UPDATE – Tuesday 14 July 2020

With the impact of COVID-19 and just over two months until gates open, this year’s Show will be quite unlike any other.

While under normal circumstances, we would be looking forward to presenting a full programme of competitions and exhibits, the realities of organising the event in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a full review of each Perth Royal Show competition. This was completed in consultation with the Councillor-in-Charge and relevant Committee. It was of the utmost importance to ensure we could deliver and maintain the integrity of the competitions in the short time frame involved. With a number of competing factors, including resources and involvement from our Eastern State counterparts it has meant some competitions will not feature at the Perth Royal Show in 2020.

After careful consideration, the Royal Agricultural Society of WA regrets to inform you that this competition will not take place this year.

While we know this will come as a disappointment, we hope you will understand the very real reasons for this decision and that you will be able to support this year’s Show in other ways.

We look forward to welcoming all our competitors back to Claremont Showground in 2021.

The Competition is conducted in two parts:

Part One: The Farm Skills Competition is where teams enter from college/school and points are awarded for placings in each of the twelve events.

The Farm Skills Competition consists of events such as chemical safety first aid and sheep shearing and wool handling.
Part Two: The Show Section Competition is where individuals enter Sections of the Perth Royal Show and points for places are allocated to their college/school.

Competition Information

Since 2003 the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) has encouraged the participation of community groups catering for the aged and disabled, to participate in creating a display reflecting the theme “Recollections of the Perth Royal Show”.

These displays represent any number of features of the show; e.g. animal nursery, sheep dog trials, cooking, crafts, art, heritage display, ring events, cattle, dairy goats, dogs, cats or any number of the 40 plus sections within the show, along with the fun features of show bags and exciting rides.

Participation and contribution to the Perth Royal Show display provides an opportunity for these groups to demonstrate skills, such as woodwork, cooking, knitting, crafts, painting, building, assembling and most importantly to revisit the pleasurable memories of visits to the Show.

Participating facilities within a 30km radius of the Claremont Showground will be visited by RASWA Representatives to inspect and admire the display and a celebratory afternoon tea, with a mini “Perth Royal Show”, will be held at the beginning of September.

Further Information

For further information please email agedcare@raswa.org.au