Nowra Showground

Complete front view of Nowra Showground Pavilion Exhibition Hall building with the main arena in the foreground.

Nowra Showground, 20 West Street, Nowra is located within the CBD boundary and sits above the stunning Shoalhaven River.

Venue offers:

  • Committee Room
  • Pavilion Exhibition Hall
  • Family Café
  • Community Information Hub

Suitable for:

  • Agricultural events
  • Sporting events
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Markets

Bookable spaces:

  • Added area (Small oval)
  • Campground (30 camp sites)
  • Livestock yards
  • Open pavilions

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Historical acknowledgement

  • Nowra Showground was established in 1881 and is adjacent to Nowra Reserve bordering the Shoalhaven River. The inaugural Nowra Show was held circa 1886.
  • Sydney’s Botanic Gardens donated 230 trees in 1884, many of historic significance.

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Operating hours

Pedestrian access: 7 days a week 8:00am – 11:45 pm

Vehicle access: Gates open at sunrise daily and close 10:00pm

Annual closure

Nowra Showground hosts the Annual Nowra Show on the second weekend in February each year.

Sportsground closures

Sports clubs or groups which have been given a seasonal ground allocation are responsible for determining if a sportsground is suitable for play or training, as well as to advise its members/participants of a sportsground closure.

In certain circumstances, Council, or a management committee in consultation with Council, may determine the suitability of the ground for play and override a sports club's/group’s decision.

Please refer to the Sportsground Management Policy for more details.


  • Main arena
  • Grandstand
  • Perimeter bench seating
  • Added area (Small oval)
  • Accessible amenities blocks
  • Judging arena
  • Livestock yards
  • Stables
  • Open pavilions

Community Information Hub screens

  • Family café exterior wall

Fees and charges

For Showground and Main Arena fees and charges, contact:

Bookable spaces


20 West Street, Nowra  2541  View Map

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