About Paraway

Company Acquisition Timeline

Since its inception in 2007, Paraway has become one of the largest property owners and operators in Australia, with a combined land holding of over 4.4 million hectares.

  • 2007
    Paraway Pastoral Co Pooginook Rams 2007

    Paraway begins acquiring land in the Riverina area of New South Wales. Its first acquisitions include two renowned NSW sheep properties; Pooginook near Coleambally and The Bulls Run near Wagga Wagga.

  • 2008
    Paraway Pastoral Co Burindi Cow and Calf 2008

    Pooginook grows to include an adjacent property, Stud Park North.  East Borambil and Steam Plains, along with their neighbouring properties, are purchased.  Paraway expands into regional Northern NSW with the purchase of Burindi and its neighbour Lugwardine, forming the company’s first specialist cattle operation.

  • 2009
    Paraway Pastoral Co Armraynald Cattle 2009

    Paraway purchases Walhallow in the Northern Territory and Armraynald, Gregory Downs, Clonagh, and Davenport Downs in Queensland, as well as the hay-producing property, Gregory Farm.  These Brahman and Brahman X Charbray cattle stations provide a perfect balance between breeding and fattening operations.

  • 2010
    Paraway Pastoral Co Cooinbil Sheep in Yards 2010

    Paraway augments its operations in NSW, adding Buttabone Station, Buttabone Stud Park, Cooinbil and Mungadal.

  • 2011
    Paraway Pastoral Co Malvern Hills Cattle 2011

    Paraway expands in Northern NSW with the purchase of Pier Pier, Oxley and Merrimba, increasing both its sheep and cattle operations. Later in the year Paraway rounds out its cattle operation in Northern Australia with the purchase of Malvern Hills and the addition of Springvale to Davenport Downs.

  • 2012

    Paraway enters a period of consolidation, focusing on maximising the performance of its portfolio of 17 properties.  Current CEO Jock Whittle is appointed to the position in January 2012.

  • 2015

    The investors in the Macquarie Pastoral Fund agree to a restructure of the fund, with the fund converting from having a fixed term to being open ended.  Paraway adds Ulonga and Rosevale to its Mungadal aggregation, and realigns its Northern portfolio with the sale of Walhallow in the Northern Territory.  The company also relocates its head office from Sydney to the regional centre of Orange in Central NSW.

  • 2016

    Paraway continues to pursue its strategy of becoming a consistent, reliable supplier of quality produce, adding its first Victorian property, Beckworth Court, a sheep finishing business.  In the New England region, Paraway purchases Burmah and Aberbaldie, while iconic Queensland cattle stations Rocklands and Tanbar are also added to the portfolio.

Paraway currently operates 21 pastoral enterprises across three diversified rainfall zones including:

Northern Australia
Northern New South Wales
Southern Australia

Collectively, the properties have the capacity to carry approximately 200,000 cattle and 240,000 sheep.  Limited dryland and irrigated cropping exists in each of the regions for the production of hay, silage and grain crops for external sales & feeding livestock.

Contact Paraway

Paraway Pastoral Co.

70 McNamara St Orange NSW 2800 Australia

General inquiries

+61 2 5301 6600
+61 2 5301 6699

HR inquiries

+61 2 5301 6611


At Paraway, our primary goal is to operate a sustainable pastoral business; achieving superior long term returns while effectively managing short term risks.  Our business is based on the following fundamental values:

  • Opportunity

    We seek to identify and pursue opportunities to generate returns for our investors, fulfilment for our people and positive outcomes for the community.  We support our people to achieve and succeed. Our success is built on this.


    We encourage innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit.





  • Integrity

    Paraway depends upon the maintenance of its reputation for success.  This reputation is built on the honesty and integrity of our staff and the ability of our company to fulfill our promises to others.
    There are no degrees of integrity. Integrity, including trust, honesty, ethics and truthfulness, underpins all of our actions.

  • Accountability

    With opportunity, comes accountability.

    We are conscious of our role as custodians of the land and livestock in our care and take our obligations to the environment and animal welfare seriously.

    We are accountable for all our actions, to our investors, our community, and to each other – safety for our people is our highest priority.  We never compromise our standards.

    We analyse and manage risk, and we make decisions we are proud of.