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About Us

The Australian Alpaca Centre opened its doors in 1992 with a twofold charter:

  • to educate the Australian public about this fibre, remarkable for its strength, warmth and lightweight properties, and known by the Incas as “the fibre of the Gods”
  • to provide a retail outlet for the quality garments and homewares made from Alpaca.

A wide range of garments from jumpers, vests, scarves, hats, shawls and yarns all made from Alpaca fibre with its silky soft, durable qualities can be found at the Australia Alpaca Centre. We have become famous for providing garments valued for their lustre, lightness, warmth and wearability.

At the Australian Alpaca Centre we are keen to show the discerning buyer that Alpaca knits go far beyond the homespun look and that our colours and styles are up with the latest fashions. We select and design a wide range of garments so that there is something for everyone.

The Australian Alpaca Centre has been linked to the Australian Alpaca breeding industry since its inception. The first commercial herd arrived in Australia in 1988, imported by Judy and Phillip Street for ‘Coolaroo’, their property near Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

The families made an early decision to establish a vertically integrated industry involving superior genetic management, fibre processing, weaving and the production of garments.

The Centre serves as an educational outlet exhibiting high quality knitted and woven clothing, promotes th beauty of the Alpaca fibre in finished garments and provides an outlet for Alpaca products.

Three Outlets

There are two outlets outside of Berrima – at Leura in New South Wales, Denmark in Western Australia.

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