Field Days and agricultural shows get a further $700,000-plus cash injection

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Another 110 field days and rural shows around the country hit with closure in 2020 will share in funding grants worth over $700,000 to help them stage some cracking events for 2021

Further one-off payments worth over $700,000 relieves cash flow pressure for eligible field days and rural agricultural show societies for cancelled events in 2020

In addition there will be a further $100,000 available in operational support of the Field Days annual conference being held from 30 April to 2 May 2021.

This round of $710,817.54 funding is covered under a plan called the supplementary expense claims and has been approved under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.

This supplementary funding will be deposited into grantees bank accounts through-out April and June 2021.

It is estimated that almost $34 million has already gone out to the 378 field days and rural shows approved for funding for costs paid from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

With this support, many field days and rural agricultural shows have been able to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic that dealt a heavy blow to events in 2020.

It is a fitting tribute to the hard work of committees and their band of enthusiastic volunteers to bounce back strongly for 2021, and continue support of local communities through funds the events raise.

These events are at the heart of our rural and regional communities and help farmers stay competitive by sharing the most recent farm innovations and also be introduced to ways of running their farm businesses for added income.

This latest round of funding has picked up many shortfalls experienced by field days and rural show committees, and puts them into a position of ensuring the events will be held in 2021 and beyond.

Support for Field Days Agricultural Shows

There is an estimated 580 field days and agricultural shows nationwide, and they contribute $1 billion to the economy, six million visitors serviced by 50,000 volunteers.

Agricultural shows have become an integral part of rural communities as they display the most authentic and accessible first-hand experience of knowledge for farming and regional living.

Around 500 field days and shows were cancelled in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By September 2020 the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program was launched to provide operational support for events that had to cancelled.

Three hundred and seventy-eight shows and field days were approved for funding in December 2020 and have received almost $34 million.

Now the additional funding for 110 shows and field days allows them to take a breather as they have been approved for $710,817.54 in supplementary payments. Banked from April to June 2021.

The program has helped to relieve cash flow pressures as it provides a one-off payment for organisers to reimburse their eligible expenses for cancelled shows and field day events.

Eligible field days and rural shows have shared in over $34 million in relief payments

These are the Field Days and Rural Shows that received grants.

