Agricultural shows and field days bring rural and urban communities together to showcase Australia's finest food and fibre. These events play a crucial role in supporting on-farm innovation and efficiencies within agricultural industries.
Agricultural shows and field days:
- contribute more than $1 billion to the economy annually
- attract more than 6 million patrons
- are supported by more than 50,000 volunteers.
Government funding of over $80 million has been provided since 2020 to support the growth and long-term sustainability of these important events through a range of targeted grants.
Most of the grants have now closed and you can find out more about how these grants were awarded by clicking on the links below:
The Supporting Agricultural Showmen and Women - Showground Rental Relief grant is delivering $7.8 million to cover rental expenses incurred by travelling show businesses.
The Victorian Showmen’s Guild is administering the funding on behalf of the department. Information on how to apply is available on the Victorian Showmen’s Guild website.