The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of
Queensland (RNA) is a member based organisation governed by 21 RNA
Councillors. An executive team of seven, including the RNA
President, is responsible for overseeing the operations of the
association which owns and operates the Brisbane Showgrounds,
situated 1.5 kilometres from Brisbane's central business
The organisation's charter is to celebrate and champion the
essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of
The RNA runs the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland's
largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in
August. Staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane
Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage
by bringing the city and country together for a once a year
get-together. On average 400,000 people gather to see thousands of
exhibits, 10,000 animals, world-class entertainment and taste
award-winning food and wine.
Along with the iconic Ekka, the organisation runs the Royal
Queensland Food and Wine Show-a series of seven individual
competitions unearthing the best produce in Australia.
The Brisbane Showgrounds is a venue business which hosts more
than 200 events each year, including music festivals, lifestyle
exhibitions and sporting matches and is home to the
state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre.
To provide a vibrant destination with leading educational
and event facilities and activities that capture the hearts and
minds of all Queenslanders, from the country to the city.
To celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture
plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.
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