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18 - 21Oct

Royal Geelong Show

18/10/2018 - 21/10/2018 (9:00 AM)

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Royal Geelong Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc
Geelong Showgrounds
Geelong Showgrounds, Breakwater VIC 3219
Contact person:
Vanessa Wight
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Join us at the Geelong Show on October 18-21 2018!

The Show is the regions largest 4 day show and boasts being the event that brings the country to the city. The event is jam packed full of Blue Ribbon Competitions, Vintage Machinery Displays, Live Entertainment, Nightly Arena Entertainment, Harry's Farmyard where the kids can get up close and personal with the animals, thrill seeker rides, showbags and much much more.

Come join us for 4 days of fun starting October 18th.

Terms & Conditions

2018 Royal Geelong Show


Use of any ticket, pass, credential or other document (each a Ticket) allowing entry to the 2018 Royal Geelong Show and entry to and presence at the Event by any person (Patron) is subject to the following conditions.  Patrons are strongly encouraged to read and inform themselves of these terms and conditions.  By entering the Event, Patrons are deemed to have accepted and understood as binding on them, all conditions and any accompanying risks, obligations and responsibilities.  If Patrons have any queries in relation to these Conditions of Entry they can contact The RGAPS on 5221 1707

 1.        Patrons are reminded and AGREE ACCEPT AND ACKNOWLEDGE that  certain activities associated therewith (including, without limitation, support events) are dangerous and accidents can happen.

 Patrons are warned that there is a possibility of an accident causing injury, death or property damage or loss and attendance at the Event is at Patrons’ own risk.  Patrons acknowledge that the risks associated with attending or participating in the Event include but are not limited to the risk of suffering harm as a result of moving vehicles or side show rides (or parts of them) colliding with persons or property.  Patrons acknowledge that entry to and remaining at the Event has a degree of danger and, to the extent permitted by law (in particular sections 32J and 32JA of the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) and section 74 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)), hereby exclude, release and forever discharge the Royal Geelong and Agricultural Society, the Crown in right of the State of Victoria, the Minister administering the Act, Event Sponsors and all other persons involved in the organisation, conduct and promotion of the Event (Associated Entities) from all liability for claims, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising from any personal injury or death (whether arising from negligence (but excluding gross negligence) or otherwise), arising from or connected with Patrons’ participation in Recreational Services (as defined below) at the Event. 

 To the extent permitted by law (in particular sections 32J and 32JA of the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) and section 74 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth)), Patrons acknowledge that, to the extent to which Patrons participate at the Event in:

(a)                      a sporting activity or similar leisure time pursuit; or

(b)                      an activity that :

(i)                   involves a significant degree of physical exertion or physical risk; and

(ii)                 is undertaken for the purposes of recreation, enjoyment or leisure;

(Recreational Services)

including, without limitation, the on-site celebrations at the conclusion of the Event, participation in various amusements and interactive displays, the Associated Entities do not make any warranty that the Recreational Services at the Event will be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the Recreational Services will be fit for the purposes for which they are supplied.  Patrons acknowledge that, to the extent that any warranty is implied it is excluded to the full extent permitted by law.

 WARNING:  If you participate in these activities your rights to sue the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if you are killed or injured because the activities were not supplied with due care and skill or were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this notice.

 NOTE: The change to your rights as set out in this notice, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part.  “Gross negligence” is defined in the Fair Trading (Recreational Services) Regulations 2004.

 For the purpose of this clause 1 “the supplier” shall mean and include the Associated Entities.

 The Associated Entities will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you or caused by any acts or omissions of the Associated Entities, their directors, employees, agents and contractors arising out of or in relation to the Event.

 Nothing in this Condition 1 or these Conditions of Entry generally affects your rights under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic) or similar legislation regarding implied conditions and warranties.

 2.        RGAPS, with reasonable cause, may refuse entry to or remove any Patron from the Event.

 3.        Tickets are non-transferable on the day or during the day of presentation.  Upon exit, the Patron’s hand must be stamped to regain entry on the same day.  The stamp must be shown together with a valid Ticket clipped for that day to regain entry.

 4.        No Patron except the holder of a Ticket allowing entry to a reserved area or occupation of a reserved seat shall enter or remain in a reserved area or occupy a reserved seat.

