About us

The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society (the Society) is a not for profit organisation established by an Act of the Qld Parliament in 1875 to raise the standards of agriculture in Qld, more specifically in the Granite Belt part of SE Qld.


Now in the 21st Century, the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society continues to support and promote Australian agricultural, horticultural and pastoral excellence and innovation through events, competition and education.


The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society is primarily responsible for organising and staging Stanthorpe’s largest show event – the annual Stanthorpe Show. This Show brings together the Granite Belt’s best for a weekend of agricultural, horticultural and pastoral competitions, displays and demonstrations, exhibitions, entertainment, commercial exhibits, carnival rides and a variety of food stalls.


In addition to the show, the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society encourages ventures that can make use of the facilities on the showground site to their best advantage throughout the year. These ventures include using the grounds for markets, displays, expos, rallys, music festivals, private functions and camping accommodation.

Current executive

The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society hosts its annual general meting in June each year. In June 2021, the following executive were voted in.   

Back row (L-R): Chair of Committees Michael Smail., incoming vice-president Hamish Heads, president Brett Boatfield, treasurer Ken Wilcock.

Front row (L-R): Secretary and Bookkeeper Debbie Hurtz., vice-president Dee Booth and vice-president Steve Williams.

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General committee

The general committee is the overarching management committee for the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society. The general committee meets on the 2nd Wed night of the month at 7pm in the Ringside Meeting Room at the showgrounds. To become a member of the general committee, interested parties indicate their intention at the AGM conducted in June each year, or you can forward a letter of intention to the secretary at  secretary@stanagsociety.com.au and it will be voted on at the subsequent general meeting

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Below is a diagram showing the structure of the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society and the relationships between the different groups.




The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society is a not-for-profit incorporated association.

Our incorporated number is community purpose (CP) 1819.


The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society is not eligible to receive gifts under the Australian Tax Office's Deductible Gift Recipient status program. 


The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society’s ABN number is  72 480 288 449

The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society is registered for GST.

The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society have the following policies in place:


  • Venue hire policy

  • Event management policy

  • Catering policy

  • Sponsorship policy

  • Advertising policy 

  • Biosecurity policy 

  • House policy for the sale of alcohol at show society events.


The PIC number for Stanthorpe Showgrounds is QKST0814.

Further reading
















The Constitution for the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society was reviewed in 2015


















Click on the link to access the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society's Planning Strategy


Click on the link to access the
Economic & Social Impact Study of Australian Agricultural Shows.
Economic and Social impact of Australian