Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants

In 2021–22 the Victorian Government made $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 were awarded to projects that support:

  • the development or upgrade of facilities and amenities at showgrounds
  • local employment, suppliers and producers
  • innovative use of technology to encourage remote community participation in agricultural show activities and general calendar events
  • enhanced public safety of community attendance, including COVID safe measures that align with current Victoria Government community event guidelines.

In recognition of the adverse financial impact of COVID-19, the 2021–22 grant funding guidelines continue 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. All or part of the society’s contribution may be provided in-kind through donated labour and/or equipment.

Current 2021–22 grant recipients

The following Societies and projects have been allocated funding for the Agricultural and Pastoral Society 2021–22 grant round.

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Society name

Description of the project 2021–22 grant amount
1 Alexandra Pastoral & Agricultural Association Incorporated To relocate cattle shed and upgrade public space $10,000
2 Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase a cattle ramp and portable holding pens $7,507
3 Bellarine Agricultural Society Inc To purchase mobile sheep yards $3,089
4 Benalla Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase six cookery display cabinet trolleys $6,980
5 Bendigo Agricultural Show Society Inc (1 of 2) To install permanent seating within the Bendigo Show Grounds $4,667
6 Bendigo Agricultural Show Society Inc (2 of 2) To purchase portable picket fencing $5,333
7 Berwick and District Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc For power and lighting upgrade $10,000
8 Camperdown Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc For the installation of a path between buildings $10,000
9 Clunes & District Agricultural Society Inc To upgrade the homecrafts pavilion $7,445
10 Cobram Agricultural Society Inc For the purchase of one display case $5,445
11 Cohuna & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc To purchase display boards $8,046
12 Dandenong Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To develop interactive website $9,534
13 Dimboola Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc For the construction of concrete flooring in the exhibit pavilion $10,000
14 Donald & District Pastoral & Agricultural Society To install safety barriers and sanitiser stations $4,429
15 East Gippsland Field Days To purchase two portable grandstands $5,612
16 Euroa Agricultural Society Incorporated For the installation of new horse stalls $9,500
17 Foster and District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase sanitiser stations, COVID-Safe equipment and showday online support $3,410
18 Goroke Agricultural & Pastoral Society To purchase 28 new poultry cages $4,374
19 Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc To upgrade kitchen $10,000
20 Horsham Agricultural Soc Amenities upgrade $8,600
21 Kaniva Agricultural and Pastoral Society Incorporated To purchase portable sheep yards and eight stackable freestanding seats $7,034
22 Kingston Agricultural Society Inc To erect new stockyards $997
23 Kyabram Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Society Inc To install a mobility ramp $2,838
24 Lang Lang Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Association Inc To replace the roof on Sports Pavilion $10,000
25 Lilydale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc For the purchase of two electronic identification (EID) scanners $2,970
26 Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society To install a shelter near the arena $8,600
27 Myrtleford & District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase six new animal cages $6,354
28 Nathalia Agricultural Society To provide power to poultry pavilion $5,793
29 Natimuk Agricultural and Pastoral Society Inc To purchase a portable raised shearing stand $10,000
30 Nhill Agricultural and Pastoral Society Incorporated To upgrade flooring in the young farmers pavilion $6,696
31 Omeo and District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc To purchase portable sheep yards $7,036
32 Red Hill Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc To purchase crowd control barriers $6,751
33 Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society Incorporated To purchase portable sheep yards $7,848
34 Shepparton Agricultural Society Inc To purchase sanitiser stations and disinfectant spray gun $1,926
35 Swan Hill District Agricultural & Pastoral Society Incorporated To upgrade horse stables $10,000
36 Tallangatta Agricultural and Pastoral Society Incorporated To enclose a section of the sheep pavilion $10,000
37 The Gippsland Field Days To install water storage tank $8,383
38 Tyrendarra Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc To upgrade doorway and purchase bollards and bunting $3,290
39 Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd To purchase two marquees $4,847
40 Warrnambool Agricultural Society Inc To purchase a defibrillator $2,200
41 Whittlesea Agricultural Society Incorporated To provide an upgrade to the animal nursery $6,602
42 Wimmera Machinery Field Days Inc To develop an interactive website $9,000
43 Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural & Pastoral Association To install gates on sheep pens $6,822
44 Yea Agricultural Pastoral and Horticultural Society To erect new fencing in cattle judging area $10,000

More information

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

Page last updated: 25 Nov 2021