The annual Royal Hobart Show

The Royal Hobart Show, which is hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, is an event that celebrates all things Australian. From our country heritage and agriculture to the charms of our bustling city and from top level competition to the latest in entertainment, the show offers something for everyone.

For many years both city and country folk have been visiting the Show to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of rural Australia. The Show offers a unique hands-on learning experience for people of all age groups and free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Commercial Exhibitors

We welcome all types of exhibits at the annual Royal Hobart Show. With many themed areas on site including the Tasmanian Showcase, the Food Hub and the Arena. We expect approximately 40,000 people through the event over the four days, which creates excellent exposure for your business. 

Potential exhibitors can enquire online or complete an application form and send it back to You can also find a downloadable information booklet below. 

Rural Ambassador Competition 

This competition and associated award is about identifying and supporting young people who want to work in the rural sector. Judges are looking for young entrants with good general and rural knowledge, local show and community involvement. The role as Ambassador is a career step-up for young people who are considering a working life in the sector, and the Award is also an important way of attracting young, new blood into the industry. Each entrant must be between of 20-30 years.

TO ENTER the participant needs to fill in the downloadable entry form and questions, and provide one photograph, passport size or larger, of the entrant and a covering letter. The covering letter should include information about themselves and their involvement in their show society/community organisations. 

The Rural Ambassador award is to be held in September 2020, at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds.


THE WINNER of the Royal Hobart Show Rural Ambassador will represent the Royal Hobart Show at the State Final. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet other like-minded young people and we strongly encourage young people to nominate for this award. The winner will also help present and judge numerous awards throughout show.

The winner of the Royal Hobart Show Rural Ambassador will also be offered a position on the RAST board for 12 months as a professional development opportunity. Entries are due back to competition coordinator Ian Blades C/- of the Royal Hobart Show Office, by September 3rd 2020, by posting to Royal Hobart Show P.O. Box 94 Glenorchy TAS 7010. 

The winner will also receive a cash prize of $500.00.

If there are any questions in relation to the Royal Hobart Show Rural Ambassador Competition please contact Rural Ambassador Competition Coordinator Ian Blades by email or contact Royal Hobart Office on 6272 6812 or via email


The winning entrant will be a Show ambassador during the 2020 Royal Hobart Show, and will then go on to the state finals and, potentially, the national finals of the Rural Ambassador program.

2020 Show Map


















Show Survival Guide

The 2020 Show Survival Guide will be released closer to the event in October.

Saturday Discounts

With the cooperation of the Tasmanian Showman's Guild, we are pleased to offer a range of discount coupons applicable to the Saturday of show only. The coupons are published in the show magazine in the Mercury Newspaper during the week of show and given out on site at the show.


Show Entries  

Each year there are many show entries access many different show sections. These sections include, Homecrafts, Photography, Art, and of course, the animal competitions that are associated with a traditional show. If you think you may have something to enter in this iconic event please use this link to find your category. 
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The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania 
     03 6272 6812     |
    Located at the Hobart Showground: 2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy TAS

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