Featured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show competitions, aviary birds are a favourite for Showgoers.
In 1845 a pair of Australian budgerigars was presented as a gift to Queen Victoria. It has been speculated that many ships returning to England took these precious birds along with them as they were much sought after by gypsies and fortune-tellers. Today, budgerigars are regarded as the world's most popular pet.
All birds must be exhibited in an approved show cage with standard floor covering, provided with sufficient feed for the duration of the Show and fitted with an appropriate drinker.
Exhibits must be delivered to Hall 3 - Pet Pavilion between 6.30pm to 9pm Sunday 9 April 2023 or Monday 10 April 2023. Benching will be from 7am to 8am.
Aviary Birds may not be removed from the Pavilion until all the staging has been removed on Tuesday 11 April 2023 unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that the bird is not fit to remain on the bench or approval has been obtained from the Chief Steward.
All Exhibitors are issued with an Exhibitor Manual. This will be posted out after the final closing dates. The Exhibitor Manual contains information relevant to the Exhibitor's time on site and their specific competition. It covers topics such as precinct access, entry passes and paperwork required, parking and passes, arrival and access times, event details and information, loading and unloading details and Exhibitor amenities.
Parking for Aviary Bird Exhibitors is in car park P5A, which is located on the corner of Bennelong Road and Holker Street. Car park P5A is accessible 24 hours. The Parking Pass is only valid for the date displayed on the pass.
Disabled parking is available in car park P5 to any drivers displaying the standard disability stickers required for any parking area. There is no need for additional passes or tickets.
Exhibitors are required to return to the Showground by foot along Holker Street and Australia Avenue and re-enter the Showground through the Exhibit Entry Gate 10 upon producing a One-Day Entry Pass.
Accommodation Around 10kms of Sydney Olympic Park
There are several accomodation options available in and around Sydney Olympic Park if you'd like to be close to Sydney Showground. To view these options click here.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW gratefully acknowledges donations, prizes and trophies awarded throughout the Aviary Birds Competition from the following:
Finch Society of Australia Inc