A long history in wool...


SPEARWOOD WOOL is a 100% Western Australian owned business established in 2000 by principals Andrew Basire and Rob Thorn.

Both Andrew and Rob have over 30 years experience in the industry since starting together in 1980, as Technical Officers with Wesfarmers. After 5 years Andrew moved on to take up a Buyer/Exporter position with Modiano Australia, a leading international buyer and exporter of Australian wool. Towards the end of 1990 Andrew moved back to Wool Broking with Rural Traders, a position held until 1992, when he started his own business country buying and selling.

Rob moved from Wesfarmers in 1989 to take up a senior position with Rural Traders, as Head Auctioneer and Senior Valuer, before taking over as manager in 1993, a position held until he left to start his own country buying business in 1998.

Associates Alex Cuming (dec), Noel Bolitho and Peter Page were initial members and combined, contributed almost 100 years of wool industry experience. Spearwood Wool has 10 agents covering most of Western Australia. The company continues to add staff/agents with Brent Morey, Colin Gunning and Stewart Raine joining the team over the last 2 years adding another 70 plus years of industry experience!

The company has enjoyed exceptional growth since its inception and today handles approx 20,000 bales with an extensive grower contact list of over 400. Exporter support is strong and ever increasing with over 30 different companies buying wool from us to deliver to all parts of the wool using globe. We offer a widerange of wool selling options including flexi-sell, forward pricing and auction when required.

Spearwood Wool is a member of the Private Treaty Wool Merchants Association of Australia and the Australian Wool Exchange, providing wool growers the confidence and peace of mind, dealing with a business with strong industry ties.


SPEARWOOD WOOL is an 100% Western Australian owned business with extensive experience and knowledge of the Western Australian wooltrade. Our experience ensures maximum returns to woolgrowers on all lines of their wool selling consignments.

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Spearwood Wool

19 Hensbrook Loop, Forrestdale 6112 Western Australia

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