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Top 10 Australia's biggest cattle stations

09 July 2018 - Top 10 Australia's biggest cattle stations operate altogether over 15 million ha of land, grow about 350,000 heads of cattle and employ around 200 people. We provide more information about these stations based on the data of,,, as well as the websites of the stations.

Top 10 Australia's biggest cattle stations
NameLand area, haOwnerNumber of cattleLocation (nearest town)Number of employees
1Anna Creek2,428,113Williams Cattle Company9,500Coober Pedy, South Australia11
2Clifton Hills1,699,679Clifton Hills Pastoral Company18,000Birdsville, South Australia20
3Alexandria1,618,742North Australian Pastoral Company80,000    Сamooweal, Northern Territory50
4Davenport Downs1,497,336Paraway Pastoral Company25,000Boulia,  Queensland10
5Home Valley1,416,399Indigenous Land Corporation5,000Kununurra, Western Australia40
6Innamincka1,351,650S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd13,000Via Leigh Creek, South Australia9
7Wave Hill1,347,603Gambamora Industries Pty Ltd60,000Katherine, Northern Territory2+*
8Marion Downs1,242,384North Australian Pastoral Company17,500Boulia,  Queensland2+*
9Brunette Downs1,222,150Australian Agricultural Company110,000Tennant Creek,  Northern Territory50
10Quinyambie1,214,056Mutooroo Pastoral Company11,000Broken Hill, South Australia4
* 2+ means that there are at least 2 permanent employees on the station (usually the manager and his wife), but in season peaks more employees are hired.