Children under 14, including those in Brimbank, will be given free entry to the Royal Melbourne Show, the state government has announced.
As the Melbourne Royal Show returns for the first time in two years, Agriculture Secretary Gayle Tierney announced on Thursday that $3.5 million in funding would be provided to Agriculutral and Pastoral Socities hosting shows this year, to help reduce the cost of free entry. cover at more than 100 national and regional shows across the country.
“It’s great to have the event back on the calendar and to know that kids will go free and experience everything the show has to offer,” said Ms. Tierney.
“Agricultural shows are a regular part of Australian society and the Melbourne Royal Show is an institution.”
The show is one of the state’s largest and annual community events, contributing $244 million annually to Victoria’s economy and drawing up to 460,000 visitors in previous years.
Farming Victoria is working closely with the organizers of the Melbourne Royal Show to ensure biosecurity measures are in place, including moving livestock ahead of this year’s event, which takes place on Thursday 22 September.