg on their first day, rising to around 1000kg / day after about a week.

Timeframe and location

The successful applicants will work for 2 – 4 consecutive days commencing 7am Thursday 5th November. Applicants must be available to work that weekend (7 / 8 November) if required.

The worksite is located approximately 12km east of Katanning town. Successful applicants must provide their own transport to the site.



Applicants must provide their own suitable clothing, hat and enclosed footwear. Employees are to bring their own drinking water, meals and sunscreen to site.

Bowman Brush will provide tools, fly nets and gloves.

Further Employment

It is anticipated that there will be more broombush harvesting undertaken in Katanning over the coming 12-18 months. Any further employment will be directly by the host farmer, if they choose to engage contract cutters at their discretion. Katanning Landcare will assist with putting people in contact with each other for such opportunities as they arise.


To Apply

Submit the Application Form to Katanning Landcare by 3pm 26th October 2015. Download the Word Document by clicking here:  Cutter job description



For information relating to brushwood harvesting, contact Hayley Bowman on 0458 251 261.

For information relating to the application process, contact Katanning Landcare on 9821 4327.

Author: Andrea Salmond

Andrea has been with Katanning Landcare since 2013 and is passionate about equipping people with the tools, skills and resources they need to make positive changes to our environment.

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