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Dog Lovers Festival Sydney 2023 - August 26-27

Find fur-fillment at the 2023 Sydney Dog Lovers Festival!

Sydney will be filled with puppy love on 26th and 27th August 2023, as dog lovers from across Sydney, NSW and around Australia descend on possibly the greatest dog-dedicated festival in the world!

And for the first time ever, the Dog Lovers Festival will be joined by a Sydney-exclusive event - the Cat Lovers Festival, promising all the fun, freebies, and furry friends that its counterpart has to offer.

Experience talented dogs jumping, diving, weaving, frisbee-ing, flyballing and flying (or just in need of a loving, forever home!) including herding, hunting, hounds, terriers, mastiffs, spitz, toys and gun dogs!

Meet the experts educating, entertaining, and inspiring us to be better fur-parents: Farmer Dave Graham, Dr Katrina Warren, Lucy Karbowiak, Emily Lyons, plus Vets from SASH, respected breeders, adoption experts and more! 

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will provide a deep dive into the science of dogs, and is set to present his findings in 'Great Moments in Dog Science - The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Pooch!

Leading dog trainers Luka Hura and Lauren Sellwood will teach furry fans new tricks in 'How to Train Your Dog to be in Film and TV.' Kelly Gill will also take centre stage with her 'Wonderdogs', educating audiences interested in the health and well-being of their canine companion with her seminar: 'Essential Tips for Thriving and Surviving Puppyhood and Training Your Young Dog.'

Feel the joy of patting a range of beautiful dogs in the PEDIGREE® Adoption Zone, Dogs NSW Breed Showcase, Lyka Pat-A-Pooch and InstaPooch stars on the ADVANCE™ Stage, getting splashed by dozens of thrill-seeking Antinol® DockDogs in spectacular pool-diving shows, and meeting Bluey & BingoClick here to check out the full program timetables for all attractions.

Make some fur-ever memories with Bluey & Bingo on the ADVANCE™ Stage, fetch free doggy face painting, and capture the memory at our Neon Glitter Selfie Wall, then enter the VitaPet Door Prize, before chow-chowing down with some of Sydney’s best food trucks!

Spoil your pooches with stacks of new products, samples, show specials and dog-friendly clothing, beds, doors, food, groomers, insurers, kennels, leads, collars, pet-tech, photographers, retailers, toys, trainers, treats, vets and more!

Fetch your tickets below now as they will sell out and p
lease remember to leave your own dogs at home!

Sydney Dog Lovers Festival 2023

When: Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 August 2023, from 9:30am to 5pm daily.

Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
The Dog Lovers Festival occupies the Dome and Hall 2.
The Cat Lovers Festival is located in Halls 3 & 4A.

Price: $42 Online Adult / $20 Online Child (5+); Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids): $115.50

For details and to buy your tickets, visit

Melbourne will operate identical events during the festival (with a few exceptions) whilst the line-up for Brisbane has not yet been released.
The Dog Lovers Festival is touring Australia in the latter half of 2023 and the early half of 2024.
  • Friday 13th - Sunday 15th October 2023: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March 2024: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


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