The Dungog Show was established in 1887 to promote and protect the agricultural and horticultural resources of our Shire.

The Dungog A&H Association is passionate about educating people of all ages about agriculture and we are revitalising Dungog Show to reflect this. Learning exhibits tell the story of agriculture to both urban and rural people. We believe it is important that locals and visitors understand the significance of agriculture to our economy and appreciate the innovation, efficiency and technology that supports it.

The Dungog Show promotes the involvement of youth in shows by holding competitions for young people and by encouraging the participation of young people in show societies and agricultural youth groups.

Youth are encouraged to participate in the livestock judging competitions culminating at the State Finals for winners in Sydney at Easter.

Rural Opportunities

From time to time Scholarships and Programs are offered and the Dungog Show Society encourages the youth and people of Dungog Shire to apply.

Coca Cola Regional Scholarship Program

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RASF Rural Scholarships

The RASF Rural Scholarships is now open for applications which can be found on the RASF website.

Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW. Scholarships of $5,000 for full-time study and $1,500 for part time study are available.

Rural Leader Online

Rural Leader Online is an online newspaper for rural youth. It’s another way to get your story out there, and is by rural youth for rural youth. It will give you links to opportunities as well as stories by influential people in a variety of areas and advice in whatever endeavour you may be undertaking. It also provides ways to report on and deal with rural issues, from depression to rural/urban divides to healthy living. Share your thoughts, put out your experiences and ideas. People want to hear you.

RAS Rural Achiever Award

The RAS Rural Achiever Award is another amazing opportunity. It seeks to honour young men and women, aged 20-29, who make significant contributions to their local communities and who work hard. It creates future young leaders, and I can tell you they are hard working incredible people as we attended the same events during our time at the SRES.

Innovation Generation

Innovation Generation is a conference held once a year, each year in a different town, for under 35’s working in Australian Agriculture. The idea is to attract 150 delegates, who can connect, share and gain knowledge regarding their chosen careers and industries. Hosted by the Grain Growers Association.

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

TRAIL, Training Rural Australians In Leadership is an eight-day cross-sector leadership program set in Canberra, the nation’s capital, for Australia’s future rural leaders.
If you are interested in learning how to be an effective leader in rural Australia, this program will give you key skills and insights you can apply immediately – as a leader and team member.

TRAIL offers a powerful environment for self-discovery and skills development. It will broaden your perspectives, challenge your thinking, explore your potential as a leader and help you make new connections and networks.

Marcus Oldham rural leadership course

Marcus Oldham, an agricultural college based in Geelong, provides many opportunities for future agribusiness leaders. They run a rural leadership course once a year, for 5 days. What does a good leader really do? An interesting program in it’s 21st year from one of Australia’s leading agricultural institutions. For future rural leaders in ANY industry, combating the insular nature that can be confining on rural properties.

Woolworths Agricultural Scholarship

The Woolworths Agricultural Scholarship is a fully funded 12-day course that allows 24 young Australians to gain a broad understanding of agribusiness from industry experts.


The Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, every two years, run an Understanding and Assistance Mission. This year (2014), it is in Malawi. This mission allows young people with leadership skills to go to third world countries and help out with their agricultural shows. An incredible opportunity not to be passed up. Contact Leona Dargis for information: [email protected]