Schedule 2018 - The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria

Schedule 2018 - The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
SCHEDULE
2018                    FLEECE
                      COMPETITION




           Conducted by
Schedule 2018 - The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
The Royal Melbourne Show
Fleece Competition showcases
fleeces from across south-east
Australia, and incorporates the
District Fleece Competition, which
celebrates Champion fleeces from
across Victorian agricultural shows.
Results are displayed during the
Royal Melbourne Show, presenting
the varieties and versatilities of the
products and industry.
Schedule 2018 - The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
SCHEDULE 2018


The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
ABN 66 006 728 785 ACN 006 728 785
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Telephone +61 3 9281 7444
Facsimile +61 3 9281 7592
www.rasv.com.au


List of Office Bearers          As at 12/02/2018
Patron 	Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC —
         Governor of Victoria
Board of Directors              MJ (Matthew) Coleman
                                CGV (Catherine) Ainsworth
                                DS (Scott) Chapman
                                D (Darrin) Grimsey
                                AJ (Alan) Hawkes
                                NE (Noelene) King OAM
                                JA (Joy) Potter
                                PJB (Jason) Ronald OAM



Chairman	M. J. Coleman
Chief Executive Officer         P. Guerra
Company Secretary               J. Perry

Committee	R. Wilkinson (Chair)
           I. Davidson
           P. Ferronato
           D. Hopkins
           I. Shawcross
           T. Steere
           N. Tozer
           H. Wright
Competition Co-ordinator	Grant Coverdale
                          Telephone: 9281 7412
                          Email: grant.coverdale@rasv.com.au
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW SHEEP FLEECE COMPETITION SPECIAL REGULATIONS ......................................... 2



LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE ........................................................................................ 4



SUPPORTER LIST                             .................................................................................................................................. 5



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS ......................................................................................................... 6



2018 ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW FLEECE COMPETITION ...................................................................................... 7



AUSTRALASIAN LAMBS - WOOL CHAMPIONSHIP..................................................................................................... 7



SKIRTED FLEECE                             .................................................................................................................................. 8



BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE .................................................................................................................................. 9



VICTORIAN DISTRICT FLEECE CHAMPIONSHIP ..................................................................................................... 10



OTHER AWARDS                               ................................................................................................................................ 10



GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ALL COMPETITIONS .............................................................................................. 11




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ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW                                                         TESTING
                                                                             17. All Skirted and District fleeces will be micron, staple length,
SHEEP FLEECE COMPETITION                                                         strength and yield tested by the Australian Wool Testing
                                                                                 Authority Ltd (AWTA).

SPECIAL REGULATIONS                                                          18. Test results will be used during the judging process.
                                                                             LOSS OR DAMAGE
1.   The Regulations appearing in this Schedule form part of the             19. RASV shall not be responsible for loss or damage to any Exhibit
     General Regulations and conditions of entry to an Event at the               irrespective of the cause of such loss or damage.
     Royal Melbourne Show (Show). In the event of any inconsistency          FIRST TIME EXHIBITORS
     between the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s General            20. Exhibitors will be considered first time Exhibitors if they have
     Regulations and these Regulations, the General Regulations shall             never competed at the Show, or if they have not competed in
     prevail to the extent of the inconsistency unless the General                any of the previous 10 Royal Melbourne Shows.
     Regulations provide otherwise.
                                                                             DISTRICT FLEECE COMPETITION
ENTRY FORMS                                                                  21. An Exhibit in the District Fleece Competition must have
2. All entry forms must be forwarded to the Royal Agricultural                    previously won a Championship at a District Agricultural Show.
   Society of Victoria Limited (RASV), Melbourne Showgrounds,
   Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032 by the date stipulated in           JUDGING
   the Important Information for Exhibitors section.                         22. Judges may transfer fleeces into a more appropriate class if it
                                                                                 is considered to have been entered in an incorrect class.
ENTRY FEES                                                                       Unskirted or insufficiently skirted fleeces will be correctly
   3. An Entry Fee is payable at the time of entry.                              skirted under the direction of the Chief Steward or Supervisor
4.  No Entry Fee applies to exhibit/s donated to the Charity                     in charge.
    nominated in the Important Information for Exhibitors section.           23. Fleeces that in the opinion of the Judges are overgrown, will
5.  No Entry Fee applies to an exhibit entered in the District Fleece            be judged accordingly and potentially penalised by up to 20
    Competition.                                                                 points.
6.  All Exhibits entered in the District Fleece Competition will be          24. RASV reserves the right to draw a 200gram sample from each
    sold, with the proceeds from their sale donated to a nominated               Exhibit for testing.
    charity.                                                                 25. No Championship will be awarded if, in the opinion of the
FLEECE DELIVERY                                                                  Chief Judge, no Exhibit warrants a Championship Award.
7.   All Exhibits must be delivered to RASV or to Australian Wool            26. Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters.
     Handlers, Frederick Street, Brooklyn, Victoria 3012 by the
                                                                             JUDGING CRITERIA
     closing date nominated in the Important Information for
                                                                             27. Fleeces will be judged on the following point systems in the
     Exhibitors section.
                                                                                 relevant competition:
    8. All Exhibitors must place an Exhibit Card inside each fleece
          bag.                                                               AUSTRALASIAN LAMBS’ WOOL
9.   Exhibits must be delivered in sturdy (preferably clear) plastic         Trueness to type                                10 points
     bags, or wool packs, with Exhibit Cards placed inside.                  Length                                           6 points
    10. Fleece bags will be available from RASV upon request.                Soundness                                        6 points
                                                                             Handle                                          16 points
11. Black and coloured fleece Exhibitors are required to state if the
                                                                             Colour or bloom                                 16 points
     fleece entered is either a ram or a ewe/wether on the Exhibit
                                                                             Character                                       10 points
     Card.
                                                                             Density                                          6 points
FLEECE COLLECTION                                                            Evenness                                        10 points
12. All fleeces not donated to the nominated Charity are to be               Yield %                                         20 points
    collected from the Melbourne Showgrounds at the time/s                   Maximum 100 points
    outlined in the Important Information for Exhibitors section. Any
                                                                             Samples in the lambs’ wool competition to contain no less than
    fleece not collected will be sold, with the proceeds of the sale
                                                                             450g of wool, and must be untipped and shorn from lambs, not
    donated to the nominated Charity.
                                                                             hoggets or weaners.
FLEECE DISPLAY
                                                                             SKIRTED AND DISTRICT FLEECES
13. RASV will make every effort to display all Exhibits entered in the
                                                                             Sheep fleece judging will be based on the National Council of Wool
    Fleece Competition for the duration of the Show.
                                                                             Selling Brokers (NCWSB) scale of points. Judges will take account
EXHIBITS                                                                     of the objective measurements.
14. There are no restrictions to the number of Exhibits entered by an        Trueness to breed                              10 points
    Exhibitor.                                                               Conformity of length                           10 points
15. Fleeces are to be shorn from sheep that have been the true               Soundness                                      10 points
    property of the Exhibitor for at least six months prior to being         Handle                                          8 points
    shorn.                                                                   Colour or bloom                                 6 points
                                                                             Character and style                            10 points
MICRON CATEGORIES                                                            Density                                         6 points
16. The following micron () categories will apply to all Merino             Evenness                                       10 points
    classes:                                                                 Clean fleece weight                            30 points
      a) Ultra fine:        16.5 and finer                                   Maximum                                     100 points
      b) Superfine:         16.6 – 18.5
      c) Fine:              18.6 – 19.9
      d) Medium:            20.0 – 21.9
      e) Strong:            22.0 and broader




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BLACK & COLOURED LAMBS’ WOOL
Trueness to type                  5 points
Length                           15 points
Tensile strength                  5 points
Handle                           15 points
Brightness/Lustre                 5 points
Character                        10 points
Evenness of count                10 points
Consistency of colour            10 points
Density                           5 points
Cleanliness                      15 points
Fibre wastage                     5 points
Maximum                        100 points
BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE
Fleece weight                    15 points
Cleanliness                      15 points
Handle                           15 points
Tensile strength                 10 points
Length                           10 points
Character                        10 points
Evenness of count                10 points
Brightness                       10 points
Fibre wastage                     5 points
Maximum                        100 points




