The Royal Agricultural Society (The RAS) has been active in the Western Australian community for 180 years. Established to support the activities and emerging industries of the Swan River Colony, one of the first things The RAS did at Guildford in 1834, was to bring members of the community together at an event called the Fair and Cattle Show.
This evolved into the Perth Royal Show - the State's most important community event. The IGA Perth Royal Show is now Perth's biggest community event attracting 400,000 visitors from the city and the country every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.
Each year the Show plays host to more than 15,000 entries across 40 competitions.