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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.


Alpaca Farms Open to Visitors

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


Lilydale Alpaca PADDOCK to PRODUCT

Sunday November 18th, 2018

The VER together with VYTEC have been invited to be part of the Lilydale Alpaca Show.

It has been decided to make it an alpaca promotional event this year! 

This is the regions opportunity to showcase all things Australian alpaca including but not limited to:-

For more information on how you can be involved please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page


Merungle BH Triumph M & Nil Desperandum Greased Lightning
Merungle BH Triumph M & Nil Desperandum Greased Lightning

Sale Alpaca Show

Sale greeted all entrants to the alpaca show held on Saturday 13th Oct with glorious spring sunshine. Thank-you to the convenors Jenny Miles, Jen McDavitt and for the volunteers who helped them, especially with the set up and clean up which all seemed to happen quickly and efficiently. Thanks to Chris Williams for judging, a relaxing and fun day was had by all.

Congratulations to the Supreme winners

Merungle BH Triumph M - Supreme Huacaya

Ni Desperandum Greased Lightning - Supreme Suri

Thanks once again to our sponsors:-

Supreme Suri Sponsor - Serenity Alpacas

Supremem Huacaya Sponsor - Dunalton Alpacas

General Sponsors

Merungle Alpacas

Almora Alpacas

Birch Grove Alpacas

Annkea Alpacas

Moresby Farm Alpacas

Milestead Alpacas


Vale Mr Richard Bowden

It is with great sadness that we advise the membership of the AAA of the passing of Mr Richard Bowden on Friday 28 September 2018 in Ballarat, following a battle with myeloma.

Richard has had a long association with the AAA in his previous roles as President of the Victoria Eastern Region and as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He has most recently been Chair of Australian Alpaca Fibre Ltd (AAFL).

Richard’s funeral will be held in Ballarat on Monday 8 October at 1pm at Doveton Park Funeral Centre, 1251 Doveton Street, North Ballarat Victoria 3350.

Richard and June were both active members of the VER and Dandenong Ranges Alpaca Group before moving in 2017.

Our deepest sympathies to June and their family.


From left Julie Blake, Tammy Attenborough, Lynda Holdsworth
From left Julie Blake, Tammy Attenborough, Lynda Holdsworth

Congratulations to the recipients of the

VER Annual Awards 2017-18

Keith Turner Perpetual Memorial Trophy for Suri Alpaca of the Year was awarded to:-

Chakana Blue Suri Alpacas - Chakana Blue Muchacho ET

Lyla Fisher Perpetual Memorial Trophy for Huacaya Alpaca of the Year was awarded to:-

Auravale Alpacas - Goldleaf Vintage Burlesque

Dianne Condon Memorial Trophy for Best New Breeder was awarded to

Boolaroo Suri Alpacas


Lardner Alpaca Show

Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Great turnout at this show with over 130 halter entries and just under 30 huacaya fleece entries.
it was a busy day including a raffle, stud auctions, stalls and many visitors wandering in from the adjacent craft market.
Thanks to the convenors Chris and Russel Pendlebury, Joy Skinner and their team, the judges Jillian Holmes and Andrew Munn and all the participants.

And the winners are:-

Supreme Suri - BAARROOKA DS TILT-A-WHIRL


Supreme Huacaya - ASHBOURNE ILLUMINATI ( Owned by Malakai Alpacas)


Champion Huacaya Fleece - MERRIJIG LIMITED EDITION (owned by Moresby Farm)


Annual General Meeting 2018

The ARM was held on Sunday 7th October at the Narre Warren East Hall, Berwick Road, Narre Warren East.

It was a glorious day with a large attendance.  After the official proceeding were completed  a relaxing lunch was enjoyed by all attending.

We welcome the new VER Regional Committee members

President
Maddy Bissels

Vice President
Chris Pendlebury

Secretary
Lynda Holdsworth

Treasurer
Nic Holdsworth

Committee
Vivian Blacker
Julie Blake
Michelle Bissels
Lezley Golding
Joy Skinner

Thank-you to AAA VCR President-Jonathan Provis-Vincent, AAA VCR Member-Rebecca Hard  and AAA Director-Sue Harris (Western Region) for professionally conducting the elections on behalf of the VER. It was greatly appreciated by all.

We also take this opportunity to thank the outgoing committee members for their dedication and tireless effort over the last year.  So much was achieved by this dedicated team of enthusiastic committee members.  We look forward to their ongoing participation in the VER.

Louise Lazarus, Lynn Kimber, Tieran Kimber, Emmaly Gridley and Jenny Bradshaw


Alpaca Sales

Just a reminder to all members that this website offers a free service for members to advertise alpacas for sale.

Looking to buy an alpaca or stud service go to "Alpacas for Sale" and "Stud Sires" pages for details of alpacas available.

Listing alpacas for sale and stud sires is done via the Members Zone.  If you need help contact Lynda Holdsworth at


National Spectacular Alpaca Show - Young Judges Competition
National Spectacular Alpaca Show - Young Judges Competition

The National Spectacular Alpaca Show,

Bendigo 23-26th August, 2018

It was wonderful to see Victorians represented in all aspects of the National Show this year.

Ribbons were won in the halter classes for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. Victorians were also awarded in the Fleece Show, the Photography and Craft competitions, as well as the Youth Alpaca competition and Young Judges.

In addition beautiful alpaca wools and product were on display and sale by Victorian producers.

So impressive to see the breadth of invlovement in our industry by our members.

Full Alpaca Halter results are available at eAlpaca


Victorian Alpaca Youth

The Victorian Alpaca Youth Training and Education Committee would like to thank you for your continued support of youth activities within the alpaca and agricultural sectors in Victoria! Since 2017, more events have been added to our portfolio, while our work with Paraders competitions, youth camps and workshops have been recognised as the Gold Standard of Youth work within alpacas Nation-wide! This has led to exciting times within the alpaca industry and is hoped to lead to growth, not only of the Victorian Alpaca Youth Group (VAY), but of youth groups across Australia.

Click here to find out how to get involved.


The Victorian Eastern Region Alpaca Q & A booklet is available for free. Click here for more information.


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

This web-site is a source of information for AAA Victorian Eastern Region Members and for others interested in alpacas and alpaca products. It contains -


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