Pure Riverine Cow & Calf (Beatrice Hill Farm NT)
History of Buffalo in Australia
The first buffalo arrived in the Northern Territory at Melville Island in 1825, further buffalo were introduced around that time as more outposts were set up in the Top End, a large free range population developed from buffalo that were left behind as these outposts were abandoned or escaped during relocation.

It was not until the mid 1980’s that any significant number of buffalo were sent from the NT to other Australian states.

More details on the introduction of buffalo is available on the Northern Territory page and their progress through other states is noted in the relevant areas.
Pure Riverine bull with young female swamp buffalo at Beatrice Hill Farm near Darwin