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Monday, May 10, 2021

From our sponsors - Royal Canin Webinar Link

Monday, 19 April 2021

Dental disease affects 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age and can have significant health and welfare consequences. In this webinar, Dr Ben Porter opens up the mouth and discusses all things dental disease.

From halitosis to tartar, brushing to dental diets, he’ll discuss why it’s important to regularly flip the lip on your dogs and cats and to pay close attention to their mouths.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and you will be able to watch the webinar anytime until 31st May 2021.

Management Committee Elections 2021

Monday, 19 April 2021

Vice President Election

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Monday 11 January 2021 three nominations were received for the Vice President position on the Management Committee.

The scrutiny and count of ballot papers, received before the close of voting on Friday 9 April 2021, was conducted at the Victorian Electoral Commission, Level 11, 530 Collins St, Melbourne. The following first preference votes were polled by the candidates, listed below in ballot paper order:

Formal Ballot Papers included in count: 1398

Informal ballot Papers: 9

Total Ballot Papers: 1407

Quota: 700

LEE, Dianne 329 TIPPING, Frank 357 ROBINSON, Jan 712

Jan Robinson attained an absolute majority on the first preference for the election and is therefore declared the Vice President for a term of one year.

Management Committee Election

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Monday 11 January 2021 ten nominations were received for the six positions on the Management Committee. As Jan Robinson has been elected to the Vice President position, her nomination for the Management Committee lapses and the remaining votes are counted as per Rule 2.41.

The scrutiny and count of ballot papers, received before the close of voting on Friday 9 April 2021, was conducted at the Victorian Electoral Commission, Level 11, 530 Collins St, Melbourne.  The following first preference votes were polled by the candidates, listed below in ballot paper order:

Formal Ballot Papers included in count: 1373

Informal ballot Papers: 33

Total Ballot Papers: 1406

Quota: 197


POWER, Sylvia 288 BARCLAY, David  162 HUTCHESON, Sue 57 GRUTZNER, Pauline 221
TAYLOR, Dale 129 MURPHY, Ron 85 DOYLE, John 90  
ROBINSON, Jan MILFORD, Jake 105 LEE, Dianne 236  

Following the distribution of ballot papers (preferences) and pursuant to Rule 2.74 of the VCA In Rules, I hereby certify the result of the election and declare the following six candidates elected.


Sylvia POWER   1st elected, Four year term Dianne LEE      2nd elected, Four year term Pauline GRUTZNER    3rd elected, Four year term
David BARCLAY 4th elected, Two year term Dale TAYLOR    5th elected, One year term Ron MURPHY             6th elected, One year term

Mary Facci

Returning Officer

Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program

Monday, 12 April 2021

Are you interested in becoming a pet educator?

The program is now calling for expressions of interest
from enthusiastic people to fill current vacancies. If you
enjoy talking to children, own a happy and healthy dog
(18 months – 8 years), resides with you and enjoys
socialising with children, please consider this program.

See below for more information.


Dogs Victoria Magazine Breed Features

Monday, 5 April 2021

The following breeds will be featured in the Dogs Victoria Magazine in 2021. 

  • Saluki - May 2021
  • Shiba Inu - June 2021
  • Skye Terrier - July 2021
  • Collie (Rough), Collie (Smooth) - August 2021
  • Pug - September 2021
  • French Bulldog - October 2021
  • Gordon Setter - November 2021
  • Portuguese Podengo - December 2021

Dogs Victoria members are invited to advertise in these breed features including the front cover of the Magazine ($150) and the Gazette ($75). Front cover advertising includes a quarter page advert inside the magazine.

Internal pages: 

  • Full page $303
  • Half page $178.25
  • Quarter page $94

Email to book your advert.


Monday, 1 February 2021

Please read the recent update from Dogs Victoria President, Vin McPhee, in regards to the future of field inspections and Dogs Victoria's Applicable Organisation status. 

Read here




Thursday, 21 January 2021

Conducting “COVIDSafe” events for our members and canine community, has been Dogs Victoria’s major focus coming in to 2021. Our COVIDSafe Working Party have been working tirelessly with the Victorian Government and event organisers to ensure that our events comply to safety regulations due to COVID-19. The resources created by this committee are available on our website.


However, there is still much to be done and many clubs simply don’t have the resources to run their event complete with COVID Marshals, cleaners, etc., as required.  This is reflected in the number of clubs that have already applied to Management Committee to cancel their events. So, in order to get as many events as possible up and running, Management Committee has approved the creation of a temporary Roving Dog Show Committee.

So, where a club hasn’t the resources to run show, the Roving Dog Show Committee will step in and either, (1) run the entire show as a Dogs Victoria event, or (2) provide (at a per entry cost) those COVID-19 requirements the Club Committee can’t manage (such as the supply of trained Covid Marshals, entry gate officials, cleaning services and QR registration).  The preferred venue for these shows will be KCC Park as it is easier to fulfil COVID-19 regulations there. Dogs Victoria’s goal is to have at least one dog show event each weekend while the current COVID-19 restrictions apply.

To make this happen, we are calling for volunteers to join this new Roving Dog Show Committee. People with event and show organisation experience would be most welcome.

If you are interested in performing this vital service for Dogs Vic please send an email with your full name and contact details to the CovidSafe Working Party, (Simon Briggs at or Ron Murphy at


Thursday, 21 January 2021

Dear Dogs Victoria Members,

I’m pleased to announce the new committee structure for Dogs Victoria for 2021. This new committee structure establishes more effective and manageable links between Dogs Victoria, Management Committee, its subcommittees and the Dogs Victoria’s Staff.

New to the structure are six major committees, each overseeing a cluster of present subcommittees, which remain.  Each of these major committees will be chaired by a member of the Management Committee which will aim to improve the flow of information, both within the cluster and back to and from the Management Committee. Each of the six committees will provide a monthly report to the Management Committee on actionable items or recommendations for decision or action.

Each committee will also be supported by Dogs Victoria staff members and will undertake the directions of the Management Committee in serving our membership base and the DV community.

View the structures here


Vin McPhee
President Dogs Victoria


Friday, 20 November 2020

As reported to you previously, in relation to the contaminated soil deposited at KCC Park, Dogs Victoria is demanding a solution that protects the health of our members, the value of our property and the restoration of the pristine land that existed prior to the contamination.

See below for the full notice. 





COVID-19 Roadmap Letter to Minister

Thursday, 12 November 2020

A letter from our President to The Hon. Martin Pakula in regards to Dogs Victoria's COVID-19 roadmap.






Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Thank you to our canine community for your inquiries regarding Dogs Victoria's reopening plans.

Please click through to read the latest statement from Dogs Victoria president Vin McPhee. Stay safe




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COVID-19 Resources

Click here to access quick links to Dogs Victoria Organisation COVIDSafe Plan, Club COVIDSafe Event Plan Templates and all of tools and resources for COVID-19.

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