Sydney Showground was established in 1998 as a purpose-built home for major events as part of the NSW Government's multi-million dollar development for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Today it is a world-class venue, delivering close to 150 national and international events each year, including music festivals, sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows and the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the flagship event of the RAS and the nation's largest annual ticketed event.
All profits from events held on the site are invested back into supporting Australian agriculture and rural communities.
Sydney Showground is an award winning venue with a team experienced in delivering a wide range of events to an exceptional standard.
Every client is assigned a dedicated event manager to help design the event from the ground up. They will provide assistance on every detail from advice on traffic flow to liaising with relevant government authorities.
The floor manager assigned to your event will oversee the smooth running of your day, coordinating security, ticketing, transport and cleaning.
Sydney Showground, through its links with the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, has unrivalled access to the best Australian produce available. A wide range of options, from simple tasty working lunches to restaurant quality menus, are made with the finest fresh produce from around the country. Make your selection from the Sydney Showground Menu Compendium.
Sydney Showground offers a range of specialist technical services with in-house electricians, plumbers, sign-makers, painters and maintenance crew at your disposal.
Audio-visual, staging and production can be provided through the venue's preferred partner, Harry the Hirer.
The Sydney Showground security team are experts at managing the complex challenges of big events and have an excellent working relationship with NSW Police. A 24-hour security control room with access to feeds from over 120 CCTV cameras across the precinct ensures the safety and security of guests.
The vast network of hidden service trenches beneath Sydney Showground's venues provide access to all the utilities you and your exhibitors could possibly need.
Sydney Showground is an award-winning venue with an award-winning team, renowned for excellence and commitment to the customer.
The accolades received from consumer and industry bodies alike reflect the exceptional energy and dedication of our staff along with our proactive attitude to customer service.
2021-2022 'Best Event Venue, capacity more than 1,000' - Meeting & Events Australia State and National Awards
2022 Winner ‘Best Venue Team’ – Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia Awards for Excellence
2019 Winner 'Banqueting and Catering' - Meeting & Events Australia State and Territory Awards
2018 Winner 'Best Achievement in Venue Management' - Australian Event Awards
2016 Winner 'Banqueting & Catering and Corporate Social Responsibility' - Meeting & Events Australia National Awards
2016 Winner 'Best Achievement in Venue Management' - Australian Event Awards
2016 Winner 'Best Achievement in Venue Management' - Australian Event Awards
2015 Winner 'Best Venue Team' - Exhibition and Events Association Australasia Awards for Excellence
2015 No. 1 ranked Australian AFL stadium experience
2014 Winner 'Best Venue' - Australian Event Awards
2013 Finalist 'Best Venue' - Australian Event Awards
2013 Finalist 'Best Venue Team' - Exhibition and Events Association Australasia Awards for Excellence
2013 Finalist 'Function/Convention Centre Caterer' - Restaurant & Catering NSW Savour Awards for Excellence
2013 Finalist 'Venue Caterer' - Restaurant & Catering NSW Savour Awards For Excellence
2012 State Winner 'Major Event Caterer' - Restaurant & Catering NSW Savour Awards for Excellence
2012 Finalist 'Best Venue Team' - Exhibition and Events Association Australasia Awards for Excellence
2011 Winner 'Best Venue Team' - Exhibition and Events Association Australasia Awards for Excellence
2011 Winner 'Best Venue' - Australian Event Awards
Access Award for Physical Access (Sydney Royal Easter Show at Sydney Showground), Auburn City Council
Hall of Fame Member 2006 - 2009 Catering and Banqueting Meetings & Events Australia
FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 (2023)
The Sydney Showground team were outstanding in all aspects of our 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup International Broadcast Centre venue delivery. The support from Management & Staff throughout the project was excellent.
The Sydney Showground team were hugely supportive of our project, investing time and energy above what would be expected of a venue provider. No challenge was too hard, no task was too big, and the positive professional attitude to problem solving was greatly appreciated by the on-site FIFA teams.
It was an absolute pleasure working with the entire team.
Visual Connections (2023)
Sydney Showground is a great setting for trade shows, and the success of this year’s event is in no small part testament to the productive and collaborative partnership between the venue and our events team.
Ebixcash Travel & Holidays (2022)
Would sincerely like to thank you for your support and seamless execution in the big night. It was indeed a great teamwork. Special thanks to Natalie for all the coordination. Thanks Tim & Mahender for understanding our F&B requirements. Thanks to Caylie, Anne & the team at Showground for their support.
Thank you, once again & best wishes, to the entire team!
77 Innovations and Experiences (2022)
Want to say a big thank you and share my gratitude for all your timely assistance and help to ensure our event is a super hit.
Your support has been remarkable, and the client also requested me to share their gratitude and best wishes to you and your team to ensure the event was flawless.
Team Showground gave us the confidence and more importantly, you get it’s not about the contract it’s about the relationship and start with yes and work backwards even when faced with challenges, a quality I love and respect.
I really want to thank your whole team and so I don’t miss any one it includes all of them.
You have demonstrated you are committed to the industry’s return but more so the longevity of it and proudly you can say you’re the only venue to run shows post July lock down, something prior to the last Royal show just shows you don’t just do media hype, you deliver!
