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The Woodchop Championships have been part of the Royal Melbourne Show for over 100 years. The competition offers unrivalled entertainment with the precision and strength based skills that need to be seen to be believed.

Come and watch as these athletes show their mastery of the axe and saw at this iconic Royal Melbourne Show event.

The Herald Sun Arena becomes a colosseum of woodchopping power! Choose a side and barrack loud as teams battle against the clock in a relay event that includes the woodchop disciplines of overhand, standing block, sawing and free felling. The fastest team wins!


Woodchop Pavilion

Axe Throwing

Australian Tree Felling Championship

Herald Sun Arena

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  • 25 Sep 7:15pm - 7:30pm

In a highlight of the Royal Melbourne Show, 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, over 2m in the air.

World Tree Felling Championship Highlight

World Tree Felling Championship

Herald Sun Arena

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  • 27 Sep 7:15pm - 7:30pm

The World Tree Felling Championships (300mm) will feature on the Herald Sun Arena as part of the Royal Melbourne Show Woodchop Championships program in 2019. Be part of the 5000 strong crowd that watch and cheer on the worlds best woodchoppers as they compete for glory on the Royal Melbourne Show's biggest arena.

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