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LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
EXPLANATION
WHEREAS The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Ltd has agreed to effect a Public Liability insurance for certain Animal Exhibitors at the 2018 Royal Melbourne
Show, the following applies:
Insured Party:            Animal and Livestock Exhibitors participating in competitions and events
Period of Insurance:      From seven days prior to the Show until seven days thereafter.
Insured Activities:       All activities undertaken whilst within and from the confines of the event venue consistent with the Insured’s livestock exhi bit activity
                          including setting up and removal
Description of Cover:     Insurance in respect of the Insured Party’s liability to pay costs and compensation in respect of loss of or damage to third party property
                          and death of or injury to third party persons caused by and arising out of the Insured activities, all subject to the RASV’s policy terms,
                          conditions, exclusions and warranties, etc.
Amount of Cover:          $10,000,000 any one occurrence
Deductible:               $10,000 any one occurrence
Geographic Limits:        At and from the event venue
Claims Payable:           Worldwide excluding claims made USA and Canada
Insurer(s):               Primary - $10,000,000         Lloyds of London
Address:                  Lloyds Australia Ltd., Suite 2, Level 21 Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.
Policy Numbers:           PC0232616

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS
1.         The Insured Party must exercise reasonable care to maintain all premises, fittings and plant in sound condition.
2.         The Insured Party must take all reasonable precautions to prevent injury and damage to persons and property.
3.         The Insured Party must give immediate notice of an incident which may give rise to a claim or of receipt of advice of a claim .
4.         The Insured Party must not make any admission, offer or promise in connection with any claim and must not any time admit liability.
5.         The Insured Party must make themselves aware of and comply with the following Notices:-

           Duty of Disclosure: Before you enter into a contract of General insurance with an insurer, you have a duty, under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 as
           amended, to disclose to the insurer every matter that you know, or could reasonably be expected to know, is relevant to the i nsurer's decision whether to
           accept the risk of the insurance and, if so, on what terms.
           You have the same duty to disclose these matters to the insurer before you renew, extend, vary or reinstate a contract of Gen eral insurance.
           Your duty however, does not require disclosure of matter:
           *          that diminishes the risk to be undertaken by the insurer
           *          that is of common knowledge
           *          that your insurer knows or, in the ordinary course of his business, ought to know.
           Non-Disclosure: If you fail to comply with your duty of disclosure, the insurer may be entitled to reduce his liability under the contract in respect of a
           claim or may cancel the contract.
           If your non-disclosure is fraudulent, the insurer may also have the option of avoiding the contract from its beginning.
           Average Provision: The insurer will pay legal expenses in addition to the sum insured, if however, the total amount of the loss (less legal expen ses)
           ultimately paid to the claimant(s) exceeds the sum insured then insurers will only pay (in addition to the sum insured) that proportion of the legal expenses
           as the sum insured bears to the loss.
           Third Party Interests: This policy will only provide cover for your interest and does not cover the interests of any third party (e.g. financiers, l essors, etc)
           unless the interests of the third party are noted in the policy.
           Waiver of Insurer's Rights: You must not enter into any agreement without the written authority of the insurer whereby any of their rights to which they
           become entitled as your insurer after settling or agreeing to settle a claim are prejudiced or limited in any way otherwise all benefit under the policy will
           be forfeited.
NOTE:
1.         All enquiries to be referred to   Arthur J Gallagher: Telephone No: (02) 9424 1888
2.         CLAIMS
      (a) No admission of liability or fault may be made in any form to a claimant. To do so may breach the policy conditions and enable insurers to avoid settlement.
      (b) Any notice of a potential or actual claim must be referred immediately to Arthur J Gallagher.
3.         Nothing herein shall be construed to alter in any way the scope of insurance policy, its terms, conditions or exclusions, issued by insurers.
4.         RASV is not liable to the Insured Party in the event a claim is not paid or payable by Insurers unless RASV fails to take reasonable steps to advise that
           the cover is or is likely to be cancelled or not renewed.
5.         RASV is not an Australian Financial Services (AFS) Licence holder. RASV is not providing financial product advice, has not c onsidered the particular
           needs of the Insured party and no statement is intended to influence a person or persons making a decision in relation to any insurance cover. You
           should consider obtaining your own financial product advice from a person holding the appropriate AFS licence.
6.        THIS INSURANCE ONLY APPLIES TO INSURED PARTIES ENTERING COMPETITION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENERAL REGULATIONS.
The details listed above are not comprehensive and are provided as an outline for the policy only. Extracts from the policy are available for inspection
on request at RASV’s Registered Offices during office hours




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SUPPORTER LIST
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) thanks the following supporters of the 2018 Royal Melbourne Fleece Competit ion.




Arcadian Wool Brokers Ltd



Doug Hopkins



Polwarth Sheep Breeders' Association Of Australia (Victoria Branch)



Victoria Wool Processors




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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS

FLEECE JUDGING
In 2018, the Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition will be judged prior to the Royal Melbourne Show on Friday 7
September.
Exhibitors are invited to attend the day, view the fleeces being judged, and join the RASV Fleece Committee for the
presentation of awards.
As a valued Fleece exhibitor, you invited to attend the Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion during the Royal Melbourne
Show Sheep competition from 22-24 September as it plays host to Victoria’s sheep and wool industries.
All fleece entered into the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition will be displayed in the Weekly Times
Livestock Pavilion throughout the Royal Melbourne Show.



AWARDS PRESENTATION
Exhibitors are invited to attend the Awards Presentation for the Fleece Competition, held prior to Show on Friday 07
September.
You will be sent an invitation and a timetable of the full day’s activities once entries close.
Judging will commence at 10:00am in the Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds.



ENTRY FEES, CLOSE OF ENTRIES DATE
To receive a 10% discount on entry fees, enter online at www.rasv.com.au/fleece

Fees for paper entries:
      - $10.00 per exhibit (GST free) entry fee (RASV Members)
      - $20.00 per exhibit (GST free) entry fee (non-Members)
      - free for donated fleeces, District Fleece Competition

Entries close Friday 10 August 2018



DONATED FLEECES -SHEEP
Sheep Fleece exhibitors will again have the option to donate their fleeces for sale. In 2018, the proceeds of the sale will
go to Lyme Disease Association of Australia and the sale of the District Fleece will support Legacy.
Arcadian Wool Brokers generously facilitates the sale of fleece at no charge to the RASV or exhibitors.



FLEECE COLLECTION
All fleeces not donated will be available for collection from the Melbourne Showgrounds on the following dates and times:
        a) Monday 15 October – Friday 19 October 2018
           between 10:00am – 4:00pm
        b) *OR as arranged with the Competition Coordinator via phone 9281 7412 or email grant.coverdale@rasv.com.au
Please contact the RASV prior to collecting your fleece to ensure it is available at the RASV reception desk.




