National Sheep Dog Trial Championships

Festivals and Celebrations

9 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 Annual Event

Don’t miss this opportunity to see dogs at work at this popular and much loved event.

Sheep Dog Trials are a unique, inclusive, heritage sport where three species—sheep, dog and person—endeavour to work together to complete a course of three obstacles in 15minutes.

Held in Canberra, this unique event is a chance to experience trialling in the Bush Capital.

It is the ultimate level playing field – it doesn’t matter if you are male, female, young, old or in a mobility scooter. Every competitor starts with 100 points – after that anything can happen!

The competition begins Tuesday 9 March with finals being held on Sunday 14 March, where the Governor General, His Excellency, David Hurley, will present the prestigious Duke of Gloucester Sash.

Event Dates

Annual Event

9 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021

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Abode Gungahlin

Abode Gungahlin

Gungahlin, Canberra

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Red Cedars Motel

Watson, Canberra

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University of Canberra Village

Bruce, Canberra

Yowani Country Club motel room interior with views of the golf course

Yowani Country Club

Lyneham, Canberra

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Leumeah Lodge

Nicholls, Canberra

Blue and White Lodge exterior view from road

Blue and White Lodge

Downer, Canberra

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