Phone: (03) 9716 2835
Fax: (03) 9716 2540
Ms Tracey Goss
P.O. Box 83
WHITTLESEA VIC 3757
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 4pm
The Agricultural Society holds an annual Show on the first weekend in November each year.
A very active committee is behind this successful event which by reputation conducts the largest two day Agricultural Show in Victoria. We believe our show is successful because we concentrate on an agricultural based family show, our reputation is widespread and many of our competitors and patrons travel from all areas of Victoria and often from Interstate to attend or participate.
The Whittlesea Agricultural Society
The Whittlesea Agricultural Society is considered one of the oldest and continuous Agricultural Societies in Victoria. The Society is responsible for the Famous “Whittlesea Show” which has been crowned “Victoria’s Premier Regional Agricultural Show. The Whittlesea Agricultural Society is a dedicated band of volunteers who work throughout the year to put on the Show.
The Whittlesea Show began as a fair in 1859 and has grown to become one of the best Shows in Victoria and is a signature event in the Whittlesea Community Calendar with large crowds flocking to the Show each year. The Whittlesea Show brings the best of country life and enables people of all ages to share and recognise the history and heritage of the Whittlesea Farming Community and the Whittlesea Agricultural Society.
The Whittlesea Township is an ideal location for an Agricultural Show just 50 kms by car from the Melbourne CBD. The positioning of the picturesque showgrounds at the top of a major growth corridor in Melbourne’s north allows for growth and provides opportunities to bring the Country and Agriculture to the City. The benefits of such an event as the Whittlesea Show are enormous for local business and community members.
We have fourth and fifth generation members of the founding families still actively involved in conducting the Annual Show, either as Office Bearers, Members, Superintendents and Stewards or as Volunteers.
The Society produces its own newspaper called the “Whittlesea Show News” which has a circulation of 120,000 around the northern and north eastern fringes of the Melbourne Metropolitan area. This publication allows for promotion of our “Whittlesea Show” and affords our various sponsors the opportunity to support this event and promote their product and or service.
The Whittlesea Show brings the best of the country life and enables people of all ages to share and recognize the history and heritage element of our Community and the WAS.