Lamb's Australia Day prominance on its way back says Woolies

LAMB may be one of the stereotypically 'Australian' foods enjoyed on Australia Day, but there are some areas that are decidedly more keen on the red meat than others.

Australia's biggest lamb-lovers live in Kalgoorie in Western Australia, followed by Rye in Victoria and Karratha, also in Western Australia.

The top lamb-loving suburbs and towns by State are:

  • New South Wales
    • 1. Caringbah (Sydney),
    • 2. Mona Vale (Sydney),
    • 3. Brookevale (Sydney)
  • Queensland
    • 1. Carindale (Brisbane),
    • 2. Nambour,
    • 3. Runaway Bay (Gold Coast)
  • Victoria
    • 1. Rye,
    • 2. Mornington,
    • 3. Traralgon
  • Western Australia
    • 1. Kalgoorlie,
    • 2. Karratha,
    • 3. Success (Perth)
  • South Australia
    • 1. Unley (Adelaide),
    • 3. Marion (Adelaide),
    • 3. Victor Harbor
  • Tasmania
    • 1. Devonport,
    • 2. Burnie,
    • 3. Kingston


Woolworths numbers from 2013 show around six million legs of Australian lamb sold - a 20 per cent increase in total kilograms sold between 2012 and 2013. The AustralianWhole Leg Lamb Roast also featured in the top 10 list of Woolworths' most popular selling products from last year's 'More Savings Every Day' campaign.

For this year's Australia Day event, Woolworths expects lamb sales to jump 10 per cent compared to 2013.

Andrew Goudie, Woolworths Head of Meat, says that Australia Day is the single largest Lamb event on the calendar for Woolworths.

"Australia's love of lamb is deep-rooted and has been for decades. A nutritious favourite and as Australian as Lamingtons and Vegemite, lamb is synonymous with delicious family meal times across the country," he said.

A lull in lamb's popularity over the last few years because of high prices has largely corrected itself.


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