Longreach Pastoral College
Longreach Pastoral College is located on the Landsborough highway 3.5km east of Longreach. The College specialises in extensive and arid zone livestock (beef and sheep), horse breeding, and shearing and wool handling. Longreach Pastoral College comprises a 10,900 hectare main campus property, and an additional 6,900 hectare property 'Rosebank' which is utilised for sheep and wool production training as well as beef production, grazing techniques, and to train in horsemanship skills.
With College property 'Rosebank' immediately adjoining the main campus, students experience full scale production enterprises where they have the opportunity to practice their rural skills.
'Rosebank' consists of mainly undulating open Mitchell grass plains on cracking clay soils, with scattered or isolated trees and minor areas of sparse forbland on scalds, opening up to alluvia and adjoining gidyea woodlands, jump ups, or soft mulga sand ridges. Soils are deep grey, brown and red, strongly cracking clays with self-mulching surfaces derived from freshwater sandstone sediment. The average yearly rainfall for Rosebank is 450mm
The College runs stud and commercial Santa Gertrudis herds, Poll Merino stud and commercial sheep. Our livestock herds provide the main resources for training in all aspects of arid zone livestock production and management for both commercial and stud herds.
The Australian Stock Horse and Quarter Horse studs, together with extensive stables and horse training facilities, provide the major resources for training in all aspects of horse breeding, training and management. Students also train in the preparation and presentation of horses for sale.
The Longreach Pastoral College horse breeding and training program is nationally renowned for the standard of training, the quality of horses offered for sale, and the level of horsemanship achieved by students specialising in horse studies.
Wool Industry Skills Training
Longreach Pastoral College provides for best practice industry standard in shearing and wool handling. The shearing and wool handling training program is strongly supported with rural operations skills to run a station-scale wool and sheep enterprise.
Modern classroom facilities include a computer room, 72 seat auditorium, air-conditioned classrooms, shearing shed and wool room, slaughterhouse, automotive and welding workshops and covered horse arenas.
Take a virtual tour of some of our facilities below - look out for the red arrows to help you navigate through each section.
To read about our residential facilities, visit the Student life and accommodation page.