COVID-19: How will physical distancing be maintained?

The Alice Springs Show is abiding by the NT Government and NT Health guidelines to ensure the event abides by all physical distancing rules. Please assist us in following the rules and standing 1.5m away from everyone who is not in your household group.

COVID-19: Will there be increased cleaning?

Yes, there will be increased frequency of surface cleaning and sanitisation conducted including pre-event, during and post-event cleaning with particular emphasis on high touch points.

COVID-19: Will there be hand sanitation stations?

Yes, there will be hand sanitisation stations throughout the event.

COVID-19: Will animal petting be allowed on site?

As long as you have gained permission from the animal owner or person in charge, yes. Hand washing facilities will be provided at all animal sites and across the grounds. These facilities will also be accompanied by signage to remind people to sanitise/wash hands before and after all activities.

COVID-19: How will CASS communicate if there is a COVID issue?

If an issue was to arise, this would be communicated appropriately to exhibitors, sponsors and patrons. The general public would be advised via the Alice Springs Show website, and via the Alice Springs Show Facebook page.
Should the situation escalate, this would be handled directly by the NT Government.

COVID-19: Will there be restricted numbers onsite?

The Alice Springs Show may run at a reduced capacity as determined by current NT Government event guidelines and physical distancing rules. Confirmed figures will be agreed closer to the event date; however, these figures are subject to change.
In preparation for the event, we will continue to work closely with NT Health to ensure all physical distancing requirements can be met, and communicate with exhibitors, competitors, and patrons on the venue and pavilion capacities.

COVID-19: Are face masks compulsory onsite at the Alice Springs Show?

No, at this stage it is not compulsory to wear a face mask onsite during the Show nor during bump in and bump out. Should this advice from NT Health change, we will inform all patrons and exhibitors and recommend you check our website prior to Show day to remain up to date.

COVID-19: Is the Alice Springs Show cashless?

No, however there will NOT be an ATM onsite over the course of the Show. Patrons are encouraged to get cash out beforehand or use contactless card payment where available.

COVID-19: What are the measures being put in place to make sure we can come together safely?
  • Increased hand sanitisation stations.
  • Physically distanced queuing systems.
  • Increased venue cleaning including pre-event, during and post event cleaning with particular emphasis on high touch points.
  • Monitored patron numbers to allow for 1.5 metre distancing at all times (the set attendance will depend on advice provided by NT Health prior to the event, and these figures are subject to change).
  • We ask that you STAY HOME if unwell.
  • We ask that everyone attending scans the QR Code provided at the Gates or signs in on the manual form provided.
  • We ask that you cough or sneeze into your arm to reduce the spread of illness.
COVID-19: Do I have to sign-in when entering the Show?

Yes, all personnel on site will need to sign-in to the Showground to enable appropriate contact tracing. All patrons, clients, exhibitors and contractors will sign-in via a QR code or register your details on the form provided at the entrance to the Showgrounds. No additional sign-in is required at this time.
CASS recommends that you download and activate the COVID Safe app to your mobile device and download the Territory Check In app to ease congestion when entering the grounds.

COVID-19: Is it safe to attend the 2021 Alice Springs Show?

CASS has been working closely with NT Health to ensure the 2021 Alice Springs Show is compliant with all COVIDSafe requirements as directed by Government and to optimise safety for all patrons, exhibitors, staff and competitors.

Where can I buy tickets for the Show?

Tickets for the Alice Spring Show can be easily purchased online here. They can also be purchased at the CASS Office, Blatherskite Park, however, please keep in mind this is a particularly busy time for the office staff and you may need to wait in line.

When are the Fireworks?

The Central Australian Show Society fireworks are on Saturday night of the Show, starting at 7pm. To get the best view, we recommend you view from the Main Oval.

Where can I find a map of the Showgrounds?

A map of the Alice Springs Showground can be found here.

When is the drop off time for my entries?

Entry drop off and pick up times can be found here.

Can I bring my dog to the Show?

No, dogs are not permitted on the Showgrounds for the entirety of the Show event. The only exception to this rule is Service Dogs.

How do I enter competitions?

Competition entry is soling online. To enter competitions, please first create an account with the Alice Springs Show website, then click here to enter the class and categories.

Where can I get a copy of the Guide to Entries?

The Guide to Entries can be found online here. They are also being distributed around Alice Springs at some retail businesses.

Is there a Show Book?

This year a beautifully designed Guide to Entries will replace the classic Show Book. The Guide to Entries can be found here. Rules and regulations can be seen here. And Competition drop off and pick up times can be found here.

How do I register for Volunteering at the Show?

Thank you for expressing your interest to volunteer at the Alice Springs Show. Please see here to register.

Where do I go if I want information on sponsoring the Show?

Please see here for information regarding sponsoring.

Open Hours?

Gates open to the public from 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday. Exhibitors with a Gate 4 or Traders Pass, along with a wristband for entry, can access Gate 4 from 6:30am both days.
Pavilions open at 9am and close at 5pm, both Friday and Saturday.
To save time and money at the gates, you can pre-purchase your tickets here.

Is there a directory of stall holders?

Please see here for the Stall Holders Directory.

Is there a Bus Schedule?

A bus schedule will be released closer to the event. Please keep in mind that the buses will not always be perfectly on time however you shouldn’t be waiting more than 30 minutes.

What Gate do I go to for parking or public entry?

For public parking, entry is through Gate 11. Traffic entering the Showgrounds are diverted to Ilparpa Road then onto Len Kittle Drive to ease congestion. When exiting the Showgrounds, exit via Gate 7, onto Commonage Road. Please see here for the map.

Where is Disabled Parking?

Disabled parking is on the southern side of Rumball Hall. Enter via Gate 1 and Exit via Gate 4.

What do I do if I have found or lost a belonging?

Lost and found is located with the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Stall outside Rumball Hall.

Where are lost or found children taken to?

Lost and found is located with the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Stall outside Rumball Hall. Please report missing children here and make sure your child knows where to go if they get lost. 

When do competition entries close?

Competition entries close on the 21st of June, 2021. However Cattle and Horse - Topsy Ring are open right up until the day of competition.