Dog Show FAQs

A COVID Safe dog show is new to many of us.  These are some of the more frequently asked questions.

Arrival and departure

Parking is only permitted on Quigley St.  Access to the grounds via Scott St is only permitted for campers.

The gates open 2 hours prior to the start of the show.  You can arrive any time after 4:00 pm, closer to the time judging commences for your group if that suits you.  You will still be required to check-in on arrival.

Yes. If there is no need for you to stay for General Specials, you may leave early if that suits.


There will be marked ‘gazebo zones’ around the ring.  There is ample space for up to 36 (3m x3m) gazebos within the grounds and space for another 33 in the Gazebo Overflow area.

Yes, you can leave you gazebo up each night.  Please make sure it is secured just in case there is a storm.  The grounds will be unattended during the day, therefore any items left under your gazebo are left at your own risk.  The club will not be responsible for any items left on the grounds.

Face Masks

Wearing a mask is optional for handlers, exhibitors and judges.

Disposable face masks will be available for sale in the canteen.

For further information on face masks refer to the Queensland Government website:

Ring procedures


Yes, the canteen will be operating serving take away food.  Entry to the canteen is via the door nearest the club house toilets.  Please ensure you social distance while queueing.

Toilets are located at the main club house (cattle yard end) and there is another toilet block just across the foot bridge in the show grounds.

The directions and guidelines for COVID safety are long and complex.  Sometimes external factors far out of our influence and control mean that there are perceived differences in what is expected at different venues, activities and events.

The Cairns City Kennel Club is fully focused on maintaining and promoting a safe environment for our members and visitors.  We have a duty of care to ensure our events are run to the highest possible level of COVID safety.  We acknowledge that some of the requirements may appear to be inconvenient, but safety comes first in these circumstances.

Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated.

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