Ekka the Royal Queensland Show picks up $6.5 million from cancellation in 2021

Round 2 of the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program is providing up to $13.1 million for eligible Capital City Royal Shows A program that helps support Royal Show events following the disruptions and cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and 2021, has been welcomed by the Ekka. The Federal Government is […]

Young Merino sheep judges parade the winning circle

The Agricultural Shows Australia young Merino sheep judging championship was announced at the Sydney Royal Easter Show The nation’s best young merino sheep judge for 2021 was Ben Hartwich (22) from Bullygrogran (Ararat) Victoria and Patrick Davis (18) from Harden New South Wales has taken out the 2022 judging championship at the Sydney Royal Easter […]

Agricultural shows get a windfall $15.4 fund to play with in 2022

The spending is not going to stop until the election is run as the sitting Federal Government splashes another $15.4 million on agriculture shows It is indicated the program is only available to country Agricultural shows and does not include Capital City Royal Shows or Field Day events. So maybe a few votes lost there. […]

Field Days and Agricultural Shows offered further support leading into 2022 events

There is $7.9 million cash injection available for eligible Field days and Agricultural shows Applications will open under round two of the Coalition Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program on 28 January 2022. The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program is a way to give show societies and Field days committees a […]

Ag shows will put their additional $25M COVID-19 lifeline towards saving future events

Agricultural and royal show societies have received much needed funding of $25 as they recover from the cost of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue into 2022 and beyond Colloquially known as ‘ag shows’, these long-running events in country towns and cities across the country are staples in the annual community calendar. These iconic events provide […]

Field days and Ag shows get to share in $25 million emergency funding

To ensure besieged agricultural shows and field days front up again in 2022 they have a chance at free funding worth $25 million The Federal Government is providing $25 million to help agricultural shows and field days bounce back post-pandemic and continue to deliver local events within their communities.   Round 2 of the Supporting […]

Ag Shows big and small seek survival assistance

Australian Field Days

The peak body representing royal and country shows across Australia is calling on the Federal Government to invest in a support package to ensure the survival of the events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) estimates shows contribute approximately $1 billion to the national economy – a figure which has all but dried […]