We are celebrating our 10th birthday, so we will be re-imagining the 2024 event to present the biggest and best festival ever staged and to do this we have relocated to Victoria’s most pet-friendly venue at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

The Festival will be overflowing with puppy love as dog enthusiasts from all corners of Melbourne, Victoria and across Australia descend on what will be one of the grandest dog-dedicated festivals in the world on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October

Get set to experience a much bigger offering of K9-inspired education, entertainment and inspiration with a special focus on our new Dog Sport Spectacular that will leave you howling with excitement!

Here’s a snapshot on why you’d be barking mad to miss the 2024 Dog Lovers Festival:

  • Bigger event, more beautiful dogs and opportunities to interact with our Best Friends
  • More amazing dog products and services to deliver a superior shopping experience
  • All your favourite attractions re-imagined with lots of exciting new activities
  • A new Dog Sport Spectacular in the big outdoor grassed Main Arena
  • Exciting new adoption initiatives to help more dogs in need
  • Carnival rides, more entertainment for kids and grown-ups and maybe a showbag…
  • Food festival celebrating some of Victoria’s best dog loving producers with a wider array of dining options, bars and popular Melbourne Food Trucks
  • Affordable parking options with a direct train from Flinders St to the front door
  • Close to major arterials like CityLink, Princes Highway and Western Ring Road
  • Great public transport options: tram, train & bus services to major entry points
  • More affordable ticket options with various new incentive-based ticket offers

It’s just like the Melbourne Royal Show, but dedicated entirely to Dog Lovers.

You can still buy exclusive pre-sale tickets below now to ensure you fetch the best prices!

Not sure which day you want to attend? No problem you can always switch closer to the event!

If you’re a passionate dog owner, looking to welcome a new pooch, or just love these wonderful creatures, then the Dog Lovers Festival ticks all your boxes.

It truly is the best place to immerse yourself in all things K9 – we guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a greater respect and understanding for our wonderful dogs.

Paws Sincerely,

Jason & Sally Humphris, Sunday & Betty (our inspiration for the Festival).

Jason and Sally Humphris