Established 1933

The Darwalla Group today grows
in excess of 28 million birds per year.

One of the largest Australian privately owned poultry producers.

Darwalla Group is a proud Australian Family Business and is the largest Queensland-owned poultry producer. The Benfer Family commenced operations at Mt Cotton in 1933 and today grow in excess of 28 million chickens each year in their facilities located throughout South-East Queensland.

Darwalla is fully integrated poultry producer with rearing, breeding, hatching and growing facilities supported by feed milling, maintenance and support staff. Strong focus on our people, quality and animal welfare ensures that we are highly regarded within the industry. All of Darwalla’s birds are grown as a combination of free-range and barn-raised chicken under strict animal welfare standards.

What started as a small family business has developed into a sustainable, efficient and highly specialised operation. Darwalla directly employs around 160 great people across our sites and engages many local contractors and broiler growers. Darwalla’s production supports the employment of hundreds of other people through the two processing plants we supply – Golden Cockerel and Nerang Park Poultry.

We are proud to support our charity partner Foodbank plus other worthy organisations in the communities in the Redlands and Southern Darling Downs.

Darwalla’s success relies on our people, who are a diverse bunch of passionate employees who live our values of Respect, Courage, Unity and Ownership.

We are One Team, growing Great Chicken.

Employment Opportunities
Join the Darwalla family and be recognised throughout the industry as being a highly trained poultry production experts.
  • Hasitha Nanayakkara.

    “The team at Darwalla are are always working with us to build our skills and grow our confidence. I truly believe Darwalla is a great company to work with a be a part of.”

  • Daniel Phyland.

    “The workplace as a whole is very positive all the time. It’s has been great working with the team at Darwalla and I can’t wait to see what the future holds in this exciting industry.”

  • Delma Phyland.

    Working at Darwalla has been amazing. I enjoy working with the team and always feel like I am learning new skills.

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