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2018 Royal Melbourne Show                                             LB13S – BEST COMEBACK OR CROSSBRED LAMBS' WOOL

Fleece Competition
                                                                      Eligible Classes: LB07, LB08
                                                                      PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                      LB14S – BEST BRITISH LONG WOOL LAMBS' WOOL
                                                                      Eligible Classes: LB09

AUSTRALASIAN LAMBS -                                                  PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                      LB15S – CHAMPION LAMBS' WOOL

WOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
                                                                      Eligible Classes: LB10S, LB11S, LB12S, LB13S, LB14S
                                                                      PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
                                                                      PRIZE: 1ST VALUE $500 IN MEMORY OF MR JOHN ILOTT
ENTRY FEES: $0.00 Donated, $10.00 Member, $20.00 Non-                 SUPPORTED BY VICTORIA WOOL PROCESSORS
Member                                                                In memory of Mr John Ilott, a valued and respected employee of
                                                                      Victoria Wool Processors.
Delivery
Delivery Dates: 1 May 2018 until 15 August 2018

Deliver to:
Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition
Australian Wool Handlers                                              LB16S – MOST SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALASIAN LAMBS' WOOL
Frederick Street                                                      EXHIBITOR
Brooklyn VIC 3012                                                     Points allotted on the basis of first, 3 points; second, 2 points; third,
                                                                      1 point. Where points are equal, the highest number of first prizes
OR                                                                    will decide award.
Fleece Competition Coordinator                                        Eligible Classes: LB01 - LB09
Gate 5, RASV                                                          PRIZE: RASV SASH
Epsom Rd                                                              PRIZE: TROPHY SUPPORTED BY ARCADIAN WOOL BROKERS
Melbourne Showgrounds                                                 LTD
Ascot Vale VIC 3032

An Exhibit Card must be placed inside each fleece bag
Collection
Fleece Collection Dates: 15 October 2018 until 31 October 2018.
Please call the RASV on 9281 7444 to arrange the pick up time.

Collect in person from:
Fleece Competition Coordinator
Gate 5, RASV
Melbourne Showgrounds,
Epsom Rd
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
LB01 – SUPERFINE MERINO LAMBS' WOOL

LB02 – FINE MERINO LAMBS' WOOL

LB03 – MEDIUM MERINO LAMBS' WOOL

LB04 – STRONG MERINO LAMBS' WOOL

LB05 – POLWARTH LAMBS' WOOL

LB06 – CORRIEDALE LAMBS' WOOL

LB07 – COMEBACK LAMBS' WOOL

LB08 – CROSSBRED LAMBS' WOOL

LB09 – BRITISH LONG WOOL LAMBS' WOOL

LB10S – BEST MERINO LAMBS' WOOL
Eligible Classes: LB01 - LB04
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
LB11S – BEST POLLWARTH LAMBS' WOOL
Eligible Classes: LB05
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
LB12S – BEST CORRIEDALE LAMBS' WOOL
Eligible Classes: LB06
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE




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SKIRTED FLEECE                                                        SK13 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF STRONG MERINO RAM'S WOOL


ENTRY FEES: $0.00 Donated, $10.00 Member, $20.00 Non-                 SK14 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF STRONG MERINO EWE OR
Member                                                                WETHER'S WOOL

Delivery                                                              SK15S – BEST STRONG MERINO FLEECE
                                                                      Eligible Classes: SK13, SK14
Delivery Dates: 1 May 2018 until 15 August 2018                       PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE

Deliver to:
Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition                               SK16 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF DOHNE RAM'S WOOL
Australian Wool Handlers
Frederick Street                                                      SK17 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF DOHNE EWE OR WETHER'S
Brooklyn VIC 3012                                                     WOOL

OR
                                                                      SK18 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF CORRIEDALE RAM'S WOOL
Fleece Competition Coordinator
Gate 5, RASV
Epsom Rd                                                              SK19 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF CORRIEDALE EWE OR
Melbourne Showgrounds                                                 WETHER'S WOOL
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
                                                                      SK20S – BEST CORRIEDALE FLEECE
An Exhibit Card must be placed inside each fleece bag                 Eligible Classes: SK18, SK19
Collection                                                            PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                      SK21S – MOST VALUABLE CORRIEDALE FLEECE
Fleece Collection Dates: 15 October 2018 until 31 October 2018.       Eligible Classes: SK18, SK19
Please call the RASV on 9281 7444 to arrange the pick up time.        PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
Collect in person from:
Fleece Competition Coordinator                                        SK22 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF POLWARTH RAM'S WOOL
Gate 5, RASV
Melbourne Showgrounds,                                                SK23 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF POLWARTH EWE OR WETHER'S
Epsom Rd                                                              WOOL
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
SK01 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ULTRA FINE MERINO RAM'S                      SK24S – BEST POLWARTH FLEECE
WOOL                                                                  Eligible Classes: SK22, SK23
                                                                      PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
SK02 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ULTRA FINE MERINO EWE OR
WETHER'S WOOL                                                         SK25 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ROMNEY WOOL

SK03S – BEST ULTRA FINE MERINO FLEECE                                 SK26 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ROMNEY EWE OR WETHERS
Eligible Classes: SK01, SK02                                          WOOL
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                      SK27 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF BORDER LEICESTER RAM'S
SK04 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF SUPERFINE MERINO RAM'S                       WOOL
WOOL
                                                                      SK28 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF BORDER LEICESTER EWE OR
SK05 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF SUPERFINE MERINO EWE OR                      WETHER'S WOOL
WETHER'S WOOL
                                                                      SK29 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ENGLISH LEICESTER RAM'S
SK06S – BEST SUPERFINE MERINO FLEECE                                  WOOL
Eligible Classes: SK04, SK05
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE                                               SK30 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF ENGLISH LEICESTER EWE OR
                                                                      WETHER'S WOOL
SK07 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF FINE MERINO RAM'S WOOL
                                                                      SK31 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF LINCOLN RAM'S WOOL
SK08 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF FINE MERINO EWE OR
WETHER'S WOOL                                                         SK32 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF LINCOLN EWE OR WETHER'S
                                                                      WOOL
SK09S – BEST FINE MERINO FLEECE
Eligible Classes: SK07, SK08                                          SK33 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF CHEVIOT WOOL
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                      SK34 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF DOWNS WOOL
SK10 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF MEDIUM MERINO RAM'S WOOL
                                                                      SK35 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF PERENDALE WOOL
SK11 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF MEDIUM MERINO EWE OR
WETHER'S WOOL
                                                                      SK36S – BEST BRITISH BREED FLEECE
                                                                      Eligible Classes: SK25 - SK34
SK12S – BEST MEDIUM MERINO FLEECE                                     PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
Eligible Classes: SK10, SK11
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE



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SK37S – BEST NON-MERINO FLEECE
Eligible Classes: SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25 - SK34
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                                BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE
SK38S – BEST NON-MERINO FLEECE FROM A COMMERCIAL                                ENTRY FEES: $0.00 Donated, $10.00 Member, $20.00 Non-
GROWER                                                                          Member
Eligible Classes: SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25 - SK34
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE                                                         Delivery
SK39S – BEST MERINO FLEECE FROM A COMMERCIAL
                                                                                Delivery Dates: 1 May 2018 until 15 August 2018
GROWER
Eligible Classes: SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07, SK08, SK10,
                                                                                Deliver to:
SK11, SK13, SK14
                                                                                Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE
                                                                                Australian Wool Handlers
                                                                                Frederick Street
SK40 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF FINE COMEBACK EWE OR                                   Brooklyn VIC 3012
WETHER'S WOOL, 25 & FINER
                                                                                OR
SK41 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF COMEBACK EWE OR WETHER'S                               Fleece Competition Coordinator
WOOL, 25.1 – 27                                                                 Gate 5, RASV
                                                                                Epsom Rd
                                                                                Melbourne Showgrounds
SK42 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF CROSSBRED EWE OR                                       Ascot Vale VIC 3032
WETHER'S WOOL 27.1 – 30
                                                                                An Exhibit Card must be placed inside each fleece bag
SK43 – SKIRTED FLEECE OF STRONG CROSSBRED EWE OR
                                                                                Collection
WETHER'S WOOL, 30.1 & BROADER
                                                                                Fleece Collection Dates: 15 October 2018 until 31 October 2018.
SK44S – BEST COMEBACK OR CROSSBRED FLEECE                                       Please call the RASV on 9281 7444 to arrange the pick up time.
Eligible Classes: SK39 - SK42
PRIZE: 1ST RASV ROSETTE                                                         Collect in person from:
                                                                                Fleece Competition Coordinator
SK45S – CHAMPION SKIRTED FLEECE                                                 Gate 5, RASV
Eligible Classes: SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07, SK08, SK10,
                                                                                Melbourne Showgrounds,
SK11, SK13, SK14, SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25 - SK34,
                                                                                Epsom Rd
SK39 - SK42
                                                                                Ascot Vale VIC 3032
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
PRIZE: 1ST VALUE $500 IN MEMORY OF MR JOHN ILOTT                                BC01 – EXTRA FINE BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE, 64 &
SUPPORTED BY VICTORIA WOOL PROCESSORS                                           FINER, 21.9 & FINER
In memory of Mr John Ilott, a valued and respected employee of
Victoria Wool Processors.                                                       BC02 – FINE BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE, 58S – 60S,
                                                                                22 – 25.5

