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2021 Perth Royal Show opens with $4 million support from Western Australian Government
Backed by $4 million in support from the Western Australian Government the 2021 Perth Royal Show will open its gates this morning.
This funding has gone towards a range of initiatives, including discounted tickets to help ensure all Western Australians can attend the Show, and a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Lotterywest has also provided a further $650,000 grant to the Royal Agricultural Society of WA for the 2021 Show to support half-price tickets for children on Thursday 30th September and for seniors on Friday 1st October.
A total of 17,000 free entry tickets will be provided to marginalised and disadvantaged children and families, seniors, people with disability and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
For the first time, all ticket sales for this year’s Royal Show are online via the website or the Perth Royal Show app.
Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan stated “it’s a testament to all Western Australians that Perth will safely host one of the country’s only Royal Agricultural Shows in 2021.
“With (the) support (of the Western Australian Government), the Royal Agricultural Society of WA has brought the Show roaring back to life, providing Western Australian families the opportunity to enjoy this iconic event.
“I encourage all Western Australians to take advantage of discounted tickets to enjoy a day out with family and friends and to support businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
“If you’re taking your family to this year’s Royal Show and haven’t had a chance to get vaccinated yet, this is the perfect opportunity to walk in without an appointment.”
A media call on Thursday saw the Royal Show’s latest rides revealed:
Enchanted Circus - The largest travelling fun house in the southern hemisphere. Enchanted is a three story fun house that takes guest back to a nostalgic circus theme throughout.
Hot Gun - Crazy fun ride for all ages
The Wipeout - Australia’s newest family ride, for younger thrill seekers who are just getting started.
Spook - The biggest Ghost train in Australia. At three storeys high the Spook Castle is set to freak out showgoers with its zombies, ghouls and other ghastly creatures.
Ali Baba - The Ali Baba Carnival Ride is a ride that’ll raise the hairs on your neck just by watching it? Look no further than the Ali Baba (also known as the Magic Carpet) for your event. It’s an amusement ride consisting of a stationary horizontal gondola with a 360 degree swinging pendulum.
2021 Perth Royal Show opens today, Saturday 25th September and concludes on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
Image: New Perth Royal Show rides, Spook (top) and The Wipeout (below). Credit: Perth Royal Show.
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31st August 2021 - Cancellation of Royal Show impacts Adelaide Showgrounds
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28th July 2021 - Royal Melbourne Show cancelled for second consecutive year
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15th August 2012 - Without volunteers agricultural shows ‘will cease to exist’
21st June 2011 - Claremont Showgrounds refurbishment for Perth Royal Show
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