Establsihed in 1861, the Busselton Show is the longest running show in Western Australia and has grown from very small beginnings into one of the major shows in this vast state of ours

The settlers of the 1860’s were still ‘breaking in’ new land but this agricultural society that they formed was set on very firm foundations.

The initial shows were a combination of agriculture and horticultural displays and was mainly staged to pay out bounties for fox tails and cockatoos.

The first show was held on land on the site of the old Council Chambers at the corner of Adelaide and Queen Streets (where Jacksons Art Supplies now stands). It was probably a modest affair and there was no ‘gate’ due to the absence of fences of any kind. In the following years, the show moved to where the library now stands.

During the 1920’ and 1930’s the merry-go rounds and other rides, the favourite haunts of the young people, were set up on what was then known as Barnard’s Yard, opposite the Commercial Hotel, as there was insufficient room for them on the show grounds.

Finally in 1946 the show was transferred to Churchill Park, its present site. In the ensuing years this has been transformed by hardworking committees into one of the most attractive country show grounds in the state.  

how to be involved......
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become a member

Members of the public are encouraged to become members of the Society.


Complimentary gate admittance passes are forwarded to financial members prior to the show each year. These passes are for admittance to both days of the show.

Senior (Adult) membership is $12 per year
Junior (school student aged 6 years to 16 years) is $5 per year.

You can have a voice in the conduct of the Annual Busselton Agricultural Show


An opportunity to become a member of the Committee

An opportunity to participate in on the district’s longest running community organisations that is patronised annually by approximately 15,000 over the two days of the show

This is an annual membership that covers the calendar year. Tickets provided to you as a financial member of the Society and if they are not used there is no refund of membership fees paid

download membership form here

join the committee

The Society is a constituted organisation of volunteers whose purpose is the administration of the annual Busselton Show.

The Annual General Meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of February each year, commencing at 8pm in the Society's office at Churchill Park, Adelaide Street, Busselton.

All Committee and Executive membership terms are for a period of 12 months and all positions are eligible for election (or re-election) at the AGM by financial members in attendance at that meeting.

All financial members are eligible for to election to the committee.  

The current committee is:

Patron: Mr J Derek Snowdon OAM C St.J
President: WJ (Wally) Lord
Immediate Past President: Mr JD Snowdon
Vice Presidents: Mrs Megan Sharp & Mr Ean Osborn
Treasurer: Sue Paterson
Secretary: Nikki Davies
Chief Ground Steward: Mr Ean Osborn
Chief Livestock Steward: Mr Dennis Scott
Chief Exhibition Hall Steward: Ms Kylie Hodges
Chief Produce Steward: Mrs Jenny Smith
Chief Children's Steward: Mrs Toni Laws
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon: Dr Paul Repton
Committee:  D Fullarton; M Harries; B Henderson; K Hodges; S Horne; J Martin; E Magistro;

R Napier; S Poore; D Preston; D Scott; J Smith;

B Sutton, D Babb, A Babb.

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volunteer or sponosor

As a community event the Busselton Show is always seeking Volunteers to work Show Days as well as the weeks leading up to the event. 

Our committee, chief stewards and long term volunteers are always happy to welcome new people and with a diverse range of areas to work in we can match you to a section that interests you.

There are always an amazing group of local businesses and individuals who kindly donate trophy's and prizes

The Committee would like to thank the following people for their support in 2019

The City of Busselton

Steve Thomas MLC            Busselton Horse and Pony Club

Duncan equine Group

Summit Fetilisers                                    Elders Bunbury

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Wyndham Vacation Resorts

Pendrey Agencies                            Cattle Veterinary Service

Farmwest                                           Busselton Machinery

Mr and Mrs S Emery                                 Mijikely Jerseys

Souther Sub Branch Friesian Cattlr Association

Rodwell Garms                                            NAB   Shelton    

Elgin Park Charolais and Shorthorns

Geoff Dawe                                             V & V Walsh

Mr & Mrs D Snowdon

Nicholls Machinery                                   DBC Busselton

Busselton Agricultural Services

Elliot Small Engines              Hip Pocket Workwear

The Hon Adele Farina MLC

Callows Corner News                           Rods Auto Electrics

Barkbusters in home og Trainng

H Williams     B Baljeu     EBooth     Bill O Byrne

S Mclean                                                         Brad Demarti

Midland and Northern Districts Cage Bird Society

L B West Muievil Stud

M & D Harries                                                  Work Clobber

Brew N Bottle                                   Busselton Upholsterers

Coles Busselton                                     Christian and co

Ross Reading               U Scape                 Sandra Otway

Blue Wren Gallery and Picture Framers

Geographe Gallery and Picture Framers

Jacksons Drawing Supplies                     Inkas Jewellers

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Assoc

Peter Watson                                  The Esplanade Hotel

Busselton Camera Club

Needle and Friends Group                  Libby Mettam MLA

The Blue Box                 Busselton Spinners and Weavers              Busselton Discount Drug Store            

 Sally Poore                                        Bernie Henderson 

Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers (WA Region)

WA Guild of China Painters Inc

Whiteland Milling                                Bunnings Busselton

Viva Books                          Iris Hannay   

Handmade Market                      Mako Mining Pty Ltd

New Sensation Merchandising

J Avery, M Babb                           Busselton Art Society