Welcome to the

Western Pigeon Federation

Where pigeon fanciers of the West come together to enjoy the thrill of racing pigeons.

From early July, our fanciers train their athletic thoroughbreds of the sky to navigate home and race amongst some of the best racing pigeons with a pedigree dating back to the early 1800’ in the West.

The competition starts with a sprint at 150 kilometres to over the marathon races at 900 kilometres, where the winners can achieve speeds of over 2 kilometres in a minute.

Wow. I never get tired of seeing that!

We even conduct the longest pigeon race over water in the world, Bass strait! Truly amazing. How do they do that?

Are you interested in learning more or getting started?

Our experienced fanciers will help you acquire your race team and build you’re winning post in your backyard (the loft), or

Sponsor one of our superstar federation winners and enjoy the thrill of pigeon racing without the need for ownership, daily care, or management for only a fraction of the price but all the family fun.

Experience; learn and have some COVID-safe fun, then come on and try the wonderful sport of pigeon racing. Complete our contact form now.

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Latest News


Due to the forecasted weather conditions basketing will be Friday 12 August 2022 for a Sunday race 14 August 2022. Rooms to open from 5.30pm with basketing to commence from 6.00pm. Due to the forecasted increase of rain during the day as the birds approach Melbourne and the high chance…

Tasmania Racing 2022

Dear Members. The Board of Management would like to thank all those members who provided feedback on the midweek Tassie racings schedule. Due to the concerns raised the Board has agreed not to proceed with the midweek Tassie racing schedule. At this stage, all Tassie races are on hold. The…

VRPU transport Sales for the 2023 Transport

All, Please find attached our “flyer” for the VRPU transport Sales for the 2023 Transport. The reason for sending this “flyer” to the various Federations is in the hope that you, or more particularly your members, may wish to donate any aged birds to the Sales as a donation towards…

Mittyack 3 & C&J Morris 10 Birder

7 August 2022. C&J MORRIS 10 Birder from Sea Lake. Birds were liberated at 10.45am Weather Report. Due to heavy fog the birds were moved to Sea Lake. Conditions at the race point were cloud cover with 10km Southerly winds at ground level tending SE of similar strength along the…

Mario George Mallia

On behalf of the Western Pigeon Federation.  The Board of Management would like to offer their condolences to David Mallia and his family on the passing of Mario Mallia.  Mario and David flew partners when David was a kid as M&D Mallia in the last 1990’s early 2000’s.  A memorable…

Meet Our Executive Team

Ray Russell
Marc Tenaglia
Chris Cachia

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