News and Events

December 2019 - Christmas Closure

The AABA Office will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period from 5pm Friday 20 December, 2019 until 9am Monday 6th January, 2020.

The AABA Committee would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!

December 2019 - AGM

The AABA AGM was held on 4th December, 2019, and a new committee elected. The current committee members can be viewed on the AABA website under AABA Committee.

October 2019 - 20% Off AAR Registrations & Transfers

We are offering 20% off AAR Registrations and Transfers for AABA Members for 1 day only on 31st October, 2019!!

Alpaca registrations with an emailed digital certificate are only $4 per alpaca!!

July 2019 - FREE ¼ Page Ads AABA Newsletter

Our next AABA Member Newsletter is due out soon and we are offering FREE advertising in the next issue!!  

If you are interested in a FREE ¼ page advertisement, please email newsletter@aaba.asn.au with your advertisement by 5pm Wednesday 10th July, 2019. 

Ads must have alpaca related content whether it relate to the animal, fibre or products made from alpaca fibre, etc. Examples could include: stud services, alpacas for sale, halters, coats, husbandry supplies, scarves, blankets, etc, etc.

The free advertising is open to all AABA Members and non-Members with approval by the AABA Committee.  

 

June 2019 - EOFY AAR Discount

We are offering 20% off AAR Registrations and Transfers for AABA Members until 30th June, 2019!!

Alpaca registrations with an emailed digital certificate are only $4 per alpaca until 30th June, 2019!!

 

December 2018 - Christmas/New Year

The AABA Office will be closed from 5pm AEDT Friday 21st December, 2018, and will re-open at 9am AEDT on Monday 7th January, 2019. 

Emails will only be checked sporadically during this period and we apologise for any delays in replying to messages over this period.

The AABA Committee would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

 

December 2018 - AGM

The AABA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th December, 2018 and is open to all current financial members. 

 

December 2017 - Office Closure

The AABA Office will be closed from 5pm AEDT Friday 22nd December, 2017, and will re-open on Monday 8th January, 2018.

The AABA Committee would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!

 

October 2017

The AABA Committee introduced new bulk AAR registration and transfer fees!!

If you register or transfer 20 to 49 alpacas in the 1 transaction you will receive a 10% discount and if you register or transfer 50 or more alpacas in the 1 transaction you receive 20% off!!

AAR registration or transfer fee - 20 to 49 alpacas

AAR registration or transfer fee (per animal) for 20 to 49 alpacas in a single transaction.

 

Digital Certificate (females and entire males)

4.50

Printed Certificate (females, entire males and wethers)

9.00

AAR registration or transfer fee - 50 or more alpacas

AAR registration or transfer fee (per animal) for 50 or more alpacas in a single transaction.

 

Digital Certificate (females and entire males)

4.00

Printed Certificate (females, entire males and wethers)

8.00

August 2017

The AABA Committee introduced a new even more affordable level of AABA Membership - Associate Membership! 

Associate Membership is only $35 per year (plus a once off $20 joining fee for new members).

Associate Membership includes:
* Online access to the Australasian Alpaca Registry (AAR) to view pedigrees, find siblings and offspring, etc
* Transfer AAR registered alpacas
* Access to Member Only Info including emails and newsletters
* Online access to AABA documents
* Membership for 1 person

July 2017

The new website for the AAR launched on 1st July, 2017, together with a simplified fee structure.

Alpacas can now be registered for $5 per alpaca for a digital pedigree certificate and $10 per alpaca for a printed pedigree certificate.  Wethers can be registered for FREE!

June 2017

The Australasian Alpaca Register (AAR) has been overhauled and the new system is launching 1st July 2017!

Some of the features include:

*  New pedigree registration certificate

*  Online submission for registrations and transfers

*  View Pedigrees Online

* Digital certificates available via email in addition to printed certificates

January 2017

The AABA Committee recently reviewed the Fees & Charges Regulation and have reduced the fees for:

*  New members initial joining fee

*  Newsletter Advertising

*  Website Banner Advertising

* 2 & 3 year membership renewals

December 2016

AABA now has a Refer A New Member Program!  Our way of saying thanks for referring new members to AABA and rewarding our members for their wonderful support!

May 2016

The revamped AABA Online is now, well, online! New members can apply directly online, current members can renew their memberships online, and alpaca registrations and transfers can be ordered online.

November 2015

Australasian Alpaca Registry (AAR) Fees
The fee structure for the AAR has recently been simplified.

New members can register or transfer alpacas on the AAR for only $5 per animal during their first 12 months of membership!

Existing members only pay $5 each for wethers and $10 each for females and entire males for registrations or transfers. Or take advantage of the new bulk discount – only $5 per animal when registering or transferring more than 10 animals in the one transaction!

May 2015

SAC Declaration and Waybill
AABA have just been alerted by Animal Health Australia to a new document available to the public for use in the transaction/sales of alpacas and llamas involving the transport of these species between properties.

Although the use of the declaration is, at this point, voluntary, AABA encourages its members to use this document during any transaction of their alpacas. AABA participated in the development of this document and is very pleased to see it in this format. AABA argued against the parties seeking the introduction of a system requiring the mandatory use of an Electronic Identification Device in all alpacas and the purchase of a database to record the necessary data attendant to such a system.

The SAC Declaration is now available on the Farm Biosecurity website along with the cattle, sheep and goat health statements:
www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/toolkit/declarations-and-statements/
And also on the alpacas webpage:
www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/industry/alpaca/