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.

August 2019
Thu 1st Alexandra Alpaca Show
Venue: Alexandra Show Grounds
Contact: Maddy Bissels   Phone: 0458 224 343

Alexandra Show

Saturday 3rd August, 2019

 Judge: Peter Kennedy-Gane

Fleece Identifcation Form, click here


September 2019
Sun 8th Annual Regional Meeting

VER Annual Regional Meeting

VER Annual Regional Meeting and committee elections, followed by the ORM.

Bunyip Hall, 38 Main St, Bunyip, VIC 3815

Lunch will be provide at a subsidised cost of $10 per person. Soup, mains, lollies and chocolates.

RSVP by 1st September to VER Secretary

Payments to be made directly to the VER bank account

BSB: 083 125

ACCT NO.:  52536 0711

Please mark your payment with your name and ARM eg Holdsworth ARM

September 2019
Sat 14th Lardner Alpaca Show
Venue: Lardner Park
Contact: Chris Pendelbury   Phone: 0419 894 252

Lardner Alpaca Show

Saturday 14th September, 2019

Held at same time as  Craft Market Australia


September 2019
Sun 15th Valley Maker Open Day and Yarn Launch    Time: 10am - 3pm

Valley Maker

Open day and Yarn Launch

Interested in learning more about yarn, patterns and dyeing? Join Kate on Sunday 15th September from 10 am -3pm

Valley Maker will be hosting an Open Day and Yarn Launch.

Activities include:-

Knit with Nana
Weaving Workshop
Botanical Dyeing Demonstration
Alpaca Yarn Launch.
Located in Healesville

For more details click here

September 2019
Mon 30th RASV
Venue: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announce the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show will again be conducted in September during the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show.

The 2019 age championship competition will take place over two days, Monday 30 September to Tuesday 1 October, providing exhibitors the opportunity to utilise two of the Royal Melbourne Shows busiest days to showcase your stud and the wider Alpaca industry to thousands of Show patrons.

The RASV is committed to making the Royal Melbourne Show the home of the best competitions, exhibitions and entertainment and we hope you will join us in celebrating and showcasing the Alpaca industry

Entries open: Wednesday 22 May
Entries close: Friday 9 August
Judging: Monday 30 September - Tuesday 1 October
Further information will be communicated soon.

Announcing renowned alpaca judge Dr Rito Huayta as the 2019 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show halter judge and Andrew Munn as the fleece judge.

Dr Huayta, a specialist in domestic South American camelids, was born and raised in Puno, Peru and holds a veterinary degree and a Master’s degree in Andean livestock. Dr Huayta’s entire career has been devoted to the breeding of Alpacas, working for some of Peru’s best farms including Rural Alianza and Pacomarka. He currently works for Quechua Benefit and is a private consultant on alpaca breeding and embryo transfer, a lecturer on genetic breeding and a renowned national and international alpaca judge.

Joining Dr Huayta is his translator Mr Jose Berdejo. Born and raised in Arequipa, Peru, Mr Berdejo holds an Agriculture Engineering degree and a Sustainable Tourism Management Master’s Degree. He has been in the world of Alpacas since 1989 as an English Spanish interpreter for the exportation of lamas and alpacas to the USA, Australia and England. Along with this he has worked at three national Alpaca Fiesta shows held in Arequipa. Mr Berdejo has led international breeders on tours to the best farms in Peru and at present he runs a tour company that offers specialised tours for lama and alpaca breeders.


Andrew Munn established Alpha Centauri Alpacas with his wife Bronwyn in 2002. Andrew has held positions of committee member and President at AAA Regional level and was a member and Chair of the AAA Fibre Market Development Reference Panel.

Andrew is one of only a handful of qualified Professional Alpaca Wool Classers and he is very actively involved in the collection and classing of alpaca fibre for both Australian and international clients. Andrew is lucky enough to have his hands on over 100,000kg of both Huacaya and Suri fibre annually.

Andrew has been a judge since 2013 and has been fortunate to have judged many of our top shows in every Australian state. He is extremely privileged every time he has the opportunity to judge both animals or fleece and is excited by the continued advancements in the quality of both.

October 2019
Fri 4th Peruvian Workshop 4th & 12th October

Alpaca workshop with Dr Rito Huayta and Jose Berdejo.

Alpacas, a Peruvian Perspective will cover a range of topics including:-

  • alpaca breeding in Peru,
  • Peruvian rituals, beliefs and traditional alpaca breeding,
  • alpaca fleece processing and manufacturing in Peru,
  • selection traits to improve alpaca breeding, judging alpacas in Peru,
  • plus a hands-on assessment of both suri and huacaya alpacas and suri and huacaya fleece.

Two workshops will be held in Victoria, to assist members with travel and attending local shows.

Friday 4th October - Accoyo Legacy, 270 Buckley North Rd Buckley VIC

Saturday 12th October - Auravale, 1557 Wellington Road, Belgrave South

For further information click here

For bookings please contact Rochelle Veitch or click here for booking form. Limited number of places available so book early. — with Rito Huayta.

October 2019
Sun 6th

Yarra Ranges Landcare Network

Supported by a Yarra Ranges Council Community Grant, presents the 3rd and 4th in a series of 4 seasonal workshops addressing management issues for small rural properties in the Yarra Ranges.

Sustainable Property Management series:-

3. Fencing: - Sunday 6th October, Dixons Creek

4. Pasture Management:- Saturday 16th November, Coldstream

Phillip Johnson - Landscape Designer will share his vision for work being considered by the landholder.

A BBQ lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop

For bookings go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/farm-dam-management-tickets…

Or contact Anne Fitzpatrick ( Landcare Facilitator) 0488 766 113

October 2019
Sun 13th Sale Alpaca Show
Venue: Sale Showgrounds
Contact: Jenny Miles/Jen McDavit

Sale Alpaca Show

Sunday 13th October 2019

Sale Showgrounds

Judge: Angela Pruess

Please note the date was changed so as not to conflict with the peruvian workshop.

October 2019
Sun 27th Shearing Workshop

Shearing Workshop

Held at Stevley Park Alpacas

More details to follow shortly.

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