The Royal Agricultural Society of the NT inc

Darwin Showgrounds and Exhibition Centre - 1 Tate Place Winnellie


‘Experience the best of the Territory’

This year the theme is ‘Year of the Dog’ recognizing our long connection with canines both as working mates and loyal companions in the home. Through the ages man’s best friend has been there.

This year’s show also marks a major milestone for the Cat Association who will be celebrating their 50th Royal Darwin Show with an international judge officiating.

Our pavilions and grounds will be packed once again with interesting information stalls and the creative endeavour which highlights the diverse range of skills and talents which people bring to their interests and hobbies.

The noble horse with its many disciplines, the best of cattle and small livestock are also on display and our hardworking stewards are on hand to answer questions and give tips – it’s entertaining as well as educative.

Rooftop Express appears in the main arena and the ever-popular Racing Pigs are back.

Dennis Massoud is back creating one of his amazing sand sculptures during the show and conducting workshops for children. Once again there is a great lineup of live entertainment at the Bandstand embracing all age groups.

Our traditional elements are showcased with John from Australia’s Living history bringing alive the old-time crafts of rope making, bush furniture and butter making. Our giant stilt walkers will be out and about adding to the fun and atmosphere of the show. And of course, Sideshow Alley providing games and rides for all ages will operate throughout the show.

Another highlight of the show is the many types of food for sale which reflects out multi-cultural diversity

Make sure you have a program which appears in the NT News liftout at the beginning of show week so you plan your time at the show to get the best from the experience. It only happens once a year.

The Saturday night spectacular finale of Fireworks and Music brought to you by the City of Darwin and supported by Southern Cross Television will once again bring the show to a close.

Come and enjoy the show with us – bring your friends and make new ones.


Cherry Court
Chief Executive