The 91st Moyston Sheepdog Trials are the oldest annual sheepdog trials in Victoria, possibly Australia. They are being held at the picturesque Moyston Oval adjacent to the main Ararat Halls Gap Road in Moyston.

Four obstacles, three sheep and one dog - sounds easy, what could possibly go wrong? It is set up to mirror tasks of the farm and skills a good sheepdog needs to possess.

The dog must do all the work, unaided by the handler, who only can give instruction by whistle or words. The obstacles are a gate, a race, a bridge and a pen. Time allowed is 15 minutes. There are of course rules, and a scoring system.

Most of the dogs are beautiful Border Collies, with a few Kelpies. The handlers are men and women of all ages, quite often retired farmers.

Excellent country catering is available everyday. Morning and afternoon tea is $5. Two course lunch is $12.00.

Spectators are most welcome for a gold coin entry.


Thu 14 Mar 2019 – Sat 16 Mar 2019. All dates below:

Thu 14 Mar 2019
Fri 15 Mar 2019
Sat 16 Mar 2019