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The RA&HS have established foundations to support the primary industries of South Australia now and into the future, benefiting generations of South Australians.

Education Foundation

Established in March 2007, the Show Society Education Foundation supports agricultural education and awards Scholarships.

Foundation objectives;

  1. To establish, maintain and provide scholarships, bursaries or prizes covering all levels of education, in order to encourage and develop knowledge and skills in all fields of primary industry to predominantly benefit the community of South Australia;

  2. To encourage recipients of scholarships, bursaries or prizes to become involved in the activities of the Show Society; and

  3. To undertake activities and promotions to educate the community of South Australia about the importance of primary industry to the economy and social fabric of the State

Archives Foundation

The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc has a range of archival information on site relating to the history of the Society, Royal Adelaide Show and Royal Adelaide Wine Show. This material is available for research purposes on an appointment basis.
As we are a 'collecting' archive we welcome donations of relevant material such as photographs, award certificates, ribbons, rosettes, trophies, medals, posters, showbags etc.  Monetary donations to the Archives Foundation are also welcomed in order that  we can continue to preserve and restore our collection.


Established in 1839, the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia contributes to the success and promotion of primary industry through the staging of events and rewarding of excellence. Celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2014, the RA&HS is one of the oldest and most respected rural based organisations in Australia. It has staged over 240 Royal Shows, more than 130 Wine Shows and hosted countless events and exhibitions.

Donors can choose to direct their bequest to a variety of areas, including:

  1. Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society Education Foundation & Scholarship Fund
    Supporting and encouraging youth to further their education in Primary Industries.

  2. Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society Archives Foundation
    Established for the preservation and conservation of the Society’s & State’s rural records.

  3. Adelaide Showground Environmentally Sustainable Building Development Fund
    Continue to develop the venue’s environmental elements of an internationally recognised standard.

  4. Royal Adelaide Show & Royal Adelaide Wine Show Trophy Endowment Fund
    Rewarding and encouraging Royal Show and Wine Show competition winners.

  5. To be used at the Society’s absolute discretion
    A not-for-profit organisation providing a connection between the country and city.

Donations to the Society’s Scholarship Fund (a division of the Education Foundation) and Archives Foundations are tax deductable.

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