• Tuesday, July 4th – Melt, The Roast of MRM 16 Liam Clark
  • Wednesday, July 5th – Rubber Trivial Hirsute
  • Thursday, July 6th – High Shine, Meet the Contestants
  • Friday, July 7th – Melbourne Rubberman 2017
  • Saturday, July 8th – Rubber Ball Dance Party
  • Sunday, July 9th – Rub Down Sunday Social


  • The Laird Hotel, Abbotsford


  1. John Cheshire
  2. JPP
  3. Adam Troy
  4. Martin Memo
  5. Jon Kok


  • Ben Riethmuller
  • Dean Arcuri


  • Liam Clark – Melbourne Rubberman 2016
  • Preston So – Mr International Rubber 20 / Mr New England Rubber 2016
  • Grant Maynard – Slick
  • Bootblack Rhys – Mr Australia Bootblack 2017
  • BJ – Eagle Leather
  • Andrew ‘The Apprentice’ – Hide & Seek on JOY 94.9

Tally Master

  • Thomas ‘Panther’ Martin – Australian Puppy 2017 / Queensland Puppy 2017

Contest Sponsors

  • The Laird Hotel
  • Eagle Leather
  • DEANation
  • Down an’ Dirty
  • Hide & Seek on JOY 94.9
  • Piercing HQ
  • RubberBRO

The interview portion of the competition was once again pre-recorded on the Sunday preceding the contest, this time at the Laird Hotel.

The competition night consisted again of three rounds: Favourite Rubber Image, Flesh and Fantasy & Talent.

The Fantasy & Talent round again proved popular with John Cheshire performing a nautical themed bondage demonstration to Edith Piaf, JPP showing a bathtub fantasy to the Sesame Street Classic ‘Rubber Duckie’, Adam dancing up a storm while his assistant rode a giant inflatable rubber duck, Martin performing a kinky homage to Pokémon and Jon Kok sang the operatic aria ‘Il dolce suono’ – best known from the film ‘The Fifth Element’.

At the end of the contest, John Cheshire was declared the winner of the second Melbourne Rubberman title.