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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Update on Dog Liver Disease Cluster in Victoria

Thursday, 22 July 2021

The PrimeSafe and Agriculture Victoria Investigation into the cluster of dogs with liver disease in Gippsland has identified indospicine as the cause of liver failure. 

Indospicine is a toxin found across Australia in native plants of the Indigofera species. Dogs are especially sensitive to this toxin.

This is a positive step in the progress of the investigation and provides some answers to affected and concerned dog owners. 

Click here to read more. 

Gastroenteritis outbreak amongst dogs in various parts of Melbourne

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Over the past couple of months and especially in the last couple of weeks, there have been several media reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis which has rapidly spread amongst groups of dogs, particularly those attending dog parks and being grouped together by dog walkers. Areas mentioned include Richmond, Bayside and Kingston.

Read more

Covid-19 Check-in Requirements

Friday, 9 July 2021

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend our events this weekend.

According to Victorian Government requirements, it is mandatory for all members to check in via the QR code on a smartphone. If you are unable to check in, our Covid-19 marshals and volunteers will assist you in doing this.

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.

We looking forward to seeing you all there!

Should you have any further questions, please contact our office on (03) 9788 2500 or email where our staff will be happy to chat with you. For a direct response to an enquiry, this is the most time efficient way to contact Dogs Victoria rather than through our social media channels.

Good luck to all our Junior Handlers competing in the state final on Saturday 10 July 2021!

Deadly dog disease ehrlichiosis

Thursday, 24 June 2021

The deadly canine disease ehrlichiosis has reached Victoria with a positive case detected in Horsham in a dog that had come from the Northern Territory, where the disease is now rife.

The Dogs Victoria Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee have written a fact sheet on canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (e-canis), you can read it here.

For more information please read the following articles from

Further information from the Dogs Victorian Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee will follow.

Changed Victorian Government Restrictions

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Notices to members regarding changes to government restrictions are located on the COVID Hub page of the website.

Animal Welfare Victoria - Important Update: Commencement of the Commercial Dog Breeder Scheme

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Read an update from Erika Vally, Director, Agriculture Regulatory Assurance, Animal Welfare Victoria regarding Commencement of the Commercial Dog Breeder Scheme.

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


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. 





Hot off the Press

Notice to Members – Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan

The Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday 19 September 2021, Victoria’s new roadmap to deliver the National Plan which sets us on a hopeful path to re-opening Victoria while also preserving our health system and ensuring Victorians can still get the healthcare they need, when they need it most.

The Victorian State Government is no longer aiming for Covid zero cases. The Covid-19 thresholds detailed in the roadmap, are now set around achieving vaccination rate milestones in order to move through the different stages of safely re-opening to safeguard the health system.

Please refer to the following link for applicable State Government information

In terms of Dogs Victoria’s members and affiliates, please refer to the table below. This table is a Dogs Victoria edited roadmap. Remember, don’t focus on the dates as these are indicative dates only and will be subject to change. The driver for phase progression will be the vaccination rates.


Let’s protect our ability to exit this lockdown period, remain positive and

  • Abide by current restrictions
  • QR Code check everywhere using the Services Victoria app
  • Regularly review exposure sites
  • Get Covid tested if you feel unwell and isolate until results are received
  • Book yourself in for a vaccination when you qualify
  • Reach out and chat to someone if you’re struggling…’s ok to not be ok.


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Further announcements will be made in line with State Government restrictions changes.

Stay Safe.

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