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Telopea Downs

455.5 mm
Manager: Drew Maxwell
47,677 Hectares

In September 2018, the McBride Group purchased the 47,677 hectare aggregation known as Telopea Downs. The aggregation is made up of ten properties in Victoria and one in South Australia, midway between the towns of Bordertown and Kaniva.

Tel 7 Grain Silos

Property Location

Telopea Downs, 50km north west of Kaniva
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AJ & PA McBride first considered purchasing property in the Telopea Downs area in 1974 when the board inspected the Blue Hills property. Although further north than the company's other high rainfall properties, the property is ideally located in the prime wool growing area of the Wimmera and has sand-over-clay soils similar to those found on Brooklyn Station.

When the company next evaluated the purchase in 2018, the Qatari based Hassad corporation had aggregated Blue Hills with eleven other properties in the Telopea Downs area since 2012. The property was purchased from Hassad in September 2018 and is now back in the hands of a wholly owned Australian Family company.

The property has a merino sheep flock with some crossbred influence, a beef herd and a large fodder and commercial cropping enterprise comprising wheat, barley, lupins, beans and canola. Additionally, since the beginning of 2023, Telopea Downs has been the home of the McBride Angus beef stud which use to operate from Brooklyn. The Angus beef stud was initially bought in-house in 2017 at Brooklyn Station. The stud provides bulls for the company's commercial herds as well as to other related parties.

Property purchase history

BlockDate Purchased
Blue Hills
Border Downs
North Wattles2018
Telopea Park
Property Managers

Lewis Keller2018-2020
Jason Saunderson2020-2021
Drew Maxwell2022-Current

Career Opportunities at Telopea Downs

Station Hand Couple

Job type: Full Time & Permanent. ***Not suitable for WHV holders and international applicants without Australia work rights***

Donations & Sponsorships

  • Bordertown Springfest - Speed shear

    McBride Operations' Telopea Downs Station is pleased to sponsor the Bordertown Spring Fest Speed shear competition and support the local community.

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  • Kaniva A&P Quick Shear

    McBride Operations' Telopea Downs Station is pleased to sponsor the Kaniva A&P show quick shear competition and support the local community.

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Level 1, 165 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5000

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Adelaide SA 5001

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