A young diesel fitter apprentice from Tucabia has become the new Australian National Goanna Pulling champion.

Brad Milne, 19, took out the heavy weight division on Sunday at Wooli, in his first year vying for the top title.

The quiet champ first tasted success in the sport three years ago when he took out the light weight division. He returned last year to contest the middle weight title, and came out second. Preparation for his chance at the big title this year included 'a little bit of gym, work, and eating'.

In addition to his broad shoulders and large chest, Milne said technique played a part in this year's success.

"Just try to get you technique right and make sure your hands don't slip. Keep low and make sure you keep your neck back so the belt doesn't go over your head," he said.