                                                                                BC03 – MEDIUM BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE, 50S – 56S,
                                                                                25.6 – 30

SK46S – MOST SUCCESSFUL SKIRTED FLEECE EXHIBITOR                                BC04 – STRONG BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE, 44S – 46S,
Points allotted on the basis of first, 3 points; second, 2 points; third,       30.1 – 38
1 point. Where points are equal, the highest number of first prizes
will decide award.                                                              BC05 – EXTRA STRONG BLACK & COLOURED FLEECE, 40S &
Eligible Classes: SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07, SK08, SK10,                     STRONGER, 38.1 & BROADER
SK11, SK13, SK14, SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25 - SK34,
SK39 - SK42
PRIZE: RASV SASH                                                                BC06 – BEST SAMPLE BLACK & COLOURED LAMBS' WOOL,
                                                                                450GRMS, ANY COUNT/MICRON
SK47S – MOST VALUABLE SKIRTED FLEECE
All skirted fleeces will be automatically entered into this competition.
Eligible Classes: SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07, SK08, SK10,                     BC07S – CHAMPION BLACK AND COLOURED FLEECE
SK11, SK13, SK14, SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25 - SK34,                         Eligible Classes: BC01 - BC05
SK39 - SK42                                                                     PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH                                                            BC08S – MOST SUCCESSFUL BLACK & COLOURED
                                                                                EXHIBITOR
                                                                                Points allotted on the basis of first, 3 points; second, 2 points; third,
                                                                                1 point. Where points are equal, the highest number of first prizes
                                                                                will decide award.
                                                                                Eligible Classes: BC01 - BC06
                                                                                PRIZE: RASV SASH




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VICTORIAN DISTRICT FLEECE                                              DS10 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - NORTH
                                                                       EASTERN/MURRAY VALLEY DISTRICT
CHAMPIONSHIP                                                           PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH

ENTRY FEES: $0.00 Donated, $0.00 Member, $0.00 Non-Member              DS11 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - NORTHERN
                                                                       DISTRICT
Delivery                                                               PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH

Delivery Dates: 1 May 2018 until 15 August 2018                        DS12 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - WESTERN/SOUTH
                                                                       WESTERN DISTRICT
Deliver to:                                                            PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
Royal Melbourne Show Fleece Competition
Australian Wool Handlers
Frederick Street                                                       DS13 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - GOULBURN
Brooklyn VIC 3012                                                      VALLEY RIVERINA DISTRICT
                                                                       PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
OR
Fleece Competition Coordinator                                         DS14 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE -
Gate 5, RASV                                                           MIDLANDS/CENTRAL & UPPER GOULBURN DISTRICT
Epsom Rd                                                               PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
Melbourne Showgrounds
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
                                                                       DS15S – CHAMPION DISTRICT FLEECE
                                                                       Eligible Classes: DS01 - DS14
An Exhibit Card must be placed inside each fleece bag
                                                                       PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
Collection
Fleece Collection Dates: 15 October 2018 until 31 October 2018.
Please call the RASV on 9281 7444 to arrange the pick up time.         OTHER AWARDS
Collect in person from:                                                FL01S – POLWARTH SHEEP BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION OF
Fleece Competition Coordinator                                         AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA BRANCH) PERPETUAL CHALLENGE
Gate 5, RASV                                                           Awarded to the most attractive Polwarth fleece in the Show. To be
Melbourne Showgrounds,                                                 eligible for this trophy, ram fleeces must not weigh less than 4.9kg
Epsom Rd                                                               and ewe fleeces no less than 3.4kg.
Ascot Vale VIC 3032                                                    Eligible Classes: SK22, SK23
                                                                       PRIZE: 1ST TROPHY SUPPORTED BY POLWARTH SHEEP
DS01 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - GIPPSLAND                              BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA
DISTRICT/PORT PHILLIP DISTRICT                                         BRANCH)
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
                                                                       The Trophy will be inscribed with the winner's name

DS02 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - WIMMERA DISTRICT                       FL02S – THE HENRY W. HOPKINS MEMORIAL AWARD
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH                                                   The award is for the highest points and can be drawn from either
                                                                       the skirted fleece or lambs' wool classes.
                                                                       Eligible Classes: LB01 - LB09, SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07,
DS03 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - NORTH                                  SK08, SK10, SK11, SK13, SK14, SK16 - SK19, SK22, SK23, SK25
EASTERN/MURRAY VALLEY DISTRICT                                         - SK34, SK39 - SK42, BC01 - BC06
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH                                                   PRIZE: TROPHY SUPPORTED BY MR DOUG HOPKINS TO BE
                                                                       AWARDED TO A FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR AS AN
DS04 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - NORTHERN DISTRICT                      ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH                                                   FL03S – MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN SHOW
                                                                       Awarded to the most successful exhibitor of the Show, drawn from
DS05 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - WESTERN/SOUTH                          either the skirted fleece or lambs' wool classes.
WESTERN DISTRICT                                                       Eligible Classes: LB01 - LB09, SK01, SK02, SK04, SK05, SK07,
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH                                                   SK08, SK10, SK11, SK13, SK14, SK16, SK16 - SK19, SK22,
                                                                       SK23, SK25 - SK34, SK39 - SK42, BC01 - BC06
DS06 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - GOULBURN VALLEY                        FL04S – MOST VALUABLE COMMERCIAL FLEECE
RIVERINA DISTRICT                                                      PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH

DS07 – CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE - MIDLANDS/CENTRAL &
UPPER GOULBURN DISTRICT
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH

DS08 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - GIPPSLAND/PORT
PHILLIP DISTRICT
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH

