Commonwealth Hill Station - SA

  Population - Station,Homestead

Position

DEG: -29.944731 134.16217
DMS: 29º 56' 41.03" S 134º 09' 43.81" E
UTM: 53 J 6687044mN 419147mE
Altitude: 179.18m

Description

Address & Contact

South Australia
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Information

Commonwealth Hill is a big run comprising just on one million hectares. It is located about 110 km West of the Stuart Highway, midway between Glendambo and Coober Pedy.

In a low 175mm rainfall area, it is made up of soft sandy loam soils with some dunes. There are areas of Mulga, Bullock Bush and Sandalwood scrub, together with Saltbush, Bluebush and annual native grasses such as Spear Grass, Mulga Grass, White Top and Wire Grass, with herbages in season.

The Station is well developed with 28 bores, 9 dams and several long pipelines watering 75 paddocks. It has an 8 stand Wool Sheds, one at the Commonwealth Hill homestead and one at Mobella towards the Western end of the run.

The Station depastures an average of 30,000 medium wooled Merinos, lambing down 120,000 ewes.

A Cessna 172 aircraft is used to facilitate mustering efficiency, with air-to-ground UHF communication with motorcycle musterers. Staff numbers vary between 7 and 8.

An average of 8,000 sale sheep are turned off each year, mostly at auction in Jamestown or alternatively on C.A.L.M. The 850 bale clip is transported to Gillman, Adelaide and usually sold by separation in Melbourne.

The Manager of Commonwealth Hill is James Barry with his wife Jess. James and Jess were previously on Mulgathing

Daily temperatures are high in the summer and mild (19C) in the winter. Social activities attended by staff throughout the year include Gymkhanas at Glendambo, race meetings and camp drafts in the general area and the Woolbalers B&S ball at Glendambo.

Commonwealth Hill offers a Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool). This certificate is nationally recognised and comes at no expense to the trainee. Outside experts are brought in to deliver modules on Welding, First Aid and OH&S.

Apply for employment positions at COMMONWEALTH HILL online

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Tarcoola at 10/12:30am CST
Distance from Commonwealth Hill Station 93.46km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.4°C5.5°C89%6.7°C1020.7hPa0.0mmENE11km/hr
6knots
13km/hr
7knots

Closest Climatic Station

Tarcoola Aero
Distance from Commonwealth Hill Station 93.46km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.835.131.427.122.418.818.821.225.227.931.433.7
Mean Min. °C19.819.316.012.17.95.14.65.59.011.715.517.3
Mean Rain mm12.228.116.010.211.413.510.112.010.217.819.823.5

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