Point Russell pet festival

The Point Russell pet festival runs for 3 weeks at the beginning of July every year. 

Events are run at many of the parks and venues across Point Russell and are a great opportunity for us to celebrate our animal friends, be they furry, finned or scaled!

Pet registrations during the festival receive a 50% discount.

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Pet festival locations

The Point Russell festival involves many events held at a range of parks and venues in the area. Find out more about each venue below. 

Central Park is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a center of excellence for horticulture, science and education. 

Central Park is dedicated to the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants. It extends over two locations, Peninsula and Sunnyvale, and incorporates the National Herbarium of Victoria and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, which is based at The University of Sunnyvale.

The Junction provides a flexible multi-use facility that is available all year around. Surrounded by bustling cafes and restaurants, it's a perfect space for community-based events.

A popular starting point for the Capital City Trail is at Princes Bridge, near Flinders Street station. From here the path heads east towards Docklands or west along the Main Yarra Trail to Dights Falls. The path is approximately 29km in total and circles Melbourne's city, passing through some inner eastern and northern suburbs.

Featuring a state-of-the-art aquatic arena, extensive sports and recreation courts, a fully-equipped fitness center and onsite physical therapy and retail services, Sports Hall enjoys a breathtaking lakeside location just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.

Oscar-Claude Monet (French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.[1][2] The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.

Waves Pool offers a fun friendly environment to play and explore the water. With 2 indoor pools, a heated outdoor pool, and fountain play area, Waves provides state-of-the-art facilities to the Point Russell community.