DS09 – CHAMPION NON-MERINO FLEECE - WIMMERA
DISTRICT
PRIZE: 1ST RASV SASH




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The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
                                                                                              Show means the Royal Melbourne Show.
Limited                                                                                       Showgrounds means the Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road,
ABN 66 006 728 785                                                                            Ascot Vale, Victoria and includes without limitation all areas owned,
GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR ALL COMPETITIONS                                                      used, rented or leased by RASV.
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION                                                                Steward means a person occupying or acting in the position of
                                                                                              steward.
Definitions
                                                                                              Venue means the site or location at which the Event is held.
        The following definitions apply unless the context requires otherwise.
                                                                                              Veterinary Surgeon means a veterinary surgeon appointed by
        Agent includes any person, agent, association or corporation                          RASV.
        engaged by or on behalf of the Exhibitor and any person acting or
        purporting to act on the Exhibitor's behalf (including any person who         Interpretation
        is an invitee of the Exhibitor and regardless of whether the person is                Headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.
        remunerated or not).                                                                  The following rules apply unless the context requires otherwise.
        Assistant Chief Steward means the person occupying or acting in                       (a)      The singular includes the plural and conversely.
        the position of Assistant Chief Steward of a section.                                 (b)      A gender includes all genders.
        Body includes any society, organisation or body within or outside                     (c)      If a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms
        Australia having similar objects to RASV and, without limitation,                              have a corresponding meaning.
        includes:                                                                             (d)      A reference to a person, corporation, trust, partnership,
        Royal Agricultural Society of the Northern Territory Inc;                                      unincorporated body or other entity includes any of them.
        Royal National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland;                   (e)      A reference to a Regulation is a reference to a Regulation of
        Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia;                                 these Regulations.
        Royal Agricultural Society of NSW;                                                    (f)             A reference to a Regulation, rule or condition of entry
        Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania;                                                        is to the regulation, rule or condition of entry as amended,
        Royal National Capital Agricultural Society;                                                   varied, supplemented, novated or replaced, except to the
        Royal Agricultural Society of WA; and                                                          extent prohibited by these Regulations.
        any breed association or society recognised by RASV.                                  (g)      A reference to a right or obligation of any two or more
        Business Day means a week day on which banks in Melbourne are                                  persons confers that right, or imposes that obligation, as the
        open for business.                                                                             case may be, jointly and severally.
        Chief Executive Officer means a person occupying or acting in the                     In the event of an inconsistency between the Regulations and a
        position of Chief Executive Officer of RASV.                                          Schedule, the Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency
                                                                                              unless otherwise provided.
        Chief Steward means the person occupying or acting in the
        position of Chief Steward of a section.                                       Exemptions
        Closing Date means the date and time set out in the Relevant                          RASV may, by notice in writing, exempt an Exhibit or an Exhibitor
        Schedule after which entries for the Event will not be accepted by                    from one or more of the obligations or requirements contained in
        RASV.                                                                                 these Regulations.
        Drug has the meaning set out in the Relevant Schedule.                        Consents or Approvals
        Event includes competition and class and without limitation                           Where the doing of any act, matter or thing under these Regulations
        includes any event listed in a Schedule. Event also includes the                      is dependent upon the consent or approval of a person or is within
        period of bump-in and bump-out for the Event and the period of the                    the discretion of a person, the consent or approval may be given
        Event competition.                                                                    or discretion may be exercised conditionally or unconditionally or
                                                                                              withheld by the person in its absolute discretion and without giving
        Entry Form means an entry form (or online equivalent) supplied by                     or assigning any reason for it.
        RASV for an Event.
                                                                                      ENTRIES
        Event Participant includes judges, stewards, contractors,
        spectators, Exhibitors and all persons present at the Venue during            Requirements for entering an Event
        the Event.                                                                            An entry to an Event must be:
        Exhibit means the animal, person or item entered into an Event                        (a)     submitted on an Entry Form;
        by an Exhibitor.                                                                      (b)     acknowledged by a physical signature or electronic
                                                                                                      authorisation by the Exhibitor or, if the Exhibitor is less than
        Exhibitor means the owner of the Exhibit, and if the owner is
                                                                                                      18 years of age, acknowledged by the Exhibitor's parent or
        less than 18 years of age, the parent or guardian of the owner who
                                                                                                      guardian;
        signs the Entry Form.
                                                                                              (c)     fully paid for as set out in the Relevant Schedule;
        Inspector means a person described as such in the Regulations.                        (d)     submitted before the Closing Date to RASV's Registered
        Judge means a person appointed by RASV to judge an Event.                                     Office or electronic service; and
        Motor Vehicle includes a truck, trailer, horse float and stock                        (e)     Any Exhibit entered into an Event must be disease free and
        transporter but does not include a caravan.                                                   in good health and condition.
        RASV means The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited                 Warranty
        (ACN 006 728 785).                                                                    The Exhibitor represents and warrants to RASV that the
        Regulations means:                                                                    information set out on the Entry Form is complete, accurate and
        RASV’s General Regulations For All Competitions;                                      not misleading in any way.
        the rules, regulations and conditions of entry set out in the Relevant        Rules and Regulations
                 Schedule; and                                                                An entry is subject to the:
        the rules, regulations and conditions of entry set out on the Entry                   (a)     Regulations; and
                 Form for the Event.                                                          (b)     Relevant Schedule.
        Relevant Schedule means the Schedule which applies to the                     Entries subject to Rules and Regulations
        particular Event in which the Exhibitor has submitted or proposes
        to submit an entry in accordance with these Regulations.                              Upon submission of an entry in accordance with Regulation 0, the
                                                                                              Exhibitor agrees to be bound by the rules, regulations and conditions
        Review Committee means a committee appointed under Regulation                         referred to in Regulation 0 and to ensure that each Agent of the
        0.                                                                                    Exhibitor complies with those rules, regulations and conditions. An
        Schedule means a Schedule of events and prizes issued by RASV                         act or omission of an Agent of an Exhibitor may be deemed by
        and without limitation, a reference to a Schedule includes a                          RASV to be the act or omission of the Exhibitor.
        reference to the rules, regulations and conditions set out in the             Altered Entries
        Schedule.
                                                                                              Subject to the discretion of RASV an entry may not be altered after
                                                                                              the Closing Date.




