Hughenden Saleyards

The Hughenden Saleyards are located southwest of town on McLaren Street. The yard has access to both road and rail transport and is a cattle tick clearing facility. Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) own the clearing dip and the third party provider organises the clearing of all stock.

Bookings are preferred at our clearing facility with a minimum of 24 hours notice required. We do offer a 24/7 operation but please keep in mind the yards are not permanently staffed. Bookings are restricted to daylight hours. Operating hours at clearing facilities may be extended for scheduled events.

To help provide for the efficient running of the Saleyards Complex and ensure the availability of yard space for cattle, Flinders Shire Council asks graziers, agents and other users of the Saleyards Complex, to give twenty-four (24) hours notice to the Saleyards' Manager. This includes booking cattle in for dipping, weighing, NLIS reading or general yard use. Exceptions will be made for emergencies, where users have made arrangements with the Saleyards' Manager.


The Saleyards includes an NLIS race, weighing scales and dip facilities. Please refer to Council's Fees and Charges for Saleyards fees.

Flinders Livestock Services has stockfeed on hand for all spelling and feeding needs at competitive rates.  Please feel free to discuss these rates with the Saleyards Manger dependant on individual needs.

Due to unauthorised hay being utilised for stockfeed at the Hughenden Saleyards in the past, Council has authorised the Saleyards Manager to destroy any stockfeed that is not accompanied by a "Stock Feed Acceptability Statement". Council seeks your cooperation in providing the appropriate statement to the Saleyards Manager when you provide your own stock feed.

The PIC Number for the Hughenden Saleyards is: QKFD0233


Management Arrangements - 20 October 2020:

Flinders Shire Council would like to notify all users of the Hughenden Saleyards Complex that there has been changes to Management arrangements.

Council recognises the importance of the saleyards, being our major industry and has commenced the tender process for a new operator.  In the interim, Council will manage the operations of the saleyards and continue the delivery of the services to the public.

Council is expediting the tender process as fast as it can and encourages anyone that may be interested in the commercial opportunity to take over the management of the yards not to hesitate applying once it is advertised.

Although disappointed by the decision of the Contractor to resign from the position of Saleyards and Dipping Facility Manager, Councillors appreciate that Mark has his reasons and as such “Councillors have asked me to thank Mark Peddle for his services as Saleyards Operator following his resignation from this position three months ago.  I also wish to thank him for operating the yards for the past two months since his resignation under an extended negotiated agreement.  Council wish Mark well in his future endeavours.”

We thank all users for your understanding and cooperation at this time.

Daryl Buckingham

Chief Executive Officer


Booking Procedure:

As of Wednesday 21st October 2020 the Saleyards operating hours will be as follows:

  • Hours: 6am – 6pm, offering spelling and weighing Monday – Friday.
  • Dipping: Tuesday and Thursday only.
  • Weekend operation: by prior arrangement only.
  • For all bookings: 24 hours notice is essential.

Bookings can be made by either ringing 4741 1842 or emailing: 


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