The Stock & Station Agent is a person who acts as an Agent for the purpose of selling, leasing, letting and managing land used for agricultural or pastoral purposes. Some of the functions of a Stock & Station Agent include:
· The sale, purchase, exchange, letting or taking up lease of land used for pastoral purposes.
· The collection of rents on pastoral property
· The sale, purchase or exchange of livestock
· The sale, purchase or exchange of farm equipment and supplies
· The provision of agistment of livestock and collection of fees for same
· The collection of instalments of principal or interest payments under mortgages of land used for agricultural purposes.
The Stock & Station Agent handles the transfer of property ranging from a small hobby farm to large broad acre holdings. The job will take the Stock & Station Agent far a field and travelling is a major part of the Stock & Station Agent’s day.
The Stock & Station Agent needs to have an understanding of rural business, enjoy working over a wide ranging area, good communication skills and a love of the country lifestyle.
The qualifications necessary to become a licensed Stock & Station Agent are the completion of one of the approved licensing courses, a minimum of 2 years experience in the field and to be over the age of 21 years.