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 160 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 160 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.

VER Region ORM 

The next VER ORM will be held as follows:-

Date:- Sunday March 25th
Time:- 10am
Venue:- Narre Warren East Public Hall, Berwick Road, Narre Warren East
Morning tea provided.
BYO Lunch
RSVP:- by 15th March

Please see link below for map to location

Red Hill Supreme Champion Suri - Chakana Blue Time Machine.
Red Hill Supreme Champion Suri - Chakana Blue Time Machine.

Red Hill Alpaca Show. 10th March, 2018

As Show Day dawned, Red Hill decided to greet early arrivals with a rolling fog that descended on the Showgrounds as exhibitors found their way to the alpaca pavilion. It didnʼt last long, and soon the sunny cloudless skies that were forecast, appeared.

In the Alpaca pavilion, our interstate halter class Judge, Marc Mullette, appeared right on cue
following an overnight stay on the Peninsula, courtesy of a most generous accommodation
sponsorship at Georgeʼs on Arthurs, a boutique B & B, with expansive bay views. Clearly
refreshed, Marc engaged a listening audience with concise and valuable commentary in support of his judging decisions, reaching out equally to the individual place getter, fellow exhibitors and the visiting public.

In the Fleece marquee, Judge Jillian Holmes, having faced a traffic snarl at dayʼs start, took on her assignment with her trademark professionalism, returning to the show ring once judging was finished, with commentary on her decisions and the presentation of the Fleece awards - all of which added that touch of ceremony to an all too often forgotten part of the Show programme - the Alpaca Fleece competition.

Beyond that competition, Jillianʼs role extended into the latter part of the afternoon as "over
judge" for the Junior Judging - Fleece classes. Her ability to work with the Junior Judges was
apparent - a style clearly appreciated by her young charges and all who watched on.

Meanwhile, from early morning until mid afternoon, the Alpaca Youth Paraders competition was in full swing on their outdoor site, with the Showmanship and Stockmanship sections eagerly contested under the watchful eye of their judge, Rachel Burnett - herself, a wonderful example of our burgeoning alpaca youth, who have been mentored and inspired by the Parader concept.
Well done, Rachel - a most responsible and accomplished handling of an enthusiastic peer

Red Hill Show 2018 was abuzz with atmosphere. The ovals and surrounds were packed with
stalls, activities, displays, agricultural machinery, the highly contested woodchop, the popular
Clydesdales, the dog high-scramble and the Grand Parade.

An anticipated bumper crowd had streamed through the gates during the morning to enjoy the agricultural and horticultural displays and activities, and there was many the comment that it was the best show in 20 years. While the showgrounds remained well patronised through-out the day, it was evident, with not a cloud in the sky from late morning, that the warmth had arrived. Entry levels through the gates during the afternoon, flagged markedly.

The traditional Red Hill Show Grand Parade - what a wonderful turnout - veteran cars; cattle;
stud and coloured sheep; goats; poultry; rats and the show stopping alpacas with their handlers, including the entire Youth Parader group. A great sight! A fitting tribute to the 90th Anniversary of the Red Hill Show.

Supreme Champion Suri
Chakana Blue Time Machine, a 9 months old white male - exhibited by Julie & Tim Blake

Supreme Champion Huacaya
Softfoot Annkea Ares RC ET, a 20 months old white male - exhibited by Annette & Keate

Champion Fleece - Huacaya
Yenaminut Jezara - (30 months & over) exhibited by Precision Alpaca Group

(Full results available on eAlpaca and the VER Website.)

To Our Fabulous Sponsors

A huge thank you for your generous support:

and to

for their generous and much appreciated donations for our Silent Auction.

And lastly, a big thank you to the fantastic members of our local group, MPAB, for their time,
effort and support so willingly given before, during, and after the Show!

David Daddo
Convenor - Alpaca Section


Arachello Condor and Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque (Auravale Alpacas)
Arachello Condor and Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque (Auravale Alpacas)

Berwick Halter Show

24th Feb 2018

Berwick halter show saw approx. 130 entries compete under judge Jo Ham. It was a very successful day with the eventual Supreme Winners being:

SURI             Arachello Condor.

Sponsored by Chakana Blue Alpacas

HUACAYA       Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque.

Sponsored by Ralwental Alpacas

This show could not run so smoothly without the behind the scenes help of many volunteers. I would like to thank:

Maddy Bissels for her excellent and patient work of getting the catalogue together.

