About Us

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822.

The RAS is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia.

Read more about how the RAS supports agriculture on the Giving Back page.
 

Our Vision

  • To encourage the sustainable development of agriculture by staging events and competitions that support agricultural excellence and innovation
  • To expand and promote the RAS as a constructive and influential voice in Australian agriculture
  • To manage, market and maintain Sydney Showground effectively to ensure our economic viability

 

Our Values

  • We take pride in the RAS’s history and achievements
  • Encouraging the sustainable development of agriculture is fundamental to everything we do
  • We respect and value the contribution of all our volunteers. Our success depends on strong individual commitment and our ability to work as a team
  • We value and maintain our facilities and assets because they are vital to our long-term performance
  • We work diligently to develop and maintain strong working relationships with organisations and people with mutual interests
     

Our Funding

The RAS is funded by Members’ subscriptions, ground operations and space rentals, gate receipts, sponsorships and donations and entry fees and commissions.

 

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RAS News
The far western NSW town of Bourke will soon be showing off their culinary skills thanks to $20,000 worth of kitchen appliances from Euromaid and a $5,000 cash grant from the RAS Foundation to build kitchen benches and cabinetry.

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28 Mar 2016 
Four inspiring young rural leaders will see projects in their local community come to fruition after sharing in $85,000 thanks to the RAS Foundation Community Futures Grants Program.

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20 Mar 2016 
Hannah Southcott from Comboyne on the NSW Mid North Coast has won the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism.

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20 Mar 2016 
From the delicious to the delightful, sour to strange, showbags create a world of wonder for children and adults alike.

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24 Feb 2016 
The search for the best in Australian fine food concluded last week after ten days of judging record amounts of coffee, bakery and aquaculture delicacies at the 2016 Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food Show at Sydney Showground.

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24 Feb 2016 
Currently in her final year of study, Emma Lee of Cobargo has been awarded the 2016 Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation.

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17 Feb 2016 
Show them amazing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! From today, Showgoers can visit eastershow.com.au to access great discounts on all tickets, which can be used on any day of the Easter Show and include same-day return public transport.

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04 Feb 2016 
The Australian Liberal Party weren’t alone in unveiling a new Leader last week, as Sydney Royal held its own style of ‘spill’, appointing Australia’s newest beer and cider Champions on Friday night at Sydney Showground.

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21 Sep 2015 
The search for the best in Australian fine food concluded this week after two weeks of judging the finest delicacies on offer at the 2015 Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show at Sydney Showground.

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11 Sep 2015 
Queensland company Pacific Reef Fisheries has beaten some of Australia’s most famous fine food and wine producers to be named the best of the best in 2015 by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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23 Jul 2015 
Entries are now open for the 2015 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, a hotly anticipated competition following the record-number of entries received and accolades awarded last year.

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10 Jun 2015 

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show tickets now on sale

    4/02/2016
    Show them amazing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! From today, Showgoers can visit eastershow.com.au to access great discounts on all tickets, which can be used on any day of the Easter Show and include same-day return public transport.
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