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Conditions of entry

The Conditions of Entry to Sydney Showground

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NSW (‘RAS’) trading as SYDNEY SHOWGROUND and SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW enforce the following Conditions of Entry to Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127 (the ‘Showground’):


Persons seeking entry to the Showground are advised that:

  • They are entering a licensed area;

  • Intoxicated persons will not be permitted to enter;

  • Intoxicated persons will be removed from the Showground;

  • Alcoholic beverages must not be taken into or from the Showground and are subject to immediate confiscation;

  • Checking procedures will apply to prevent persons possessing liquor from entering;

  • It is an offence for minors to purchase or consume alcohol;

  • It is an offence to sell to or supply minors with alcohol;

  • Persons supplying alcohol to minors will be reported to police;

  • Penalties apply under the Liquor Act 2007.


The following restricted or prohibited items are not permitted into the Showground and are subject to immediate confiscation:

  • Glass or breakable containers;

  • Cans or metal containers;

  • Alcoholic beverages;

  • Illicit drugs;

  • Flares or Fireworks;

  • Laser Pointers;

  • Knives or other dangerous weapons including potential missiles;

  • Skateboards, scooters, roller blades or bicycles;

  • Large items including eskies, bags that cannot fit under seats;

  • Animals unless approved by the RAS;

  • Flags over 1m x 1m in size;

  • Other items as determined by the RAS management that may cause injury or public nuisance.


For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all persons, the RAS advises that:

  • Person gaining unauthorised access to the Showground and/or any of the Showground’s specific areas may be liable for prosecution;

  • Persons enter the Showground at their own risk and must take proper care of all things they bring onto the Showground, RAS is not liable for any loss or damage to personal property;

  • Persons entering the Showground agree to be responsible for their own actions and indemnify the RAS against any loss or liability, cost, expense or damages arising from or in relation to their acts or omissions;

  • The RAS reserves the right to inspect and/or search bags brought into or out of the Showground and search all persons, their clothing and other items of such persons;

  • Persons causing a disturbance or refusing to comply with requests from the RAS will be ejected from the Showground;

  • The RAS may eject person from the Showground for unauthorized sales or hawking of goods and services;

  • The RAS may refuse admission to or eject persons from the Showground at its sole discretion;

  • Persons entering the Showground must adhere to the Work Health & Safety legislation and in particular the RAS’ Work Health and Safety Policy.

  • Smoking is prohibited indoors and at all catering or public seating areas of the Showground, and where indicated by ‘No Smoking’ signage.

  • Additional entry conditions and requirements may apply to ticketed events;

  • Any ticket purchased to enable entry into the Showground or any particular area or event at the Showground cannot be exchanged or returned after purchase.

  • The RAS conducts surveillance on the Showground, has access to Sydney Olympic Park security footage and vice versa. A person entering the Showground maybe photographed, filmed, taped and/or subjected to monitoring by close circuit television and it is deemed that a person by entering the Showground consents to the RAS or third parties appointed by the RAS photographing, filming or taping. The RAS or third parties appointed by the RAS can broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images without compensation. The RAS, third parties and anyone acquiring from them a right to use the material are not liable to the subject for its use in any way. The RAS strictly complies with the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005;

  • Entry to the Showground does not guarantee automatic entry to all events and activities on the Showground during the period of entry;

  • Entry to the Showground is subject to conditions imposed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority from time to time;

  • Parking is restricted to bays as designated by the RAS from time to time and vehicles must not block emergency egress doors or emergency vehicle access roads and are to give way to emergency vehicles;

  • All accidents or emergencies are to be immediately reported to security (24hr) on 9704 1469/1020;

  • Persons must obey all signs, notices and directions given by the RAS whilst at the Showground.

Photography:  It is not our intention for amateur photographers to be restricted from taking photos around the Showground, providing that:

  1. the photographer is not causing annoyance or inconvenience to other show patrons; 

  2. that the subject of the photo is not one detailed in the Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW); 

  3. the subjects have given their consent (if under 18 then their parents consent); and 

  4. that the photos are not to be sold for commercial gain.

NOTE: Any variation to the policy will be at the sole discretion of the RAS.

Risk Warning


The RAS welcomes you to Sydney Showground and wishes you an enjoyable, entertaining and educational day.


The Showground is very different to other venues. It is a venue for any variety of exhibitors and promoters to show a wide range of products and services and to carry on all kinds of functions and entertainment including exhibitions, sporting, animal, social, theatrical and musical events.


The RAS has a Work Health and Safety Policy in place and takes great effort and care to ensure that all invitees to the Showground have a safe and enjoyable time.

There are large animals, vehicles, crowds, temporary structures and from time to time, building activity, in all kinds of environment and weather conditions. You may participate in events that may have some risk and to experience exciting rides.

As you proceed around the Showground, take care to observe and follow all signage and any instructions that you may be given.

Take special care at all times to protect yourself and others against any loss or injury.

Conditions of Entry to Sydney Showground are displayed at information points around the Showground.