Tocal means ‘plenty’ in the language of the Wonnarua people, who are the traditional custodians of the land now known as the Paterson Valley where Tocal is situated.

European farming commenced at Tocal in 1823, and Tocal College is today known as Australia's leading provider of specialised training to rural industries.

Tocal's excellent accommodation, catering, education and meeting spaces make it an ideal venue for conferences, seminars and training. The Campus is located in a tranquil rural setting within easy reach of Maitland, Newcastle and the attractions of the Hunter Valley.

Tocal College has modern training facilities and equipment, as well as commercial and demonstration farm enterprises including beef, dairy, sheep, horses, poultry and cropping operating on the 2200 hectare property. Facilities for College horses include a 3,850m2 covered and enclosed soft surface riding arena, horse paddocks and yards, tack room and stables.

Student facilities include individual student rooms and newly renovated bathrooms, tiered lecture theatre and classroom facilities and an extensive library with computer room facility. The campus has a kitchen and dining hall for our on-campus students and guests.

Recreation facilities:

Indoor EA Hunt Hall
Swimming 25m pool

Tocal Homestead

Situated on one of Australia’s oldest colonial working farms and just 20 minutes from Maitland.

This historical site provides educational programs, group tours, accommodation and a perfect wedding venue.

tocal homestead