We want you to be a member of Team Australia.

Team Australia



To apply to be a member of Team Australia,  The Australian Steelers, Fill out our online form and send us a video demonstrating your skills.

Your application form asks for the following information:

  • Name, current position and workplace.

  • Experience.

  • Why you want be on the team.

  • What specific skills you can bring to the team.

We are looking for butchers who can demonstrate:

  • Exceptional boning & knife skills

  • Creativity & Innovation

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Hygienic and safe work practices

Entries Close 18th Feburary 2019

Successful applicants will be contacted and will be invited to compete in a face to face competition on the Gold Coast in early 2019.

Please note: you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for the team.

Team Australia


Apprentices & Young butchers can apply to represent Team Australia at the World Butcher Challenge, where they will compete individually against other apprentices and young butchers from around the world.

To be considered to represent Team Australia as an Apprentice or Young Butcher, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Apprentices must be a signed apprentice as of 30th Sept 2019 (age is not a factor).

  • Young butchers must be no older that 31 years as of 1st Jan  2019.

  • Willing to sign a code of conduct agreement, and willing to train hard.

  • Willing to follow all rules and regulation as set down by International and national WBC council.

  • You must also hold a current passport that is valid until after the competition dates along with eligibility to apply for an ESTA visa or similar to gain entry into the United States.

You will have to undertake the following process:

  • Compete in trials held in your state.

  • Be judged as one of the top two apprentices or young butchers in that competition

  • Come to Sydney in 2019 (date to be confirmed) and compete in grand final selection.

To find out more email or click the appropriate button below.

Please note: You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.

Venues & Dates

For Young Butchers and Apprentices only



Thursday 7th February 2019
William Angliss College

555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
9am to 12pm

Thursday 21st February 2019
     TasTAFE, Royal Showgrounds

Howard Road, Glenorchy TAS 7010
    9am to 12pm



Thursday 28th February 2019
 Murray Valley Boning Rooms

285 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013
    9am to 12pm

Thursday 7th March 2019

Savilles Factory, 25 Millennium Drive

Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD 4212
    9am to 12pm


Thursday 21st March 2019
Granville TAFE Campus

136 Williams Street, Granville NSW 2142
    9am to 12pm

All entrants must be at venue by 8.30am ready to start by 9am sharp.

Finishing time is approx. 12 noon.

AMIC and World Skills winners have automatic selection into grand final challenge.


World Butchers Australia encourage all apprentices and young butchers to enter and compete in as many competitions as they can

"The more competitions you enter the closer you are to producing your best”


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