OUR History

Curleys has Been Supporting Producers Since 1982.

In 1972,  Mick started carting cattle in a Dodge with a 160 Cummins motor towing two single 34ft Haulmark cattle crates. 10 years later, in 1982, Mick and Robert Curley purchased Chaplain Haulage and formed Curley Brother Cattle Transport.

14 years later, in 1996, Mick, his wife Dawn and son Stephen formed Curley Cattle Transport. This was just the beginning, growing the business to what it is today; with a fleet of over 45 road train units, 80 employees and 8 depots throughout Queensland.

About Us


The Curley family relocated from Tregole Station, Morven to Gipsy Plains, Cloncurry.


Mick Curley established what would later become Curley Cattle Transport by purchasing a Dodge with a 160 Cummins motor and towing 2 34ft Haulmark Cattle Trailers.


Upgraded to a B model Mack.


Purchased Chaplain Haulage, a fleet of 4 road train units.

Also purchased off Buster Chambers 1 road train unit bringing the fleet to 5.

Mick, with his brother Robert formally named the The business Curley Brothers Cattle Transport.


The business was renamed Curley Cattle Transport and introduced Mick, Dawn and their son Stephen Curley as proprietors.

Purchased Hudson Transport, included in this sale was the now Cloncurry Depot, the now Normanton depot and 3 sets of trailers.


Purchased Hickey Transport, acquiring 4 road train units and the Georgetown depot.


Purchased 150 acres, built and established the Charters Towers Depot.


Purchased Boulia Transport including the Boulia Depot and two road train units.


Purchased Cleary Transport Mount Isa, including 5 road train units.


Mick Curley inducted into the National Road Transport Shell Rimula Wall of Fame.

By this stage Curleys had a fleet of 23 road train units.


Purchased Batts Transport Blackall, obtaining 2 road train units.


Purchased Blackall Depot along with Fanning’s Transport, including 1 road train unit.


Purchased 2 road train units from David Mitchell Cloncurry.


Purchased Grants Livestock Winton, including 5 road trains units. Curleys then opened the Winton Depot.


Mick Curley was presented Life Membership from The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland Inc. in recognition of dedicated service to the livestock and rural transport industry in Queensland.

July 2023

Purchased Brennan Cattle Transport Mount Isa, Obtaining 5 Road Train Units.


Curley Cattle Transport now has a fleet of over 40 road train units.

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