Maddy and Marty Bissels, Steven and Kirstie Skinner for pen set up.

Lynda, Nic and family for their help in organising pens and many other tasks.

Lynn and family for scribing and keeping results on the day.

Bob McLeod, Pat Lazarus, Louise Lazarus and ribbon stewards, all of who contributed to the running of the show.

All the checkers of animals prior and anyone I have forgotten to mention! Thank you all.

Joy Skinner.

Please find below a list of sponsors whose generosity is greatly appreciated.

Industry Sponsors:-

Alpaca Fibre Network Australia – Fleece Collection Service

Annette and Keate Woodgate, 0419550826

Beaufort Animal Supplies – Alpaca Supplies

Daniel Berendsen,, 53492661

Precision Alpaca Group – Stud Services

Max Mathews - , 0417 845 480

Markfi Gates

Mark, 59403004

Avonsleigh Veterinary Clinic

John Hamilton, 441 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Avonsleigh, VIC 3782,  59683957

Fibre Naturally – Fleece Processing

Gayle Herring,, 0407 729 227

Design Awards

James Penton-Dodds,, 9555 0171

Discount Animal Supplies Lysterfield – Feed and Hay Supplies.

Corner Lysterfield and Wellington Roads, Lysterfield,

Shear Success – Shearing and Animal Husbandry

Mikhaila and Louise Lazarus 0431039719

Supreme Sponsors

Chakana Blue Alpacas, Julie and Tim Blake,  0423547768

Rawental Alpacas, Wendy Talbot, 56295234

Age Class Sponsors

Arachello Coloured Suri Alpacas, Vivian and Romanie Blacker,  0419 338 554

Stevley Park Suri, Lezley  and Steve Golding, 0417 506 855

Esperance Alpacas, Michelle, Marty & Maddy Bissels, 0458 224 343

Westwind Alpacas, Alison Welch, 0417 166 870

Nil Desperandum Alpacas, Louise Lazarus, 0431 039 719

Auravale Alpacas, Lynda and Nic Holdsworth, 0419 334 276

Summalon Alpacas, Summerhill Farm B&B, Beverley Baker, 59896077

Moresby Farm Alpacas, Michelle, Marty & Maddy Bissels, 0458 224 343

Wyona Alpaca Stud, Karen Caldwell, 0428 333 857

Heather and Paul Gardner with Bronwyn Munn - Berwick Colour Fleece Show
Heather and Paul Gardner with Bronwyn Munn - Berwick Colour Fleece Show

Berwick Colour Fleece Show

24th Feb, 2018

Summary of Event

87 Fleece Entries!!

It was so exciting to see so many entrants, the support from Victoria was fabulous and I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to expertly skirt your fleeces and enter them. A  special thank-you to those who got them to me early so judging could start on the Friday.

Our team was made up of Bronwyn Munn- judge, Heather and Paul Gardner - chief stewards, Robyn von Strokirch and Karen Scott.  This team worked seamlessly together and under Bronwyn’s expert guidance the fleeces were very professionally weighed, assessed, scored and presented. We could not have asked for a more capable group of people to judge our fleeces and I publically wish to thank each one of them.  Bronwyn commented on the high standard of very well skirted fleeces that were presented to her and said it was a pleasure to judge them.


Thanks to Propharma, each colour Supreme winner was given a bag of Alpaca Loose Lick Supplement.  Thank-you to Proharma for sponsoring us. Propharma can be contacted at


There has been a small technical glitch with the results going up on ealpaca, hopefully this will be rectified soon and you can see the full results, in the meantime the Supreme winners are:-

Supreme Results - Full results will be up on ealpaca soon.

Suri Classes

White – Baarrooka Intensity’s My Sharona

Fancy – Baarrooka Tas Cannoneer

Light Fawn – Baarrooka DS Handsom

Roan – Baarrooka Durango’s Europa

Med/Dark Fawn – Baarrooka Supreme Secret ET

Brown – Baarrooka TAS Ain’t No Secret ET

Black – Baarrooka Ultimate Gravity


WELL DONE Baarrooka!!!!


Huacaya Classes

White – Yenaminut Japonica

Fancy – Yenaminut Oceania

Light Fawn – Faversham Isadora

Roan – Shanbrooke Idol

Med/Dark Fawn – Almora True Gift

Brown – Yenaminut Elliot

Grey – Malakai Blue Vizion

Black – Pengarook Momentum


Congratulations to all the winners.

Resource & News Articles

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

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