Taking place over the September school holidays, the Melbourne Royal Show (previously known as the Royal Melbourne Show) is celebrated over 11 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barnyard animals.
The Melbourne Royal Show is one of the most popular events on the Melbourne calendar; thousands of people flock to the Melbourne Showgrounds year after year for excitement, entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.
Melbourne Royal Show 2024 Dates, Maps, Showbags, Rides & Tickets
Animals & Farm Experiences
Get up close and personal with all types of animals at the Melbourne Royal Show – the only place where you can see and interact with thousands of farm animals every day.
Experience live demonstrations, animal displays, and interactive shows, including sheep shearing, cow milking and working dog performances. Plus, see some of Victorian agriculture’s best livestock and other animals compete for a prestigious Melbourne Royal Blue Ribbon.
Kids also love going to the Showbag Hall, where they can purchase a range of goodies all packed into one awesome show bag! There are chocolates, lollies, toys, and costumes for the kids, as well as a range of cooking, fashion, and sports showbags for adults. Buying a show bag at the Melbourne Royal Show is a tradition, so check out the range available.
With hundreds of showbags on offer at the Show, from traditional favourites to the newest and most sought-after, the choices are endless!
Explore the Blue-Ribbon Competitions at the Melbourne Royal Show, ranging from Livestock and Horses in Action to Woodchop or Art, Craft and Cookery. These prestigious competitions see exhibitors compete for the title of Best in Show and the chance to win a Melbourne Royal Blue Ribbon.
Prepare to be amazed by the dazzling display of skill, talent and livestock across various disciplines as participants compete, showcasing their mastery and passion in many captivating competitions at the Show.
Whether you are a daredevil taking on the adrenalin-charged rides or a family finding out your limits, with three action-packed carnival precincts, there is fun, thrills and excitement for all ages and abilities.
Live Daily Entertainment
Every day is jam-packed with family entertainment, with live shows commencing from 10am and continuing until 9:30pm, there is more to see than ever before.
Eat and Drink
Whether you are gathering for a great catch-up with friends or grabbing a bite before getting on the next ride, there is something tasty for everyone to settle in with or enjoy on the go!
Explore all the Precincts & Pavilions
There’s so much wonder at the Melbourne Royal Show; there’s nothing ordinary about it. Explore all the exciting precincts and pavilions at the Melbourne Royal Show. There’s so many places to visit, you’ll never get bored!
With inclusive access to the large pavilions, meticulously restored heritage buildings and abundant outdoor spaces, you’ll find it easy to navigate the Show.
From the infamous Showbags Pavilion and the bustling Livestock Pavilion to the excitement and thrill of the Adventure Carnival – there’s a place for everyone to enjoy!
With over six different retail destinations, you will be walking out of the Showgrounds with something special.
Parking & Public Transport
The best way to get to the Melbourne Royal Show is by train.
Route 57 from Stop 1 Elizabeth St/Flinders St to Stop 32 Sandown/Epsom Rd. Extra trams run every day of the Show. Get the Tram Tracker app for real-time tram arrival information.
Catch 404 service from Footscray to Moonee Ponds to Ascot Vale Rd/Epsom Rd.
Catch 472 service from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds to Langs Rd/ Epsom Rd. Both of these services travel regularly to the Melbourne Showgrounds precinct.
Paid car parking is available for $25 per day per vehicle at Flemington Racecourse. Epsom Rd carpark is open 8am-11pm, Smithfield Rd carpark is open 9.30am-11pm. Access to the Showgrounds is via the rail underpass.