2024 Cairns Ag Show

The following information relates to the Cairns Agricultural Conformation Dog Show, Friday, 19 July 2024.


  • This is a great day to showcase our wonderful purebred dogs.
  • Friday is people’s day and is very busy with over 20,000 people attending the show on the day.
  • People and kids will want to interact with your dog.
    • If you do not want people to interact with your dog, please cover your trolley/crate or place the trolley/crate away from walkways and out of reach.
    • If you do, have some baby wipes handy to clean sticky-fairy-floss covered hands and perhaps some treats.
    • If possible, have some printed information about the breed to hand out.
  • Always supervise your dog/s and do not leave personal possessions unattended. Be mindful that people may wander into your gazebo unannounced.
  • Keep walkways clear so the public have plenty of room to move.
  • The best place to toilet your exhibits will be in the car park area. Please ensure that you pick up after your dogs.


  • Gates will open at 7:00 am on Friday, 19 July. No entry prior to this time.
  • All dogs and exhibitors, including campers, are to enter the showgrounds via the Quigley Street entrance.
  • It is preferred that you be set up by 9:00 am so you don’t have to try and navigate the public who will start to come through the gates from 8:30 am.
  • Passes for exhibitor entry into the Cairns Showgrounds will be provided based on number of entries per exhibitor and exhibitors will be determined based on the exhibit owner in Show Manager. 1 entry = 1 Pass, 2 or more entries = 2 Passes.
  • Children participating in the Junior Handlers event will be given an exhibitor pass.
  • Should you require additional passes, please purchase these either online via the Cairns Show website (www.cairnsshow.com.au) or at any of the ticket boxes at each of the official entry gates on the day of the show.
  • Please note that tickets will not be available for purchase at the entry gate to the dog show and tickets will only be accepted at this gate until 8:30am after which entry for ticket holders will need to be made via an official entry gate.
  • Exhibitors will be issued a ‘Pass Out’ stamp on entry so that they are free to come and go with their exhibits as required.
  • Please ensure that you have a ‘Pass Out’ stamp if you wish to leave the grounds. If you don’t have a “Pass Out” you may be required to purchase an additional ticket to re-enter.


  • Exhibitor numbers and catalogues will be issued at the gate on arrival.


  • Parking for exhibitors will be at the end of Quigley Street, behind the security barriers.
  • Please be courteous to your fellow exhibitors when parking ensuring that minimal space is left between vehicles and where possible larger length parks are left for those with trailers and larger vehicle.


  • Preferred exhibitor sites can be prepaid via Show Manager
  • On the day there will be volunteers to direct you to your allocated site.
  • If you have not paid for a pre-allocated site, one will be assigned to you on the day at no cost.
  • Site preferences
    • Requests for site preferences will be received on a first come first served basis via Show Manager at a cost of $5 per site
    • Only 1 site per exhibitor will be allocated.
    • Exhibitors are requested to provide 3 site preferences and the committee will endeavor to accommodate your request, but no guarantees are given. Please also provide other relevant information such as who you might like to be located beside/close to, in the event that the committee is unable to issue any of your preferences.
    • If a site is prepaid, but no preference is received, sites will be allocated on arrival at the grounds by the show committee.
    • We will endeavor to notify people of their site allocation at least 24 hours prior to the show
  • Veranda sites (marked in PURPLE) numbered V1 to V12
    • Each site measures at least 2m x 2m
    • Please only set up in the marked areas
    • Cost of $5 per site
    • You can stay in that location all weekend.
  • Gazebo sites (marked in ORANGE) numbered G1 to G35
    • Each site measures 3m x 3m
    • 3m x 3m (or smaller) gazebos only
    • Please only set up in the marked spaces
    • Cost of $5 per site
    • You can stay in that location all weekend.
  • Shade shelter sheds (marked in GREY)
    • People who have paid and reserved a shed for 12 months can remain the shed they were allocated.
    • Spare sheds can be booked via the CCKC and will be announced closer to the show date.
    • You can stay in the shed all weekend.
    • Sheds numbered 1 to 9 and shed 12 are permitted to have one 3×3 gazebo set up in front of their shed.
    • A gazebo cannot be set up in front of sheds numbered 10 to 11.


  • Judging on the day will commence at 10:00am.
  • There is one ring only. It will be split in half for the CCKC shows being held on Saturday and Sunday.
  • On Friday, dogs will be assembled in Assembly Area 1 so that the steward has all dogs in one area. On Saturday and Sunday, both assembly areas will be operating.
  • There will be a lunch break on the day which will be approximately midway through the show which will be decided and advised once entries have closed.


  • Children entering in the Junior Handlers competition will be given an exhibitor pass on the day
  • They will need to register on arrival.
  • Judging will occur during the lunch break (time to be advised on the day)


  • If you have any questions or queries in relation to ENTRIES, please contact Simone, Ph: 0498 126 824 or email [email protected]
  • If you have any questions or queries in relation to SITE ALLOCATION, please contact Gordon outside business hours, Ph: 0409 270 611 (SMS preferred) or email [email protected].
  • If you have any questions or queries in relation to CAMPING, please contact Sunny, Ph: 40426699 or email: [email protected]
  • Show day contact: Gordon, 0409 270 611

Spread the word. Share this post!