From the Expertise family THANKYOU for believing in us and supporting us.
Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expo
In delivering our December exhibition, we were fortunate enough to work with a venue that was flexible, supportive and solution focused. The team at Sydney Showground went above and beyond to ensure we were able to run our event and provided a COVID Safe environment for both visitors and exhibitors. The show delivered above expectations with over 11,000 quality buyers. The collaborative attitude provided a win, win scenario for the venue, buyers, sellers and the PBCE team.
Dog Lovers Show
Making the decision to relocate our event from Moore Park to Sydney Showground was made easier by the passion and interest shown by the team at Sydney Showground. They went above and beyond to get to know not only our event, but worked on building a relationship with myself and my team. The progression from sales to operations, to marketing and on site management was seamless and delivered by competent staff members at every point. Sydney Showground showed an invested interest to help grow our event, by engaging the different departments assistance and providing introductions with external partners along the way. With pre-show jitters and half an hour to go, we were overwhelmed to see the long line of visitors waiting to come in. The event covered a 50% larger footprint and opened the event up to a new audience attracting over 30,000 visitors, our biggest Sydney crowd yet!
Thank you to all involved and looking forward to 2020.
RNB Fridays Live
I have worked on a number of different shows with the team at Sydney Showground over the past few years. It was based on this positive experience that we decided to take our our marquee touring event in RNB Fridays Live from an arena to GIANTS Stadium at Sydney Showground.
The team at Sydney Showground were incredibly proactive in terms of addressing unique operational challenges that we faced due to such a large festival style crowd that were being entertained for 8+ hours but via a concert style format of 1 stage . A collaborative approach was taken with the Frontier site/operations team and the venues senior management team to expand the footprint and offer extensive facilities, creating a unique and unmatched Paton experience.
Their team went above and beyond through the sales process, their marketing team helped promote the show through their channels and the F&B team provided some innovative F&B concepts as well streamlined service process to ensure speedy service.
Ultimately the stadium show was a huge success, it was a sell-out, with the highest recorded attendance ever at GIANTS Stadium. The attendee’s feedback has been terrific. RnB Friday’s Live will return in 2019 to GIANTS Stadium at Sydney Showground.
Another successful World Travel Expo at the Sydney Showground with record crowds through the door over the two days. It's always a pleasure bringing our travel expos to the venue three times per year and working with the very professional and always helpful Sales, Planning and Operational teams.
International Productions has produced many events at Sydney Showground over many years including large scale dinners, expo's, plenary sessions and multi-day festivals. The team at Sydney Showground are always a pleasure to work with. The sales team understand our role as an Event Management Agency and show great respect for our relationships with our clients and suppliers. The event planning team see us as an extension to their team and this ensures that we all work together to ultimately get the right result for the end client. The team onsite to deliver our events are always helpful, courteous and professional and that makes our job so much easier - ensuring that the environment onsite is calm, pleasant and enjoyable. Sydney Showground is always high on our list of venues to encourage our clients to use thanks to their flexibility, professionalism and willingness to work with us.
Jeunesse Gala Dinners
Initially we selected Sydney Showground for the Jeunesse Gala Dinners, due to the uniqueness of the venue (the Dome), their proven ability to work with large international incentive groups and the quality of the food and beverage.
From when we first met the Sydney Showground team in February 2017 to when we delivered the event. The Sydney Showground team have been a pleasure to work with throughout the sales and operational process.
Both events were a huge success with terrific feedback from Jeunesse senior management and those that attended the dinners. We look forward to working with Sydney Showground again in the future.
X Games Australia
The staff, I cannot express enough how awesome every staff member that we dealt with was. It is the first time in my career that it honestly felt like the venue were part of the team, and a very important part of the team at that. This was a difficult event due to the weather but everyone went out of their way to support us either through actions or those that could not just moral support, which meant a great deal to the team and me’
Just to reiterate what a great bunch of people we worked with from Sydney Showground, everyone from the top down. I am definitely an advocate of Sydney Showground. The venue also worked for our event so hopefully we will be back in 2019!
I am writing to formally thank you and the entire Sydney Showgrounds team for the support and work on the Invictus Games 2018. From when we conducted the initial site inspection with you in December 2017, it was evident that we were going to be working with a collaborative venue that put their customers first.
The sales team were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable through the initial scoping stage and clearly had a strong working relationship with the operations and catering team. Everyone worked collaboratively to tailor an excellent offer to our very unique requirements, which later became Invictus Games House.
Throughout the planning and operational phases, the team couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful to deal with. Nothing was a problem and there was always a proactive approach to problem solving. Our requirements continuously changed in the lead up to and during the event and the team took it in their stride. They in essence became an arm of our operations team.
The feedback we have had about the venue from our team but more importantly the Invictus Games Foundation, the competitors, and their family and friends has been second to none. I don’t think any of our clients will ever forget Invictus Games House, where your staff catered for over 50,000 meals during our tenancy, whilst making our team and competitors feel like a home away from home.
I sincerely look forward to the opportunity of working with the Sydney Showground team on future projects and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your venue and team to other major event organisers.
Newsletter Sign Up