Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days

Agricultural shows are an integral part of Australian culture and the most authentic and accessible display of Australian farming and regional life. Around 500 shows and field days were cancelled in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

In September 2020, the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program was launched to provide operational support for agricultural shows and field days who had to cancel because of COVID-19 in 2020. Three hundred and seventy-eight shows and field days were approved for funding in December 2020 and have received almost $34 million in funding to date. One hundred and ten shows and field days have also been approved for $710,817.54 in supplementary funding which will be delivered to grantees in April-June 2021.

The program is helping to relieve cash flow pressures in regional Australia. It provides a one-off payment to eligible agricultural show societies and agricultural field day organisers to reimburse their eligible expenses for cancelled shows and field day events.

Agricultural shows and field days contribute more than $1 billion to the economy annually. They attract more than 6 million patrons and are supported by more than 50,000 volunteers. This program is helping to ensure the sustainability of:

  • agricultural show societies and the agricultural shows they conduct
  • the organisers of agricultural field days and the agricultural field days they conduct.

This funding is made under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which supports regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program complements the existing Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program of $20 million. Between the Ag Shows program and the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program, the Government is rolling out almost $60 million in support of agricultural shows across Australia.

The Government is keen to ensure show societies are in the best position to continue in 2021 and beyond, supporting agriculture and rural communities across Australia.

Grant recipients

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New South Wales

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural 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

Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) Rural Ambassador Program

There will be $100,000 available in operational support for the Agricultural Shows Australia’s Rural Ambassador Program. This program highlights and celebrates young people who have a genuine interest in rural and regional Australia.

It will identify and recognise the next generation of leaders who have a strong commitment to agricultural industries and an involvement or a genuine interest for the agricultural show movement at the local, state or national level.

Association of Agricultural Field Days Australasia (AAFDA)

There will be $100,000 available in operational support to the Association of Agricultural Field Days Australasia to support its annual conference scheduled for 30 April 2021 to 2 May 2021. It will also provide training and assistance for members on recovery management planning.

Last reviewed: 16 April 2021
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