2 x $25,000

Available to two applicants enrolled or intending to enrol in Year 1 of the Agriculture Program. The successful applicants will receive $15,000 in Year 1 and $10,000 in Year 3.

Closing date 31 July 2023 (5pm AEDT)
Interview date Week beginning 21 August 2023
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The Mutooroo Pastoral Company (MPC) is family operated run by the Morgan/Wells families, all direct descendants of Peter Waite, who opened up the northeast pastoral runs in South Australia in 1868 with Sir Thomas Elder.

The Mutooroo Pastoral Company consists of five stations located in the north east pastoral zone of South Australia. It is a sheep and cattle enterprise which also manages its own stud sheep operation.

The Mutooroo Pastoral Company consists of the following properties:

  • Mutooroo Station
  • Mulyungarie Station
  • Lilydale Station
  • Manunda Station (managed out of Lilydale Station)
  • Quinyambie Station

The approximate total property size is 24,281 km2 – approximately 5 million acres in total. The majority of the properties run north to south along the NSW/SA border, either side of the Barrier Highway.

The recipient’s role will comprise of farm duties required on a sheep or cattle station and the recipients will also benefit from the experience working on and around all five properties during their time spent with the company.  Recipients will also visit Head Office in Adelaide to learn about the management aspects of running a large scale pastoral company. MPC is keen to encourage people into livestock management as a profession, and as a result, this could lead to future employment opportunities within the company.


Applicants intending to enrol must meet College entry requirements. A condition of the scholarship is that applicants must take their Industry Placement with The Mutooroo Pastoral Company.

Applicants will be remunerated for their Industry Placement based upon their individual experience.

  1. What potential impact do you envision for wool production in shaping the future of Australian agriculture?
  2. What are your career goals and aspirations?
How to Apply