The Royal Agricultural Society of WA, established in 1831, is a not for profit and independent organisation. Each year we coordinate competitions that are recognised nationally as a benchmark of innovation and excellence. We offer educational scholarships for secondary and tertiary students studying agriculture, coordinate an agricultural program for primary schools, provide facilities at Claremont Showground for community and industry use and we encourage all Western Australians to learn about agriculture at the IGA Perth Royal Show.
The IGA Perth Royal Show is WA’s most important and the longest standing community event. The RAS first coordinated the Royal Show as the Annual Fair and Cattle Show at Guildford in 1834 before moving to Claremont Showground in 1904. The Perth Royal Show has been staged continuously since 1834 except the years during World War I and II when the Showground was used as an accommodation and training base for military personnel including the 10th Light Horse and 16th and 17th Battalions.
All our major attractions are free. The IGA Perth Royal Show has 400 entertainers, 300 performances and nearly 100 hours of entertainment every day.
The RAS is passionate about educating people of all ages about agriculture and our interactive learning exhibits tell the story of agriculture to hundreds of thousands of urban West Australians. We believe it is important that WA families understand the significance of agriculture to our economy and appreciate the innovation, efficiency and technology that supports it.