Free entry for children under 14
A trip to the Melbourne Royal Show this year will be significantly cheaper for families after the state government announced on Thursday that children under 14 will get free entry.
While willing parents will still spend a small fortune on show bags and rides, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has announced that entry to the show, which takes place during the September school holidays, will be free for children in order to alleviate cost of living pressures.
“We think this is really important,” Andrews said after making the announcement on Twitter. “It was really difficult for the youngsters. It has been difficult for families and … there are significant cost of living pressures.
It will be the city’s first Melbourne Royal Show since September 2019, with two back-to-back shows axed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“[It’s] to get back to that sense of normalcy to get things back that we haven’t been able to have because of the virus and safety and because we’ve followed the science and made some really tough choices,” he said.
“I think the show is going to be just great.”
The Show will take place from Thursday 22 September to Sunday 2 October.
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