Thursday 28th May 2020

Victorian agricultural and pastoral societies will be supported to continue putting on events and upgrade infrastructure through support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced Bunyip & District Agricultural Society will share in $300,000 in funding amongst 39 societies from across Victoria as part of the 2019-20 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants Program.

Grant packages of up to $10,000 will help societies to upgrade or establish new facilities, encourage greater local involvement in show activities, create opportunities for agricultural businesses to engage with the community and enhance business activities to help in show planning.

Bunyip & District Agricultural Society will receive $4,635 to provide seating for spectators at community events.

The funded projects will deliver exciting events that provide a direct benefit to agricultural communities, which will in-turn build confidence in agriculture and support regional economies and jobs.

For a full list of the successful recipients, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Agricultural shows play an important role in promoting the local community and showcasing what they have to offer.”

“The new seating for community events that will be delivered as a result of this grant will greatly benefit the Bunyip community.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes

“Agricultural shows are a beloved part of regional Victoria – they play an important role by promoting agriculture and showcasing local art, craft and artisanal produce.”

“These grants will not only improve our regional annual shows, but they’ll also benefit the whole community through the various events hosted at these facilities throughout the year.”