The Nationals

If you haven’t been to a National show, it’s a must do, if you want to see one of the best spectacles in the hobby.

Each State (Zone) has a team of three birds in each of the 26 Varieties and compete’s on points to win the Shield for their State. The Birds are judges down to 21 over the two days of the show. On the Sunday afternoon there is usually an auction of one pair of each variety supplied by past winning breeders, which helps raise the funds to run the event.

There are social events each night, with a meet & greet on the Friday night, a presentation dinner on the Sunday night and quite often followed by Guest speakers and aviary visits the week after.

Below are a few  video’s and highlights of some previous events, to show you how good they are.

What another great Nationals it was in Brisbane, something you’ll never forget as the friendship from previous years Is reignited with laughter handshakes and of course the birds. So glad I took those pictures as it keeps the memory of these great events alive hope you all enjoy as it was truly the golden nationals. Brisbane really laid it on with beautiful weather thanks again to everyone over the years as I’ve enjoyed the hobby immensely. Signing off for 2019 take care and hope to see you all next year in Victoria. But only time will tell.

Posted by Mark Hawke on Monday, 3 June 2019


Download & play the slideshow of:  Busselton WA Nationals 2008

Download & play the slideshow of: Coffs Harbour NSW Nationals 2004

Download & play the slideshow of: Cairns Qld Nationals 2003

Download & play the slideshow of: Hobart Tasie Nationals 2002