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Monday, October 18, 2021

Dogs Victoria Night of Nights Spectacular - January 2022

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Due to the ongoing disruptions to conformation shows because of Covid-19, the night of nights committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the Dogs Victoria night of nights spectacular 2021 event that was scheduled for January 2022. The night of nights committee are looking at alternative ways of incorporating BIS awards 2021 into their event in 2023.

Check in Process for Current Dogs Victoria Events

Friday, 1 October 2021

It is a mandatory Government requirement that every person attending an event, must check in with the Services Victoria QR Code app via a smartphone. If unable to do so, assistance must be sought from a show official to do this on a mobile phone.

It is imperative that all clubs comply with this Government Regulation to ensure that all Dogs Victoria Events are able to continue during these trying times.

Those who refuse to abide by this process will be denied entry as it jeopardises the ability for Dogs Victoria to hold any future events.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation. 


Macedon Ranges Shire Council - Survey for Domestic Animal Management Plan

Thursday, 30 September 2021

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council are encouraging residents with and without pets to assist with it's new Domestic Animal Management Plan for 2021-2025.

In Victoria, councils must develop a new domestic animal management plan every four years to set out services, programs, and initiatives that promote responsible ownership of dogs and cats in the community.

To find out more about their four-year plan and have your say in the anonymous survey, visit the Macedon Ranges Shire Council website here

Cancelled & Postponed Events

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria, many events have been cancelled or postponed. 

Please see an updated list of cancelled/postponed events here that have been approved by Management Committee.

We wish to remind all club secretaries of the below process that must be followed for canceling and postponing events. 

Clubs are reminded under the regulations, affiliates are not permitted to make cancellation announcements without approval of Dogs Victoria. The events team will assist affiliates in changes to their events under these uncertain times. you must email Julie Burnett at to request to cancel an event.
Clubs are reminded under the regulations, you must email Julie Burnett to cancel an event at and we will forward your request to the relevant performance committee for approval. Affiliates are not permitted to make cancellation announcements without approval of Dogs Victoria, the events team will assist affiliates in changes to their events under these uncertain times.

VCA Representatives Course

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Dogs Victoria members interested in becoming a VCA Representative or renewing their accreditation, are invited to attend a training session presented by Dogs Victoria.

All previous VCA Representatives must attend a training session and complete an open book test to remain on the list.

Read here for more.

Big Day Out for Dogs 2021

Monday, 30 August 2021

After careful consideration, the Dogs Victoria management committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the Big Day Out for Dogs event that was to be held in December 2021 due to covid-19 and consequent restrictions. 

Caring for Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Brachycephalic dogs belong to those breeds that have generally wider, shortened heads and in particular, they have a foreshortened muzzle.
Some symptoms of BOAS are obvious and will be worse when the dog experiences stress such as exercise and warm weather conditions.

Click here to read more. 

Hypoallergenic Dogs

Thursday, 19 August 2021

As spring time is now approaching, it is important to understand the ways to minimise pet allergies.

Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells (dander), saliva or urine. Pet fur also traps mould, pollen, and other outdoor allergens

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Looking After Animals & Pets During Lockdown

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about taking care of your animals or pets during lockdown. 

Dogs Victoria Member Newsletter

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

After listening to the feedback provided from our members, Management Committee has decided to have our fortnightly newsletter moved to monthly.

The feedback provided from our members indicated that there was repetition in our newsletter content because of the fortnightly distribution.

The newsletter will now be sent mid-month.

We thank those who have provided feedback on this and we look forward to implementing this new change for our members.

Hot off the Press

Notice to Members – An Update on Covid-19 Restrictions and Requirements

Victoria is set to reach vaccination targets that will result in the easing of restrictions for Victorians.

Below is a summary on the new changes and what this means for Dogs Victoria events and venues.

Victoria is set to reach:

  • 70% double dose vaccination rates during the week of 18 October 2021 and will enter Victoria’s Roadmap - National Plan Phase B.80%
  • Double dose vaccination rates during week of 31 October 2021 and will enter Victoria’s Roadmap - National Plan Phase C.

For a Dogs Victoria focus of this phase, please refer to the Dogs Victoria edited roadmap here.

As mandated by the Victoria and federal government roadmap, Dogs Victoria will require proof of double dose Covid-19 vaccination status or an approved medical exemption in order to attend its events/venues.

For more details, please refer to part 3 - All Attendees to Dogs Victoria Events or Venues on the full document.

Please make sure you are prepared when attending Dogs Victoria events and venues to ensure a smooth entry.

As mandated by the Victorian government, any attendee that does not

  • Check in using the Victoria Services QR code app (or use or supply details to a third party device)
  • or provide double Covid-19 vaccination acceptable proof
  • or if required, proof of age
  • or medical exemption proof (or copy to be taken)

will be refused entry to the event.

If an exhibitor is unable to fulfil or supply any of the requirements under the condition of the event “Events subject to Covid-19 restrictions current at the time”, no refund of entry fees and other costs are applicable.

For the full document, please click here.

The topics that are covered in the document are:

    Roadmap – 70% Double Dose Vaccinated rates
    Roadmap – 80% Double Dose Vaccinated rates
    All Attendees to Dogs Victoria Events or Venues
    Event Organisers
    VIC/NSW Border Changes

For any further Covid-19 inquiries, please contact


Enjoy a return to Dogs Victoria events and venues soon and stay safe.


Jason Eggleton  

Chief Executive  

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