"willeroo station"

Willeroo Station is located 120kms west of Katherine and straddles both the Victoria Highway and the Buntine Highway. It includes the junction of the two sealed highways and the site of the iconic Noel Buntine Memorial, a true transport pioneer in the North.


  • Northern Territory Pastoral Lease 1040
  • NT. Portion 3983, from plan(s) S 81/1021
  • Volume 789 Folio 066
  • 1,710km2 or 171,000Ha.

Willeroo Station was first taken up by Messrs. Cooper and Stuckey in 1884, with the first cattle (1,500) arriving in 1885. It consisted at that time of what is now Scott Creek, Aroona, Matheson, Dixie, Stapleton and Delamere as well as the Willeroo of today.


It was destocked in 1894, restocked in 1900 and is understood to be operational from that day on.


In 1915, it has been recorded as being just on 1.6 million acres in total size, when the Vestey family purchased it.

Expressions Of Interest
Plant and Equipment
Contact and Information Memorandum

Willeroo has also been known as Prices Creek and Delamere Downs for short periods in earlier years, but returning quickly to the original Willeroo name.


Records show that 330 cattle from the station were shipped from Port Darwin in 1905. The Willeroo cattle remain in demand for shipment from Darwin today, some 112 years later.

During the last 132 years, Willeroo has had a number of owners, notables being The Vestey’s mentioned, Bryce Killen, as well as The Sultan of Brunei.


To be offered by expressions of interest on a walk in walk out basis (excluding staff personal goods and chattels) inclusive of approx. 21,500 High Grade Brahman branded cattle, horse plant, full working station plant and machinery, and all cattle brands and earmarks. The expressions of interest to close on the 22nd June 2017.