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2020 Australian Dog Events & Pet Expos


Events and gatherings: Public Health (COVID-19 Public Events) Order 2020

On 15 March 2020, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made an Order under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 to force the immediate cancellation of major events with more than 500 people.

Individuals who fail to comply could face up to six months in prison or a fine of up to $11,000 or both, plus additional penalties for each day the offence continues. Corporations face even harsher fines.

The order followed a statement on 13 March by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) recommended:

  • limiting non-essential organised gatherings to fewer than 500 people
  • limiting non-essential meetings or conferences of critical workforce e.g. healthcare professionals and emergency services
  • encouraging all Australians to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures

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Choose from Dogs Day Out, Dog Festivals, Pet & Animal Expos, Pet Markets, Charity Fundraiser Events & Dog-friendly Venues around Australia. 

If you are holding a dog-related event in Australia
please send an email with all the details to publisher@australiandoglover.com and we will add it to our list.

JANUARY 2020

18 January 2020 RSPCA Queensland Pop Up Adoption 2020, Brisbane, NSW
19 January 2020 - 5km Barkrun for Relief Run, Holmesville, NSW
19 January 2020 - Sit. Stay. Play. - The Social Dog Company, The Sheaf, Double Bay, NSW
19 January 2020 - Pups n' Pies - Sunday Sesh, Pie Town, Brisbane, QLD 
25 January 2020 - Walkies for Wildlife Victoria hosted by @smalldogsofmelbourne, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC
26 January 2020 - Australia Day Ozzy Doggy Show 2020, Wollongong Harbour, NSW
26 January 2020 - Pound Paws Dog Day at The Henson, Marrickville, NSW 

FEBRUARY 2020

1 February 2020 - Free Microchipping Day (for Blacktown council residents, others $15), Blacktown, NSW
1 February 2020 - It's A Dog's Life @ Smoked Garage, Fortitude Valley, QLD
8 February 2020 - nuzzl pack shakeout (every Saturday), Bondi, NSW
8 February 2020 - Dingo Den Animal Rescue Experience (every month), Penrith area, NSW
9 February 2020 - Pound Paws Dog Day at The Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
9 February 2020 - The Beresford Dog Show | Mardi Gras Edition 2020, Surry Hills, NSW
14 February 2020 - Pal-entine's Day at Newmarket Hotel, St. Kilda, VIC
14 February 2020 - PALentine's Day 2020 hosted by Seeing Eye Dogs, Melbourne, VIC
15 February 2020 - Pound Paws Pop up Valentine's Noodle Date, Haymarket, NSW
16 February 2020 - Doggywood at Mardi Gras Fair Day, Victoria Park, Broadway, NSW
16 February 2020 - Yarraville Festival - Dog Fashion Parade, Yarraville, VIC
21-23 February 2020 - RSPCA Clear the Shelters 2020, Nationally
23 February 2020 - Dating with Dogs at The Golden Sheaf, Double Bay, NSW
23 February 2020 - Dog Day Out at the Clovelly Hotel, Clovelly, NSW
23 February 2020 - Dog Biscuit Day at Akasha, Five Dock, NSW
23 February 2020 - Barkfest hosted by The Social Dog Company & QT Canberra, Canberra, NSW
23 February 2020 - Chelsea Park Dog-a-thon Family Fun Day, Chelsea, VIC
23 February 2020 - Puppa Palooza at Newmarket Hotel, St. Kilda, VIC
23 February 2020 - Dogs N Beats 2 - Dog Friendly Silent Disco, Brisbane, QLD
23 February 2020 - Luv my Dachshund Brunch Meetup, Worongary, QLD
28 February to 2 March 2020 - DogsWest - Western Classic, Championship Shows, Southern River, WA
29 February 2020 - Yeronga Pet Fair, Brisbane, QLD
29 February 2020 - DOGS NSW Bushfire Relief Shows, Orchard Hills, NSW
29 February 2020 - Best of the Top Dog Film Festival at Moonlight Cinema (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth)
29 February 2020 - Street Paws Festival - Newcastle, NSW

