Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program
Agricultural shows bring regional communities together. These shows are part of our culture. They showcase local strengths and hospitality as well as innovative farming techniques. These shows are particularly important during times of drought and other hardships.
Supporting better infrastructure
The Australian Government has committed $20 million over 2 years to support agricultural shows. This funding is being delivered through the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program (AgShows).
The AgShows program provides grants of up to $500,000 to eligible regional show societies and their state and territory peak bodies. This funding can be used to repair, upgrade, build or buy showground infrastructure or attractions in regional areas.
Grant activities will help keep agricultural shows running, invigorate regional communities and bridge the divide between country and city.
Applications to the AgShows program opened on 4 October 2019 and closed on 13 December 2019.
Successful grants will be announced in 2020 following completion of an independent selection process.