Due to our reputation as one of Australia's leading Kelpie breeding Studs, many of these Noonbarra Kelpie puppy litters have early bookings. If you are interested in any of our Kelpie puppies from any litter please let us know as soon as possible and we can tell you if the gender, colour & suitability of a pup in that particular litter is still available. Due to their popularity there is often a waiting period so please book early.



KELPIE DEPOSIT  INFORMATION     (Booking a puppy) Essential to be on list
NEW! ... 7 yr Old Adult Kelpie Available Now $500
KELPIE PUPPIES BORN - Noonbarra Brock & Noonbarra Lily Born: Nov 2023
KELPIE PUPPIES BORN - Noonbarra Ben & Noonbarra Rosie Born Nov 2023
Kelpie Litter Due: Noonbarra Ben & Noonbarra Teena Due: December 2023


The good news is that we can now get Kelpie puppies once again to Melbourne and most parts of Victoria and NSW as well as Brisbane and Adelaide by various pet transport companies.  Prices varies for road transport but often it has been slightly lower than the airlines before Covid, so that's welcome news. It can still be a bit complicated but we have now done quite a few Kelpie puppies since the horrible Covid restricted years and it's been very smooth for the customer and a good experience for the puppies. Keep in mind that all our puppies have extensive crate training and handling prior to being sold.



All our Australian Kelpie puppies bred at the Noonbarra Kelpie Stud get the very best in individual attention, handling, socialising and training. Important too are diet and health issues such as regular worming at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks of age, vaccinations including Parvo Virus, Distemper, Hepatitis and veterinary examination of each pup. Each puppy is also Microchipped. Some years we only breed a very small number of puppies and often we have months without any puppies, so bookings are extremely important. We still like to keep it as an all family run Stud.

The Bilson family has been involved in breeding & training Kelpies for just over 100 years and over many decades of breeding with three generations of our family, we have bred thousands of high class Kelpies over the last century and this puts us in a unique position that very few breeders can lay claim to. Our Noonbarra Kelpie bloodlines are highly regarded throughout Australia and around the World and our dogs today trace strongly back to the great Kalari Basil and Kalari Joker (with more infusions than any other bloodline in Australia) and then the lines trace directly further back to the legendary Coil and to all of the very first great Kelpies of the mid 1800's. All our Kelpie puppies are guaranteed 100% to work by 8 months of age. (WKC Guarantee plus health guarantee). Please always book ahead as there is often a waiting period to get one of our Noonbarra Kelpies. You must book with a $150 deposit (non-refundable) if you are serious about getting one of our puppies. See information on deposits below. All our Kelpies are registered with the Working Kelpie Council of Australia.







Pricing for our Noonbarra Stud Kelpie puppies : $2200. (8 Weeks old)

Prices are for 8 week old Kelpie puppies. Each pup or litter is priced individually. Please add $150 for puppies held for customer until over 9 weeks of age. This includes a second set of vaccinations, worming and some extra training. Except in special circumstances we usually do not hold puppies for a customer more than 10 weeks of age.

We prefer our Kelpie puppies to go to their new home around 8 weeks of age. This is perfect. It allows the customer to get their puppy when they at their most dependent and gives them time to get used to the puppy. Sometimes in winter months we might hold them back an extra week or a little more if we get bad weather. We want each puppy to fit in well with their new home and owner. If you cannot take your puppy at around 8 weeks of age, please contact us within 24 hours once you are notified and we can discuss it or postpone you to another litter. The period from 8 weeks of age to 18 weeks of age is the most important time in their life for training and it's when they learn the most. This can be a very rewarding time for the owner and the training and time spent with the puppy helps to form a strong bond.


Red (brown) & Tan Kelpie Female For Sale - 7 years old     

$500 - Available Now


This very nice young Kelpie has become available for sale. She is a very sweet natured girl and we like her a lot but we are downsizing and need to find the 'right' home for her.
If you prefer a very affectionate dog who loves pats and cuddles and wants to be with you and part of whatever you are doing then this is definitely is the right dog for you. She's just turned seven years and has a nice dark, glossy coat which many of our customers prefer.