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Number of Entries                                                                         EXHIBIT TICKET
        RASV may restrict the number of entries in any Event.                                     Subject to the Relevant Schedule, RASV will issue an exhibit
Limit on entry into multiple Ordinary Classes                                                     ticket for an Exhibit unless it otherwise determines. The Exhibitor or
                                                                                                  an Agent must produce the exhibit ticket upon a request from RASV
        Subject to the Relevant Schedule, an Exhibit must not be entered in                       or a Steward.
        more than one Ordinary Class. Should any Exhibit be sought to be
        entered in more than one Ordinary Class, the Exhibit will only                    CONDUCT OF EXHIBITORS AND AGENTS
        compete in the Ordinary Class in which the Exhibit's or the                       Compliance with rules and regulations
        Exhibitor's name first appears in RASV's Catalogue unless RASV                            Where an Exhibit and/or Exhibitor and/or an Agent fail to comply
        otherwise directs.      For the purposes of this Regulation,                              with any of the Regulations, RASV may impose one or more of the
        Sweepstakes,      Special    Classes, Trophy       Classes     and                        following penalties on the Exhibit or Exhibitor or both of them:
        Championships are not an Ordinary Class. ‘Ordinary Class',
                                                                                                  (a)      disqualification;
        ‘Sweepstakes', ‘Special Class', ‘Trophy Class' and ‘Championship'
                                                                                                  (b)      suspension;
        have the meaning given in the Relevant Schedule.
                                                                                                  (c)      a fine;
ENTRY AND NOMINATION FEES                                                                         (d)      order the Exhibit or the Exhibitor, his or her family, invitees
        The entry fee and, if applicable, the nomination fee, become the                                   and Agents be removed from the Showgrounds; or
        property of RASV on receipt by RASV and, without limitation, the                          (e)      any other penalty.
        entry fee and, if applicable, nomination fee paid in respect of an
                                                                                                  Without limiting the above, RASV may forfeit an award, and upon
        entry which is withdrawn or which does not satisfy the requirements
                                                                                                  forfeiture, the Exhibitor must return any ribbon, money, prize card or
        for entry or conditions of eligibility will not be refunded.
                                                                                                  other evidence of that award to RASV within seven days after
DOCUMENTS FOR PRESENTATION WHILST AT THE SHOWGROUNDS                                              receiving notification of the forfeiture. Nothing in this Regulation
        Animal Registration papers, AAR microchip papers, show-jumping                            limits Regulation 0.
        performance cards and birth certificates, or certified photocopies                Compliance with directions
        thereof, are not required to be submitted to RASV or to accompany                        (a)     The Exhibitor and/or Agent must fully comply with the
        an Application for Entry. Such documentation will be required to be                              directions and requests of RASV. Without limitation,
        on hand whilst the Exhibitor and the Exhibits are on the Showground                              directions and requests of RASV may apply to the Exhibit,
        (if the Application for Entry specifies such documentation is required)                          the Exhibitor, the Agent, the conditions of the Event, the
        and must be produced upon request for perusal by the Chief Steward                               conduct of the Exhibitor, the conduct of the Event, the
        or other RASV authorised person. Failure to produce such                                         conduct of the Agent, the decision of the Judge, or the award
        documents if requested will result in the Exhibit being ineligible for the                       of prizes.
        Event.                                                                                   (b)     Without limiting Regulation 0(a), upon a request from RASV,
OWNERSHIP OF EXHIBITS                                                                                    an Exhibitor and/or Agent must make a statutory declaration
Ownership on entry                                                                                       in the form and with respect to matters RASV in its discretion
                                                                                                         requires.
        At the time RASV receives the Entry Form for entry to an Event; the                      (c)     Without limiting Regulation 0(a), upon a request from RASV,
        Exhibit entered into that Event by the Exhibitor must be the property                            an Exhibitor and/or Agent must submit his or her Exhibit for
        of the Exhibitor or held by the Exhibitor under a written lease in                               inspection by a Veterinary Surgeon.
        existence at that time.
                                                                                          Statements
Ownership on judging
                                                                                                  The Exhibitor and/or Agent must not make a statement regarding
        At the time of judging an Event, each Exhibit entered into that Event                     an Exhibit, which in the opinion of RASV, is fraudulent, false,
        by an Exhibitor must be the property of the Exhibitor or be held by                       erroneous, misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive.
        the Exhibitor under a written lease in existence at that time. An
        Exhibit which is not the property of the Exhibitor or held by the                 Tampering
        Exhibitor under a written lease in existence at the time of judging                       An Exhibit must not be or have been tampered with or otherwise
        will be ineligible for the Event.                                                         improperly dealt with by an Exhibitor.
Ineligibility for Event                                                                   Unacceptable Behaviour
        An Exhibit which is not the property of the Exhibitor or held by the                      RASV is committed to providing a fair and equitable Venue for all
        Exhibitor under a written lease in existence both at the time RASV                        participants, free from all forms of harassment, bullying and violence.
        receives the Entry Form and at the time of judging will be ineligible                     The following behaviours will not be tolerated and may result in the
        for the Event.                                                                            event participant/Exhibitor being removed from the competition
EXHIBITION OF EXHIBITS                                                                            Venue and/or disqualified from the competition and formal
                                                                                                  procedures initiated:
Grounds for not exhibiting an animal
                                                                                                  (a)      violence;
        The Exhibitor must not withdraw an Exhibit from an Event, and an                          (b)      bullying;
        Exhibit must be exhibited, unless a certificate signed by a veterinary                    (c)      harassment;
        surgeon is lodged with RASV certifying that the Exhibit is unable to                      (d)      sexual harassment;
        compete for one or more of the following reasons:
                                                                                                  (e)      unlawful discrimination;
        (a)      the Exhibit, being an animal, has died;
                                                                                                  (f)      victimisation.
        (b)      the Exhibit, being an animal, is unfit to be exhibited due to
                 injury or disease;                                                               Persons breaching acceptable standards of behaviour may be
        (c)      the Exhibit is ineligible for the Event; or                                      banned from entering future RASV Events and/or the Venue.
        (d)      some other cause RASV considers reasonable.                              Animals and livestock
Time for withdrawing an animal Exhibit                                                            Unless RASV gives prior written approval, pets, animals or livestock
                                                                                                  other than Exhibits must not be brought onto or permitted to enter or
        A certificate given under Regulation 0 must be given to RASV:
                                                                                                  remain on the Showgrounds.
        (a)       before the date for admission of the Exhibit to the
                  Showgrounds (as set out in the Relevant Schedule), if the               Mutual Recognition
                  cause for withdrawal of the Exhibit occurs or arises before                     RASV may recognise, act upon and enforce any penalty imposed
                  that date; or                                                                   by a Body on an Exhibit or Exhibitor or Agent at any time.
        (b)       otherwise, as soon as possible after the cause for withdrawal           Further Proceedings
                  of the Exhibit occurs or arises.
                                                                                                  RASV may conduct further proceedings in relation to any matter
Training or preparing Exhibits or Exhibitors                                                      concerning an Exhibitor, an Exhibit, an Agent, a potential Exhibitor,
        Exhibitors must not enter into an Event that is to be judged by a                         or a potential Exhibit, and impose any suspension, fine,
        person who has trained or prepared the Exhibitor or Exhibit within                        disqualification, withdrawal or forfeiture of an award, handicap,
        six months of the date of the Event.                                                      reprimand, warning or any other penalty, irrespective of whether a
                                                                                                  Body has already imposed a penalty on the Exhibitor or the Exhibit
                                                                                                  or Agent, or on the potential Exhibitor or the potential Exhibit.




