Pets in the Park (March)


Important Event Update 

The City of Stonnington has postponed Pets in the Park set for Sunday 22 March at Central Park.

With the increasing numbers of reported cases of coronavirus in Victoria, community concerns and the increased risk associated with large groups of people congregating, we believe it is in the public interest to postpone these events and look to reschedule them at a future point.

We will continue to support the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as this matter evolves over the coming days, weeks and months. The Department is regularly updating advice and information, including how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus through good hygiene and self-isolation if you feel sick.

Current advice from DHHS is that people don't need to take actions like limiting your movement in the community or staying at home. This decision was made because of concerns around large crowds gathering, at this stage our smaller events in places like libraries and Prahran Square will continue to go ahead.

Our shopping precincts remain open and we are in regular communication with our precinct associations to support our businesses.

We’ll continue to liaise with the Victorian Government and monitor the situation for our future events, our weekly What’s On newsletter and social media are the best place to make sure you have up-to-date information. 


Pets in the Park

This free, family-friendly annual event celebrates Stonnington’s animals with displays, competitions, workshops, stalls and presentations, while providing valuable information on responsible pet ownership.

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Network Ten's weather presenter Mike Larkan will return as host. 


Animal behaviourist Lara Shannon, will be presenting on choosing the best pet for your lifestyle.

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For those who like native animals, The Rookeepers will have wildlife encounters where you can meet dingos, snakes and koalas. 



There will be an interactive showcase in the demonstration arena including a high jump bar and the UpDog Frizgility and Canine Frisbee team.  

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 Expect the playful opportunity for your hound to take part in amateur racing with the lovable and dynamic Jack Russell Terrier Racing Team.        If you have ever dreamed about bee keeping and harvesting your own honey, Backyard Honey has all the information to get you started. 


This year’s Pets in the Park will include the Superstar Competition sponsored by PETstock.

Categories include:

  • Best Trick
  • Best Dressed

Sign up to participate at the PETstock marquee from 11am. 

For more information about PETStock, see their website

Pets in the Park is held in conjunction with Chadstone/East Malvern Rotary Club Tastes of France, featuring vintage cars, great food and rides for children.

Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 531KB)


Special thank you to our marketing partners Kay & Burton.