Event Time

09:00 – 14:30

Walk Start Time


Walk Length

1.5 km / 5 km

Getting Here

Patrick White Lawns

Online registrations close at 5:00pm on Saturday the 19th of May. 

Tickets are available to purchase on the day at our registration marquees. 

Guinness World Record Attempt: 'Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Dogs'

This year we will be hosting a Guinness World Record attempt for the 'Largest Gathering of People Dressed at Dogs'. The current record is set at 439 people and is held by an organisation in the UK. With your help we are sure we can beat this target. To get involved all you have to do is register before the 13th of May. On the day you will need to wear:

  • All participants must be dressed in a full dog costume, head to toe, including headpiece with ears.
  • Costumes must be clearly recognisable as dogs at the discretion of the independent witnesses and Guinness World Records.

    The record attempt will begin at 10am with the final count occuring at 10:30am. 

    After the Walk:

    When you arrive back from the Walk, there will be plenty to see and do including:

    • Retail stores selling pet friendly items for you and your pooch. Don't forget to check out our Million Paws Walk Merchandise stall for the most fashionable items
    • Delicious food available that is humanely sourced. There will be plenty of vegetarian and vegan options
    • Activities for you and your dog including an agility course,
    • Enjoy live music with your pet. 

    Big Paws Walk

    The Big Paws Walk is our main walk and begins at 11 a.m. from Patrick Whie Lawns. The walk route will take you from bridge to bridge and pack around to Patrick White Lawns. The Big Paws Walk is approximately 5km long.

    Mini Paws Walk

    The Mini Paws Walk begins kicks off the same time as the Main Walk at 11:00am. The Mini Paws Walk is approximately 1.5kms from Patrick White Lawns.This Walk is perfect for older or younger paws who can't quite handle the length of the Main Walk.

    The Million Paws Walk event is held in rain, hail or sunshine so please dress appropriately.

    Dress Up Competition

    This year we will be hosting our famous dress up competition again at the walk and this year's theme is 'Dress Like Your Dog!'. Attendees will be judged on how close they resemble their pet. There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs and the competition will be judged after people return from the Walk.


    On the Day

    May 20th






    2 Adults + 2 Children




    • Adult

      On the Day

      May 20th


    • Child

      On the Day

      May 20th


    • Family

      2 Adults + 2 Children

      On the Day

      May 20th


    • Concession

      On the Day

      May 20th


    Check out the Top Dogs

    Top Fundraisers
    Top Teams

    Location Information

    Walk Location

    Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

    Limited Parking with access off Commonwealth Avenue

    City Parks Administration Depot, 1 Regatta Place, Parkes, ACT, 2600, Australia

    National of Library of Australia (off Parkes Place West)

    Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia


    King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

    Old Parliament House (off Queen Victoria Terrace)

    18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

    Treasury (off Langton Street)

    Langton Cres, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

    Special Access

    Paths around Lake Burley Griffin are wide enough to accommodate pedestrians, wheelchairs, electric scooters and strollers. Be aware there are some gravel pathways and there may be water on pathways after rain.

    Safety Information

    Children must be accompanied by an adult during all stages of the Million Paws Walk - at entry, during the walk and after the walk. If a child becomes lost, please take them to the RSPCA ACT Volunteers marquee.

    St John Ambulance officers and RSPCA ACT veterinary staff will be roaming to attend any first aid requirements.

    Mail us


    If you require any further information, please contact:

    If you are enquiring about purchasing tickets. They will be available at the event from 9:00am.

    If you have lost your confirmation email - don't worry. There will be a list on the door at our registration to mark your name off.

    Event and Sponsorship Opportunities:

    Our office will be closed from 5:00pm on the 18th of May. Our office will reopen 9am Monday 21st of May.

    Joshua Pickham

    Exhibitor Opportunities

    Catherine Powell

    Media and Promotion Enquiries

    Jacquie Bunt

    Location Contact Information

    Joshua Pickham