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Economic Profile

NTSC Eco­nom­ic Pro­file 2021

16 June 2021

Eco­nom­ic Pro­file Launch — SHOW­cas­ing the Territory

The Territory’s icon­ic shows are thrilled to be part of the NT’s tourism boom. With the unfore­seen trav­el restric­tions and increase of Aus­tralians vis­it­ing the Ter­ri­to­ry the NT Show Coun­cil pre­dicts record num­bers to our sev­en agri­cul­ture shows this year.

The NT Show Coun­cil is the peak body for the Territory’s Agri­cul­tur­al Show Soci­eties. They sup­port the sev­en icon­ic Ter­ri­to­ry shows, Roy­al Dar­win, Alice Springs, Kather­ine, Freds Pass, Ten­nant Creek, Ade­laide Riv­er and Bor­roloola. With sup­port from the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment, the NT Show Coun­cil is proud to release the Eco­nom­ic Pro­file high­light­ing the val­ue of its shows.

The show cir­cuit runs for four months, but each show takes 12 months to plan. This Eco­nom­ic Pro­file high­lights that they attract over 110,00 peo­ple across the region. Over eight hun­dred stalls and exhibitors sell­ing and pro­mot­ing Ter­ri­to­ry goods and ser­vices have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to engage with locals and tourists. It’s a mec­ca for fam­i­lies, cou­ples and teenagers, with the events play­ing an essen­tial part in high­light­ing the region­al agri­cul­ture and local industries.

Chair Rose­mary Gib­bins said, We are so excit­ed for this year, trav­el restric­tions have revived local inter­est, and this is exact­ly what agri­cul­tur­al shows represent.”

Recent trends have indi­cat­ed peo­ple are stay­ing close to home with an inter­est in out­door activ­i­ties. The agri­cul­tur­al shows invest an annu­al $47 mil­lion to the Territory’s econ­o­my which pro­vide over 340 jobs as an indi­rect and direct outcome.

It’s great to have the shows back rep­re­sent­ing their worth across the Ter­ri­to­ry” said Ms Gib­bins. We are hop­ing to attract those who have nev­er vis­it­ed their local show and inspire some Ter­ri­to­ri­ans to ven­ture a lit­tle fur­ther and vis­it some of our typ­i­cal­ly small­er region­al shows.” Addi­tion­al­ly, the com­mit­tees have worked extreme­ly hard to invest in attrac­tions to entice inter­state vis­i­tors and share our regions sto­ries and indus­tries” she continues.

Quote from Roy­al Dar­win Show CEO Cher­ry Evans:

This pub­li­ca­tion has been a long time in com­ing and it is very sat­is­fy­ing to see it come to fruition. It high­lights the impor­tance of the agri­cul­tur­al shows to the econ­o­my and social fab­ric of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry. The Dar­win Show cel­e­brates 70 years this July once again proud­ly show­cas­ing the diver­si­ty of the Top End com­mer­cial­ly, social­ly and cul­tur­al­ly to locals and vis­i­tors alike.”

All shows link with their local com­mu­ni­ties includ­ing com­mu­ni­ty organ­i­sa­tions, schools and busi­ness­es. They are an oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case every­thing about that par­tic­u­lar region.

For more infor­ma­tion and upcom­ing Shows, check out the NT Show Council’s Face­book page or web­site www​.ntshow​coun​cil​.com​.au



Media Con­tact:

Rosie Gib­bins

Chair, NT Show Council

0409 032 196


All our shows are COVID safe events!