 5.        Patrons must not, without the prior written consent of RGAPS, bring any of the following items into the Event:

(a)       any alcoholic beverages;

(b)       any glass bottles or containers or other glass objects (excluding sunglasses, binoculars and prescription glasses);

(c)       any beverage container (including plastic bottles or cans) with the manufacturer’s seal broken;

(d)       any drink coolers or ice boxes (other than one predominantly constructed of polystyrene);

(e)       any structure or item that may be used to erect a structure, or which is capable of supporting the weight of a person including, without limitation, any chairs, lounges, benches or stools (other than a folding fabric chair or folding fabric stool);

(f)        prohibited weapons or controlled weapons within the meaning of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 (Vic) whose possession would constitute an offence under that Act or articles capable of being used as weapons or anything which may be used in a way which adversely affects the safety of Patrons or participants in any race or other activity, damages property, or interferes with the comfort of Patrons or with their enjoyment of the Event;

(g)       any object that could be used to distract, hinder or interfere with the driver or rider of any vehicle or craft taking part in the Event, or disrupt, interrupt, or behave in a manner that may disrupt or interrupt, any event or activity, whether intentionally or otherwise including (without limitation) a laser pointer (as that expression is defined in the Major Events (Crowd Management) Act 2003 (Vic));

(h)       any animal (other than, if the person is blind, deaf or otherwise suffering a disability, a guide dog, or participating in an activity or event approved by RGAPS);

(i)        any flags larger than 1 metre x 1 metre or with handles longer than 1 metre or any banner;

(j)        any whistle, loud hailer, public address system, electronic or other broadcast device, or any other device which may interfere with electronic or radio communications or broadcasting signals and equipment used by RGAPS, or other persons authorized by RGAPS, in connection with the Event;

(k)            any vehicle or transportation devices, including, without limitation, any motorcar, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, skateboard, roller skates or roller blades;

(l)              any fireworks, flares or distress signals (as that expression is defined in the Major Events (Crowd Management) Act 2003 (Vic));

(m)          any item that the Patron intends (or such quantities of the item from which RGAPS can reasonably infer that the Patron intends) to distribute, hawk, sell, offer or expose for sale;

(n)            any dangerous goods (as that expression is defined in the Major Events (Crowd Management) Act 2003 (Vic));

(o)       any object, device or substance that may be used to deface or damage any part of the area used for the Event including (without limitation) any spray paint; or

(p)       any photographic, video or audio recording equipment RGAPS deems unacceptable for the purposes of Condition 14 below, which may include (without limitation) audio recorders, camera tripods, monopods or lenses with a total focal strength of greater than 300mm and digital video equipment.

 6.        Patrons must not:

(a)       pick any flower or injure or uproot any tree, shrub, flower or other plant or disturb or interfere with any fauna;

(b)       climb or attempt to climb or remain on any tree or structure without the written consent of RGAPS;

(c)       post, stick or place or attempt to post, stick or place any poster, placard, bill, banner, print, paper or any advertising material on any building, structure, fence, tree or cordon without the prior written consent of RGAPS;

(d)       distribute any printed or visual matter or distribute, display or promote any advertising or promotional material, samples of goods or services or any other matter or thing, without the prior written consent of RGAPS;

(e)       distribute, hawk, sell, offer or expose for sale any goods or services or collect money or orders from Patrons for goods and services, without the prior written consent of RGAPS;

(f)        misuse, deface, damage, remove from the Grounds or tamper with or attempt to misuse, deface, damage, remove from the Grounds or tamper with any building, seat, chair, table, structure, vehicle, craft, truck, pipe, tap, tap fitting, conduit, electrical equipment, wiring or sign or excavate or cause to be excavated any part of the area used for the Event;

(g)       block any thoroughfare including, without limitation, any stairs, steps, aisle, gangway, overpass, underpass, bridge, passage, entry or exit;

(h)       deposit litter, except in a receptacle provided for that purpose;

(i)        throw or attempt to throw any stone, bottle or other projectile;

(j)        disrupt, interrupt or behave in any manner that may disrupt or interrupt any race, event or activity, distract, hinder or interfere with a driver of any vehicle or craft or interfere with the comfort of other Patrons or their enjoyment of the Event;

(k)       use indecent or obscene language or threatening or insulting words or otherwise behave in a threatening, abusive, riotous, indecent or insulting manner;

(l)        urinate or defecate otherwise than in a building or structure specifically provided for that purpose;

(m)      operate or use a loud hailer, public address system or other broadcast device;

(n)       conduct public surveys or opinion polls, solicit money, donations or subscriptions from members of the public, without the written consent of RGAPS;

(o)       conduct entertainment without a licence from RGAPS;

(p)       smoke in a designated no smoking area; or

(q)       use photographic, video or audio recording equipment in areas where such use is prohibited or as otherwise directed by RGAPS or its agents.