MARCH 2020
1 - 31 March 2020 - Bars March celebrates 10 years supporting animal welfare, National.
1 March 2020 - Dating with Dogs @ Stanleys on Stanley, Darlinghurst, NSW
1 March 2020 - 2020 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships, Noosa, QLD
1 March 2020 - Inverleigh Dachshund Derby 2020, Inverleigh, VIC
1 March 2020 - Richmond Puppy Pub Crawl, Richmond, VIC
1 March 2020 - Floreat's Biggest Doggy Date, Perth, WA
from 5 March 2020 - Agility Dog Club of SA Training Classes (Thursdays), West Beach, SA
7 March 2020 - Gold Coast Sled Dog Expo 2020, Mudgeeraba, QLD
8 March 2020 - Dogs in the Park Norah Head / Rescue Dog Show, Norah Head, NSW
8 March 2020 - Bark in the Park, Leederville, WA
9 March 2020 - 2020 Adelaide Canine Cup Screening, Adelaide, SA
13, 14 & 15 March 2020 - UpDog Australian Classic 2020 (UpDAC), Canberra, ACT
14 March 2020 - Vets at Amaroo Open Day, Canberra, ACT
14 March 2020 - Doghouse Doggy Diner, Collingwood, VIC
15 March 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie, NSW
15 March 2020 - Pups at the Pool, Pascoe Vale, VIC
15 March 2020 - Paws + Pours, Richmond, VIC
15 March 2020 - Doggy Day In, Rosebud, VIC (virtual event online)
15 March 2020 - Come and Try Dog Sledding, Clontarf, QLD
15 March 2020 - Dogapalooza Adelaide 2020, Adelaide, SA
15 March 2020 - Woof at Whiteman Markets 2020, Whiteman Park, WA
21 March 2020 - Agility Dog Club of SA Agility & Jumping Trials, West Beach, SA
21 March 2020 - Pets Day Out at Kingsway Markets, Madeley,Perth, WA
22 March 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW St Ives, St Ives, NSW - postponed
22 March 2020 - Pups in Pubs at the Kurrajong Hotel, Erskineville, NSW
22 March 2020 - Pets in the Park 2020, Melbourne, VIC
22 March 2020 - Come and Try Dog Sledding, Cleveland, QLD - cancelled
22 March 2020 - Canines of Cambridge, Perth, WA
28 March 2020 - DOGS NSW Casino Royale, Show Dog, Puppy & Neuter of the Year, Orchard Hills, NSW - cancelled
28 March 2020 - Sit. Stay. Play. Beach Road Hotel, Bellevue Hill, NSW
28 March 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Swansea postponed
28 March 2020 - Brisbane Sled Dog Expo 2020, Mt Gravatt, QLD
28 March 2020 - Dog Friendly Spots Launch Event, Perth, WA
29 March 2020 - Dating with Dogs at The Sheaf, Double Bay, NSW
29 March 2020 - DOGS NSW Trick Dog Competition Test, NSW - cancelled
29 March 2020 - Alexandria Sunday Funday - Dog Parade & Competition, Alexandria, NSW
29 March 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Maitland, NSW postponed
29 March 2020 - Street Paws Festival at Doyalson Garden Party, Doyalson, NSW - cancelled
29 March 2020 - Bark in the Park Dog Expo, Mt Eliza, VIC cancelled

APRIL 2020

3 - 14 April 2020 - 2020 Advance™ Sydney Royal Dog Show, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay, NSW - cancelled
4 - 5 April 2020 - Northern Victorian Sled Dog Club Bootcamp (Open Day), Kialla West, VIC
4 - 5 April 2020 - Adelaide Animal Expo 2020, Adelaide, SA  postponed
5 April 2020 - Puppy Pawty at the Albion, Parramatta, NSW - cancelled
5 April 2020 - Baw Baw Pet Expo 2020, Baw Baw, VIC - cancelled
5 April 2020 - Pets at the Park 2020, Claremont, WA
18 April 2020 - Pound Paws Dog Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW postponed
18 April 2020 - Magical Mystery Doggy Tour, Melbourne, VIC
19 April 2020 - Paws Explores Adventures Amazing Race, Melbourne region, VIC - postponed
19 April 2020 - Dog Day Cleveland, Cleveland, QLD
25 April 2020 - Agility Dog Club of SA - Agility & Jumping Trials, Adelaide, SA
26 April 2020 - Pet Parade 2020 hosted by Central Coast Regional Show, NSW
26 April 2020 - Pooches in the Park, Torrensville, SA
26 April 2020 - Dirty Dog Mud Run SA, St Ives, SA
26 April 2020 - Beerwah Sled Dog Expo 2020, Gold Coast, QLD
29 April 2020 - International Guide Dog Day, Zoom Puppy Meeting organised by Guide Dogs Australia - Online
29 April 2020 - Best of Top Dog Film Festival - Online

