Saleyards and Livestock

Grazing Stock

If you wish to graze stock outside your property, you must have a permit from Council.

We advise that you contact council's local law department first to discuss your needs on 5772 0333. 

Wandering Stock

Landowners who have stock on their property are responsible for keeping them secure through the provision of adequate fencing. Failure to do so may result in large fines. Stock found wandering may be impounded and if not claimed will be sold at market. 

Contact council’s local laws officers if you come across wandering stock on 5772 0333 or after hours on 0419 572 425.

Yea Saleyards

The only functioning saleyard facility in the Murrindindi Shire is located in Yea on Flat Lead Lane off Yea-Whittlesea Rd. 

The yards hold 3000 head of weaner cattle or 2,500 head of grown cattle and sales are held on a monthly basis with High Country Weaner feature sales held in January and February.

The Yea saleyards feature the following: 
  • Full roofed complex
  • Lighting
  • Soft floor
  • Steel yards
  • Four ramps for quick unloading and loading
  • Water to all pens
  • Sprinkler system
  • Sealed truck unloading area & access road
  • Modern toilet block with shower facilities
  • Canteen building with catering facilities
  • Scanning facilities for NLIS transfer of ownership

The Yea saleyards has undergone major development works that has transformed the facility into a premier livestock selling centre in Central Victoria.

In an announcement made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss on 7 December 2015, Yea Saleyards was announced as one of 111 projects across Australia to receive funding under the Federal Government's National Stronger Regions Program. The $363,000 investment will allow for Stage Two of the redevelopment project to get underway. Using funds raised by the activities at the Saleyards, Council will match the funding provided by the Federal Government in order to complete the works in Stage Two which brings the total funding for the project to $726,000.

Works are anticipated to begin in July 2016.

Yea selling agents:

  • Elders - 5797 2037
  • Landmark - 5797 2799
  • Rodwells - 5798 2086

Cattle sale dates for 2017

  • Friday 9 June 2017(DOC, 30KB): Combined Agents Store Sale, 10.30am
  • Friday 23 June 2017: Combined Agents Store Sale (Female Feature), 10.30am
  • Friday 14 July 2017: Combined Agents Store Sale, 10.30am
  • Friday 11 August 2017: Combined Agents Store Sale, 10.30am