Today the Minister for Lands and Forestry announced the Crown Land Management Act 2016 will come into force from 1 July 2018.

To view a copy of the Minister's media release - click here

This key piece of legislation delivers a consolidated, consistent and more transparent framework for the management of Crown land.

As a feature of this legislation, the Community Engagement Strategy is now also approved by the Minister and will ensure greater community involvement in the decision making regarding Crown land.

Continuing to support greater transparency, the Minister has also announced the appointment of a Crown Land Commissioner who will work closely with community and stakeholders.

Further information on the commencement of the new Act can be found on the NSW Department of Industry website.  

The most recent stakeholder update can be found here





Nowra Show Society Personal Development Weekend:

Weekend 1:

Sunday 4th November 2018

The Nowra Show Society is pleased to invite participants to attend an annual personal development day for Showgirl entrants as they prepare to enter their local and/or Zone Showgirl Competition. The day will once again incorporate two ‘farm visits’ providing Showgirls with an exciting, hands-on, agricultural experience in addition to sessions focusing on how to prepare for further stages of the competition.
Show Societies are encouraged to send along young women who are thinking of entering the competition in future years or current Showgirls who are preparing for the 2019 Zone Finals. It is also an excellent opportunity for any young lady who wishes to further their career prospects by gaining the self-confidence necessary to pursue their field of choice.
Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Meeting at: Nowra Showground - Committee Rooms, Junction Street, Nowra NSW 2541
Time: Registration from 8.00am
A detailed program is available upon request.
Participants are asked to meet at the Nowra Showground ready for an 8.15am departure. Transport for the two farm visits will be provided by Members of the Nowra Show Society. Please contact the Showgirl Coordinator if you wish to make alternate travel arrangements.
Should participants not wish to attend the farm visits, please meet the group at the Nowra Showground at 10.45am for Morning Tea.
 - Current Agricultural Practices & Challenges
-  Public Speaking
- Deportment and Grooming
- Showgirl Competitions – Around the World
- Social Etiquette
- Wardrobe, Hair & Make-up
- Interview Techniques
Dress: Smart Casual. (Note: Enclosed shoes are recommended for the farm visits)
Cost: $55.00 – Showgirl Entrants; $25.00 - Coordinator or Non-Showgirl attendee
Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea and applicable course notes are included.
For enquiries and further information, please contact Jessica Apperley, Showgirl Coordinator, Nowra Show Society
E: Phone 0418 961 783
RSVP to the Showgirl Coordinator, Monday 29th October 2018

Dubbo Show Society Personal Development Weekend:

Weekend 1:

24 - 25 November 2018


Weekend 2:

2nd & 3rd February 2019


Dubbo Show Society Inc
PO Box 12
Phone: 02 6882 4364
Fax: 02 6882 5732


For Payment details and further information - CLICK HERE


Polish Works Personal Development Weekend:

Date:- 17th and 18th November, 2018

Polish Works will offer their 2018 Stand Out Showgirl Workship at $450 in GST.

For further details - CLICK HERE




The three 2017 Showgirl placegetters, Maisie Morrow, Emma Gorman and Isabel Hawken as well as Emily Clapham the 2017 Rural Achiever and their families joined the ASC Board for lunch in Sydney on Thursday 3rd August.




In 2016 and 2017 the ASC have offered a $5,000 prize for innovation by a Show Society. Here is a summary of some of the nominations and winners whose innovations might inspire you.


Innovations by Show Societies

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