Canberra Million Paws Walk – This Sunday


Walk starts at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park.


Sunday the 17th of May, 2009.


Start Times

Activities and entertainment commence at 9am, with walk to depart at 11am.

Registration Closing Dates

Online registration closes on Wednesday the 6th of May 2009. Registrations can still be made on the day.

How To Register

Register via the website. On day registration will be available.


Once again, the Canberra Million Paws Walk is going to be an exciting event, enjoyed by members of the community from Canberra and the surrounding region as well as their much-loved pets.

Whatever your age, whether you’re a pet owner or not, you’re invited to join in the fun of the day! Cam and Lisa from Canberra’s MIX 106.3 will be there along with WIN TV’s Jessica Good.

Of course, it’s also the best day out for all the dogs at the RSPCA ACT shelter, who are looking forward to making lots of new friends and hoping to find a happy new forever home.

Arrive early to register, so you can then relax and enjoy the fantastic entertainment – such as the famous Walk of Fame – with lots of activities that you can take part in or just watch!

Test your pet’s skills and increase their confidence with agility, obedience or Flyball; create a unique work of art, try a fake tattoo or have your pet’s portrait taken; even enter Canberra’s very own talent quest, Pup Idol!

There are also great gifts and merchandise to buy for you and your best friend; bag yourself a top-quality t-shirt or cap, a dog coat or bandanna, or even a pedometer! – with all profits going to support the vital work of the RSPCA in the local region.

Plenty of refreshments are on offer too, from our Lion’s Club BBQ to tea and coffee, donuts, and sweets – plus lots of treats for your four-legged best friend!

The Walk itself starts at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, and follows a scenic path around the edge of beautiful Lake Burley Griffin.

Walkers can enjoy a picturesque 5km walk around the central basin of the lake (approx. 1 hour in duration), which takes in many of Canberra’s icons, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Carillon, wonderful duck ponds, and sculptures.

Register an an individual or form a team; set down a challenge to your workmates or bring your family and friends; and, help us by promoting the Million Paws walk on your website or noticeboard. Whatever you can do, get involved in the best day out in Canberra for people and their pets and support the RSPCA!




Adult – $15
Children (under 16) – $7
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – $35
Concession – $10
Team Registration – $120

On the Day Registration
Adult – $20
Children – $10
Family – $50
Concession – $12



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Limited parking is available at Regatta Point. Otherwise park at Civic Pool and walk across the pedestrian bridge to Commonwealth Park.


The 2009 Canberra RSPCA Million Paws Walk will feature a whole range of exciting activities for every member of your family, from adults, to kids to your four-legged walking buddy.

Details will be posted here as they are confirmed so stay tuned!

If you’d like to get involved in the Million Paws Walk – as an entertainer, by booking a trade stall, coordinating an activity or organising a team – we’d love to hear from you! Contact Tammy on or phone 02 6287 8109.



Help raise money for the RSPCA, Australia’s best known and most trusted animal welfare organisation! Register now and create your own fundraising page and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

If you can’t participate, why not sponsor a friend or make a donation?


Get in early so you don’t miss out! You can order exclusive 2009 Million Paws Walk merchandise online including men’s and ladies t-shirts, caps and bucket hats – there’s something for the entire family including dog coats and bandanas for your four legged friends!

Merchandise can also be purchased at events on the day however this is subject to availability.


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