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2024 - 22nd Annual National Show 

Venue: Royal Canberra Poultry Show - Exhibition Park (EPIC), Canberra

The Show will be held on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of June 2024

Note: The Show is in Canberra at Exhibition Park as part of the Royal Canberra Poultry Show in 2024, on the King's Birthday Long Weekend of June. We look forward to seeing you all there.

The show schedule and entry form is available online. If you would like more information about the show please contact:

Show Secretary: Heather Proctor - 0400 335 090 or

Download a show schedule and entry form by clicking on the link below. See the buttons labeled 'Enter Here' and 'Schedule' under the main heading.

Judges: Kevin Smith (VIC) (Standard) Gavin Woods (SA) (Bantam) 

Chief Steward: Dale Ashton

Show Date: 8th and 9th of June 2024

Start Time: 7am Saturday 8th (judging starts at 9.15am).

Entries: Entries open 23rd March 2024. Contact our show secretary listed above or Royal Canberra Show Manager, Peter Shands on 0401 832 395.

Entries close 10th May 2024 (unless capacity is reached prior). Please submit your entries as soon as possible to make life easier for the show organisers.

Entry Fees:

See show schedule and entry form available for download from the link above.

Note: For both Brahma and Cochin - within each colour class there will be the four sections; Cock, Hen, Cockerel and Pullet.



Brahma Classes:

The “Premier 3” Classes



Partridge includes Gold

All other Classes

Columbian AC (All other colours with a columbian pattern) includes Blue Light, Buff Columbian, Blue Buff Columbian, and White Buff Columbian. Note - the exception is the Light (Silver based Columbian) which has its own class (see Premier 3 classes above).




Self Colour AC includes, Black, Buff and Blue


Barred AC includes Barred, Cuckoo, Buff Cuckoo, Barred Light, Barred Buff Columbian, Gold Crele and Silver Crele


AOC (All other colours) includes Blue Partridge, Chamois, Salmon, Splash, Speckled, Gold Laced, Silver Laced, Blue Laced Gold and others



Cochin Classes:



AO Self Colour (Blue, White etc)


AORC (All other colours including Blue Partridge)

Major Awards:

The following awards will also be presented

• Grand Champion of Show (across Brahma and Cochin) (rosette and trophy)

• Champion Standard Brahma (sash and trophy)

• Champion Bantam Brahma (sash and trophy)

• Champion Cochin (sash and trophy)

• Reserve Champion Standard Brahma (sash)

• Reserve Champion Bantam Brahma (sash)

• Reserve Champion Cochin (sash)

Club Awards:

• Best Bantam Light Brahma (K&C Abuid Award) (rosette)

• Best Bantam Dark Brahma (Don Jones Award) (rosette)

• Best Bantam Buff Columbian Brahma (rosette)

• Best Bantam Partridge Brahma (George Childs Award) (rosette)

• Best Bantam AORC Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard Blue Partridge (rosette)

• Best Standard AORC Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard Blue Partridge (rosette)

• Best Standard Barred AC Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard Columbian AC Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard White Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard Dark Brahma (Bryan John Meade Award) (rosette)

• Best Standard Light Brahma (rosette)

• Best Standard Partridge Brahma (Rob Gollop Award) (rosette)

• Best Standard Self-coloured AC Brahma (rosette)

• Best AORC Cochin (rosette)

• Best Black Cochin (rosette)

• Best AO Self Coloured Cochin (rosette)

• Best Partridge Cochin (rosette)

• Best Buff Cochin (rosette)


Recognition Awards:

Cindy Pretty Breeder of the Year Award - perpetual Trophy

Lance Hicks Memorial Award - perpetual trophy

Champion Junior Exhibitor - rosette

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 23-24 Financial Year AGM will take place on the 8th of March 2024 via Zoom. Please contact Heather Proctor for more information. 

General meeting on Saturday 8th of March at 11am in showground meeting room. 


2024 Show award presentation at 10am on Sunday 9th June in showground meeting room. 


Note: The Official Show Dinner is being held at 6.50pm Saturday 8th June at the Pavilion on Northbourne. See show schedule and online entry forms. Contact Heather Proctor for more info.

The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia will also have an informal dinner on Friday the 7th at TBC, time TBC.

For more information contact 

Heather Proctor - 0400 335 090 or for more information.

Some exhibitors will be staying in town on Sunday night after the show and will meet for dinner - location and time to be provided on the day - see Heather Proctor.

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