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.
It is with great disappointment that the 2020 Busselton Show has been cancelled. 160th anniversary celebrations have been postponed until 2021.
how to be involved......
become a member
Members of the public are encouraged to become members of the Society.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
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
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.
volunteer or sponosor
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