About Bathurst Showground

Founded in 1815

The Bathurst Showground site – arguably Australia’s oldest Rural Showground, has been used for a range of purposes since its founding in 1815; including the annual Bathurst Royal Show, as a Hospital Camp during the second World War, a Military camp during the first World War and as an evacuation centre during most of the floods that have occurred on the Macquarie River.

​Today the Bathurst Showground is still one of the cultural centre pieces of the Bathurst Community often used for a variety of agricultural, livestock and other social events.

​The facilities are available for hire for weddings, music events, cultural and art events, school activities, harness racing, motorcycle sports, horse stabling, private functions only limited by your imagination.

We would love to chat to you about your upcoming event.


Take a peek inside our past


The Showground demonstrates a continuity of historical activity, the site being used continually as a Showground since 1878.

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Showground Map

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