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Membership

Overview

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is a membership-based organisation.

Being a Member of the RAS means being a member of a community that understands, values and practically supports regional and rural agricultural families and communities who are dedicated to excellence in agricultural sustainability and to award-quality produce.

Our Members say they love being Members because it’s more than “just the Easter Show”, it’s everything that the Easter Show stands for:

  • Promoting sustainable agriculture and quality produce through engaging events.
  • Enhancing produce quality through competitions.
  • Supporting dedicated agricultural families and communities.

Applies to individuals who live in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan region, aged 26 years and over. 

1 Year: $172
3 Year: $470

Membership is not transferable.

Applies to individuals aged 26 years and over who live outside the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area.

To qualify you must live within regions bounded by the postcodes: 0000-0950; 2250-2554; 2575-2739; 2787-9999. This includes interstate and overseas residents.

1 Year: $124
3 Year: $335

Membership is not transferable.

For individuals aged 18 - 25 years inclusive. Please note: If you are currently 24 or 25 years of age, you will be ineligible to enrol for three-year membership.

1 Year: $98
3 Year: $265


Membership is not transferable.

For individuals aged 4 - 17 years inclusive. Please note: If you are currently 16 or 17 years of age, you will be ineligible to enrol for three-year membership.

1 Year: $72
3 Year: $195

Membership is not transferable.

Applies to Members who have maintained a consecutive Membership with the RAS of NSW for 40 years OR who have reached 70 years of age and have maintained Membership for 25 consecutive years. Members are notified when they qualify. Long Standing Membership includes one (1) complimentary Guest card, and the Member may purchase up to two (2) additional Guest cards.
Membership is not transferable. 

City Long Standing:
1 Year: $86
3 Year: $232
 
Country Long Standing:
1 Year: $62
3 Year: $168

 

*Applicable to existing Alumni and Long-Standing members.

Applies to an invitation-only group developed to create a network of like-minded, passionate people who are committed to improving agriculture in Australia and the Show movement.

1 Year: $88
3 Year: $240

Membership is not transferable.

A City or Country Member may purchase a maximum of three (3) Guest cards per year. Guest cards cannot be purchased by a Junior Member. These cards allow full access to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Members’ facilities.

1 Year: $110
3 Year: $300

Guests may attend without the presence of the Member and cards are fully transferable.

Click here to puchase additional guest cards.

RAS Members can take advantage of reciprocal privileges to selected NRL games at Accor Stadium (formerly ANZ Stadium).

Click here for more information

The Australian Turf Club takes pride in being one of the world's most desirable destinations for thoroughbred racing, events, and hospitality. Members of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) are eligible to receive a great range of reciprocal entitlements. 

Click here for details.

Dress regulations apply. 

With more choice than ever, the Departure Lounge is ready to send you on your next holiday or short break.

As a Member of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW you can search and book discounted accommodation at selected Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Book online 

Membership provides Honorary Membership at select Interstate Royals. When you buy a regular price ticket on the first day of an interstate royal show, you are eligible for an Honorary Member Pass for the remainder of the show!

To claim reciprocal privileges: 
Members (and a guest where applicable) pay to enter the show on their first day. This admission fee is not refundable.

Report to Membership Administration Office with proof of interstate membership and proof of identity.

One Honorary Member pass (or two if accompanied by a guest), or equivalent, will be given for the duration of the Show.

Upcoming Royal Shows:

  • The Ekka: 10-18 August 2024
  • Royal Adelaide Show: 2-10 September 2023
  • Royal Melbourne Show: 26 September - 6 October 2024
  • Royal Perth: 21- 28 September 2024
  • Royal Hobart Show: 24-26 October 2024

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Members receive 10% off the best available rate. Conveniently located, Quest at Sydney Olympic Park is made up of 140 fully self-contained accommodations including studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments.

All apartments include fully equipped kitchen, private laundry, and dining and lounge areas with space to relax and unwind. Apartments also feature cable television, LCD flat screen TV, WiFi access and a work desk for the business traveller. Other features of the property include on-site gymnasium and car parking.

To book:

1. Online - Book online 
2. Phone - 02 9033 2000
3. Email - questsop@questapartments.com.au

The Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust is pleased to offer Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Members, AFL reciprocal rights at the SCG.

Please note dress regulations apply.

View the 2023-24 reciprocal rights information and booking details.

At the Town and Country you will experience country style hospitality in a venue that is conveniently located to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. Facilities include a conference room, BBQ facilities, a pool, a gym and our in-house restaurant. We specialise in looking after large groups that come to the city to experience all the great events that the RAS host all year round.

RAS members will receive a 10% discount 365 days a year, a free Continental Breakfast for every day that they stay at the Motel and a priority reservation for one of our newly renovated rooms when available.

