One little girl at a market was fascinated and kept dragging her parents back to watch. We talked about the pig, where it came from and how it lived and finally she announced with great certainty, “That pig will be dead soon.” Later she returned for a pork roll.

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Here's a little video of a Moorlands bio-dynamic Texel lamb cooking at our recent Mud and Bone dinner.

20 kg porchetta on the spit
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I just wanted to send a quick note to 'Thank you' and in particular a huge thank you to Chris for such an exemplary representation of your company!  Everything ran like clockwork from setup to service and Chris was ever so accommodating - and the lamb was absolutely outstanding! My clients are still talking about it and the aroma that filled the building!' JC 26/3/18

'Thank you Chris and Grant for making my husband's bday perfect!! Chris was so amazing and helpful and the meat was cooked to perfection!! Thank you heaps and heaps you guys are the best!!!' MWB 24/7/17

About the spits

Our spit barbecues are uncovered and made from commercial grade stainless steel. They are highly rated and can carry up to 40 kg and are locally made, except the motors which are imported. We supply untreated Australian hardwood charcoal which burns evenly and gives a good flavour. The spits have a small, electric motor which turns the pole.

This means that, while the meat is cooked over charcoal, you'll need a power source to turn the spit pole.

Spit measurements

Length: 1,520 mm
Height: 730 mm
Width: 610 mm

Spit hire with animal

We're whole body butchers and we only hire our spits ‘with animals’ which means we don’t just hire spits on their own.

We source the right animal for you and thread the carcass prior to delivery. You can roast anything that can be attached to a pole on the spit – as long as it’s balanced so it doesn’t slip and can cook evenly. The most popular and easiest choices are whole animals – pig, lamb or goat.

Find out more in the 'Spit animals' section.

Spit delivery and set up

PLEASE NOTE: If you don't want the distraction of cooking yourself, we can provide a skilled spit master who will set up, cook, carve and clean up for you. Just let us know when you fill out the request for a quote. 

Most people prefer us to deliver the spit but you can pick it up from us here if you’ve got an appropriate vehicle such as a ute or van.

Otherwise, we deliver the spit to your address and set it up so all you need to do is light the coals. We’ll provide advice on cooking times and techniques if required.

After your event, before we’re due to pick up the spit, we ask that you clean out the coals from the coal tray and hose the spit down with hot, soapy water so we can transport it.


Spit hire

  • animal threaded onto pole
  • set up onsite ready to light
  • on-call advice as required


20 kg Australian hardwood coal*

  • animal threaded onto pole
  • set up onsite ready to light
  • on-call advice as required

*If your pig is 30.0 kg or over, you’ll need two bags of charcoal.


Spit delivery and collection**

Monday to Saturday 

Up to 10 km away:
Up to 15 km away:
Up to 20 km away:
Over 20 km away by arrangement:
Delivery prior to 7.00 am:


Cooking meats

 est: $180-$330

Refundable cleaning deposit:


Spit roasting usually takes minimum five hours so if you’re eating in the middle of the day, you’ll need to get your spit going early. We can either deliver the day before (with your animal packed in a box to keep it fresh overnight) or at sparrow’s on the day you’re cooking. 

See ‘Whole Animals' and Cooking Times’ below for more information. Request a quote to get a detailed costing. 

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