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William Inglis & Son Ltd is a family owned company that commenced operations in 1867 selling farm produce. Soon after the company expanded into selling a wide range of livestock, horses, vehicles and other machinery at a number of sites throughout Sydney, the most notable being the auction house situated on Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD.

Google Earth is an excellent tool for researching rural properties.

The New South Wales State Government funded Department of Primary Industries provides information on topical agribusiness related issues in New South Wales (source: New South Wales Department of Primary Industries).

The Victorian State Government Department of Primary Industries provides information on topical agribusiness related issues in Victoria (source: Victorian State Government Department of Primary Industries).

The Agribusiness Association of Australia is an excellent resource for agri-food chain and agribusiness related topics in regional Australia, providing up to date knowledge and information and greater transparency and communication across all sectors of the value chain (source: Agribusiness Association of Australia).

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.

The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services (source: Bureau of Meteorology).

ABARES is a research bureau within the Department of Agriculture of the Australian Government. ABARES provide professionally independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries (source: ABARES).

Horsezone is Australia's number one Equine site to buy and sell all things equine, with over 1.6 million page views every month. launched in 2009, and since has helped racehorse Agents, Breeders, Owners and Trainers buy and sell thousands of horses, right across Australia and the world.

Foreign Investment in Australian Rural Land
- “A foreign person needs approval to buy an interest in a primary production business where the total assets of the business exceed $248 million (or $1,078 million for New Zealand and United States investors).”

All foreign government investors must notify the Government and get prior approval before acquiring any interest in rural land (source: Foreign Investment Review Board).


Consumer Affairs Victoria - Before you buy a home or vacant residential land, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you.