She's a kind, gentle type of Kelpie and has a happy disposition. People like her and she likes people. She's always up for a pat.

She would fit into many situations but keep in mind, that she will still need a little while to settle into her new home. So especially in the first week when she will be a bit confused about being in a new environment, you'll need to keep keep her on a lead when out and of course have secure fencing. Like all our dogs, she has mostly been on a farm and it will take some weeks for her to get used to a new home and environment. She's a beautiful looking dog and she's very friendly but at this stage hasn't been around many people off the farm and will take a few weeks to adapt to a new lifestyle.

She's had a bit of basic training and knows how to sit and comes when called and walks on lead etc. We have recently taught her to jump in and out of the car to make it easy for her new owner.  She travels well and settles in the car. You'd hardly know she is there. She's a dog who wants to do things with you. She hasn't been a house dog much until lately so it was nice to see how well she settles inside.  It's important that we find the 'right' home for her. We want her to be happy and have a good life. We also want the new owner to have a lot of fun with her and benefit as well.    

She travels very well in the car and sits up in the front or back seat with no problems.  We took her to a cafe at the lake and into Bunnings and she was a little overwhelmed which we expected but for a dog who hasn't been in town, we thought she did extremely well. She'll be a wonderful companion to take out on walks and to cafes etc. She will adapt to things, people and places fairly quickly. She loves to get a pat but at this time is still a bit out of her comfort zone and gets distracted. People seem to really like her and she was a hit when we took her out to the lake to met the cyclists and others. It was her first time so a lot to take in. 

It's hard to know what kind of person she would best suit. She should suit anyone who wants a gentle dogs who is very affectionate. Like all our dogs since the Covid epidemic, she hasn't been off farm much and now just starting to go into town and meet people. She travelled on the front seat of the car and was such a good girl. We were very happy with her. Don't expect a perfectly trained dog but she is well behaved and knows all the basics.  She'd still be out of her comfort zone for a while but you should really expect that as it applies to all the dogs going to a new home.

She is being sold as a companion dog only - not as a breeder. She is a happy, friendly type of dog. She is healthy and fit. She is a good dog to take for car drives. No car sickness or excitability. We have had her travel in the back of the SUV as well as the front passenger area and she has been perfect. She loves routine and once she learns something it sticks and she will be very consistent. She's a smart little Kelpie. She often trots behind us on the farm, always interested in whatever we are doing and then will sneak in for a little pat. Haha. 

This girl is a loving dog who loves to snuggle up and be patted. Very affectionate. She is a real sweetie. Of course, like all our Noonbarra Kelpies, she still has a sensitive side and every now and then can be temporarily uncomfortable in new places or situations. She usually gets used to it very quickly and is relaxed again. Most of the time, she's very friendly, active and outgoing. Can get a bit pushy for a pat sometimes so better with an owner that won't let her walk over them. Like all adult dogs, she will probably take a few weeks to settle into a new home fully but she is an outgoing, friendly type of dog so we think she'll will be good fairly quickly. She loves to go for little walks and car rides. She is a dog that needs to be involved. She wants to be around you and doing things. She is definitely not a dog that would like to be kennelled or neglected for long periods and that is the main reason we are selling her.

She is in great health and will have a full veterinary health checkup and all her booster vaccinations before sale. She is very affectionate and has a lot of love to give. She would make a wonderful companion for someone and it would enhance her life as well. Here she is just part of a big Stud and as much as we look after her, we often have to put a lot of our time into puppies and our limited time with her is of course shared with many other dogs and we can't give her the same attention as a person can one-on-one. This girl is a loving dog who loves to snuggle up and be patted. Very affectionate. She is a real sweetie. Although she is usually happy and good in most situations, she still has a sensitive side and every now and then can be temporarily uncomfortable in new places or situations. She usually gets used to it very quickly and is relaxed again. Most of the time, she's very friendly and relaxed but of course going to a new home she will take a few weeks to be fully comfortable but I think she'll be fairly good within a few days.

