Autopact Victoria (The Bayford Group)

The Bayford Group is the longest standing family owned, motor vehicle dealership in Australia and was acquired by Autopact in July 2017.

It all began as a small Ford dealership located in Fitzroy in 1917. The founder, Dick Bayford, had worked for the Ford Motor Company in America and returned to Melbourne, with the intent on establishing his own business.

The Bayford Group started as a single franchise employing 60 people. Today it is a multisite dealership group, employing several hundred people, and selling in excess of 500 new and used vehicles each month.

All dealerships include a Dealer Principal who is an owner in their dealership and a local in their community.

The Autopact Group then went on to acquire the Blackburn and Burwood dealerships in January 2021.