Australian Fleece Competition

Every year, we convene the world’s largest fully-measured fleece competition - the Australian Fleece Competition.

About the Australian Fleece Competition

Each year Nutrien Wool partners with the Australian Sheep Breeders Association and the Australian Wool Testing Authority to hold the largest fully measured fleece competition in the world; the Australian Fleece Competition as part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria.

With fleeces received from all across the country, representing all wool growing states the competition caters for all major wool types, from Ultra Fine Merinos through to British breeds. The performance class also showcases fleeces from wool growers who shear at 6-8 month intervals. Each fleece is fully tested to AWTA standards and also judged subjectively by a judging panel.

There are multiple awards for each class, with over 50 awards on offer, as well as the highly coveted Grand Champion Award. The total prize value on offer is over $18,000.

The generosity of exhibitors has resulted in over $200,000 being raised for National charities over the 20 years of the competition. In 2024, we will celebrate the 23rd year of the Australian Fleece Competition.  Fleeces shorn from July 2023 – June 2024 are eligible to be entered.

Strength to Give will be the benefiting charity for the 2024 competition. This year's charity is close to home for many in the Nutrien Wool team. Learn more about the charity here.

2024 Australian Fleece Competition has now closed for entries

Keep an eye out for 2024 results

For more details, please contact your local Nutrien Wool Account Manager.