She has spent most of her time living on the farm so hasn't been out and about very much except for very recently. She likes to be with you and once she settles in, she will follow you around and want to be involved with what you are doing. She is a really nice medium size so not too big.  She is gentle natured and quite affectionate. She curls up inside and is no problem in that regard. She loves to be patted. She is in excellent health and looks great.

She gets along well with dogs that she knows here and is currently living inside with Billy but she has been kennelled and yarded with a number of other dogs.  Jim and Rosie are two of her favourites.

She is not being sold for breeding.









This is our very popular manual designed for all Kelpie owners of every level from raw beginners through to experienced trainers. This practical Kelpie manual deals with everything involved in owning and training a Kelpie to ensure your puppy grows up to be a well mannered, obedient dog. It also works with adults too. A lifetime of experience with Kelpies is in this book. The book is not about how to train Kelpies on sheep or cattle but this foundation training is important for all dogs! It deals with general obedience training, socialising your Kelpie, feeding, crating, toilet training, preventing problem behaviour in your Kelpie, dominance issues, understanding your Kelpie, Kelpies and car travel, bathing, digging holes, stealing food, walking your Kelpie on a lead, coming when called... and much more.

Over 100 large pages of information.

Click here for more Kelpie Basics details


This specialised training is a great start and a huge plus for you and your puppy. It is now included at no extra charge with every Noonbarra puppy sold. This training package is for crate training your puppy before you get him. This is to help your puppy sleep in a crate at night, in your home, with minimum or no disruption to your sleep. It is of course an ongoing training process and you'll need to continue to get it perfect. Plenty more detail in our book, 'Kelpie Basics'. This training usually takes approx. 6 - 8 days. To prepare your puppy we first introduce a number of puppies together and gradually get down to the puppy in the crate on his own for short periods and then for extended periods including a couple of overnight sessions. We also work with the puppy in a small crate next to us and often diffuse the little situations that pop up like frustration with the door or anxieties. Puppies are usually ready to go by 8 weeks of age. This is designed to get your puppy off to a great start and to learn to be relaxed and comfortable at night in a crate. We do a number of days and overnight training of your puppy to accept and be comfortable when confined to a crate. Most see this as their own special den and will go in of their own accord. This is a great help to all customers but it is essential to any pup being transported long distances to their destination.  Getting your puppy started well in a crate is a big help to new puppy owners. For most people getting the timing right and knowing what is normal behaviour in a crate etc. can be daunting and we like to get them started in the right direction.

 Without this training, many pups are likely to bark or howl for many hours (night after night) or even panic. We have seen pups from other breeders that haven't had any training get so panicked and upset they completely break down and need a lot of extra training just to get over the ordeal. We have seen untrained pups urinate, soil their crate or even vomit just from the stress & panic so the initial crate training should be done gradually and with lots of understanding and preferably with two or three pups together for short day periods and then the period in the crate gradually lengthened and the pup in on his own for short periods until you are able to crate overnight. We have very experienced in doing this and have crate trained hundreds of dogs including dogs from other breeders. You have to know when a pup needs to get out to relieve himself and when he is just frustrated at being restrained. Experienced dog owners know how to do this but new dog owners can have a nightmare time of it unless the breeder does the first few days of crate training for them. This crate training package is a 'restraint' lesson and is good foundation training and teaches your pup that YOU are the ADULT (parent/pack leader) and he/she must sometimes be restrained and comply to what you want. It gives the puppy boundaries and teaches them to be able to settle. It makes for a happier dog. It also helps with toilet training. Down-Stay training and tie up are two other important restraint lessons. Crate training stops your puppy from panicking in a crate and makes all your other training much easier. More info on how to crate train is in our book 'Kelpie Basics'. Please note that by no means can we make your puppy perfect in a crate within that short time frame. We can make the puppy accepting of the crate, not panicking and content & relaxed most of the time but most pups are not 100% happy to be restrained in a crate until they are at least 5 months of age or older. You should still expect a few minutes of whining or protest at night for the first few nights. If you continue your pup's crate training your puppy will absolutely love their crate just like our dogs here!



