Find out more about how to enter the Melbourne Royal Beef Cattle Competition by taking a look at some frequently asked questions.
When is the Melbourne Royal Show?

Thursday 22 September to Sunday 2 October 2022.

What are the veterinary entry prerequisites?

All exhibits must be tested for Pestivirus (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus) and certified as non PI (Persistently Infected). Exhibitors must provide a signed veterinary certificate or laboratory report, listing animals and their identification upon entry.

What is the feature breed?

The feature breed for the 2022 Melbourne Royal Beef Cattle Competition is the Australian Lowline.

When will the schedule be available online?

The schedule will be available online when entries open in June 2022.

When do entries open and close?

Entries open for the 2022 Melbourne Royal Beef Cattle Competition on Friday 3 June 2022.

Entries close Friday 29 July 2022.

When is arrival at Melbourne Royal Show?

Monday 26 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022.

When is judging at Melbourne Royal Show?

Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2022.

When is departure from Melbourne Royal Show?

Sunday 2 October to Monday 3 October 2022.

Will COVID-19 effect the show?

Melbourne Royal® will work closely with Department of Health to ensure that the Melbourne Royal® Show is compliant with all COVID Safe requirements as directed by Government and to optimise the safety of all patrons, Exhibitors, staff and competitors. To keep up to date on the most current plans to keep Melbourne Showgrounds COVID Safe, visit our COVID Safe FAQ page.