Town and Country Motel are located at 401-405 Liverpool Road, Strathfield South.

To book and receive your membership discount please see instructions in your monthly Members' newsletter.

2024 RAS Membership Expression of Interest


Membership Feedback Form

You ran renew your membership online or return your renewal slip by post with your payment.

The RAS Membership year runs from 01 October to 30 September.

Membership fees are payable on or before 30 September of that Membership year. Renewals will be posted out in early September. If an email address is supplied, the renewal will be emailed.

Membership is valid for the card holder only however members may purchase a transferable guest card which includes Show entry and access to Members’ facilities for the duration of the Show. A maximum of 3 guest cards can be purchased per member. Longstanding Members may purchase a maximum of 2 guest cards.

A maximum of 3 guest cards can be purchased with your membership.
Longstanding Members may purchase a maximum of 2 guest cards.

A Junior Member must be between the ages of 4 - 17 years inclusive. 
If a Junior is 16 or 17 years of age, they are unable to renew or take out a 3 year membership. The annual subscription fee will apply.

Member and guest card(s), if applicable will be posted prior to the Show.

Please note: we are unable to send your Member card and any applicable guest cards within 3 weeks of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. For renewals and new applications received within 3 weeks of the Show, cards will need to be collected.


RAS Members that take out a 3 year membership will receive a new Member card each year.

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Members can enjoy access to Members' facilities at all interstate Royal Agricultural Societies' Shows.

Click here for further information.

Members can purchase One Day Royals or Members Reserve wristbands.

The One Day Royal wristband includes Show entry and access into Members areas on any ONE day of the Show. Wristband must be worn to gain entry. Entry is subject to capacity. Not transferable. Dress regulations apply. Click here to purchase.

Members Reserve wristbands allows your guest access to Members areas. Wristband must be worn to gain entry. Entry is subject to capacity. Not transferable. Does not include Show entry. Dress regulations apply. Wristbands can be purchased from the Members Info Tower (located at the rotunda adjacent to the Members/VIP Show Entry) and in the Members Stand in GIANTS Stadium during Show.

Should you misplace your member or guest card, please contact us immediately. A replacement fee applies.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, cheque or money order, made payable to the RAS of NSW. 

Please note: personal cheques will not be accepted during Show.

No, Membership is not transferable.

You can join now or download the application form and return to the Membership Office with payment enclosed.

Application forms to be addressed to:

Membership
RAS of NSW
Locked Bag 4317
Sydney Olympic Park  NSW  2127

A member must attain either 40 consecutive years of membership or have reached 70 years of age and attained 25 consecutive years of membership. Members are notified by the RAS when they qualify for this type of Membership.

If you live in the City, but have agricultural holdings and are able to claim as a Primary Producer through taxation, then you are eligible to apply for Country membership. The Primary Producer status document must be supplied each year you renew your Membership.

RAS Membership cards, guest cards and One Day Royal wristbands include travel on public transport to and from the Show between 6 April and 17 April 2023 inclusive. For further information visit transportnsw.info

A Youth Member must be between the ages of 18 - 25 years inclusive.
If a Youth is 24 or 25 years of age, they are unable to renew or take out a 3 year membership. The annual subscription fee will apply.

The AGM is held on the evening prior to the start of the Royal Easter Show. All members may attend the AGM providing their subscription is paid at least four weeks prior to the start of the Royal Easter Show.

Contact information can be changed online.

Alternatively, you may contact the Membership Office on 02 9704 1144 or email us at membership@rasnsw.com.au.

Time in the Members Areas is special. Appropriate smart casual clothing is a key part of the experience for all Members and their guests. Please read the following RAS dress regulations before you visit. Dress regulations apply to all Members and their guests 14 years of age and above. Those not dressed appropriately will be denied access or asked to leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The following items of clothing are not considered acceptable:

  • Thongs (a shoe is considered a thong if it has two straps which connect in between the first and second toes – including Havaianas, Birkenstocks and similar scuffs)

  • Slides and Slippers

  • Ugg Boots

  • Dirty or dilapidated footwear (including torn, mud-caked or damaged boots)

  • Industrial gumboots

  • Revealing, untidy or inappropriate clothing including shorts/skirts of an inappropriate length (mid-length dress shorts are acceptable for both men and women)

  • Midriff and revealing clothing

  • Torn or ripped clothing including jeans (even if ‘designer’ tears)

  • Tracksuit pants or gym attire (including crop tops and racer back singlets)

  • Men’s singlet tops

  • Women’s singlet/spaghetti strap tops

  • Beanies for both men and women

  • Clothing emblazoned with indecent pictures and/or language


Anyone not dressed appropriately will be refused entry or asked to leave.
Children under the age of 14 years should be neatly attired.

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