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Discover Australia's Popular Shows and Top Exhibitions

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Stay up-to-date and experience the best and awesome shows , as well as top exhibitions in Australia this year

Northern Territory

Date of the Event: July 21-23, 2016

Event Name: Royal Darwin Show

Website: http://www.darwinshow.com.au

Location: Darwin Showgrounds and Exahibition Centre, Tate Place Winnellie, NT0820, Australia

How to get there: Click here for a map

Approx cost: Adults $20.00 (+$1.89 fee), Children under 14 $12.00 (+$1.53 fee), Family 2 Adults and 3 Children $50.00 (+$3.24) andn chidren under 5 free.

Where to stay: The Winnellie Hotel or Darwin city central is located 5.3km from the grounds.

General information: The Royal Darwin Show is the premier event on the Top End community calendar, where city and country come together for three days of competition, entertainment and displays of primary industry, horticulture, art, craft, cooking and photography.


Date of the event: August 5-14, 2016

Website: http://www.ekka.com.au/

Location: RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane

How to get there: Getting to the Ekka by bus or train is easy, there are extra dedicated services daily. There are ample parking areas if you are wanting to drive, however the rates can be quite high. Or if you want to travel in style, why not book a car hire in Brisbane through VroomVroomVroom. Reserve early to enjoy big discounts.

Approx Cost: Adults $26.35.00, Concession $20.40 ID must be presented, Children 5-14 years $17.00, children under 4 free. Family Passes available.

Where to stay: Situated only 2.5km from Brisbane central, the city is the ideal place for out of towners to stay. Surrounding suburbs are Windsor and the Fortitude Valley.

General information: Known as the Ekka to locals, the Exhibition or The Royal Queensland Show is 10 days of fun in Brisbane for all ages. There are heaps of events and attractions at the RNA Showground, including fireworks, concerts, displays, fashion parades, prize-winning animals, craft and food. Plus there's always the fun of the rides in Sideshow Alley, tonnes of showbags and live music.

New South Wales

Event name: My Fair Lady, Sydney, New South Wales

Date of the event: August 2016

Location: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

General information: Celebrating the musical's 60th anniversary, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady masterpiece comes at the Sydney Opera House in 2106, under the direction of Julie Andrews, with an stellar cast. My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from phoneticist Professor Higgins in order to pass as a lady. Expect to hear crowd favourite tunes such as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "On The Street Where You Live," "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."

Event name: Sydney Royal Easter Show

Date of the event: April 6-19, 2017

Website: http://www.eastershow.com.au/

Location: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park Cnr Showground Road and Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Map: Click here for a map

How to get there: Best way to get to the show is with a ShowLink Ticket. The all-inclusive ShowLink tickets are great value and make your trip to the Show easy. The all-in-one ticket includes entry into the Show and return travel on CityRail services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries. Tickets are valid for single entry use on any of the 14 Show days. 

Approx cost: Not currently available

Where to stay close by: With the ShowLink tickets including your transport and show entry, you can stay anywhere that has access to the public transport system in Sydney. Why not stay somewhere in the City and take in some of the other attractions Sydney has to offer.

General Information: The Sydney Royal Easter Show is the largest annual event in Australia, running for 14 days over the Easter period and attracting nearly a million showgoers each year.  The Show aims to highlight Australian agricultural excellence through Competitions and education. Approximately 15,000 competitors submit some 35,000 entries for judging in over 40 diverse Sydney Royal Competitions spanning livestock, domestic animals, District Exhibits, apiculture, poultry, arts, woodchopping and horticulture and many more. There plenty to do with rides, races, food, fashion, and countless showbags to choose from, everyone will find something to entertain.

South Australia

Date of event: September 2-11, 2016

Event name: Royal Adelaide Show

Website: http://www.theshow.com.au

Location: Goodwood Road, Wayville SA 5034

How to get there: Public Transport options 

Approx cost: $20.00 adults, $16.00 children 5 – 15years, children under 5 FREE, Student/Concession ID must be presented, Family Passes available. 

Where to stay close by: Why not stay in Adelaide city? Located about 3.3 km from the showgrounds with plenty of public transport options.

General info: Enjoy carnival rides, sideshows, exhibitions and attractions, exquisite handicraft and arts, cookery and wide variety of champion livestock and animals. It is at the show that rural South Australia and city businesses alike can showcase their best produce, wares and services.

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Date of event: September 17-27, 2016

Event name: Royal Melbourne Show

Website: http://www.royalshow.com.au

Location: Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032

How to get there: Either you can take Tram 57 from Elizabeth St, or catch a 'Royal Melbourne Show' train at Flinders St, Southern Cross or North Melbourne Stations

Approx cost: TBA

Where to stay close by: Why not stay in Melbourne city? Located about 5.8 km from the showgrounds with plenty of public transport options.

General info: Admission to the Royal Melbourne Show is your ticket to extraordinary value for the whole family. It's a fun, interactive, unforgettable day out and your chance to experience live entertainment, first-class animal competitions and demonstrations, heaps of free activities including a new adventure trail for kids, interactive sports and leisure games, blue-ribbon food and wine tasting, all your favourite showbags and much more.

Western Australia

Event name: Perth Royal Show

Date of the event: September 24 - October 1, 2016


Location: Claremont Showgrounds. (10 Mins, West of Perth CBD)

How to get there: Public transport is the easiest way to get to the Show. Catch the bus or train to the Claremont Showgrounds. Bus numbers 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 98/99, (Circle route) 102, 103, and 107 all stop near the Showgrounds or take the Fremantle line train that stops at the Showgrounds.

Approx cost: Tickets are not yet available for the 2016 IGA Perth Royal Show.

General Info: Highlights - IGA Fireworks Spectacular, Toyota V6 Hilux Heroes. biggest community event attracting 400 000 visitors from the city and the country every year. There are more than 230 showbags for sale at this year's Show. 


Event name: Royal Hobart Show

Date of the event:
 October 19-22, 2016


Royal Hobart Showground - 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy Tasmania

How to get there: 

Approx cost: TBA

Where to stay close by: Why not stay in Hobart? Located about 8.93 km from the showgrounds with plenty of public transport options. Or hire a car from Vroom Vroom Vroom and take in the sights.

General information: It is at the Show that rural Tasmania and city businesses alike can showcase their best produce, wares and services. The Royal Hobart Show is the "people's event" and truly offers something for everyone, no matter what your age or interests.

Australian Capital Territory

Date of event: February 24-26, 2017

Event name: ACTEWAGL Royal Canberra Show

Website: http://www.rncas.org.au/

Location: Exhibition Park Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT

How to get there: Public transport

Approx cost: 2016 Admission ticket prices - TBA

General information: The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, Canberra's largest all ages event, is staged annually by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society. While having agriculture at its core, the Show has broadened over the years to reflect more entertainment, educational features and exhibitions, ensuring that there is a vibrant mix of "city meeting country" and "country meeting city". For daily planners, maps, facilities and services information go to the website

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