Outdoor Arena


Outdoors - ground level access


10:00am – 4:00pm daily


It is a rare opportunity to see how invaluable working Dogs are for our farmers as the country comes to the city to see the very popular Dog Lovers Sheepdog Speed Trials and High Jump Competition.

Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc (AWDRI) presents Sheepdog Speed Trials where purpose bred working Dogs are placed in their element, safely moving real sheep through a course, just as they would on the farm.

In addition, 2019 will introduce a High Jump Competition for the very first time, where working dogs will be leaping to break new world records.

Well known face of AWDRI, Carey Edwards will ignite the Outdoor Arena with expert commentary, acclaimed judging, and will give visitors the chance to get up close and personal.

Guests will discover the intricacies of working Dogs; the years of training, how important genetics are, how puppies learn, the role of experienced dogs, how the working dog breeds differ, how some dogs have different skills to others, all in person, as the working dogs work the sheep in quintessential Aussie style.