New South Wales

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Albury Show 15,000.00
Alstonville Show 15,000.00
Ardlethan Show 6,762.58
Ariah Park Show 2,923.80
Australian National Field Days (Orange) 70,000.00
Bangalow Show 15,000.00
Baradine Show 4,581.11
Barellan Show 6,534.09
Barham-Koondrook Show 4,662.64
Bathurst Show 70,000.00
Batlow Show 6,081.00
Bellinger River Show 15,000.00
Berrigan Show 10,000.00
Bombala Show 1,820.53
Bonalbo Show 10,000.00
Bribbaree Show 10,000.00
Bulahdelah Show 5,065.00
Bungendore Show 6,393.65
Camden Haven Show 15,000.00
Camden Show 70,000.00
Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Open Weekend 10,000.00
Candelo Show 7,305.45
Canowindra Show 15,000.00
Carcoar Show 4,357.99
Casino Show 10,000.00
Castle Hill Show 7,460.77
Central Coast Regional Show 10,000.00
Coffs Harbour Show 14,974.31
Condobolin Show 15,000.00
Coonamble Show 8,032.77
Cootamundra Show 6,859.40
Corowa Show 3,451.95
Cowra Show 15,000.00
Cudal Show 13,321.85
Culcairn Show 10,000.00
Cumnock Show 9,746.38
Dapto Show 14,123.95
Dorrigo Show 10,000.00
Dubbo Show 70,000.00
Dungog Show 10,000.00
Eugowra Show 9,999.96
Finley Show 8,629.43
Forbes Show 70,000.00
Ganmain Show 9,827.83
Gilgandra Show 8,627.09
Gloucester Show 15,000.00
Grafton Show 17,682.68
Grenfell Show 15,000.00
Griffith Show 15,000.00
Gulargambone Show 5,642.36
Gunnedah Show 15,000.00
Hawkesbury Show 70,000.00
Hay Show 9,649.20
Henty Machinery Field Days 70,000.00
Hillston Show 4,479.18
Holbrook Show 8,773.07
Illabo Show 10,000.00
Junee Show 9,296.31
Kempsey Show 15,000.00
Kyogle Show 15,000.00
Leeton Show 15,000.00
Lismore Show 70,000.00
Lithgow Show 15,000.00
Lockart Show 1,655.67
Macksville Show 15,000.00
Maclean Show 10,000.00
Manildra Show 1,431.85
Manning River Show 15,000.00
Medooran Show 9,765.40
Merriwa Show 3,605.79
Minto Show 2,171.63
Molong Show 8,264.31
Moree Show 13,483.18
Morongla Show 3,368.87
Moss Vale Show 70,000.00
Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 70,000.00
Murrumbateman Field Days 70,000.00
Murrumburrah-Harden Show 10,000.00
Murwillumbah Show 70,000.00
Muswellbrook Show 70,000.00
Narrabri Show 15,000.00
Narromine Show 10,692.84
Neville Show 6,147.87
Nimbin Show 10,000.00
Nyngan Show 8,876.11
Orange Show 15,000.00
Parkes Show 70,000.00
Penrith Show 60,690.06
Picton Show 15,000.00
Primex Field Days 70,000.00
Queanbeyan Show 8,930.77
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village Swap Meet 5,378.07
Quirindi Show 13,196.59
Singleton Show 70,000.00
St Ives Show 14,359.02
Stroud Show 17,614.74
Tamworth Show 25,473.00
Temora Show 10,000.00
The Riverina Field Days 15,000.00
The Rock Show 4,916.16
The Sydney Royal Easter Show 15,108,989.00
Tooraweenah Show 10,000.00
Trundle Show 9,230.66
Trunkey Creek Show 788.01
Tullamore Show 10,000.00
Ungarie Show 2,093.29
Wagga Wagga Show 70,000.00
Walbundrie Show 11,751.56
Walgett Show 9,285.00
Warialda Show 9,656.25
Warren Show 5,753.46
Wauchope Show 58,389.46
Wee Waa Show 10,000.00
Weethalle Show 7,928.58
Wellington Show 9,269.47
Wentworth Show 22,585.30
West Wyalong Show 15,000.00
Wingham Show 13,927.72
Woodenbong Show 1,667.68
Woodstock Show 3,835.67
Wyong Shire Show 2,343.58
Yass Show 15,000.00
Yeoval Show 10,000.00

Northern Territory

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Alice Springs Show 70,000.00
Fred Pass Show 70,000.00
Katherine Show 37,339.13
Tennant Creek Show 15,000.00
The Royal Darwin Show 250,417.00

