The 2023 Australian Sheepdog Championships

Until Sunday 5th of February 2023

The Koroit Sheepdog Trials Committee are thrilled to be running the 2023 Australian Sheepdog Championships from 31 January - 5 February 2023 at Victoria Park, Koroit... read more.

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High Street, Koroit, VIC, 3282
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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 31st of January 2023
Wednesday 1st of February 2023
Thursday 2nd of February 2023
Friday 3rd of February 2023
Saturday 4th of February 2023

About

The Koroit Sheepdog Trials Committee are thrilled to be running the 2023 Australian Sheepdog Championships from 31 January – 5 February 2023 at Victoria Park, Koroit.

Sheep Dog Trials are a unique heritage sport where three species—sheep, dog and human—endeavour to work together to complete a course of three obstacles in fifteen minutes.

Sheep dog trials have been part of the Australian pastoral history with the first trials held in the world in Australia in the early 1870’s. The workers realised that these events brought together owners and breeders in a convivial atmosphere to discuss those matters relating to the breeding, training, feeding, care and development of their canine charges. Since that time, trial objectives, which are for the betterment of breeding, work and treatment of the sheep dog, have not changed.

Between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, Koroit is a short drive off the Princes Highway – Great Ocean Road. Nestled on the northern slopes of the dormant volcano Tower Hill, the unique and character-filled town of Koroit is one of Australia’s most complete examples of an early Irish settlement. Koroit is an abbreviation and simplification of the name of the Aboriginal people of the area known as the Koroitch Gundidj.

Location

Facilities

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.