Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants

Applications for the 2020–21 round of Agricultural and Pastoral Society grants are now open.

In 2020–21 the Victorian Government will make $300,000 available to registered Agricultural and Pastoral Societies to support infrastructure development and business activities that celebrate Victoria’s agricultural communities, industry and produce.

Grants of up to $10,000 per society will be awarded to promote activities such as:

  • the development or upgrade of facilities and amenities at showgrounds
  • improvements to business activities including the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)
  • innovative use of technology to encourage remote community participation in agricultural show activities and general calendar events
  • enhance public safety of the community attending events including measures that will enable events that may occur during 2021 to proceed safely in alignment with Victorian Government community event guidelines at the time of the event.

In recognition of the adverse financial impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020–21 grant funding guidelines have been amended to allow for up to 90 per cent of the total cost of the project to be funded through the program, with applicants required to fund up to 10 per cent of the total project cost. Applicants may provide all of that 10% as an in-kind contribution.

Round 2019–20 grant recipients

# Society name Description of the application 2019/20
grant amount
1 Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc Relocatable seating for events by the Society and local agricultural industries and communities. $9,941
2 Balnarring Pony Club To replace the horse yards by building new metal structures. $9,750
3 Benalla Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To demolish and upgrade the multi-purpose gable shelter for community use. $10,000
4 Bendigo Agricultural Show Society Inc To purchase a pressure washer for improving biosecurity after livestock events. $3,041
5 Berwick & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc Purchase of display tables for the ‘Craft and Cooking Pavilion’. $1,950
6 Boort Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc Installation of sheep yards at the Boort Showgrounds. $10,000
7 Bunyip & District Agricultural Society Provide seating for spectators at community events. $4,635
8 Charlton Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To replace old display cabinets used for craft and cakes. $6,087
9 Clunes & District Agricultural Society To purchase relocatable tiered grandstand seating. $9,008
10 Colac & District Pastoral & Agricultural Society To upgrade the showground's livestock handling facilities, including a stock crush, loading/unloading ramp and yard panel system, assisting with implementation of National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS). $10,000
11 Donald Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc Purchase of flooring to upgrade the shearing shed. $1,282
12 Dookie Agricultural & Pastoral Society To purchase sheep pens enabling safer community handling and steel trestles for poultry display. $3,866
13 Edenhope Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc To replace and upgrade the wiring and electrics to the main pavilion. $8,231
14 Euroa Agricultural Society Inc To build an extension to the poultry pavilion for events held by the Society. $9,375
15 Heathcote Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase equipment for the yard dog trials held at the Heathcote Show. $7,141
16 Horsham Agricultural Society Inc To build a multi-use shearing competition stage. $9,953
17 Kingston Agricultural Society Inc                                                  Upgrade facilities to include a disabled accessible shower/change facility. $7,866
18 Kyabram Agricultural Horticultural & Pastoral Society To upgrade power and lighting to the showgrounds. $10,000
19 Maffra & District Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society Inc To remove ineffective shelving and build safety screen barriers and purchase display equipment for floral art. $9,975
20 Mallee Machinery Field Days Committee To extend the underground power supply, improving exhibitor and public safety. To obtain an electronic tag reader used for NLIS reporting. $8,663
21 Mansfield Agricultural & Pastoral Society To upgrade the animal nursery and ‘Small Animal Care Facility’. $10,000
22 Murtoa Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc For the installation of a public announcement sound system, increasing the safety and enjoyment of community attending. $8,802
23 Myrtleford & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society To replace an old portable cattle/sheep loading ramp and holding yards with new facilities. $6,050
24 Nhill Agricultural & Pastoral Society Install split system reverse cycle air conditioning to the Young Farmers Pavilion. $6,818
25 Noorat & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase picket fencing for multi-purpose use in the show ring, children's retreat and picnic area. $9,320
26 Orbost Agricultural Society To replace the cattle race loading ramp and the current yards for improved public safety. $10,000
27 Rainbow Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc For the installation of air conditioning/heating in the multi-purpose pavilion, main hall and kitchen. $10,000
28 Rochester Agricultural & Pastoral Association Inc To upgrade homecraft display cabinets. $3,460
29 Rochester Agricultural and Pastoral Association Inc To construct permanent safe horse holding enclosures allowing for those travelling larger distances an overnight stay. $2,928
30 Rutherglen Agricultural Society Inc To improve cooking facilities to enable the kitchen to be utilised as the catering centre for the Society’s functions, including for Agricultural and Wine Shows. $9,833
31 Sale & District Agricultural Society To replace the aged timber tiered seating with portable aluminium seating. $10,000
32 Shepparton Agricultural Society Inc To purchase exhibition pens for multi-purpose use including display of cattle, goats and promotional displays in a safe and secure manner. $2,112
33 Swan Hill District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc Upgrade of electrical power supply to trade and catering area. $2,808
34 Tallangatta Agricultural & Pastoral Society To purchase a new pre-fabricated toilet block. $10,000
35 Wangaratta Agricultural Society Inc To concrete the Poultry Pavilion floor. $10,000
36 Warrnambool Agricultural Society Inc Upgrade kitchen facilities to meet health and safety standards. $10,000
37 Yarram Agricultural Society Upgrade of equipment, including furnishings used for staging and viewing exhibits. $7,779
38 Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural & Pastoral Assoc. Inc To provide a public address system and electrical outlets for goods and food vendors. $8,790
39 Yulecart Community Inc Agricultural Show To provide additional infrastructure to increase sheltered space for displays, competitions etc. $8,613

More information

Email enquiries to agricultural.grants@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 24 Nov 2020