Queensland

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Ag Grow Emerald 70,000.00
AgQuip Field Days (Kingsthrope) 70,000.00
AgQuip Field Days (Kingsthrope) 40,196.25
Agrotrend (Bundaberg) 20,749.99
Alpha Show 7,734.20
Atherton Show 55,395.00
Barcaldine Show 2,485.25
Barcoo Show 6,579.80
Beaudesert Show 70,000.00
Boonah Show 70,000.00
Bowen Show 15,000.00
Brookfield Show 70,000.00
Bundaberg Show 18,003.79
Cairns Show 70,000.00
Callide Show 68,945.51
Canungra Show 12,700.00
Charleville Show 8,760.65
Charters Towers Show 13,630.00
Chincilla Show 15,000.00
Clermont Show 13,984.55
Cloncurry Show 12,174.75
Comet Show 10,000.00
Crow’s Nest Show 10,000.00
Cunnamulla Show 10,000.00
Dalby Show 70,000.00
Emerald Show 48,453.97
Esk Show 2,360.00
Fraser Coast Show 24,030.11
Gatton Show 32,241.89
Gayndah Show 10,000.00
Gin Gin Show 15,000.00
Gladstone Show 15,000.00
Gold Coast Show 60,799.85
Goodiwindi Pastoral Show 70,000.00
Goombungee-Haden Show 10,000.00
Gympie Show 66,980.69
Herbert River Show 45,936.51
Innisfail Show 41,905.40
Ipswich Show 70,000.00
Kalbar Show 15,000.00
Kingaroy Show 70,000.00
Laidley Show 15,000.00
Lowood Show 10,000.00
Mackay Show 70,000.00
Malanda Show 28,189.91
Maleny Show 70,000.00
Mareeba Show 70,000.00
Monto Show 8,871.20
Mount Isa Show 70,000.00
Mount Larcom Show 70,000.00
Mount Morgan Show 5,753.00
Mt Gravatt Show 43,993.10
Mt Perry Show 3,157.97
Mudgeeraba Show 70,000.00
Mundubbera Show 4,423.00
Muttaburra Stock Show 10,000.00
Nanago Show 15,000.00
Noosa Show 44,638.78
Pioneer Valley Show 70,000.00
Proserpine Show 41,667.63
Quilpie Show 2,205.50
Redcliffe Show 70,000.00
Ridgelands Show 1,815.00
Roma Show 68,687.88
Rosewood Show 6,802.61
Samford Show 70,000.00
Sarina Show 15,000.00
Springsure Show 10,000.00
Sunshine Coast Show 69,999.99
Tambo Show 6,322.55
Texas Show 10,000.00
The Royal Queensland Show 3,258,432.00
The Towoomba Royal Show 70,000.00
Toogoolawah Show 10,000.00
Tully Show 33,667.00
Wandoan Show 5,210.00
Warwick Show 15,000.00
Wondai Show 15,000.00
Woodford Show 15,000.00
Wowan Show 8,783.46
Yeppoon Show 70,000.00

South Australia

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Balaklava Show 6,792.61
Bordertown Show 10,000.00
Burra Burra Show 15,000.00
Callington Show 4,226.80
Clare Show 15,000.00
Cleve Show 10,000.00
Coonalpyn Show 8,816.21
Crystal Brook Show 14,954.44
Cummins Show 14,989.12
Eyre Peninsula Field Days 70,000.00
Gawler Show 33,344.96
Jamestown Show 11,459.47
Kadina Show 15,000.00
Kangaroo Island Show 4,121.85
Kapunda Show 5,626.39
Karoonda Farm Fair 64,321.43
Keith Show 10,000.00
Kimba Show 7,255.25
Kingston Show 9,898.61
Loxton Show 16,188.96
Maitland Show (South Australia) 10,000.00
Mil Lel Show 5,846.64
Millicent Show 15,000.00
Minlaton Show 15,000.00
Mount Barker Show 13,075.17
Mount Gambier Show 70,000.00
Mount Pleasant Show 24,889.11
Mount Remarkable Show 15,000.00
Murray Bridge Show 15,000.00
Naracoorte Show 15,000.00
Penola Show 7,868.06
Pinnaroo Show 10,000.00
Port Elliot Show 70,000.00
Port Lincoln Show 4,153.18
South East Field Days Lucindale 70,000.00
The Riverland Field Days 70,000.00
The Royal Adelaide Show 2,504,175.00
The Show (Eudunda) 9,663.75
Uraidla Show 9,045.20
Whyalla Show 32,354.49
Wilmington Show 1,586.96
Wudinna Show 10,000.00
Yallunda Flat Show 15,000.00
Yankalilla Rapid Bay and Myponga Show 15,000.00

Tasmania

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Agfest Field Days (Tasmania) 67,521.00
Bream Creek Show 39,303.52
Brighton Show 62,228.49
Burnie Show 16,690.94
Circular Head Show 13,100.04
Deloraine Show 15,000.00
Longford Show 18,762.78
Midlands Show 15,000.00
Royal Launceston Show 70,000.00
Scottsdale Show 40,584.52
The Royal Hobart Show 505,843.00
Ulverstone Show Society 10,000.00
Westbury Show 15,000.00

