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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The 2018 Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, will be held from 22nd September to the 2nd October at the Melbourne Showgrounds.


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Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates and showcases excellence in agriculture, attracting close to 500,000 people over 11 spectacular days.

Open daily from 9.30am to 9:00pm, the Royal Melbourne Show offers a huge variety of unique memorable agricultural experiences that are entertaining, interactive, educational and fun for young and old alike.

With an expanded and enhanced animal precinct, only at the Royal Melbourne Show can visitors get up close to thousands of animals, including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, cats and dogs.

Food-lovers will enjoy tantalising tastes and mouth-watering aromas at the Royal Melbourne Show with the event featuring award-winning food and drink from top producers, rotating pop-up restaurants and intimate masterclasses and cooking demonstrations from Australia’s finest chefs and industry experts.

Boasting hours of free world-class entertainment and performances, the thrill and excitement of carnival rides, spectacular stunts, glittering nightly fireworks and much more, there’s an amazing variety of things to do at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

Tickets to the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show are on sale now and there are a number of great value ticket options. Children 4 and under go FREE.

For all things to do at the Show and ticket packages, visit the new and improved Royal Melbourne Show website, and follow the Royal Melbourne Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



The LM crew have been quite a few years in a row, check out the fun we've had (on the cheap).

In short and to get the most out of your day:

  • Arrive when the gates open
  • Bring your own food and pack a picnic lunch
  • Dress your kids in red or something to stand out in the crowd
  • Head to the animal nursery first, by mid morning/midday it is packed!
  • Read the map to get a rough idea of where you'll head to
  • Write your child's name and mobile number on a piece of paper and slip it in their pocket or shoe because you just never know

Public Transport options



Melbourne Showgrounds



22nd September to 2nd October 2018



Book tickets here




Melbourne, Australia


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