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Drop Off / Pick Up

Vehicle access
Vehicles will be able to enter the Dog Drop Off Zone  via Gate 7, Leonards Crescent between the hours of  6.30am and 9.00am each Show morning.

To ensure the security measures are upheld, all  Exhibitors will be required to have their e-ticket available to enter their vehicle into the drop off zone.

If you're using Google Maps, getting to the Drop Off zone is incredibly easy, enter " Gate 7 Melbourne Showgrounds " as pictured below. Google maps will show you the directions.

Please have your e-ticket ready for inspection at  both the vehicle Gate 7 and Pedestrian Gate 7a.  There will be no less than two Melbourne Royal  attendants to provide instructions and advice in  relation to dropping off equipment and dogs. To reduce congestion, it is important that the driver follows all instructions provided by Melbourne Royal attendants at the time. Do not block the footpath at any time.  Vehicles are not to be left unattended for more than 5 minutes.

It is strongly recommended that vehicles contain two occupants - one occupant to accompany the dog(s) and equipment into the relevant Pavilion; the other occupant to be responsible for the vehicle and its removal from Melbourne Showgrounds after drop off.

Departure process 
It is a condition of competition entry that all  Exhibitors and dogs remain in the Pavilions until 5:00pm each day. Unless otherwise advised on the  day, departure will occur via Gate 7. Please note that the same guidelines apply as during the Arrival Process. Vehicles will not be permitted to stay more than 5 minutes in the carpark.

Dog movement
Exhibits are prohibited from walking around the Showgrounds and dogs must remain in the Dogs Precinct at all times.

Please ensure that you bring the following items  with you:
• Suitable collar and lead to ensure that dogs are secured to the benches
• Folding chair(s) if required
• Grooming and preparation equipment & Tools for your comp dog(s)
• Trolley and/or crate if required
• Lunch


Arrival process
This year you must show your entry ticket to  access the Gate 7 Dog Drop Off Zone, as well as the pedestrian entry gate.  Exhibitors will be provided with one entry ticket per exhibit entered into the 2023 Melbourne Royal Grooming Competition for the day.   


General Admission tickets will be available to purchase at these gates if required. To avoid delays and help with congestion it is recommended that any extra tickets that may be required are to be purchased prior to Show. 

Car Parking

Parking is available for Dog Grooming Exhibitors at Melbourne Royal Show (circled in yellow on the map). Entry is via Leonard Cres 
Please note that Victoria Racing Club (VRC) will charge a daily parking fee of $10  for Melbourne Royal members and $𝟮𝟱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝗻-𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀.

Disabled parking
Limited disabled parking is available on a ‘first come/first serve’ basis. Please refer to for further
The car park is open from 7am - 11pm daily during Melbourne Royal Show.

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