The first meeting of the Showmen’s Guild in Australia was convened in Orange, NSW in 1908. The Showmen’s Guild of Australasia (the SGA) was registered under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act, 1904-1926 on 7 February 1927 in Melbourne, as an “Organization of Employers in connection with the Showmen’s Industry.” The SGA proudly celebrated their centenary throughout 2008 with the theme, “100 NOT OUT”. All their members are eagerly looking forward to a strong and exciting future for the Showmen’s Industry.

Further information about the SGA can be found on the Showmen’s Guild of Australasia website.

The Showmen’s Club
4 Turner Avenue
Yatala, Qld, 4207

Phone: (07) 3807 0011
Facsimile: (07) 3807 0730
Email :

The SGA are proud to offer their “Traditional Showmen Lines” which refers to products they have exclusive rights to sell. This includes: fairy floss, dagwood dogs, waffles, doughnuts, toffee apples, snow cones and cordial based drinks; toys and novelties including dolls on sticks, inflatable and soft plush toys.

Further information on this can be found in the Memorandum of Understanding in the list below.

Forms And Resources

Banned Items
Fact Sheets, Members, Resources, Risk Management, Rules and ByLaws, Showmens Guild September 21, 2021
Memorandum of Understanding
Showmens Guild March 12, 2019
Showmens Guild of Australasia
Showmens Guild September 17, 2021