MEDIA RELEASE | 12 September 2023
A place where no matter your age, you can have the time of your life – from carnival lovers, to shopaholics, to adrenaline seekers, to families and everyone in between. Roll up for the Perth Royal Show 2023, in less than 2 weeks.
The Perth Royal Show is a West Australian icon. It’s a time that unites everyone across the city and country – highlighting the best food, produce and agricultural practices WA has to offer. Since the show was granted royal endorsement by Queen Victoria in 1834, the annual event has been a celebration of the West Aussie way of life and a driving economic contributor to WA’s economy and workforce.
Everyone needs to get their hands on a ticket to the Show. Over 350 volunteers will descend on the grounds to help make the show a roaring success as it showcases more than 400 entertainers in over 300 performances, with upwards of 500 exhibitors present throughout the 8 days.
Royal Agricultural Society of WA CEO, Robyn Sermon can’t wait to welcome everyone to the show in its fullness after the pandemic’s impact over the last 2 years.
“The beauty of the show is that it’s for all ages and all people from across the city and the country,” she said.
This year’s show is running from Saturday, September 23 until Saturday, September 30. Tickets are currently on sale and cheaper when bought online.
You can’t really get the full Royal Show experience without purchasing a show bag or two. Whether you’re restrained or you like to load yourself up, there’s more than 200 to choose from so you won’t be disappointed. Keep an eye out for a breakdown of the best show bags for 2023 coming soon.
Do you love to scream your guts out on a rollercoaster or to take in the sights on the Ferris Wheel? There’s a carnival ride for every person, no matter what age or stage, to enjoy.
Kids: For the little adventurers they can enjoy the Jurassic Temple and Camelot Bouncy Castles, Fantasy Carousel, Dragon Ride, Mini Swings, the iconic Tea Cups, and Rockin’ Tug Boat.
Family: Get the kids, get the grandparents – for family fun jump on the Dream Swinger, Fiesta Balloon, Runaway Train Rollercoaster, Storm, Taxi Jets or Wipeout.
Thrill Seekers: For an extreme adrenaline rush, head straight for the Power Surge, Slingshot, Top Gun, The Aviator, Dodgem Drift 2, XXXL and Midnight Express in Sideshow Alley.
The Slide: A new addition this year – WA’s biggest slide is set to light up the night sky Neon Alley. With a height of approximately 14 metres and a length of 40 metres, the slide can be enjoyed by all ages.
When you’ve had your thrill and shopping extravaganza, there’s upwards of 4000 animals to visit to enjoy the company of some furry friends.
Milking Station: The Royal Show now has its very own Jersey cow and her calf, Jimmy. You can visit them at the Dairy Pavilion and check out an interactive milking demonstration.
Animal Nursery: In need of a cuteness overload? The animal nursery is the place to be – it’s the biggest it’s ever been this year. You can pat a bunny and cuddle a chick. There will also be some rare and unusual breeds at the nursery so you can pop in to learn about them and see what they are. Perhaps you fancy yourself getting up close and personal with a snake or a bird of prey. Ranger Red will be performing daily shows to introduce kids and their families to venomous snakes, wombats and other native animals, providing education on Australian wildlife. And if you don’t mind getting your hands wet, you can visit the aquatic display and dunk your hands in the touch pool to see what you can find.
Cattle Lane Walk: Get a moo-ve along and check out all the different breeds of cattle.
Amherst Farm: Visit the farm to check out the interactive Grains Hub, Farmyard Nursery, Scitech installation, Sheep Dog Trials, Kids Entertainment Stage (dance with George the Farmer), Ag-venture Hill colouring wall and Horticulture Hub, providing hours of free entertainment.
Farm 2 Food: Here the kids get to take over the kitchen and learn some important cooking skills.
Sheep and Shearing Pavilion: Visit to learn about heritage sheep breeds and the important role they play in the industry.
Woolworths Ag Pavilion: Have a look at the live lobsters in their tank and learn about the Western Rock Lobster industry.
Duck Racing: It’s the only duck racing track in action in Australia, it’s one to watch – especially the selection of talented Indian Runner ducks strutting their stuff and showing off their skills.
Community Stage: Enjoy a showcase of local talent such as bands, dance groups, musicians, and vocalists every day at the show.
Wheel of Steel: Catch jaw-dropping tricks performed in mid-air on the Wheel of Steel and witness talented circus performers juggle fire and balance upside down as well.
The Noongar Six Seasons: After 6:00 pm every night, explore The Noongar Six Seasons – a spectacular and show-stopping performance of light, sound, and stunning visuals.
Outback Dreaming: From 6:15 pm every night, this supercharged, exciting production brings the country to the city through stockmen, horses, 100 dancers, vintage tractors, whip cracking, and live vocals.
Drone Show: At 7:50 pm each night, you can revel in the striking neon lights that make images come to life in the sky, before your very eyes, on the Main Arena – with epic music to match.
Firework Extravaganza: At 8:15 pm each night, you can strap yourself in and watch the iconic, annual firework spectacle in all its glory at the Main Arena.
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