Butchers

The local butchers’ shop has been the centerpiece of Australian communities for decades. When you choose to GO LOCAL FIRST at your community butcher shop, not only are you supporting jobs in your local area, but you’re also supporting Australian farmers, growers, and heaps of other downstream activities. Not to mention you’re getting world-leading products.

The Facts and Figures on Butchers

Butchers are part of keeping
our local community strong

  • Butchers have been providing world leading Australian meat to their communities for over 150 years.
  • We’re the biggest meat-eating nation in the world, eating three times the global average. With butchers foreclosing faster than ever, we need to do more to buy from local community butchers.
  • Last year Australia exported over three quarters of our beef and veal. Why not keep our world-leading produce in Australian communities?
  • Australian butchers consistently rank top in the world for their expertise and knowledge.

Bertie’s
Butchers – VIC

Jason has been the proud owner of Bertie’s Butcher in Cremorne, Victoria, since 2012. But the store has served the local community since 1871, making it the oldest butcher shop in Australia.

The business got the name “Bertie’s” from Bertie Bertram, who ran it on his return to Australia after fghting in WWII. It was so successful it was the chosen supplier of meat for the Queen’s visit to Australia for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – making them “Butchers to the Queen”.

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The business got the name “Bertie’s” from Bertie Bertram, who ran it on his return to Australia after fghting in WWII. It was so successful it was the chosen supplier of meat for the Queen’s visit to Australia for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – making them “Butchers to the Queen”.