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Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days Program

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
9-Oct-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
111002 - Business Development
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Demand Driven


The Australian Government is inviting agricultural show societies and field day organisers to apply for a grant to reimburse them for costs they incurred when they had to cancel their scheduled show or agricultural field day in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Cash flow support provided through the program will help to ensure the sustainability of agricultural show societies and the agricultural shows they conduct. It will also support the agricultural field day organisers and the agricultural field days they conduct.

Agricultural shows and field day events are the most authentic and accessible displays of Australian farming and regional life. They help to bring:

  • important technology and innovation to agricultural producers

  • showcase Australia’s diverse agricultural produce and stock

  • underpin a range of activities that support commercial agricultural enterprise and investment opportunities.

Agricultural shows and field days also deliver significant social and economic benefits to the communities in which they are held.

The Community Grants Hub administers the program according to the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines 2017 (CGRGs).


 To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation

  • Company

  • Cooperative

  • Incorporated Association

  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust

We can only accept applications from eligible entities that:

  • have cancelled their scheduled agricultural show or field day in 2020 because of COVID-19 and

  • are members of Agricultural Shows Australia or

  • are members of a state and territory agricultural show society that is a member of Agricultural Shows Australia or

  • run Australian agricultural field day events that markets principally to the rural sector with at least 70% of the total exhibit area being agricultural exhibitors (those that have products and services focused at the agricultural and horticultural sectors). The focus of these events must be on commercial agricultural enterprises, investment and innovation.

    For Capital City Royal Shows

    A Capital City Royal Show is a ‘royal show’ held for an Australian capital city.

    The eligible capital cities and maximum grant available to them are listed in section 3.1.

    For Local Shows and Agricultural Field Days

Please note the following:

  • Local Shows and Agricultural Field Days that are not scheduled in 2020 are not eligible to apply.

  • Local Shows and Agricultural Field Days that have been postponed in 2020, but not cancelled, are not eligible to apply.

If you become ineligible for this grant opportunity after a grant has been paid because you decide to proceed in 2020 with the local show or field day you had previously cancelled, you will be required to repay the grant funds in full.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here



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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283