Each year the Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc. is proud to run the Annual National AHCS Show, hosted every year by one of the State Breeders groups affiliated with the Society. Without the tireless work and contributions of these State Breeder Groups, the National Show would not be able to go ahead, so the Society is very fortunate to have access to these volunteer-led groups from around the country.

The National Show is a great place to see the best of the breed showcased, with cattle typically being appraised by an international host judge flown in by the Society.  This year's show will be hosted by the South Australian Breeders Group at Mount Pleasant in South Australia, with guest judge being flown in from the UK.

The show will be held on the Queens Birthday Long weekend in June, in conjunction with the Society's AGM. As well as showcasing some of the best of the breed, there will be Celtic Dancing displays, mead, bagpipes, reenactment groups, kids craft activities, and much more! 

Exhibitors and Spectators both welcome.

​Come along and join in the fun!

If you are attending as a spectator and would like to join in the social events, RSVP is essential. The RSVP Form is attached to the Show Entry Form.

If you would like to Sponsor any of the Classes at the Show or book advertising space in the Show Catalogue, a Sponsorship form is also available with the Show Entry Form.


In 2016 the Society was excited to hold its 25th Anniversary National Highland Show.

On 2nd April 2016, AHCS breeders presented their best Highland cattle at the Ballarat Showgrounds in Victoria. Judge William "Willie" Christie was flown in from New Zealand to appraise the cattle on display. Willie currently runs his Skeoch Highland Fold near Ashburton on the South Island of New Zealand, although prior to 1997 he resided in Scotland, where he was the stockman at Benmore Fold, one of the most prestigious Scottish Highland folds.

Junior breeder, Ashlyn Hastie, took out Supreme Highland Exhibit for the second-year running with her black cow Skye Keir of Delhaig.



The prize of Grand Champion bull was awarded to Lord Addams of Glenstrae, bred and exhibited by Erica Smith of Victoria.


The 2017 AHCS National show will be held at Mount Pleasant Showgrounds in South Australia on 11th June 2017.

If you are interested in partnering with the AHCS and having your business or Fold promoted at the 26th National Highland Show, please contact us here.





Entries are now open for the AHCS 2017 National Show!


Mt. Pleasant Showgrounds, South Australia.

Get your Class Entries, RSVP to Social Events or

Sponsorship & Advertising Submissions in

by Friday 12th May 2017.

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