2019 Victorian Sheep Show and Ballarat Merino Ram Sale, Ballarat Alpaca Show

The 2019 Ballarat Sheep Show with the Feature Breed of Poll Dorset this year also includes our brand new format showcasing our Merino Ram Sale all in a one day format.

The Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc. (BAPS) has a brand new format for their Sheep Show and Merino Ram Sale, now to be held

2019 sees the relaunch of the Victorian Sheep Show in its new home, Ballarat Showgrounds, alongside the annual Ballarat Ram Sale.

BAPS Sheep Committee led by Chair, Jonathan Tischler, and BAPS Executive Officer, Lucy Quartermain, are both enthused and excited by taking this event on and changing the format. They are working towards a ‘bigger and better sheep show’ attracting more entries and exhibitors for both the Show and Sale. Jonathan said he is looking forward to ‘offering more in the way of things to see and do. We hope to attract fans of woolen fashion, food and fibre as we look to showcase stall holders and products’.

Since 1881, the Sheep Show has been a place where wool growers and prime lambs were showcased, and in the last 40 years an annual Ram Sale was introduced to give producers an option to sell off farm.

Brand new date and format with the rebranding of former Ballarat Sheep Show as Victorian Sheep Show, and the Merino Ram Sale being opened up with consideration to all breeds being able to sell, 23 June 2019.

Whilst just a one day event BAPS’s focus is on building on this rebranded Sheep Show to build and event that will become an extravaganza showcasing all sheep breeds, fibre, food and fashion. Come and join us.

Victorian Sheep Show
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Thank you to our Generous Sponsors for 2019 Sponsorship.                                                                        We gratefully acknowledge the support given by our 2019 sponsors. When purchasing goods and services please consider the following who make it possible to run this event

  • Advantage Feeders
  • Arcadian Wool
  • Australian Corriedale Association Victorian State Committee
  • Australian Dorset Horn Breeders Association
  • Australian Wool Innovation
  • Australian Wool Network
  • Bacchus Marsh Farm Supplies
  • Ballark - John and James Molesworth
  • Ballarat Grammar
  • Ballarat Stock & Station Agents Association
  • Ballarat Sheep Veterinary Services
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Bean Me Up Mobile Esresso
  • Central Region Poll Dorset Association
  • Ceva Animal Health
  • Charles Stewart and Co
  • Coopers Animal Health
  • Davies & Rose CRT
  • Elders
  • Eilan Donan Merinos
  • Feed Test (AWTA)
  • Fox and Lillie
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Hecton Products / Rich River Rural
  • Heiniger
  • Hewitt & Whittey
  • HF Richardson
  • John Harbour Quality Butchers
  • Landmark
  • Laurendel Estate (Lempriere Wool)
  • Mary-Liz Sanders and the Ford family
  • Mt Widderin (G & D Notman
  • Shearwell Australia
  • Sinclair Meats
  • Stephens Pasture Seeds
  • TB White & Sons
  • UFS Pharmacy
  • Westag

Upcoming Attractions

Ballarat Market

Upcoming Events



9th - 12th October 2019


8th - 10th November 2019


7th March 2020

2020 VICTORIAN SHEEP SHOW & Ballarat Alpaca Show

21st June 2020

Ballarat Show

2019 Ballarat Show

8th - 10th November 2019

7th Opening Show Dinner

Looking for a fun weekend out?  Look no further, the 2019 Ballarat show is the place to be! With hundreds of attractions.

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Victorian Sheep Show (Feature Breed TBC) and Ballarat Alpaca ShowSale

21st June 2020


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