Central Station is turning 2!

Since launching on June 3 2013, we have shared over 400 stories about the Northern Beef Industry through our website-  and now we want to share YOUR story!

To celebrate our birthday we are running a blog competition, with a $500 gift card* as the prize!

The theme of our blog, and as such the blog competition is- Stories from the North Australian Beef Industry.

As the managers of this website, we know first hand how many different stories people have from their experiences in the northern beef industry. More importantly, each person who has ever written a blog for us has shared their story with their own unique perspective.

We want you to be creative! You can write about anything related to the industry, perhaps an experience you have had, how you ended up in the industry/ your story, or something you are passionate about within the industry.

Your blog can be


-text and photos

-a photo essay

-text and video

-a combination of any of the above!

When thinking about what to write your blog on, please keep in mind, this website was created to share the stories of our industry with people who haven’t experienced our industry, so they can learn about it and understand what we do and why we do it.

Still not sure what to write about? Browse through the 400+ blogs on our website to get some ideas!

Questions can be emailed to

Terms and Conditions

Competition runs June 3 – June 30 2015.  EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 31!

Competition is open to everyone, including Central Station hosts.

The blog content should be have appropriate grammar and language. Swearing is prohibited.

Blogs must be new and not currently published on this website or any other.

Acronyms should be written out and industry jargon explained (e.g PTIC (pregnancy tested in calf) and ‘Breaker’ (a young horse who is in the early stages of being trained)).

Entries will be judged by independent judges Katie Stackhouse (ABC Publishing) and Pip Courtnet (ABC Landline) throughout July and the winner will be announced on August 1 2015.

Entries should be emailed to in a Word or Pages document.

Photos should be attached separately and not inserted into the document. Photos should be numbered, and the corresponding number and caption should be inserted into the document (so we know what photo goes where!).

If a video is included, it should be submitted via DropBox or uploaded to Youtube with the link included in the blog document.

All entrants acknowledge upon submission of their blog that Central Station reserves the right to publish all submissions on regardless of whether or not the submission is chosen as the winning entry.

*The gift card may be either a VISA or MasterCard prepaid card loaded to the value of AUD $500.



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