The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania traces its history back to 1821 when a group of residents of Van Diemans Land corresponded with the Official Secretary and gained approval for the establishment of a Society for the protection of animals. Tasmania has the distinction of being the first colony in Australia to form an Agricultural Society when the Van Diemans Land Agricultural Society was formed in Hobart Town on 1st January 1822. The first show was conducted in January 1822, in the Old Market Place, just in front of the present State Parliament House.
At 800sqm the Grandstand Hall is large enough to accommodate a range of events. This facility is used regularly for concerts and exhibitions. The high ceilings and multiple entrances make this venue versatile and can be customised to any need. The facility is access friendly, heated and offers a drive through access for cars when setting up for your event. Our staff can arrange any of your hire requirements from boothing to tables and can assist with your media and marketing requirements as well. With excellent visitor access and free parking, all your needs are met in one convenient location.
The Arena is about 16,000 sqm, 240m long and 105m wide and suitable for any type of outside show. The potential is limitless. The Arena is fully accessible by vehicle and surrounded by a perimeter fence providing a controllable area. The Arena also has the ability for night shows with the capability to be floodlit.
Entry is via the main gate located on Howard Road.
Its easy to get there: 10 minutes north of Hobart on the Brooker Highway by car.
Metro Tasmanias regular Glenorchy service operates every 10 Minutes from Hobart Bus Mall during weekdays and every 20 minutes at weekends.
Take a Glenorchy Bus from Hobart city to Bus Stop 23 on main road Glenorchy, cross the railway lines and enter off Howard Road.
Bus stops are also located on Elwick Road.
Telephone: 03 6272 6812
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