 7.        Any person who does not comply with these Conditions (in particular conditions 5 and 6) may be removed from the Event and have their Ticket and any object brought into the Event in contravention of these Conditions may be confiscated by RGAPS.  Pursuant to the Major Events (Crowd Management) Act 2003 (Vic), any Patron who has been removed from the Event is prohibited from re-entering the Event for a period of 24 hours.

 8.        RGAPS may, at any time, inspect any vehicle, bag, basket or other receptacle or require a Patron to turn out their pockets.

 9.        Any consent given by RGAPS may be revoked by RGAPS at any time.  If such consent is withdrawn, the Patron must immediately remove or hand to RGAPS the offending article or immediately leave the Event through the nearest exit.

 10.      Patrons must comply with all reasonable directions of RGAPS or its agents.

11.      No representation is made to Patrons holding General Admission Tickets that there is space available in any particular viewing area.

 12.      Concession Patrons must show approved identification (State Government Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Full Time Student Card (including International)) to the Ticket seller and at the entrance to the grounds.

 13.      Patrons who bring children to the Event are responsible for the care, conduct and supervision of those children at all times and must keep those children within sight at all times.  Children may not be permitted to enter certain areas at the Event for safety reasons as determined by RGAPS.

 14.      Without limiting any action available to RGAPS pursuant to the Act or any amendment thereof, it is a condition of entry to the Event that:

(a)       a person cannot make or reproduce or use any film or other form of photograph, moving picture, still pictures or any sound recording or any of them (Footage) of the Event or any part of it for profit, gain, public advertisement, display or for any other purpose except for the private enjoyment of the person making the Footage, without the consent of RGAPS;

(b)            if a person makes or reproduces or uses such Footage of the Event or any part of it with or without the consent of RGAPS, that person must on request by RGAPS assign, in writing, all copyright and all intellectual property in the Footage to either RGAPS, or their assignees as directed by RGAPS

15.      Patrons acknowledge that RGAPS and third parties authorised by RGAPS may make or record film, photographs or other forms of moving picture, still picture or any of them of the Event (including, without limitation, of Patrons).  Unless the Patron otherwise reaches an agreement with RGAPS, each Patron hereby grants RGAPS and third parties authorised by them permission to use photographs, film, tape, or other images or likenesses of the Patron, in any media (including publication within or outside Victoria, Australia) and for any purpose without identification or compensation or payment of any kind.  Patrons can contact RGAPS (contact details in Condition 16) in order to reach such an agreement.

16.      RGAPS collects personal information about Patrons which is necessary for it to operate the Event and to help promote the Event and subsequent events and related and similar events.  In particular, RGAPS may collect the name, address and phone number of Patrons for the purposes of coordinating the viewing arrangements at the Event and of conducting research, marketing and promotional activities in relation to the Event and such other subsequent events. 

 Unless the Patron otherwise reaches an agreement with RGAPS to the contrary, the Patron consents to RGAPS (and other third parties such as those mentioned in Condition 15) taking photographs, film, tape and other images or likenesses of the Patron and using them as described in Condition 15.  A Patron can reach such an agreement with RGAPS by contacting RGAPS at the address below or by advising RGAPS at the time of collection.

 Also, Patrons hereby consent to the use and disclosure of their personal information (that is, other than personal information of the kind referred to in Condition 15) by RGAPS to research, marketing and promotional organisations for the purposes set out in the first paragraph of this Condition 16 unless the Patron otherwise notifies RGAPS by contacting it as described below.  Unless Patrons advise otherwise, Patrons consent to receiving future promotional and marketing material from RGAPS, including via electronic messages (e.g. email, SMS etc).

 Patrons have certain rights to access their personal information held by RGAPS and can request access by contacting the RGAPS administration Officer at Geelong Show Grounds, Breakwater Road, Breakwater, Victoria.

 18.      Patrons acknowledge and agree that any condition of these Conditions of Entry which contravenes the law of the relevant jurisdiction will not be enforceable, however such conditions (or part or parts thereof) may be read down and are severable and do not invalidate the remaining conditions.


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