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You never forget the first time you cuddled a baby pig, or tried milking a cow. When you saw the biggest bulls as they paraded around the ring on their way to a blue ribbon, or cheered on the majestic horses in Herald Sun Arena.

The animals of the Royal Melbourne Show are the real stars. With over 10,000 animals across the Melbourne Showgrounds, there's an action packed schedule of animal entertainment at the All-New Royal Melbourne Show.


Beef Cattle Interbreed Competition

K9 Ninja Challenge

Victoria Police Dog Demonstration

All Breeds Sheep Interbreed

Pat a Pig

All Breeds Championship Dog Show - Best In Show Highlight

All Breeds Championship Dog Show - Best In Show

Black Hawk Dogs Pavilion

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  • 28 Sep 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Championship Show culminates in the announcement of the prestigious title of Best In Show. See who will take home the coveted blue ribbon.

FEI World Cup Jumping Highlight

FEI World Cup Jumping

  • 29 Sep 3:00pm - 5:30pm

An event not to be missed, spectators will get the chance to see some of Australia's best showjumping riders and horses battle it out to win the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show FEI World Cup Qualifying event and gain valuable points where the overall series winner will be sent to represent Australia at the 2020 World Cup Final. This year it's also a MER for Tokyo Olympics.

Feeding Time with Farmer Darryl

First National Real Estate Animal Farmyard

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9:30am, 5:30pm Daily

Life on the farm is busiest during feeding time. Join Farmer Darryl as he feeds the cows, pigs, goats, sheep and poultry. He might even let you help out! Get up close with the farm animals at their most active time of day.

Working Dogs Show

Channel 7 Entertainment Precinct

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10:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm Daily

Come and see these intelligent, speedy working dogs in full action, rounding sheep into a pen just as they would on the farm. Led by farmer, Mr Jack Briscoe, learn how the dogs are trained to listen to his commands and safely guide the flock to their destination.

K9 Ninja Challenge

Black Hawk Dogs Pavilion

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12:00 Daily

Four-legged contestants, from all walks of life and corners of the land, will go claw-to-claw to compete in the greatest obstacle course ever created for dogs. Pitting canine competitors (and their handlers) against each other in an extremely difficult course, this K9 Ninja Challenge comp will sort puppies from pawthletes. Who will be crowned Top Dog in Melbourne Royal Show's K9 Ninja Challenge!

Grand Cattle Parade

Herald Sun Arena

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  • 28 Sep 6:45pm - 7:00pm

A traditional favourite, watch this amazing spectacle as the Herald Sun Arena comes to life with 250 of Australia's finest cattle of different breeds and sizes parading their blue ribbon achievements in front of 5000 patrons. A Royal Melbourne Show tradition not to be missed, the parade is visually spectacular as the animals march their way around the Royal Melbourne Show's biggest stage.

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