About Us

AuctionsPlus is Australia's most trusted livestock marketplace. Connecting and empowering buyers and sellers nationally through simple technology and objective livestock measurement. We are passionate about reshaping our livestock industry. 

The 2017 Financial year saw us facilitate the exchange of over $770 million worth of livestock. 

Established in 1986 by the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation (AMLC), AuctionsPlus was originally known as CALM (Computer Aided Livestock Marketing), and commenced trading on 1st July 1987. During a restructure of the AMLC in 1996, CALM separated from AMLC,  was purchased by Elders, Landmark and Ruralco and rebranded CALM Services Pty Ltd, before finally becoming AuctionsPlus in 2000. 

Originally started to provide electronic ownership of livestock and to be a reliable price discovery system for producers, CALM was an electronic trading platform well ahead of its time, given there was no internet, no mobile phones or on-farm computers at this time. Instead, access was via an Intranet with dial-up access for anyone in Australia using a single telephone number and modem. Computers in these early days were DOS-based 'green screens' and not graphical in their presentations. A Windows based application was released in the mid 1990's before AuctionsPlus developed its software into an Internet ready system that works on all types of platforms. 

We now run regular online only sales each week and interface sales with both video and audio streaming - affording our customers the flexibility to operate from wherever they are. 

Over the past 31 years the AuctionsPlus platform has been used to sell more than just livestock and has become a hub for the promotion of other agricultural commodities. 

  • Sheepskin
  • Grain
  • Queensland Dairy Industry Authority Milk Lease 
  • Farm Machinery 
  • Dealer to Dealer Motor Vehicle Auctions
  • Film Auction 
  • Water Rights 
  • Bulk Wine Auctions 
  • Global wool auctions 
  • Charity auctions. 
  • Firewood
  • Dogs
  • Rural Property
  • Water 

Why Online? 

National Footprint 

With over 52,000 unique people visiting our site each month, your stock are marketed to a national audience. 


Establish a Market Floor 

The auction system allows you to establish a market floor and uncover the true value of your stock. 

Animal Welfare and Performance 

The stock stay on-farm until they are sold, minimising stress and allowing your stock 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. 

Reduced Costs 

Avoid the cost of freight and XXX kgs - a flat listing fee gets your stock online.