All our pups are registered, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped. Puppy price include all vaccinations against serious dog diseases, Parvo/Distemper and Hepatitis. These puppies will also be Microchipped. They will be Vet checked, given regular worming, registration with W.K.C. in National Stud Book for Purebred Working Kelpies. You will also be given a special Noonbarra Dog folder with Kelpie information, pictures of your puppy's parents, grandparents, training tips etc.

We want each puppy to be the best possible match for their lifestyle and situation. Firstly we work out which litter would best suit and than we do a lot of evaluating of each individual puppy. So, for example, we would match a different dog to a retired couple who are home 24/7 than we would for a young bloke who is very active and needs a running partner or for someone doing dog sports or maybe someone needing a strong willed cattle worker compared to someone with three little kids looking for a soft natured affectionate family dog. Click here to read more on how we evaluate each puppy

All our pups get the best start to life here at the Noonbarra Stud. We think happy, healthy puppies are more likely to be easier to train, are better bonded to their owners and it helps to make them happy, well adjusted adults. We even have a basic puppy training program which includes socialising, exposure to noise, car travel and the beginnings of learning good manners and basic obedience. It also includes (very importantly) comprehensive day by day crate training sessions for each puppy. This is an incredible advantage for our customers. There is a page outlining this training on our website and much more detailed information in our book 'Kelpie Basics'. Click here for more about crate training.

Early socialising and handling of puppies makes it all so much easier for our customers. We often have a puppy or two in side on the lounge with us at night watching TV. Our mothers have the highest degree of nutrition when pregnant and after they whelp, so pups are very healthy and Mum is easily able to look after them with no stress.

We handle each puppy day by day, so they get used to human touch and we start to supplemental feed the puppies at 3 weeks of age. They also undergo a full worming program with a Veterinary supplied Fenbendazole based medication, all are carefully checked over by a Vet and each puppy is microchipped and vaccinated against major diseases, so you get the healthiest pup possible. They are well socialised right from the start and that makes them so much easier to handle and train for our customers. It also gives each puppy a strong connection to humans and makes them more affectionate and helps to build a better bond between you.












DURING COVID THE STUD IS CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS EXCEPT CUSTOMERS PICKING UP   (Special conditions such as masks & meeting outside may apply at certain times)



IMPORTANT: You must make a booking to be considered for a puppy from an upcoming litter. We get many hundreds of calls and emails. A deposit separates the customers who are really serious about getting a Noonbarra puppy. Deposits are $150. (Non-Refundable). Once we have your deposit, you go on a special list that we continually refer to in order to match you to a great little puppy. We discuss your needs and your lifestyle and try to get you a 'perfect' match. Along with your deposit please send as much detail as possible also your phone number and address so we can discuss getting the best puppy match with you in more detail.

Deposits can be paid with Personal Cheque, Cash,  Direct Deposit, Money Order.

Let us know as soon as you have made a payment as in some cases we are not informed by bank and we want to get your booking signed in as quickly as possible so you don't miss out.

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Please send cheques, money orders etc. to:
Mary and Stephen Bilson
Noonbarra Kelpie Stud

P.O. Box 1374, Orange NSW, Australia 2800


Direct deposit is; Reference: (Your name)
Account name: Noonbarra
St. George Bank. Australia.
BSB: 112 879
Account: 0396 195 64

 Our bank branch is
St. George Bank, 183 Summer Street, Orange NSW 2800 Australia (The BSB number should tell them that address)
St George Bank Head Office is St. George House 4-16 Montgomery Street, Kogarah. New South Wales, 2217. Australia.

Our Noonbarra Stud address with St George Bank is PO Box 1374, Orange, New South Wales, Australia 2800

All prices are in Australian dollars



Noonbarra Working Kelpie Stud

Mary and Stephen Bilson

'Bimaru',  539 Lookout Road, Mullion Creek via Orange
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1374, Orange NSW 2800, Australia

Phone: 02-6366 0499