Victoria

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Alexandra Show 10,000.00
Ararat Show 7,700.00
Australian Sheep and Wool Show 70,000.00
Bairnsdale Show 8,702.13
Ballarat Show 70,000.00
Balnarring Cup Day Agricultural Show 10,000.00
Beaufort Show 4,016.36
Benalla Show 14,851.70
Bendigo Show 70,000.00
Bunyip Show 2,787.73
Camperdown Show 14,832.42
Castlemaine Show 10,000.00
Charlton Show 9,677.62
Clunes Show 15,000.00
Cobram Show 15,000.00
Cohuna Show 5,693.65
Colac Show 9,385.22
Coleraine Show 9,108.81
Corryong Show 6,468.58
Croydon Show 6,539.43
Dandenong Show 24,831.54
Dartmoor Show 1,411.38
Dimboola Show 2,791.48
Donald Show 15,000.00
East Gippsland Field Days 19,347.00
Echuca-Moama Show 15,000.00
Edenhope Show 9,204.70
Elmore District Machinery Field Days 70,000.00
Euroa Show 10,000.00
Farm World (Gippsland) 70,000.00
Geelong Royal Show 70,000.00
Heathcote Show 8,880.54
Horsham Show 15,000.00
Kaniva Show 8,815.76
Kerang Show 15,000.00
Kilmore Show 2,887.61
Kingston Show 9,462.31
Koroit Show 6,118.34
Kyabram Show 15,000.00
Kyneton Show 15,000.00
Lilydale Show 70,000.00
Maffra Show 10,000.00
Maldon Show 4,278.45
Mansfield Show 15,000.00
Mildura Field Days 15,000.00
Mildura Show 70,000.00
Murtoa Show 2,044.90
Myrtleford Show 15,000.00
Nathalia Show 10,000.00
Natimuk Show 10,000.00
Nhill Show 10,000.00
Noorat Show 15,000.00
Numurkah Show 15,000.00
Omeo Show 3,345.42
Pakenham Show 19,407.93
Port Fairy Show 8,262.40
Rutherglen Show 9,090.91
Sale Show 37,696.52
Seymour Show 15,000.00
Sheepvention Rural Expo & Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show 70,000.00
Shepparton Show 70,000.00
South Gippsland Dairy Expo 9,297.81
St Arnaud Show 11,450.38
Sunbury Show 4,757.64
Swan Hill Show 14,910.84
Tallangatta Farming Expo 2,611.00
The Royal Melbourne Show 3,256,083.00
Traralgon Show 10,000.00
Wandin-Silvan Field Days 15,000.00
Wangaratta Show 9,317.55
Warracknabeal Show 10,000.00
Warrnambool Show 26,908.29
Whittlesea Show 40,202.44
Yarram Show 7,399.80
Yarrawonga Show 3,777.70
Yea Show 10,000.00
Yulecart Show 1,863.99

Western Australia

Rural Show or Field Day Total Funding ($)
Albany Show 69,902.42
Beverley Show 4,162.00
Bridgetown Show 10,000.00
Champan Valley Show 54,112.00
Collie Show 15,000.00
Corrigin Show 2,679.73
Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival 6,215.78
Donnybrook Apple Festival 32,734.93
Dowerin Machinery Field Days 66,310.07
Esperance Show 14,532.84
Gidgegannup Show 28,954.63
Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day 3,345.00
Harvey Show 34,528.02
Kelmscott Show 19,174.12
Kununurra Show 64,118.89
Margaret River Show 3,665.71
Merredin Show 15,000.00
Mingenew Midwest Expo 15,000.00
Mullewa Show 4,176.41
Newdegate Machinery Field Days 14,853.77
Northampton District Show 3,250.77
Osborne Park Show 16,036.50
Quairading Show 2,700.15
Serpentine Show 8,925.61
Swan View Show 4,696.56
The Brunswick Show 13,899.36
The Perth Royal Show 1,116,061.00
Toodyay Show 4,623.00
Upper Blackwood Show 6,160.08
Waroona Show 35,837.61
Yilgarn Show 1,904.53
York Show 9,193.00