The Royal Melbourne Show 2013

Stellar line-up announced for the 2013 Royal Melbourne Show
Saturday, 21 September to Wednesday, 2 October 2013


For sheer fun, discovery and excitement there’s nothing like the worlds of adventure at the 2013 Royal Melbourne Show to enjoy with family and friends across 12 days at Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday, 21 September to Wednesday, 2 October 2013.

Presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to promote and celebrate excellence in Victorian agriculture, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest annual community event.

Agricultural discovery

The Royal Melbourne Show boasts the largest exhibition of animals in Victoria with thousands of magnificent cows, sheep, goats, dogs and horses competing to win a prestigious Royal Melbourne blue ribbon. There will also be more than 450 animals of 18 varieties to see, cuddle and feed, including lambs, kids, calves, piglets and chicks in the popular Animal Nursery.

There’s a world of agricultural discovery to be experienced at the Show, where children can milk a cow, see shearing demonstrations and learn about where food comes from in the Paddock to Plate Pavilion.  At the My Backyard precinct families can learn about urban agriculture and sustainability in a series of activities that are fun, educational and interactive.

Epicurean wonders

Sample the finest local produce and join in cooking demonstrations with some of Victoria’s top chefs in the Tastes of Victoria Pavilion.

For the first time ever, popular Melbourne eateries will stage pop-up restaurants in the Tastes of Victoria Pavilion to provide a unique epicurean experience.  There will also be daily Masterclasses where you can learn about the finer points of wine, cider, beer, coffee, cheese or chocolate with an industry expert.

The foodie experience at the Show isn’t complete without a visit to the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Deli, which showcases award-winning food and beverages including delectable cheeses, meats, relishes, pastries, coffee and wine from the prestigious Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.  Purchase delicious gourmet treats to enjoy at home with the popular Royal Melbourne Fine Food Deli Bags, available in two great value options.

Blue ribbon all stars

The stars of the Show are the thousands of magnificent animals and their handlers, along with all the other talented exhibitors, competing to win Best in Show and claim a coveted Royal Melbourne blue ribbon.

Witness some of Australia’s best cattle, sheep, and goats strive for blue ribbon glory in The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion. 

More than 600 elite horses and riders will compete across 250 classes in the Horses in Action program, including the FEI World Cup Qualifier, Exhibition Eventing, Trans-Tasman Jumping Series and the prestigious Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout, Australia’s most prestigious horse showing event for female riders.

The largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show is not to be missed, with thousands of pooches put through their paces for a prestigious blue ribbon.

Be inspired by award-winning decorated cakes of all shapes, sizes and colours, learn how to yarn bomb and scrapbook, help create a masterpiece in the Create Space and meet some of the country’s most talented crafters, including tea cosy guru Loani Prior in the Art, Craft & Cookery Pavilion.

Thrilling attractions

Go behind the scenes of one of Australia’s most popular cooking shows when the MasterChef Kitchen opens its doors for the first time ever at the Royal Melbourne Show.  

Direct from the USA, world famous comic daredevil Bello Nock will entertain and amaze you this year when in an Australian first, he performs a skywalk 30 metres above the Coca Cola Arena.  Bello will also perform his world-class live show daily in the Commonwealth Bank Entertainment Dome.

The whole family will be entertained in the Commonwealth Bank Entertainment Dome where it will feature free daily live performances from Yo Gabba Gabba! and the Looney Tunes gang will perform its Classroom Capers show with Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird and Sylvester taking to the stage.

Don’t miss the thrills of the Showtime Freestyle Moto X Team as they perform gravity-defying stunts, tricks and backflips at heights of up to 25 metres, as well as spectacular nightly fireworks and a stellar line-up of live music, including performances from Golden Guitar recipients Dianna Corcoran and Jetty Road.

There’s also an amazing array of thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment and special appearances, show bags and much more to experience with family and friends. 


Easily accessible by public transport and with great value admissions packages available for your convenience, there’s nothing like the Royal Melbourne Show.  Open daily from 9:30am to 9:30pm.


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