Why Should I Enter?

The All Breeds Championship Show takes place at the Royal Melbourne Show each year. Exceeding 5,000 classes with over 3,900 entries showcasing 200 breeds, it is Australia’s leading dog show.

The prestigious competition includes the Action Dog Program featuring the Highest in Trial Awards for Obedience, Agility & Jumping and culminates with the Best In Show Awards for Conformation. 

With one of the largest prize-pools offered within dog competitions across Australia, exhibitors are given the opportunity to compete for major awards and have their dogs assessed by some of the world’s most accomplished judges and local experts.

Exhibitor Benefits

Exhibitors at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds
Championship Show will be given the opportunity to:

  • Closure of the benching pavilion (Pavilion 19) during
    lunchtime to provide a break from the visiting public.

  • Improved exhibitor amenities including refurbished toilets
    and additional change rooms.

  • Have your dogs assessed by some of the world’s most
    accomplished judges.

  • Share in one of Australia’s largest prize pools.

  • Showcase your breed to hundreds of thousands of
    visitors at the show.

  • Receive one complimentary admission ticket to the 2019
    Royal Melbourne Show per exhibit - for each day the
    exhibit participates at the Royal Melbourne Show All
    Breeds Championship Show.

  • View ringside action from your bench via your mobile

  • Purchase additional discounted general admission
    tickets to the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show (max of six
    (6) per exhibitor and only available for purchase until
    entries close).

  • Receive a free PDF copy of 2019 catalogue.


2019 Key Dates


Entries Open: Wednesday 1 May
Entries Close: Friday 2 August at 5:00pm AEST
Entries Close (Baby Puppies): Tuesday 20 August at 5:00pm AEST


Conformation Breed Judging: Saturday 21 – Friday 27 September

Sweepstakes Day

Sunday 22 September

General Specials Day

Saturday 28 September

Action Dogs

Obedience Trial: Saturday 21 September
Agility and Jumping: Sunday 22 September
Agility Games and Open Jumping: Sunday 29 September