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The Show Societies Grants Program (SSGP) is an annual allocation-based funding program of $2 million supporting Show Societies and affiliated organisations throughout Queensland to conduct annual agricultural shows.

The Queensland Government continues to support shows across Queensland by committing additional show society grant funding of $400,000 over a three-year period (2018-19 to 2020-21), bringing total funding for 2020-21 to $2.133 million.

The SSGP provides financial support for operating costs associated with the conduct of annual agricultural shows, and costs towards new infrastructure or upgrade and maintenance to showground facilities essential to the operation of the annual agricultural show.

The current funding allocation is for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

2020–21 Shows impacted by COVID-19

The Queensland Government remains committed to supporting funded organisations which continue to be impacted by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Where an organisation is unable to conduct its annual agricultural show due to the direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation must advise the Department of the cancellation. However, the organisation may acquit its grant against any incurred eligible costs. In these cases, organisations are encouraged to consider using the available funding to invest in new infrastructure or upgrades and maintenance to showground facilities essential to the operation of the annual agricultural show.

All incurred expenditure must be eligible under the program guidelines. If you have any queries in relation to cancellation of annual agricultural shows or eligibility under the grant, please contact the Department by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program guideline

2020–21 Show Societies Grants Program Guideline (PDF, 346KB)

Contact information

For more information about the Show Society Grant Program contact the department.

Brisbane office – Funding and Program Management
Phone: 07 3452 6730
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