Australia is getting its first cat lovers’ show

Off the back of the crazy success of the Dog Lovers’ Show recently in Sydney, they’re back with another iteration – the Cat Lovers’ Show is coming to Melbourne in September 2018. Start sharpening your claws now.

The inaugural show will pounce on the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018.

It’s all about raising awareness of cat rescue operations and programmes with shelters across Australia to drive adoptions whilst educating people about responsible and committed cat ownership, said Jason Humphris, the man behind theCat Lovers’ Show.

Things are still to be set in stone, but here’s what you can expect…

Royal Canin Stage

Celebrity vets, behaviour experts, trainers and wild cat conservationists including Dr Katrina Warren, Dr Harry Cooper, Kelly Gill, Dr Jo Righetti, Rosalie Horton and Nat Geo Wild’s Ben Britton will present eduCATional talks ranging from health, lifestyle, training, solving common cat conundrums and insights into the similarities between wild and domesticated cats.


Visitors will get the rare opportunity to snap a selfie with some of Instagram’s most famous felines at the Insta-Kittyfeature. Bringing plenty of cattitude to the catwalk, these social media stars will slink down the red carpet, take part in media interviews and interact (briefly!) with their adoring fans.

Cat Adoption Zone

More than 25 percent of cats in Australia are rescued or adopted from shelters. Visitors to the Cat Lovers Show will be provided with valuable information and contacts needed to make informed decisions on bringing a rescue catinto their home. Most of the exhibitors participating in the Cat Adoption Zone will also bring dozens of cats to theshow who are looking for their new fur-ever homes.

Breed Showcase

At the Breed Showcase, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and learn more about a wide array of wonderful cats and kittens from respected breeders to better understand lifestyle requirements, temperament and characteristics for specific breeds.

Purrfect Match Zone

A must-see feature for visitors looking for their next fur-iend, the Purrfect Match Zone offers an interactive questionnaire to help gather information needed to make an informed decision on choosing your next feline friend.

Pat-A-Cat Zone

Kids and adults alike will love getting up-close-and-pawsonal with felines of all shapes, sizes and breeds in the Pat-A-Cat Zone. Pat-A-Cat will work in conjunction with Purrfect Match and the Breed Showcase features in helping to provide valuable education and awareness of cat ownership.

Cat Colosseum

From skateboarding felines to talented jumping cats, the Cat Colosseum will feature educational demonstrations that showcase cats at their best and most entertaining. Visitors will be whiskered away by presentations from talented trickster Catmantoo and cat trainer Kelly Gill while beloved celebrity vet and TV personality, Dr Harry Cooper will present a comprehensive breed showcase that would be a cat-astrophe to miss.


LOCATION                   Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

DATES                           Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018

TIMES                             9:30am – 5:00pm daily

TICKETS                        Get ticket to the Cat Lover’s Show here.

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