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See muscles bulging and chips flying in the Woodchop Pavilion, where the toughest axemen and women will battle to become champion from Saturday 23 September – Sunday 1 October.

Woodchop is one of the traditional features of the Royal Melbourne Show, having been held for more than 100 years.

The unique woodchop events such as the exciting standing block, sawing, underhand and tree felling all have their roots in the timber industry and attract some of the world’s best woodchop athletes.

The woodchop events are a test of brute strength, fitness and fine skills.

Make sure you get there early! The woodchop competitors are super speedy so the events fly by!  

Add to Planner Woodchop Tas Pickett Memorial trophy

Woodchop Pavilion

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  • 27 Sep 4:30pm - 5:30pm

You'll love the action as Victoria takes on the All Stars to compete for the Tas Pickett Memorial Trophy. Come along and cheer the Vics to victory!

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  • 23 Sep 11:00am - 6:00pm

Don't miss the adrenalin-pumping action of the woodchop at the Show! Watch as some of the world's best woodchop athletes demonstrate incredible fitness, brute strength and technique across a wide range of fast-paced, exciting woodchop events and disciplines.

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Add to Planner Woodchop Tree Felling

Woodchop Pavilion

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  • 27 Sep 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • 29 Sep 2:30pm - 3:00pm
  • 30 Sep 1:15pm - 5:15pm
  • 1 Oct 1:15pm - 5:30pm
Tree fellers compete in arguably the most difficult woodchopping event, testing skills, strength and accuracy. Competitors must race their way up the tree pole and cut the log at the top whilst standing on a board, 6 feet in the air.
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  • 23 Sep 10:45am - 6:00pm
  • 24 Sep 11:15am - 4:30pm
  • 25 Sep 11:15am - 4:00pm
  • 26 Sep 11:00am - 4:30pm
  • 27 Sep 11:15am - 2:15pm
  • 28 Sep 11:15am - 3:15pm
  • 29 Sep 11:15am - 3:45pm
  • 30 Sep 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • 1 Oct 11:00am - 3:30pm
Both power and precision are called upon in the standing block events, in which a vertical log has to be cut through from both sides. Events take less than 30 seconds and the quickest time wins!
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  • 23 Sep 10:30am - 5:45pm
  • 24 Sep 11:00am - 4:45pm
  • 25 Sep 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • 26 Sep 11:15am - 4:45pm
  • 27 Sep 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • 28 Sep 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • 29 Sep 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • 30 Sep 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • 1 Oct 11:45am - 3:00pm
Underhand events are based on the traditional chopping of trees into logs. The underhand event is sure to have the crowd up and cheering as competitors rely on nerves of steel, cutting through a log with an axe mere centimetres from their feet.
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  • 28 Sep 3:45pm - 5:15pm
  • 29 Sep 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 30 Sep 1:00pm - 2:15pm
  • 1 Oct 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Combining multiple woodchop disciplines in one competition, teams will work together to complete the tasks in the quickest time and be declared the champions.
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Woodchop Pavilion

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  • 25 Sep 2:00pm - 4:15pm

This event features both underhand and standing block and is sure to have the crowd on the edge of their seats. The quickest time wins!

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  • 29 Sep 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thrilling to watch, this event sees competitors stand six metres from a target, aim and throw! If the axe remains in the target and cuts into a scoring area, points are won. A test of skill, strength and perhaps a little luck too.
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Woodchop Pavilion

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  • 23 Sep 9:00am - 10:00am
  • 24 Sep 9:00am - 10:00am
See the future of woodchopping as the best up and coming woodchoppers train for competition! Chips will be flying as these super strong competitors showcase their skills.
Add to Planner Chainsaw Racing

Woodchop Pavilion

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  • 25 Sep 5:15pm - 6:00pm
  • 26 Sep 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Witness the incredible skill of the chainsaw carvers, who create real works of art using wood. You will be amazed by the level of intricate detail these artists can create using a huge, noisy chainsaw!
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  • 23 Sep 12:15pm - 2:30pm
  • 30 Sep 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • 30 Sep 2:15pm - 5:15pm
The sawing events test the skills of the toughest competitors as they cut through the wood log with a huge saw in the fastest possible time!
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It’s never been easier to find out everything you need to know about the Royal Melbourne Show Woodchop Championships, with the full schedule, timetable and live results all available in one place! View online.

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