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Reciprocal Arrangements                                                                 Necropsy
        RASV may enter into reciprocal arrangements with a Body in relation                      If an Exhibit dies while at an Event, RASV may require that a
        to any matter concerning an Exhibit, an Exhibitor, an Agent, a                           necropsy be conducted on the animal. The Exhibitor must allow for
        potential Exhibit or a potential Exhibitor.                                              the immediate release of the body to RASV if requested by RASV.
Smoking                                                                                 Veterinary Surgeons
        Melbourne Showgrounds is a completely smoke-free venue                                   Where an Exhibitor wishes to engage or consult a veterinary
        (effective 1 September 2016). Exhibitors, staff, patrons and                             surgeon who is not appointed by RASV, the Exhibitor must first
        contractors wanting to smoke will need to exit the venue to do so.                       inform the representative of RASV responsible for the applicable
POWERS OF RASV IN RESPECT TO CONTROL OF THE EVENT                                                livestock section. A Veterinary Surgeon, a Judge and RASV itself
                                                                                                 is not required to have regard to or to consider any opinion of a
Power to refuse to accept an Entry, Exhibit or Exhibitor                                         veterinary surgeon so engaged or consulted by the Exhibitor, and
        RASV may refuse to accept an entry for an Event, an Exhibit or                           a decision of a Veterinary Surgeon, a Judge or RASV is final
        an Exhibitor or any of them.                                                             regardless of whether or not the Exhibitor has engaged or
Power to cancel or alter                                                                         consulted a veterinary surgeon not appointed by RASV.
        RASV may:                                                                       JUDGING
        (a)   alter the Closing Date for an Event, or the Closing Date for              Interference
              receipt of any particular entry;                                                   The Exhibitor and Agents of the Exhibitor must not consult,
        (b)   remove any Exhibit from the Showgrounds or cause any                               influence or interfere with a Judge or attempt to consult, influence
              Exhibit to be removed from the Showgrounds;                                        or interfere with a Judge or do any other thing which may influence
        (c)   amend an entry for an Event to, without limitation, substitute                     or interfere with the Judge's freedom of choice or judgment unless
              an alternate competition or class for the competition or class                     it is expressly authorised by the Relevant Schedule.
              in which the Exhibit is or was entered;                                            Unless with the permission of RASV, no Exhibitor or Agent of an
        (d)   alter the conditions of any Event;                                                 Exhibitor may occupy the position of Judge or become in any way
        (e)   refuse to display an Exhibit;                                                      identified with the judging or handling of Exhibits in any class in
        (f)   rule that an Exhibit or Exhibitor may not compete or is                            which that person or that person's employers, family members or
              ineligible to compete;                                                             associates are interested. This does not apply to Stewards.
        (g)   alter the date, time or place on or at which any Event is                 Indications of Ownership
              scheduled to take place or to be judged;
        (h)   alter the Judge scheduled to judge any Event; or                                   The Exhibitor, any Agent of the Exhibitor and the Exhibit must not
                                                                                                 be equipped with or wear or display anything indicating the
        (i)          cancel any Event.
                                                                                                 ownership of the Exhibit before or during judgment of the Exhibit
        The rights set out above apply notwithstanding:                                          unless it is expressly authorised by the Relevant Schedule.
        (a)      RASV's acceptance of an entry for an Event;
                                                                                        Decision
        (b)      inclusion of an entry for an Event in the Event Catalogue;
        (c)      the issue of an exhibit ticket to an Exhibitor or in respect of                 Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Regulations, the
                 an Exhibit or an Event; or                                                      decision of a Judge as to the merits of the Exhibit and the
                                                                                                 Exhibitor or either of them will be final, and the Exhibitor may not
        (d)      the issue of any other document to an Exhibitor or in respect
                                                                                                 protest or appeal the decision.
                 of an Exhibit or an Event.
                                                                                        Prizes
ILLNESS OF AN ANIMAL
                                                                                                 Subject    to the Relevant Schedule, a Judge may in his or her
Animal Health Status
                                                                                                 opinion:
        If the Exhibitor or any Agent of the Exhibitor detects or suspects                       (a)        award a second or third prize in place of a first prize;
        any illness amongst any of their Exhibits whilst the Exhibits are at the                 (b)        withhold a prize where a prize should not be awarded;
        Showgrounds, the Exhibitor must:                                                         (c)        where there is a tie for any placing in an Event, award
        (a)      report this fact immediately to the representative of RASV                                 subsequent placings so that the next placing will be the
                 responsible for the applicable livestock section (the                                      number of Exhibits already placed plus one (for example, if
                 Superintendent);                                                                           two Exhibits tie for first place, award a third for the next
        (b)      ensure that the Exhibit(s) concerned is/are contained within                               placing);
                 the space allocated by RASV for the Exhibit(s), unless                          (d)        where all the prizes offered in an Event have been awarded
                 advised otherwise by the Superintendent or a member of                                     and a further Exhibit is of sufficient merit to deserve a prize
                 RASV veterinary panel on duty; and                                                         make a reserve number of the further Exhibit; or
        (c)      where feasible to do so, contain soiled bedding from the                        (e)        give commendations where they are deserved.
                 Exhibit(s) concerned within the space allocated by RASV for                     (f)             award an Exhibitor more than one prize in any class
                 the Exhibit(s).                                                                            where more than one entry is permitted.
        The Exhibitor may engage or consult a private veterinary surgeon                Disqualifications
        in respect to the illness only after the above action has been taken
        and only after first consulting with a member of RASV veterinary                         Where an Exhibit or an Exhibitor is disqualified and the applicable
        panel on duty.                                                                           award is forfeited, RASV may (but is not obliged to) promote the
                                                                                                 Exhibit next in order to that prize, whether the Exhibit next in order
Treatment upon illness or injury                                                                 was awarded a prize or a reserve number. Exhibits next in order,
        If an Exhibit is ill or injured, a Veterinary Surgeon may in his or her                  whether awarded a prize or reserve number, may also be
        discretion attend to or treat the Exhibit. The Veterinary Surgeon                        promoted to the prize next in order.
        may do so even in the absence of authority from the Exhibitor, or               Prize Cards
        contrary to that authority.
                                                                                                 The Exhibitor must ensure that prize cards awarded for an Exhibit
Destruction or Removal
                                                                                                 are displayed with the Exhibit while it is on exhibition.
        Where, in the opinion of a Veterinary Surgeon, an Exhibit should be
                                                                                        PROTESTS AND APPEALS
        destroyed or removed from the Showgrounds:
        (a)     the Veterinary Surgeon or any other person approved by                  Restricted to Class
                RASV may destroy or remove the Exhibit from the                                  Protests and appeals may only be made by Exhibitors with
                Showgrounds, or both; or                                                         Exhibits in the class to which the protest relates.
        (b)     RASV may require the Exhibitor to immediately destroy or                Protest to Stewards
                remove the Exhibit from the Showgrounds or both.
                                                                                                 The Exhibitor may protest to the Chief Steward of the relevant
        All costs and expenses incurred by RASV pursuant to this                                 section in relation to conduct, judging or any other matter relating
        Regulation must be reimbursed by the Exhibitor to RASV. Nothing                          to an Event. A protest must be made in accordance with the
        in this Regulation limits Regulation 0.                                                  procedures set out in the Relevant Schedule and be received by
                                                                                                 the Chief Steward within 24 hours after the conclusion of the
                                                                                                 applicable Event.




