Supporting primary industry and rural communities since 1831.
RASWA holds the benchmark of quality for agriculture related competitions in WA, awarded at the IGA Perth Royal Show each year.
Conducted by RASWA, the Perth Royal Show is WA’s largest annual community event.
The Perth Royal Food Awards held annually by RASWA set a benchmark in WA for producers, and a mark of distinction for consumers.
RASWA presents an array of awards and scholarships each year recognising hard working individuals in our community.
Congratulations – Ray HarringtonMay 16, 2019-A special congratulations to Ray Harrington who was inducted into the 2019 Agricultural Hall of Fame on Tuesday 14 May. The pioneering agricultural inventor, whose machines are in day-to-day use across Australia, was awarded one of WA farming’s highest honours for his numerous inventions in the sheep and grain industries. To read the full story, » Read More
$30.9 million commitment to the future of Ag ShowsMay 2, 2019-Agricultural Shows of Australia (ASA) has been working with the Federal Government to secure the future of agricultural shows and welcomes the the support of $30.9 million committed to agricultural shows, announced in late April. Dr Rob Wilson, Chair of Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) said that $30.9 million committed to the development of shows included » Read More
‘Men’s Shed’ opens on Showground in support of men’s mental healthMarch 20, 2019-Charity organisers are celebrating the opening of a new ‘Men’s Shed’ at the Claremont Showground after a lengthy search for a suitable venue was ended through a partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of WA. The initiative will provide a space for men to pursue meaningful interests and hobbies – such as craft work, DIY » Read More
2019 Teaching Scholarship AvailableFebruary 5, 2019-Have you completed an agriculture degree? Interested in becoming a secondary teacher? The Agricultural Educators Association of WA is proud to offer for the 4th time, a scholarship opportunity for a recent, or not so recent graduate of agricultural science or agribusiness who undertakes an education degree. Once qualified, there could be employment opportunities in » Read More
Premier backs plans for Claremont ShowgroundFebruary 1, 2019-The state Premier, Mark McGowan has come out in support of plans to revitalise the Claremont Showground, securing the home of the Perth Royal Show for future generations. The showground – which is home to the annual Perth Royal Show and more than 200 events and exhibitions each year – is the subject of a » Read More
NOMINATE FOR COUNCILJanuary 22, 2019-Nominations are now open for seven retiring positions on Council. Terms are for four (4) years from June 2019 to June 2023. Candidates must be current financial members. Closing date for applications is 25 March 2019. For more information and/or to nominate please contact: Executive Assistant, Janice Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 6263 3168.
2018 Rural Media AwardsDecember 4, 2018-RASWA were proud to sponsor and support The Rural Media Awards recently held at the Oxford Hotel in Leederville. The Rural Media Association of WA holds these awards each year to recognise the work undertaken by rural media to represent our regions and farmers. Our very own Vice President David Thomas presented the ‘Best News » Read More
Congratulations – Year 11 Residential ScholarshipsNovember 19, 2018-Congratulations to the following students who received a scholarship to a residential college for 2019. 2018 Winners Cassiopeia Middleton Tim McLean Deahna Keam Emma Varis Peter Tremby Hannah Husbands Edmund Rice College, Bindoon WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin WA College of Agriculture, Denmark WA College of Agriculture, Harvey WA College of Agriculture, Narrogin WA College » Read More
Thank you messages at the 2018 IGA Perth Royal ShowNovember 13, 2018-At the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show, close to 2,000 messages were left to 'Thank a Farmer' in the Walk Through WA Pavilion. These were left by passersby from a range of age groups and backgrounds. It was fantastic to see the amount of support behind the agricultural industry! Click the image below to view » Read More