It’s not true – that “the animals went in two by two”... not at the IGA Perth Royal Show anyway! For they arrive in their thousands - 10,000 to be precise!
The stars of the Milking Station are anything but divas. See our beautiful dairy cows milked six times a day and find out about life on a dairy farm.
Demonstrations 10am, 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm | Dairy Pavilion, Map Ref D6
Who let the animals out? Walk among our friendly farm animal folk at the City Farmers Animal Nursery and watch out for Farmer Nigel who will be on hand to answer any questions.
Open 9am to 8pm | Map Ref I2
At Creatures Great and Small, pigs,
chicks, cavies and rabbits will be
waiting for a gentle pat or cuddle while
donkeys keep our champion alpacas
and goats company midway through
the Show. Some pigs put on a show
getting washed while three others
retreat to their houses of wood, straw
and brick. Pet and pedigree rabbits
will be vying for attention and you will
discover champion and racing cavies.
Open 9am to 6pm | Creatures Great and Small Pavilion, Map Ref C6
Elite canines compete every day at the Perth Royal Dog Show with the best dog in show and junior handler announced on the final Saturday. The Perth Royal Grooming Show is on Friday. The Performance Dogs category of the Perth Royal Dog Show has been compared to show jumping, but for dogs. It tests the agility, speed and precision of dogs working in partnership with their handler as they tackle an obstacle course.
Download Conformation Dog Judging Programme
See Dancing with Dogs in action here!
Open 9am to 5pm | Dog Lawn, Map Ref J3
Judging takes place every day in the Cattle Judging Ring and everyone is welcome to take a stroll through the Cattle Lanes to admire these bovine beauties.
Open 9am to 6pm | Cattle Judging Ring, Map Ref D2
All the spectacle and action happens in the Main Arena where prestigious
competitions are part of a national circuit. The Horses Breed, Horses in
Action and elegant Showjumping competitions tests the skills of riders
and horses. There are 34 breeds judged to award the supreme horse of
the Show. The Horses in Action competition comprises horses and ponies
competing in Show Horse, Show Hunter and Carriage Driving categories.
Horses are judged on conformation, presentation, manners and paces . A
win at the IGA Perth Royal Show opens the door for horses to compete at
the National Championships.
All day | Main Arena, Map Ref G4
Weird and wonderful, loud and colourful the many varieties of world class pigeons and poultry are found at the Pigeons and Poultry Pavilion where hundreds of our feathered friends will be exhibited in more than 600 classes.
Pigeons and Poultry have featured at the Perth Royal Show since the RAS founded the event in 1834.
Open 9am to 5pm | Pigeons and Poultry Pavilion, Map Ref J4
Purr-fect felines can be found in the Cat Pavilion where judging takes place during much of the Show, pets vie for a prize on the final Saturday and there are tips about how best to look after your kitten or cat.
Open 9am to 5pm | Cat Pavilion, Map Ref B5
Sheep are judged everyday in the Sheep Shearing and Wool Pavilion. Catch the daily Sheep Story Tellers and Shearing Demonstrations. The Merino sheep are judged on the first Saturday and Sunday of the show, and Corriedale, Dorper and White Dorper sheep are judged on the first Saturday only. These breeds leave the Showground on Monday night. On Wednesday, Shropshire, Suffolk, Southdown, Wilti Poll, South Suffolk, Texels and Prime SAMM breeds are judged. On Thursday, Poll Dorset, White Suffolk, Wiltshire Horn, Border Leicester breeds are judged.
Open 9am to 6pm | Sheep Shearing and Wool Pavilion, Map Ref A5
Sheepdog trials and demonstrations take place regularly from 9.45am to 4.30pm every day at the Sheepdog Yard.
Various times | Sheepdog Yard, Map Ref C6
Dairy goats are traditionally hand-raised and like people so make sure you go into their shed and say hello.
Visit the City Farmers Animal Nursery (Map Ref I2 - 10am) every day for Goat Milking Demonstrations.
Open 9am to 6pm | Map Ref D4
Enjoy the thrill of WA’s biggest shearing competition on the first day of the Show and catch Shearing Demonstrations every day at 10am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at the Sheep Shearing and Wool Pavilion.
Open 9am to 6pm | Map Ref A5