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Official website of the Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.

Victorian Eastern Region of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.


The Victorian Eastern Region (VER) represents over 140 registered alpaca breeders and owners located in the east of Victoria. More information at the bottom of this page. 


Victorian Eastern Region

The Victorian Eastern Region covers a geographically diverse area. Members farm alpacas across many aspects of the Australian terrain - from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, to the rich soil farming districts of Gippsland, the coastal extension from Port Phillip to Mallacoota and the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range.

Within the Victorian Eastern Region there are over 140 registered alpaca breeders, several with larger studs in excess of 100 alpacas to others with only a few. Many members also promote and sell alpaca products.


Want to get up close and personal with alpacas?

Want to buy some alpaca fleece, yarn or garments?

Why not visit one of the local Victorian Eastern Region alpaca farms.

Each of the farms listed are happy for visitors, allowing you to interact and learn more about these exquisite creatures.

Click here to find a farm to visit near you


VER Annual Fleece Show and Dinner 2018

Entries now open via eAlpaca

For all information, Schedule and Fleece Identification Forms see Events page or click here

Date:   Saturday 21st July, 2018

Time:   6pm

Judge:- TBA

Venue: 

Fountain Gate Hotel, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Overland Drive, Narre Warren

 


Alexandra Alpaca Show

Saturday 11th August, 2018

Alexandra Alpaca Show is seeking SPONSORSHIP for this well loved regional alpaca show.

Have you ever thought of sponsoring an alpaca class at a show, Alexandra Alpaca Show sponsorship prices are very resonable and your support is much needed and would be greatly appreciated. In addition your stud name will be well publicised both prior to the show and on the day via social media and the VER website.

If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Maddy Bissels

For more details please go to the Events section of this website.


Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, 2018

Entries now open

The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show combined with the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show will be held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018 at Melbourne Showgrounds, showcasing Victoria’s premier alpaca competition and one of the most prestigious fanciers’ competitions in the country.

For the first time, both competitions will be combined in the Grand Pavilion, Building 7, providing a spectacle of over 1,700 animals for visitors attending the free event.

The Alpaca fleece competition is moving back into the July show with the Alpaca competition now a colour show (rather than an age show).

Alpaca Youth Paraders are included as part of this show, see Events  - Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show Entries link for more information

The event is free for the public to attend, in an opportunity to get up close to and learn more about these unique animals.

For further information please see Events page.


Australian Alpaca Weekend
Australian Alpaca Weekend

Australian Alpaca Weekend

Was held on 5-6th May 2018.

Thanks to the following farms for providing feedback and photos on their weekend.

Ralwental Alpacas

Liralu Alpacas

Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas

Annkea Alpacas

Wangurra Alpacas

Clifden Alpacas

Social media, local signage, local advertising to schools, kindergartens, shopping centres and local radio were all employed to get the message out to the community. Those farms who advertised locally achieved the most visitors. Annkea Alpacas in combination with Clifden and Wangurra Alpacas went all out this year with a jumping castle, sausage sizzle and colouring in activity station! Pitchingga Ridge managed to get a mention on ABC Radios 774 saturday morning "What's On" segment.

Many people visited those farms open, the success of these events is hard to establish but as Annette Woodgate from Annkea Alpacas wrote:-

"There is never of course any guarantee where the hard work and effort put in to an event such as this leads to, but our theory is “If you don’t try, you will never know” and as always, provided you are patient - “From little things, big things grow”."

 

 

 

 


Resource & News Articles

Articles are continually added to our VER web-site (click on the link or go to Resources in the Menu

Victorian Eastern Region - Web-site

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The content of the Victorian Eastern Region web-site provides information only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of this content. The Australian Alpaca Association Ltd. Victorian Eastern Region does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information and advice) which is provided on this web-site or incorporated into it by reference.