Call for Doveton Show volunteers

A crowd of about 17,000 flocked to the 2023 Doveton Show at Myuna Farm.

With household budgets under pressure, large crowds are expected to flock to this year’s 18th annual Doveton Show.

Designed as an affordable alternative to Royal Melbourne Show, the event at Myuna Farm is one of the biggest on the Doveton calendar.

Last year about 17,000 visitors packed out the farmyard to enjoy a bevy of showbags, rides, market, food stalls, entertainers, farm animals, kids activities and community stalls.

Show committee member Stefan Koomen said more were expected this year to enjoy the “low-cost alternative”.

“It’s about cost of living at the moment.

“We hear that people are doing it tough. That’s why we’re keeping entry free with an optional donation, and keeping our rides at the same price.”

Volunteers are needed to help stage the community-run extravaganza.

Tasks include ticket booths, concierge, giving directions and “just being a friendly face to help on the day”, Koomen says.

Prior to the event, a one-hour training induction is provided to volunteers.

Doveton Show is on Sunday 22 September 10am-4pm.To volunteer, go to, or call Stefan on 0403 610 247.