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Appeal                                                                                  FIRE REGULATIONS
         The Exhibitor may appeal against:                                              Flames
         (a)     a decision made by RASV pursuant to Regulations; or                              The Exhibitor and any Agent of the Exhibitor must not smoke, cook,
         (b)     a decision of the Chief Steward or if the Chief Steward                          or heat water by any means whatsoever or use any device
                 delegates the person to make the decision to the Assistant                       involving naked flame in or near any animal pavilion, stall, pen or
                 Chief Steward, the decision of the Assistant Chief Steward                       locker.
                 in relation to a protest under Regulation 0.
                                                                                        Electrical Interference
Form of Appeal
                                                                                                  The Exhibitor and any Agent of the Exhibitor must not:
         To be an appeal for the purpose of Regulation 0 an appeal made by                        (a)     subject to Regulation 0, use mains powered electrical
         the Exhibitor must be:                                                                           devices in or near any animal pavilion, stall, pen or locker or
         (a)     in writing setting out in reasonable detail the grounds for the                          any Exhibit.
                 appeal;                                                                          (b)     alter or interfere with any electrical wiring, switch, plug or
         (b)     addressed to:                                                                            socket whatsoever on the Showgrounds.
                 The Chief Executive Officer                                            Exceptions
                 The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
                 Melbourne Showgrounds                                                            Nothing in Regulation 0(a) prohibits the use of main powered
                 Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria, 3032;                                          electrical appliances which are, in the opinion of RASV, essential
         (c)     accompanied by a deposit of $200.00 (or such other amount                        to animal care, or the use of a light-bulb in a locker if the light-bulb
                 as is notified from time to time by RASV for the purpose of                      is fitted in the socket provided.
                 this Regulation 0(c)); and                                             VEHICLE PARKING
         (d)     received by the Chief Executive Officer by 5 p.m. on the               Loading and Unloading
                 Business Day which is 10 Business Days after the day on
                                                                                                  With the prior consent of RASV, Motor Vehicles of an Exhibitor
                 which the decision the subject of the appeal was made.
                                                                                                  or an Agent of an Exhibitor may enter the Showgrounds or any area
Review Committee                                                                                  under RASV control, for the purpose of loading or unloading only.
         If an appeal is made in accordance with Regulation 0, the Chief                          Motor Vehicles must not remain on the Showgrounds, or any area
         Executive Officer must appoint a Review Committee comprised of                           under RASV control, and must be removed immediately upon
         three people, being persons who were not part of, and who are                            completion of loading or unloading.
         independent of, the committee or personnel who made the decision               Caravans
         the subject of the appeal.
                                                                                                  Caravans of an Exhibitor or an Agent of an Exhibitor must not enter
         Within a reasonable time after receipt by the Chief Executive Officer                    or remain on the Showgrounds, or any area under RASV control, for
         of an appeal complying with Regulation 0, the Review Committee                           any purpose, unless in accordance with the prior written consent
         will meet to consider the appeal.                                                        of RASV.
Proceedings of the Review Committee                                                     Tow Away
         In considering an appeal, the Review Committee must:                                     Any Motor Vehicle or Caravan entering or remaining on the
         (a)      give due consideration to the grounds of appeal submitted                       Showgrounds, or any area under RASV control, in contravention
                  by the Exhibitor, and to any other evidence submitted by the                    of the Regulations or of any other parking rules or restrictions, may
                  Exhibitor;                                                                      be removed from the Showgrounds, or any area under RASV control,
         (b)      give the Exhibitor an opportunity to make oral                                  by RASV and stored. Any costs incurred by RASV pursuant to this
                  representations to the Review Committee; and                                    Regulation must be paid by the Exhibitor.
         (c)      in its discretion, call for and hear expert opinion.                  LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
Notification of Review Committee's decision                                             Release
         The Chief Executive Officer will notify the Exhibitor of the Review                      Entry to, remaining on and using the Showgrounds or any part of
         Committee's decision within 48 hours after that decision is notified                     them by an Exhibitor is entirely at the risk of the Exhibitor and, to the
         by the Review Committee to the Chief Executive Officer. The                              maximum extent permitted by law, the Exhibitor releases RASV
         decision of the Review Committee is final and the Exhibitor will                         (which term includes in this clause RASV's officers, employees,
         not have any right of appeal in respect of the Review Committee’s                        members, contractors and agents), from all claims, demands and
         decision.                                                                                liabilities of every kind resulting from any accident, damage, injury or
Forfeiture of deposit                                                                             illness occurring at the Showgrounds and, without limitation, the
         Where an appeal is upheld by the Review Committee, the                                   Exhibitor acknowledges and agrees:
         deposit referred to in Regulation 0 will be refunded to the Exhibitor                    (a)        RASV has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage,
         when or within a reasonable time after the decision of the Review                                   injury or illness to or caused by any Exhibit;
         Committee is notified by the Chief Executive Officer to the Exhibitor.                   (b)        RASV has no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage,
         Where an appeal is not upheld by the Review Committee, the                                          injury or illness to or caused by any Exhibitor or any Agent;
         deposit referred to in Regulation 0 will be retained by RASV.                            (c)        RASV has no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage
ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                to a Motor Vehicle or any of its contents whilst it is on the
                                                                                                             Showgrounds or in any car park under RASV’s control; and
No obligation to provide Exhibit space or accommodation                                           (d)        without limiting Regulations 0(a) and 0(b) above, RASV has
        (a)     RASV is not obliged to provide space for an Exhibit or                                       no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, injury or
                accommodation for an Exhibitor or any Agent of an                                            illness resulting from the sale, treatment, failure to treat,
                Exhibitor.     For the purposes of these Regulations,                                        destruction, disposal or other dealing with any Exhibit, or for
                "accommodation" includes provision of a space for a person                                   any loss, damage or injury to any personal belongings,
                to sleep.                                                                                    equipment or property brought onto the Showgrounds by
        (b)     Where RASV, in its discretion, allocates space for an Exhibit                                any person.
                or accommodation for an Exhibitor or any Agent of an
                                                                                        Indemnity
                Exhibitor, only the allocated areas may be used, and only for
                the purpose designated by RASV.                                                   To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Exhibitor indemnifies
                                                                                                  and keeps indemnified RASV and its officers, employees,
Personal effects
                                                                                                  members, contractors and agents from and against all actions,
         RASV has no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage:                          claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, expenses and liabilities
         (a)   suffered by an Exhibitor or any Agent of an Exhibitor using                        including without limitation, consequential loss and loss of profits for
               space provided for an Exhibit or accommodation for an                              which RASV is or may be or become liable in respect of or arising
               Exhibitor or any Agent of an Exhibitor; or                                         from:
         (b)   caused to personal belongings, equipment or property which                         (a)      loss, damage, injury or illness to any person in connection
               is brought onto the Showgrounds by an Exhibitor or any                                      with the Exhibit or the relevant Event;
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(b)      without limiting Regulation 0(a), loss, damage, injury or              Photography
                 illness to any other Exhibit or Exhibitor, or any Agent of any                (a)      The Exhibitor and any Agent acknowledges that they and
                 other Exhibitor, or to the property of RASV, or its members,                           their exhibits may be photographed or filmed while at the
                 or to the general public, or any member of the general public,                         Venue and that images may be used by RASV for marketing
                 caused or contributed to or by any act or omission of an                               and promotion.
                 Exhibit of the Exhibitor or by the Exhibitor or any Agent of
                 the Exhibitor; and                                                     Access and Correction
        (c)      without limiting Regulation 0(a), loss, damage, injury or                     (a)    An Exhibitor may contact RASV if the Exhibitor has a
                 illness to the Exhibit, or to the Exhibitor or any Agent of any                      complaint or a query about the information handling
                 other Exhibitor caused or contributed to by an act or                                practices of RASV.
                 omission of an Exhibit or by the transportation, feeding,                     (b)    An Exhibitor may request that RASV remove any personal
                 housing or exhibiting of an Exhibit.                                                 information about that Exhibitor published in connection with
                                                                                                      an Exhibit or an Event from RASV’s publications. RASV will,
Removal from Showgrounds                                                                              to the extent that it can reasonably do so and as soon as is
        Without prejudice to any other provision in these Regulations, where                          reasonably practical, remove such information from the
        RASV, its officers, employees, members, contractors or agents                                 relevant publications.
        removes an Exhibit, or causes an Exhibit to be removed from the                        (c)    An Exhibitor may access, correct or update personal
        Showgrounds, the Exhibit is removed or caused to be removed                                   information using My RASV at www.rasv.com.au
        entirely at the risk of the Exhibitor. The person or persons removing                  (d)    An Exhibitor may request RASV to provide access to any
        the Exhibit will be deemed to be the agent of the Exhibitor, and his                          personal information held by RASV about the Exhibitor, to
        or her acts and omissions will be deemed to be the acts and                                   the extent authorised by the Privacy Act and all other
        omissions of the Exhibitor.                                                                   applicable laws. Those laws may not give rise to a right of
ANIMAL OWNER’S LIABILITY INSURANCE                                                                    access to all information or in all circumstances.
        RASV may arrange owner's liability insurance cover for Exhibitors of                   (e)    An access request must be made in writing, addressed to:
        Exhibits that are animals, and, if RASV does so, the Exhibitor is                             The Company Secretary
        bound by the terms and conditions of this insurance and by applicable                         The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
        duties of an insured under the Insurance Contracts Act (1984).                                Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road
        Details of owner's liability insurance cover arranged by RASV are set                         Ascot Vale, Victoria, 3032
        out in the Relevant Schedule.
INFORMATION HANDLING                                                                    AGENTS
        RASV is bound by the National Privacy Principles of the Privacy                         Any person acting or purporting to act as an agent of an Exhibitor is
        Act 1988 (Cth) and other applicable laws governing privacy.                             deemed to have given RASV a warranty of his or her authority to
                                                                                                so act, and RASV is not required to make any inquiry as to that
Collection of Personal Information                                                              authority.
        (a)     RASV may collect, hold and use personal information about
                Exhibitors, their family members, invitees or Agents.                   GOVERNING LAW
        (b)     The types of information that may be collected include                          These Regulations are governed by the laws of Victoria.
                names and contact details, credit card details, qualifications,
                results of the Exhibitor’s entry into the relevant Event and
                any reprimand, fine, disqualification, withdrawal of an award
                or penalty imposed on the Exhibitor in connection with entry
                of the Exhibit in the relevant Event. Information may also be
                collected from other Bodies relating to the Exhibitor’s entry
                into events held by that Body including, without limitation,
                reprimands, fines, disqualifications, withdrawals of awards
                or penalties imposed.
        (c)     Personal information is collected for the purpose of
                administration of Events and the Show, as well as related
                purposes including, without limitation, promoting the Events
                and the Show, maintenance of records of information
                relevant to qualifications for future events, maintenance of
                health and safety records in relation to Events, applicable
                insurance cover for Events and making claims under
                RASV’s insurance for incidents which involve an Exhibitor
                and occur during an Event.
        (d)     Personal information may also be used for the purpose of
                informing Exhibitors about other events and services. RASV
                may send an Exhibitor publications and information about
                other events and services unless the exhibitor indicates to
                RASV that the Exhibitor does not want to receive such
                publications or information.
Sharing of Personal Information
       (a)     RASV may share information which has been collected by
               RASV under Regulation 0 with other organisations and
               service providers to assist in administering the Events and
               the Show, including co-sponsors of Events and health
               service providers, indemnity or insurance providers or other
               Bodies, or any entity that may subsequently administer the
               Event.
       (b)     RASV may also publish winners details on its websites or
               publications or disclose information about an Exhibitor to the
               media for the purpose of publishing articles on the
               Exhibitor’s participation in the Event, unless the Exhibitor
               has requested that the Exhibitor’s personal information not
               be published or disclosed for these purposes.
       (c)     RASV may also disclose information if otherwise required or
               authorised by law.




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