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The largest Australian-owned and operated cotton processing organisation since 1962, Namoi Cotton is growing with Australia.
Namoi Cotton is proud of our reputation here in Australia and overseas as a great employer
With a name and reputation that’s 60 years in the making, Namoi Cotton is proud of the impact we’ve created. It’s not just the cotton growers we support and the industry we’ve pushed forward, though. It’s the people out in our gins, our warehouses, and in the office who’ve made Namoi Cotton what it is today.
We’ve developed a reputation for treating our people right, from our seasonal team, whether they stay with us for one season or three, to the lifelong employees who keep our logistics moving.
Great people & culture
It's our people that make Namoi Cotton. Join a culture built on fun, teamwork, and care for each other.
Your safety matters
We're committed to providing a safe working environment, no matter your department.
It's not just our working conditions that are above standard, it's the pay you take home, too.
We care about you
Our culture and our team's happiness comes back to the level of care we have for our people.
Our casuals keep coming back
We have seasonal employees who love working with us so much, they come back each season.
Looking for seasonal work? Namoi Cotton is leagues ahead
Namoi Cotton is renowned for our working conditions, remuneration, and care for our people. Our seasonal work is no exception. Our casual and seasonal positions are ideal for locals and travelers alike, as well as backpackers and workers with short-stay work visas.
Our seasonal work conditions are some of the best in regional Australia. It’s why each season, we have casual and seasonal employees who come back to do it all over again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about our seasonal positions? We might have answered it here.
We will begin the process of recruiting seasonal and casual workers for the season in March with roles starting in April.
While we take on both skilled and unskilled people, the most important thing is that you are reliable and hardworking.
Experience operating machinery equipment, driving heavy vehicles and/or a forklift licence are highly regarded and are required for some roles. Please include details of all relevant licences or tickets in the ‘Education’ section of your application. A full site induction and role-based training is provided.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a valid work visa and provide proof of your right to work.
- Be capable and willing to work in shift work environment.
- Pass a drug test and medical.
We run our gins 24 hours a day. Shifts will be 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am, on a roster basis of 6 days on, 2 days off. Pay rates are in accordance with the Award, higher rates are paid for higher duties.
During full operation pay equates to an average of $2,200 per week for a base level worker (assuming shift structure hours).
You can select your preferred locations when applying but casual workers are needed in the following regional areas of NSW and Queensland:
- Wee Waa
- Moomin (near Rowena)
Accommodation is available for a limited number of sites (camping/caravan facilities, dongas and rooms).
- Identification, such as a current passport.
- Evidence of visa or permit to work.
- For Australian citizens, you will birth certificate, citizenship certificate or Australian passport.
Details of experience, including qualifications for drivers’ licence number and any trade qualifications or machinery tickets.
Work is available for, but not limited to, people with 417, 462 and 408 visas.
Apply using our online form where you can select your preferred locations.
- The application is reviewed by a site manager and approved.
- An employment check is conducted (visa checks, drug test and medical).
- An online induction and sign up paperwork is completed.
- We will give you a start date.
- You will undertake a site induction and position training.
Working at a cotton gin can be noisy, dusty and busy. Cotton fibres in the air can also trigger asthma or allergies. Safety is our top priority which is why Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the role is supplied, including: high-visibility clothing, gloves, glasses and a hard hat. Reimbursements for work boots up to $80 are also available.
All employees must undertake a full site safety induction before starting. Drug and alcohol testing and a medical will also be required. If you have ever suffered asthma you will need to provide a Respiratory Management Plan (RMP) from your doctor.
Become a full-time Namoi Cotton employee. Unmatched opportunities with an employer that cares.
At Namoi Cotton, we know our people are just that: people. We know that the key to a happy and productive workforce is work-life balance. You’ll receive the flexibility you need to balance your work life with your personal life and spend time doing what you love.
Watch the video and discover why the team at Namoi Cotton love doing what they do.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about our full-time and contract positions? We might have answered it here.
All applications for permanent or contract roles must go through our online system. See available full-time or contract positions and apply.
Once you have submitted your application, we will review it and begin shortlisting applicants. We can receive a large volume of applications so this can take anywhere from seven to 14 days. From here, we will contact shortlisted applicants to begin screening. Interviews will be offered to applicants who best fit the criteria.
Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call us to check on the status of your application — it will not make the process any quicker. The application process can take one month or longer. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
If you are successfully appointed to a role, we will work with you to determine a suitable start date. Due to the time it takes us to shortlist, screen and interview applicants, it will be at least a month after you apply.
All advertised positions indicate their length in the job description. Permanent roles are ongoing while contract roles are usually 12 to 24 months. These roles are only suitable for those with the right to work in Australia. Sponsorship or visa support is not available for these roles. If you are seeking seasonal work, please apply for a casual position when recruitment opens for seasonal cotton ginning support staff in March.
Most advertised roles do not include accommodation. For some roles in remote areas,, accommodation may be available and can be negotiated during the interview process.
We will contact suitable applicants to arrange a screening phone call or to organise an interview time. If you are not contacted, please be patient and do not call us to find out about the status of your applications.
Only successful applicants will be contacted. If it has been more than a month since you applied, it is unlikely we will move forward with your application.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will aim to respond to your enquiry within 48 hours. Please do not call our offices or the gin — they will be unable to assist you.