MAY 2020

1 - 31 May 2020
- RSPCA Million Paws Walk: Walk This May, Fundraiser, National
3 May 2020 Best of Top Dog Film Festival - Online
22 May 2020 - Guide Dogs Australia Zoom Puppy Meeting (Round 2) from 12:00pm-12:30pm - Online
24 May 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Hawkesbury, NSW postponed


JUNE 2020

5 June 2020 - Mat Pilates Zoom with PatchPets app, online
7 June 2020 - Paws-Fest Brisbane 2020, Eagle Farm, QLD - cancelled
14 June 2020 - Paws Explores Adventures Trivia Pawsuit, Melbourne, VIC -  cancelled
20 June 2020 - A Pooch Affair 2020, Exhibition Park, Canberra, ACT - postponed
21 June 2020 - Bradfield Bark 2020 - Online Event (from 10:30am)

JULY 2020

4 July 2020 - The 12 dogs of Christmas in July, Umina Beach, NSW
4 July - 13 September 2020 - Australian Dingo Foundation Cuddle a Cub Sessions, VIC
11 July 2020 - Wild Dog Derby 2020, Mount Crawford, SA
19 July 2020 - Dogs on the Green Markets, Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD
23 July 2020 Iggy (Italian Greyhound) Meet-up, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW
25-26 July 2020 - 4th annual Riverwood Trail Run, Monkerai, NSW

AUGUST 2020

8 August 2020 - Paws Explores Adventures Hike & Seek, Melbourne, VIC
8 August 2020 - Lennox Head Online Dog Show, Online
20 - 21 August 2020 - Conservation Dog Conference, Canberra, ACT

SEPTEMBER 2020
13 September 2020 - Street Paws at the Valley Markets, Singleton, NSW
18 - 27 September 2020 - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers - Petals and Pups 2020, Toowoomba, QLD
20 September 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Orange, Orange, NSW

OCTOBER 2020

3 October 2020 - 20th RSPCA Save the Paws Ball, Darwin, NT
3 - 5 October 2020 - The Rocks Pooches Playground, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
10 October  2020 - Central Coast Dress up your Dog and Walk 2020, Central Coast, NSW
10 October 2020 - Pet Festival 2020 (online event) Willoughby, NSW
11 October 2020 - Dogs on the Green Market, Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD
11 October 2020 - 2020 Blacktown City Pet Festival, Blacktown, NSW
11 October 2020 - Dogs in the Park NSW Castle Hill, Castle Hill, NSW
16 October 2020 - Top Dog Film Festival (7pm), Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca, NSW
18 October 2020 - Top Dog Film Festival (2pm), Ritz Cinemas Randwick, NSW
18 October 2020 - Dogs In The Park Norah Head, NSW
25 October 2020 - Tassi K9 Mud Run - Redbanks, Nugent, TAS
26 October 2020 - RSCPA Cupcake Day 2020, National

NOVEMBER 2020

3 November 2020 - Canine Cup 2020 Online Screening (National)
7 November 2020 - Paws at the Park, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, QLD 
29 November 2020Sit.Stay.Play - Cavoodle, Poodle & Ooodle Takeover, Beach Road Hotel, Bondi, NSW
29 November 2020 - Virtual Doggy Book & Wine Experience - Gourmet Pawprints, Online
29 November 2020 - Dog Days of Summer 2020, Perth, WA

DECEMBER 2020

6 December 2020 - Doggy Winery Amazing Race (10am - 2pm), Witchmount Estate Winery, Bonnie Brook, VIC

2021 DOG EVENTS

K-9 Ruff Mudder - all events to be rescheduled in 2021


JANUARY 2021

4-8 January 2021 - Future Vet Kids Camp 2021, Sydney, NSW
11-15 January 2021 - Future Vet Kids Camp 2021, Sydney, NSW

28 March 2021 - Dogs on the Green Dog Market, Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD
1-2 May 2021 - Adelaide Animal Expo 2021, Adelaide, SA
24-25 July 2021 - Riverwood Trail Run, Monkerai, NSW
7-8 August 2021 - Sydney Dog Lovers Show, Sydney, NSW
22-24 October 2021 - Melbourne Dog Lovers Show, Melbourne, VIC
20 - 21 November 2020 - Perth Pet Expo 2021, Claremont, WA

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