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The Albany Agricultural Show History

Founded in 1889, this community based event takes place over two days each year on the second Saturday and preceding Friday of November with the aim of promoting, encouraging and assisting the development of the resources of Albany and the Great Southern Region.

The Society is a not-for-profit organisation and has been located at Centennial Oval since 1930. Show attendances have consistently numbered in excess of 18,000 over the last few years. Over 4,000 section competition entries can also be viewed annually.

The 2017 Show returned to Centennial Park Eastern Precinct after being temporarily located at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre while the new showgrounds were being redeveloped.

The history of The Albany Agricultural Society Incorporated has been captured in print by local Author and Historian Mr Les Johnson “Something to Show”

Copies are available for $12.00 from the Society office on 88 Cockburn Road.

The Society is now into its THIRD century; Jim Whittem – President 1999, Life Member comments …

“The ‘secret’ of our success is no secret at all: we are a community body, reflecting community endeavours”



Rick Wilson MP

Vice Patrons:

Rebecca Stephens MLA 
Kevin Prince LL B;
Barry Panizza


Gary Wilson
Doreen Lyon
Murray Montgomery OAM


Rob Wright

Senior Vice President:

David Bickford

Junior Vice President:

Erika Henderson

Immediate Past President:

Gary Wilson


Amarah Freemantle

Executive Officers:

Mike Russ
Anne Sparrow
Doreen Lyon
Wendy Fitzgerald


Section Councillors
Section Councillor
Alpacas Lorraine Naylor
Catering Doreen Lyon
Cattle (Gate 2 Plate Challenge) David Bickford, Erika Henderson
Cattle Alexandra Riggall, Clare King
Cookery Anne Sparrow & Lesley Kowald
Creative Craft  Bronte Wilkes
Finance Amarah Freemantle
Horses Debbie Panizza, Barbara Cook, Merryn Bojcun, Sue Bickford and Susan Colgate
Horticulture Leah Goodrem
New Machinery/Grounds Gary Wilson, Kevin Parsons
Performing Arts/Entertainment
Photography Kelsey Freemantle
Poultry Dianne Bell
Security Rob Wright
Sheep Leeza McClean & Kate Pritchett
Sheep Dog Trials West Australian Sheep Dog Association and Erika Henderson
Spinners Leeza McClean
Town ‘n’ Country Ute Muster
Vintage Tractors & Machinery David McIntosh
Woodcraft Dawn Higgins
Wool Jeremy Cullen
Nomination Form