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A Taste of Life in Roma & Rural Living

If you are looking for the ultimate work and lifestyle balance, consider a job in a remote area of Australia. FIFO (Fly in Fly Out) work is becoming increasingly popular amongst people looking to get away from it all and take on an adventure of a lifetime. One destination that has a high amount of both FIFO workers and permanent residents is Roma, located in South West Queensland. This vibrant rural town is a hub of activity and diversity with an ever-growing population of just under 7,000 people.

Whether you are looking for short term FIFO work or long-term employment, there is something for everyone in Roma. Here’s what you can expect if you make the move to Roma.

A more relaxed pace of life

One of the best things about living in Roma is the slower pace of life. Don’t get us wrong, there’s always something going on – there are farmers markets and bustling nightlife nearly every weekend – but overall, people here take their time. In contrast to the fast-paced cities, there’s only one set of traffic lights in the whole town – a demonstration of it’s more calm nature.

Better access to fresh, local produce

If you love fresh, local produce, then you’ll be in heaven here in Roma. The Showgrounds Farmers Markets operate every Saturday morning, rain, hail or shine! You can find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to free-range eggs, local honey, artisan breads and so much more. It’s the perfect place to do your weekly grocery shopping and catch up with friends at the same time.

A friendly community

Everyone in Roma knows each other or will soon if they don’t. It’s not uncommon to strike up a conversation with an acquaintance while waiting in line at a store or enjoying a cup of coffee at one of the many cafes in town. And at community events and fundraisers, everyone comes together to support one another. You truly feel like you’re a part of a big family here.

Roma’s people are what make the town unique. There is a strong sense of community here, with everyone knowing and looking out for one another. Roma will never leave you feeling isolated or alone. The town is also a great place to raise a family, with numerous schools and activities for children of all ages. If you’re considering relocating to Roma, whether permanently or for FIFO work, you can be confident that you’ll be joining a welcoming and supportive community.

At Wild Desert, our people are our company. Employing the right people in our business has driven our continued success. As we have grown to services operations all over Queensland and South Australia, so has our field team. We now have a diverse group from around Australia, bringing their skills and experience to deliver our best work every day. If you are interested in a career at Wild Desert, please visit our Careers page here to see job openings and to apply.

Small coastal village at sunset in New South Wales, Australia

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