Bendigo Livestock Exchange

Sheep at livestock exchange

The Bendigo Livestock Exchange is a fully accredited sheep and cattle selling complex under the National Saleyard Quality Assurance Program.

Facilities include a canteen, truck wash, cattle weight scales and special ring selling availability by prior arrangement.

Office hours: 8.30am–4pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone 03 5448 8111.


Gate opens 2pm Sundays through to 7.30am Monday for Lamb/Sheep deliveries.

Weekly Lamb and Sheep sales are conducted on Mondays, commencing at 9.30am.

Market dates and order of draw:


***SUMMER SALE START TIMES***                                from 6th December, 2021

During the summer months of December, January and February the Bendigo Livestock Exchange will shift sale times one-hour earlier than normal. This was a condition in our Heat Policy that was adopted in 2021, following discussion and acceptance by our Stakeholders Group.

This change has been made to improve conditions for both livestock and human welfare on the site, by allowing for sales to be conducted earlier in cooler part of the day.

For sales under 18,000 total head or sales with under 7,500 sheep - Lamb Sale will begin at 8.30am.

Sales with more than 18,000 total head and more than 7,500 sheep will have large runs of Sheep sell from 8.30am, with Lamb Sale starting between 9.00am to 9.15am on these days and smaller sheep runs concluded after Lamb Sale.


The Bendigo Agents Association have cancelled the fortnightly (previously weekly) Prime Cattle Sale. This decision was not made lightly and was in response to a complete loss of Processor Buyers willing to attend following multiple sales with very low numbers of Cattle suitable for processing. 

Bendigo Livestock Exchange will continue to work with the Bendigo Agents Association and other stakeholders to find uses for the Cattle facility, to the benefit of the community. Whilst this brings to an end an over 150 year old operation (at least for now), we look forward to focusing on opportunities to increase the utilisation of the facility in future, in whatever format that looks like. Bendigo Livestock Exchange wish to thank everyone involved in the sale. 

*COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS* UPDATE 22nd November, 2021

Due to the relaxation of the of rules in Victoria, Bendigo Livestock Exchange is now open to all authorised workers. This includes vendors and buyers whom are complying with the vaccination mandates (ie. Double Vaccinated unless with exempted). The yard remains closed from any spectators that do not have a genuine need to be at the saleyards (not including primary producers wishing to assess the market for future purchases/sales).

All personnel attending must sign-in using the QR Code. In order to attend our Prime Sales you confirm that you are an authorised worker and are complying with the Victorian Chief Health Officers Order for vaccination mandates of authorised workers. More information can be found here.

All directions of the Victorian Health department regarding face masks and social distancing must be followed at all times.

Thanks for your patience and continued understanding, we hope to be back to our "normal" operations soon.


Weekly market draw

Numbers for Lamb and Sheep Sale - Monday November 29th, 2021

  • Suckers     12300      
  • Merinos       1300          

  • XB lambs     3750           

  • Sheep          9100          

  • Total yarding    26450 

Market reports

For Prime Sheep and Lambs Market Reports and older reports go to the Meat and Livestock Australia website: market reports


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Contact us

For more information please contact us on 03 5434 6000.


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