About Us

The Power of Choice

AuctionsPlus is an independent digital trading platform that offers the greatest access of information and choice to the agricultural community. We have evolved over 30 years to become Australia’s single biggest marketplace selling more livestock than any other in the country.

Our vision is for a thriving agricultural community, where business prospers.

Our mission is to provide digital solutions for better agricultural trading.

AuctionsPlus offers the ultimate power of choice, through transparency, independence, reliability, connectivity and community.


Why AuctionsPlus?

For over three decades, AuctionsPlus have been woven into the fabric of business in the bush.

Over the years, we have evolved from being a traditionally two-sided marketplace towards a situation where 25% of its business is now diversified into wool auctions, saleyard and stud sale interfacing, online clearing sales and property auctions.

AuctionsPlus is about building an eco-system of online tools for the agricultural sector and maintaining what we see as a ‘currency of trust’.

Building this trust has allowed us to produce a platform for businesses to establish deals through a digital handshake, leading to AuctionsPlus see a transaction over $1.2 billion worth of livestock.


How we operate?

AuctionsPlus runs regular real-time, online-only sales of machinery and commercial, breeding and stud livestock each week. These sales are interfaced with both video and audio streaming and selling options include spot, forward, liveweight, grid, carcass weight and dollars per head.

Our team looks to add value to your business, which is why our employees consist of smart, curious, and caring problem solvers who whole-heartedly believe in improving and adding value to the Australian agricultural community.


What can our platform offer your operation?

National Footprint 

With over 160,000 unique people visiting our site each month, your stock is marketed to a national audience ensuring maximum exposure to potential buyers from all over Australia. The buyer is able to bid anywhere, anytime. 

Establish a Market Floor

As the undisputed leader in quality, fairness and accuracy of assessment and accurate weight information via an official assessment, AuctionsPlus is THE assessment authority. The auction system allows you to establish a market floor and uncover the true value of your stock. 

Animal Welfare and Performance

No freight to the yard. No expensive yard fees. The stock stays on-farm until they are sold, minimising stress and allowing it to be delivered in the best possible condition.

Less volatility. More Control 

With the ability to set your own starts and reserves and a free re-offer - you remain in complete control, with your stock remaining on farm until they are sold. Reserve can be set on farm, and by doing this it makes sellers the price maker, not the price taker. 

Reduced Costs 

Because your livestock stay on the farm until they are sold, you avoid the cost of freight to and from saleyard. It’s better for the animals, better for the seller and better for the buyer. 

We were the first. And still the leaders today.

We were here before the internet in Australia, and always had a vision to shape the agricultural sector.

Initially established by the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation in conjunction with the University of New England, AuctionsPlus – then known as CALM Computer Aided Livestock Marketing) – began trading on 1st July 1987.

The first sale that took place needed two kilometres of telecoms and a generator to run the fax machines. During a restructure in 1996, CALM was purchased by Elders, Landmark and Ruralco and was rebranded as CALM Services Pty Ltd before finally becoming AuctionsPlus in 2000.

Today, we are proudly and jointly owned by Elders and Nutrien.

After more information about AuctionsPlus? 

Just email our team at [email protected]