Bellingen Show calls for volunteers

Media Release

Monday 11 April 2022

We want you! Bellingen Show calls for volunteers.

The Bellinger River Agricultural Show Committee today launched its annual “call for volunteers” campaign six weeks ahead of the Bellingen Show which is taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May.

Bellinger River Agricultural Society President Gillian Anderson said, “The Bellingen Show provides something for everyone, for residents and visitors, exhibitors and competitors; it is a special opportunity to be part of a truly community-based event. However, it is only with the support of our volunteers that the Show runs year after year.”

She continued; “This year the Bellingen Show coincides with National Volunteers Week (16-22 May), there’s a delightful sense of serendipity in being able to celebrate our volunteers at the very time they are helping bring the Show to life”.

On Sunday May 1, the Show Committee holds their annual Volunteers Day at the Bellingen Showgrounds. Volunteer Coordinator Lydia Bezeruk explained why; “Volunteering brings people together and it builds communities. Our Volunteers Day is a chance for volunteers and the show committee to come together over lunch to hear what’s in store for the 2022 Show.”

“We’re always delighted to have new volunteers come on board, it’s an excellent way to meet people and get involved in everything from planning the event, to setting up the stalls, marshaling the mongrel dogs or scanning tickets at the gate. There’s such wonderful enthusiasm from our volunteers which brings the show to life, it’s contagious.”

To get involved, contact Bellingen Show Volunteer Coordinator Lydia Bezeruk on

The full suite of Bellingen Show categories and competitions will shortly be on the Bellingen Show website, Show schedules for cattle, horses, poultry and the Pavilion classes are now available online, and print copies are available at various points around town including the Post Office, Norco, Bellingen Pet Shop, Bellingen Newsagency and Bellingen Sweet Shop.

Bellingen Show President: Gillian Anderson
Media: Rachael Hetherington 04320181980

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