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Sports Shear Australia – Queensland is a not for profit organisation with a history of conducting successful competitions in locations of Tara, Charleville, Bollon, Roma, Cunnamulla, Jondaryan, Goondiwindi, St George, Longreach, Toowoomba and Brisbane.

The Queensland organisation is a strong and committed organising structure. Queensland successfully hosted the National Championships at Tara in 1999 and again in Roma 2004. Sports Shear Australia – Queensland biggest honor was to host and organise the 2005 World Golden Shears Championships at Toowoomba. The organisation continues to conduct all its events in a professional and profitable fashion.

The operational strengths of the organising committee are well established. Sports Shear Australia – Queensland is a membership based voluntary organisation that seeks to improve and promote shearing and woolhandling to a high level of achievement with in the rural industry. Sports Shear Australia – Queensland is the peak body representing a number of affiliated individual competitions conducted throughout Queensland.


Management Committee Members:

The Management Committee is made up of members elected and appointed to positions.

Each affiliated competition committee is entitled to appoint two members to the Management Committee. It is not compulsory for the Competition to appoint two members to the management committee. One may be appointed or both positions may be left vacant. At the Annual General Meeting of the organisations the following positions are filled in accordance with the voting procedures outlined in the Association’s Constitution.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Head Shearing Judge
  • Head Woolhandling Judge.
  • Publicity Officer


Sports Shear Australia – Queensland events may be held over one, two or more days. In general competitions are structured to encompass the following categories of participation.

  • Novice – Shearing/Woolhandling
  • Intermediate – Shearing
  • Open – Shearing/Woolhandling
  • Teams events – between competing towns
  • “State of Origin” – competition between QLD and NSW

Sports Shear Australia – Queensland is committed to ensuring all competitions are run in a professional and safe manner. Competitions are designed to benefit the shearing industry in training and providing shearers and woolhandlers with a goal towards which they are able to strive.


Sports Shear Australia – Queensland is a legally constituted body incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. The organisation was incorporated in 2002. Prior to this the Queensland group operated under the umbrella of Sports Shear Australia Assoc Inc.


ABN 15 765 884 021
Sports Shear Australia-Queensland is not GST registered.

Please make cheque, payable to Sports Shear Australia-Queensland Assoc Inc.
Or preferably Direct Deposit, Commonwealth Bank Charleville: BSB – 064407 Acc – 10021753

SSA-QLD Secretary: Phone: 07 46225785 | Facsimile: 07 46226835
Postal Address: PO Box 1163, Roma Qld 4455 E-mail: