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Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Divali is a Hindu religious fes-tival of light, which symbolizes the ‘victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance’. Diwali is cele-brated in many countries around the world around this time of the year, and is especially important to all our employees from India & Sri Lanka.

Pictured right is Ravi enjoying some home-made besan barfi, a traditional sweet treat.


A lot has changed at Darwalla since Loretta first started working here 20 years ago! She’s pictured at left with a special 20 year polo shirt, which she chose instead of the Darwalla watch. We also gave a donation to Breast Cancer Network Australia who support those dealing with breast cancer.

Alyssha (pictured at right) from our Killarney Rear-ing farm was awarded with a Darwalla jacket to recognize 5 years working with Darwalla, starting at our Laidley farm.




Ahamed, his wife Shahnaz & their son Yahiya (pictured below) became Australian Citizens in a ceremony held at Stanthorpe. We are proud to call you fellow Aussies!

The Laidley Larrikins are always up for a par-ty, this time to celebrate Jo’s birthday (pictured left).




Darwalla sponsored the Maktos Cup, a cricket competition hosted by the Toowoomba-based club Toruk Makto. Ahamed presented the run-ners-up trophy, which was won by his own team!

WELCOME To Darwalla

We welcome the following people to our Darwalla teams:

Vic Hill: Ajay, Mohammed Azhar, Shahnaz, Ali, Bereket
Mt Molar: Alex, Satish
Laidley: Mai
Sandy Camp: Sam & Glen joined us in preparation for placement at our new Sandy Camp rearing farm
Hatchery: MacKenzie, Mason
QHSE: Aleta (pictured right), is our new Compliance Officer


Darwalla put together a team to play in the annual Rotary Golf fundraiser at the Redland Bay Golf Club.
They dodged the rain showers and sandflies to enjoy a round of Ambrose golf and raise money for the community.
Pictured from left are Dirk, Jonathan, Adam & Pera.


It shows dedication to the industry when you call your new pup ‘Chookie’. Chookie is the new master of Dave’s house and is a groodle (golden retriever / standard poodle), so will be a big dog when fully grown (pictured bottom left).
Mark from Hendon has welcomed blue heeler ‘Didge’ into their family (pictured bottom right). Didge is their first blue heeler and Mark is pleasantly surprised at how intelligent he is.
Do you have a fur baby that you’d like featured in our newsletter? Please share your photos with us!



Wellbeing covers so many aspects of our lives, both at work and at home.
You would not necessarily think of cyber security as being a part of wellbeing, but consider the stress, time, and money involved if you get caught up in a cyber attack.
There is so much in the news lately regarding the Optus and Medicare data breaches and many people will be impacted. For information on what to do, go to: and click on this link:
There are many things you can do to protect yourself. Spend a few minutes checking out the tips in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, click on the image or go to:
If you have any questions or concerns about your work computer or phone, if you think you have clicked
on a malicious link or see something unusual, please contact Phil

And remember…passwords are like underwear



It’s almost that time of the year again, which is an opportunity to celebrate our successes together and enjoy each other’s company.
This a reminder that the Allora party is held on Friday 4th November at the Allora Sports Club, starting at 5:30 pm. RSVPs should already be in!
The local party is to be held on Friday 2nd December at the Redland Bay Golf Club, starting at 5:30 pm. RSVP please by Wed 16th November.


Darwalla’s charity partner, Foodbank Queensland, has asked for support to get food to local families in need this Christmas.

Darwalla teams are encouraged to collect vital food and grocery items and place these items in the Food-bank hamper boxes on-site.

These hampers will be taken to a local Foodbank Member Charity to support regional Queensland families experiencing hardship.
Thank you for caring



At some stage, you would have heard the old myth about hormones in chicken meat. Unfortunately, misinformation about our industry is still out there, but the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is undertaking a communications campaign to bust those myths.
As the peak coordinating body for the poultry industry in Australia, the ACMF is promoting the benefits of chicken and is a great resource for current and accurate information on the industry. They are Looking out for their information in Cooking with Australian Woman’s Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens & Food to Love, as well as on Twitter & LinkedIn.