Perth Royal Show to go ahead

McGowan Government providing $2.1 million to Royal Agriculture Society of WA to support 2020 Royal Show

  • Show to focus on supporting and showcasing industry sectors impacted by COVID-19
  • Ticket prices for families and adults reduced by 25 per cent
  • The Perth Royal Show will go ahead this year with support from the McGowan Government.

    The State Government has provided $2.1 million to the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) to support the 2020 Perth Royal Show.

    The funding is a one-off support measure to assist the RASWA with recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, and includes a $450,000 grant from Lotterywest.

    This year’s Perth Royal Show will provide an opportunity for Western Australians to come together, celebrate one of WA’s longest running community events and reward themselves for their efforts in fighting COVID-19.

    The show will have some slight differences, but it will have just as much agriculture, entertainment, displays, animals, food and fireworks as in previous years.

    There will be a particular focus on supporting and showcasing industry sectors which have been impacted by COVID-19 including tourism, small business, arts and entertainment and non-for-profit organisations.

    This includes a pavilion dedicated to encouraging show visitors to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and plan a trip to regional WA, daily performances showcasing local arts and entertainment groups and displays featuring the great work non-for profit organisations do and how the public can support them.

    Visitors can also take the opportunity to ‘Thank a Farmer’ by leaving a note of support at the show.

    The McGowan Government’s funding support will also provide a 25 per cent reduction in ticket prices for family and adult entry to encourage the community to come out and to enjoy and support the show.

    The 2020 Perth Royal Show is being held from September 26 to October 3. For more information visit

    Comments attributed Premier Mark McGowan:

    “Being able to hold the 2020 Perth Royal Show recognises the work we have all done in restricting the spread of COVID-19 across our State, and is a great achievement for all Western Australians to be proud of and celebrate.

    “I encourage everyone to visit this year’s Royal Show for an enjoyable day out with family and friends and to support the businesses and industry sectors recovering from the impacts of COVID-19.”

    As stated by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

    “The Perth Royal Show provides a profound connect between country and city people.

    “COVID-19 has highlighted how important our agricultural and regional industries are to Perth and to WA.

    “Come to the Show this year – celebrate the fact that WA can stage this event, and connect with our fabulous farmers.”

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