General

What is Million Paws Walk?
Million Paws Walk is the RSPCA’s largest annual fundraising event. It involves tens of thousands of people and their dogs registering, fundraising and participating in walks held across Australia. All profits go towards helping abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals in the RSPCA’s care.
When is Million Paws Walk?
Every year, Million Paws Walk is held on the third Sunday in May. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 21 May 2017.
Who can participate in Million Paws Walk? What if I don’t have a dog?
Anyone can enter the event, even if you don’t have a dog! Adults, children, friends, families, clubs and corporate teams are all welcome. Please note that while cats are amazing, dogs are strictly the only animals allowed at the event.
Who organises Million Paws Walk?
The event is organised and run by the RSPCA in each state and territory.
How do I register for Million Paws Walk? And what if I have trouble?
Pop over to the home page and click 'register now'! If you have trouble registering, please email us at mpw@rspcansw.org.au or call us on (02) 9782 4494.
How much does it cost to register for Million Paws Walk?
The earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is! Please check the individual page of your specific walk location for further details.
My child is aged three or younger. Does he or she need a ticket?
No, children who are aged three or younger do not need a ticket for Million Paws Walk. Just let them gurgle, be cute all day and compete against the puppies for the most amount of squeals.
Who is eligible for a concession ticket?
Pensioners and students (with a valid student ID card) are eligible for concession tickets.
Can I transfer my entry or obtain a refund?
No. It's not possible to transfer your entry or obtain a refund.
Where can I find specific information about my local walk?
Simply click on the 'Find a Walk' tab and enter your city or postcode into the search bar. Click on the one you want and you'll find all the information you need, including pricing, start time and venue.
I've lost my wristband. Can I still enter the Million Paws Walk event area?
When registering for Million Paws Walk, you would have received an eTicket at the email address you provided. If you do misplace your wristband prior to the event, please print out your eTicket and bring it along for proof of entry.
Is parking available on the day?
All RSPCA Million Paws Walk events provide parking. Some are paid and some are free. Please check your specific walk location’s event page for more information.
I haven't received my eTicket via email. What do I do?
After registering, an eTicket would have been emailed to the address you provided. If you can’t find it, be sure to check your spam folder. In the event that you did not receive this eTicket, please email mpw@rspcansw.org.au. Alternatively, bring along valid identification to the Million Paws Walk event. There will be RSPCA staff at the entrance with a list of people who have registered online and will be able to check off your name.
Where does all the fundraised money go?
All proceeds from Million Paws Walk goes to supporting the ongoing work of the RSPCA to help care for animals in need. The money you raise online, funds from event activities, entry fees and merchandise sales, all goes towards improving animal welfare. It keeps the doors of our animal shelters open and inspectors on the road, while also providing community education on animal care and welfare issues.
Why was Million Paws Walk started?
The event was launched in Queensland in 1994 by Dr Cam Day, who believed a special event involving animals walking together would be a fun day for both pets and their owners. Dr Day also believed it would promote responsible pet ownership, as well as raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. Since then, Million Paws Walk has expanded significantly to become the RSPCA's biggest fundraising event, with more than 70 walks held across Australia each year.

Volunteering

Why can't I find Sydney Olympic Park in the online volunteer form?
Our flagship event is actually held at Cathy Freeman Park, which is within Sydney Olympic Park. Yes, it's exactly the same event!
Who should become a Million Paws Walk volunteer?
If you're over 18 years old and willing to have an early start to the day (don’t worry, it’s only for one day), then we want you! There are a range of volunteering roles to suit all personalities and fitness levels. You should be able to work well under pressure, cope with large crowds and have flexibility. Of course, you must love dogs too!
How do I apply?
Just click 'Become a Volunteer' on our volunteering page, fill in the form and voilà!
How will I know if my application is successful?
You will receive an email from the RSPCA NSW Events Team within two weeks of submitting your application form.
How do I apply for a volunteer position at a regional walk?
If you're interested in volunteering at one of the regional walks, click 'Become a Volunteer' above and fill out the form. Make sure to select the correct regional walk location.

500 Club

I'm a 500 Club member! How do I gain access to the 500 Club marquee?
Just walk down the red carpet which leads to the 500 Club marquee! Event staff will check you in and provide access passes, allowing you and your friend to come and go whenever you wish.
I've raised $500 or more, but I haven't received an email confirming my access to the 500 Club. What should I do?
Simply contact the RSPCA NSW Events Team at mpw@rspcansw.org.au and let us know. Remember, we will be sending out 500 Club invitation emails closer to the actual event.
Is the 500 Club available at other walk locations?
The 500 Club is only available at the Sydney Olympic Park event.