• Lincoln

  • Ryeland

  • Dorset Horn

    Dorset Horn
  • Dorset Down

    Dorset Down
  • English Leicester

    English Leicester
  • Hampshire Down

    Hampshire Down
  • Southdown

  • Shropshire

  • Cheviot

  • Romney


The importance of preserving the unique genetic qualities of the old breeds of sheep led a group of concerned sheep breeders in Victoria to establish Heritage Sheep Australia in 2002.

Their aim is to protect, promote and secure the future of the breeds that played an important role in the foundation of the sheep and wool industry in Australia. Heritage Sheep Australia is affiliated with the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association Limited

The Heritage breeds include longwool breeds whose fleece delights handspinners and weavers, and shortwool breeds renown for fine textured meat with excellent flavour.

Most of the Heritage sheep breeds have enjoyed past popularity but today,with only a small number of studs in many of the breeds, they face extinction in Australia without ongoing support. Heritage Sheep Australia believes that the genetic heritage of these sheep is to be treasured.

Whether you are a prime lamb producer, a craft person, or a small land holder there will be a Heritage sheep breed to suit you.

Download a membership form here

For further information please contact Colin Chapman or Jacque Carr

Colin Chapman: 0417 052 383 and colin.chapman@monash.edu

Jacque Carr by way of the CONTACT page on this website





Special feature of Heritage Sheep Breeds at this year's HEYTESBURY SHOW in Western Victoria

  • Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Simpson Recreation Reserve
  • Entries close 22 February 2019
  • Judging commences at 9.30 am
  • Enquiries to Barry Shalders: 0427 202 862