FAQs

Where can I park?

The hugely successful park and ride facility in Hereford Street, Bathurst is back for 2022.

You will be able to park here and catch a low entry, fully wheelchair accessible, air conditioned  bus to and from the Cottage Gate Entrance of the Showground between 8.30am and 10pm on Friday and Saturday and up to 4pm on Sunday.

There is no parking available at all in Morse Park and there will be no parking along Kendall Avenue (Great Western Highway) during the Show period.

What times are the showgrounds open?

Friday    9.00am to 10.00pm
Saturday    9.00am to 10.00pm
Sunday    9.00am to 4.00pm

From 6:30am each day for Exhibitors & Competitors

From 9am each day for the General Public.

What time are the Fireworks?

The Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Show Fireworks Spectacular is the culmination of each evening's entertainment and are scheduled to commence at 8:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Are there ATMs at the Show?

There are ATM's located immediately in front of the Howard Pavilion, near the Cottage Gate entrance.

Can I use EFTPOS at the Gate to buy tickets?

Yes you can, however you will save money (and time) if you buy tickets online through 123-TIX before you get to the gates.

My child is under 6 years old do I need to purchase a ticket for them?

You do need to obtain a ticket but you don't have to pay for a child aged under 6 years old. Grab a free ticket for them online.

How do the Bonus Ride Vouchers work?

The Bonus Ride Vouchers are a joint promotion between our association and the Showmen's Guild Members at our show.

Each voucher is redeemable at the Show Office for a sheet of 30 coupons with $1 face value. The coupons are usable at any Showmen's Guild ride, amusement or food outlet.

This is a limited promotion, get in early to save as much as you can.

Can I bring my dog to the Show?

Only dogs entered to compete at the Show or which are accredited companion animals are permitted on the Showground during the Show. All dogs on the grounds must be restrained at all times.

Is there a capacity limit for the Show?

In 2021 we were permitted in excess of 32,000 persons including children at any one time based on the publicly accessible space available at the Showground. We usually average an attendance of around 25,000 persons in total. There is no capacity limit at present but we expect attendance to be in line with 2021.

Are there any changes to how I get in to the Show?

Not many, the same entry gates exist, but all attendees must have a valid ticket issued from 123-TIX with their contact information recorded on it and are not transferrable.

Tickets can be pre-purchased online at a discount or from the gate at the standard rate. We encourage contactless payment.

Are there any restrictions on moving around the Show due to the COVID guidelines?

Once you have had your ticket scanned (and Checked-in) you can move around the Show freely as long as you follow physical distancing and hygiene protocols.

Please keep 1.5m distance from each other and follow the directions of Stewards and COVID Marshals.

Does the Show have a Covid Safety Plan?

Yes, we undertook considerable planning to make the Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Show COVID safe last year. We have put the same effort into our 2022 Show.

Will Entry to the Poultry Pavilion be permitted during Judging?

Yes. Concerns regarding the COVID safety of access to the Pavilion during Judging have been allayed by capacity limit changes and with the introduction of entry and exit flows. Access by patrons during Judging will be monitored by the Stewards and adjusted if required.

What are the requirements to conduct a Food Business at the Royal Bathurst Show.

All Food businesses (anyone selling food or beverages) are required to make application to occupy space and trade/provide service at the Royal Bathurst Show (the Show), supply all required information and be approved by our association.

In addition to any space fee charged by our association to occupy space, a Food business vendor/trader must comply with any Temporary Food Business Registration and Food Inspection regimes that the Bathurst Regional Council specify from time to time.

As per the BRC Schedule of Fees (p.47) for 2022, all Temporary Food Businesses:

  1. wishing to operate in the Bathurst Regional Council LGA must register on the appropriate form and pay a fee of $35, and
  2. pay a Temporary Food Premises Inspection fee ,
    1. HIGH RISK - calculated at $143.50 for 3 days inspections.
    2. MED/LOW RISK - calculated at $97.50 for 3 days inspections.

For any information regarding BRC registration and food inspections contact the Environmental Health Officers by email to council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or by phone on 6333 6268.