The 2021 NSWYDA AGM is being held on the 24th of July 2021 at the Narromine United Services Memorial Club. 

NOTE: NSWYDA AGM date changed from the 10th due to clashing with Mudgee Championship.



Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the charity auction that was held on the 9th & 10th April on Auctions Plus.
The Auction raised $10, 613.00 for BlazeAid.
This money will go towards assissting and supporting those who were affected by the 2021 NSW Floods.
If you or someone you know needs a hand or would like to donate, please follow the link to the BlazeAid website.

Encourage Dog School 

An encourage yard dog school is being held at West Wyalong on the 14th of March. This is free to all NSWYDA members who are of encourage status or below. Please contact the Secretary to put your name down as numbers are limited. 


Southern NSW Yard Dog Circuit Challenge

Five Southern NSW Yard Dog Clubs have introduced a trial circuit Challenge for 2021, to be held in conjunction with scheduled trial events. The Challenge will be run within the Open category at each trial. 

Entry form will be available on the Events Dates section of the website shortly. 



Covid-19 Updates

The NSWYDA would like to announce that as of the 1st of July 2020 trials and NSWYDA events are set to begin again. There is a few changes to how we will do things. Currently all NSWYDA trials and events are open to all members from differents states pending COVID-19 border restrictions and all attendees to events must be on the trial sign in sheet. We are doing our best for our sport to being again and we appologise for any inconvience that this may cause. We will continue to update eveneryone of any changes here and on our Facebook page.  


NSWYDA 2019 Utility Championship







Reciprocal Membership
The VYUFDA, NSWYDA and SAYDA have agreed to offer each other’s members
reciprocal membership without charging a subscription.
The conditions are:

1. NSW members wishing to compete in Victoria still need to apply for
Interstate membership and be issued with a competition number;

2. Victorian members wishing to compete in NSW still need to apply for
Temporary membership and have such applications accepted;

3. This applies to full fee-paying competition members only;

4. There is no guarantee of acceptance in either State and each State
reserves the right to reject an application without giving reasons;

5. Anyone found to have misrepresented their status, [for example: not
living within the “home” State or not being a current financial member,
or being under suspension etc], will have their membership revoked and
be subject to further disciplinary sanctions.
6. For SAYDA you will not be required to fill in anymore forms when entering trials in SA as when you sign your entry form you agree to abide by the rules are code of conduct of the SAYDA.  You also sign that your dog/dogs have entered the competition at your own risk and the convenors of their representatives accept no responsibility for any risk or injury however caused.


Queries should be directed to your “Home” State.
VYUFDA Treasurer – Bill Spiteri 0407 127 509 http://www.vyufda.com.au
NSWYDA Secretary – Felicity Nolan 0400 951 717 
SAYDA Secretary - Bev Kellock 0427 973 247


**Change of trial dates**

Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website. 

**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**

The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.

**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**

We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.



New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.

CONTACT Felicity Nolan, Executive Secretary
POST 756 West Plains Rd, Corinella NSW 2871
PHONE 0400 951 717
EMAIL [email protected]

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