Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms

Bringing the country to the city.

The Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms dream became a reality in 1989 and with it the Philosophy of ‘Bringing the country to the city’ and to all sectors of the community.

Our aim is to bring to the city an experience of country life, in a fun and educational way.

To this day our franchisees, who come from a variety of backgrounds including bank manager, industrial chemist, farmers, engineers, truckies, sales personnel and childcare workers, enjoy the commitment they have made to this philosophy.

Schools, childcare, aged care, playgroups, shows, shopping centres and parties are some of the events at which you will see Old Macdonald’s Farms.  We say ‘there is nothing we cannot do, you name it we have done it!’.  Just say the name ‘Old Macdonald’s Farms and it conjures up a heap of stories and smiles from everyone.

Our service

Old Macdonald Farms service is provided to every member of the public whether for:

  • Kindy/Playgroup
  • Preschool
  • Primary School
  • Outside School Hours Care
  • Sporting Clubs
  • Agricultural Shows
  • Open Days
  • Aged Care
  • Retail Centres
  • Parties

We bring a variety of baby farm animals in a large fenced area, under a UV Marquee. The Public is offered the experience of hand feeding, grooming and bottle feeding our babies.

We provide informative agricultural lectures (and written resources), whilst managing a hands on approach to farm animals.

A nostalgic experience for the mature client, to possibly a first experience for the very young.

Fun for everyone!

Qualifications required

  • No prior experience required.
  • We require honesty. Integrity, reliability and a stable family background.
  • All training provided in every aspect of the franchise operation.


  • A Tree Change Lifestyle for those who are over the 9-5 routine
  • Family members can be involved
  • Training in all aspects of Husbandry
  • Sales and Office procedures
  • Field Operations
  • 24 Hr Support
  • Client Database
  • Operations step by step Manual
  • OMF Computer manual
  • Own web page / Facebook page
  • Help with initial  advertising campaign
  • Exclusive Territory

A redeeming factor of Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms is the ability to source surplus livestock for our basic flock.  

Giving them a meaningful and useful life and a new home in retirement.


Investment Levels:
$50,000 to $100,000
Capital Investment Required:
$85,000 – $120,000 - 4 Wheel Drive required.
Qualifications Required:
- Initially No prior experienced required
- We require for honesty and integrity
- Clean Driving Licence
- First Aid
- Blue Card
- Required by some states Cert III in Animal Care
Franchise Business Established:
Franchise Commenced:
Training and Support:
Full Training and Support provided (24/7)
Marketing Support:
Support provided in design of flyers, brochures, mailmerges etc
Franchise Fee:
$150 + gst
Guaranteed Income:
Income is dependent on the quality time given to the business by the franchisee. OMF can provide Historical income information from other Franchisees.
Addition Setup Costs:
State Licences costs
Public Liability Insurance
Holding areas for Avian Species
All extra costs are set out in our Disclosure Document
Agreement Terms:
5 x 5 years
Number of Units:
9 Franchise units with 14 Floats operating

Franchises for Sale


NSW - Newcastle

Investment Required:
$50,000 to $100,000


Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms is looking for a a new family member in the Newcastle and North Coast area of NSW to join our team. View More...
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NSW - Newcastle

QLD - Fraser

Investment Required:
$50,000 to $100,000


Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms is looking for a new owner of the Fraser Region of Queensland. This area is located between Gympie and south of Rockhampton. View More...
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QLD - Fraser

Brisbane North & Sunshine Coast (SOLD)


(SOLD) This reduced price of $79,000 (due to ill health) View More...
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Brisbane North & Sunshine Coast (SOLD)

Sydney South & Sutherland Shire Franchise

Investment Required:
$50,000 to $100,000


EIEIO - O - OO - OH Crickey What an opportunity! Due to increased demand Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms are seeking Franchisees in the following areas:- View More...
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Sydney South & Sutherland Shire Franchise

Sydney North & Hills Franchise

Investment Required:
$50,000 to $100,000


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Sydney North & Hills Franchise



Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms
PO Box 187
QLD 4133
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