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2023 Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards

The Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards is open to males and females, twenty to thirty years of age who have a strong commitment to the rural industries and an involvement and passion for the Agricultural Show movement.

The aim of the Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards is to highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, in particular, those associated with the Agricultural Show movement.

The Awards identify those people actively involved in their local Show, who have a sound knowledge of current rural issues affecting our local areas, Queensland and Australia and have a strong affiliation with agriculture.

The Oakey Rural Ambassador Awards consist of the following sections:

  • Rural Ambassador – 20 to 29 years, male/female, married/unmarried, children/no children

  • Young Rural Ambassador – 15 to 19 years, male/female


The Awards seek young people who symbolise the rural spirit - people with vitality who are forward thinking and with a passion for the land and local agricultural shows.

The competition is run on four levels. The Oakey Rural Ambassador winner will progress to the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber Final which will be held at the Toowoomba Royal Show. If successful, the Darling Downs Sub Chamber winner will then represent the Darling Downs Region and compete in the State Final held during the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA). The winner of the State Final then competes at the National Final held at a State Royal Show. This is a national competition, but with New Zealand joining us in 2008 it has expanded to international status.

                          Oakey Magical Gala Presentation Evening


                                      Greenwood Hall, Oakey Showgrounds, Oakey - Cooyar Road, Oakey


                                                                                     Saturday 4th March 2023

                                                                          Doors open at 6.00pm

                                        Sponsored by McLean Care






                              Join us for an evening filled with magic and music celebrating this year's entrants in the

                                                                Oakey Showgirl & Rural Ambassador Awards.

               Featuring Gold Coast Magician Jason Grey from 6.30pm




                        from Leanne phone 0417 707 307


    from Show Secretary's office Saturday 25 February 10am - 12pm

                 Admission: Adults $30 ( includes a complimentary drink on arrival)

                                    High School Students $15; Primary School Students $10;

                                    Group: 2 adults & 2 or more children $80

                    2 course supper; lucky door prize; DJ; dancing & licensed bar.


                                                Dress Code: Cocktail, Semi Formal  

                                                   2023 Showgirl Awards

                                                                         Oakey Showgirl - ages 18 - 28 years

                                                                         Teen Showgirl - ages 14 - 17 years

                                                                       Junior  Showgirl - ages 10 - 13 years

                                                                         Mini Showgirl - ages 6 - 9 years

                                              2023 Rural Ambassador Awards

                                                       Rural Ambassador - men & women aged 20 - 29 years

                                                   Young Rural Ambassador - boys & girls aged 15 - 19 years

                                                       The Showgirl & Rural Ambassador Awards are a great way to become involved in your local community,

                                                                     gain confidence and skills in personal development as well as have lots of fun.

                                                                                                        For more information contact:

                                                                                                          Leanne 0407 115 709

                                                                                                          Louise 0456 568 473

                                                                                                          Katie 0487 683 973

                      Entries in all sections close at 5pm January 31st 2023. Winners will be announced on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Oakey Show Ball.

              The winner of Oakey Showgirl and Rural Ambassador will advance on to the QCAS Sub Chamber Finals at the 2023 Toowoomba Royal Show.


2022 Mrs Alex Peters

2021 No Rural Ambassador due to COVID

2020 Ms Hayley Osborne

2020 Ms Adelayde McKellar (Young Rural Ambassador)

2019  Mrs Rebecca Meacham (also 2019 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Runner-up

2018  Mrs Stacey Radke

2017  Mrs Liz Couchman (also 2017 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador)

2010  Miss Renae Radke (also 2010 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador)

2009  Miss Carla Tierney (also 2009 Darling Downs Rural Ambassador, 2010 National Rural Ambassador)

Class 6 – Open Rural Ambassador

The Open Rural Ambassador Award is open to men and women married or single aged 20 – 30 years by 1 August 2023.

Open Rural Ambassador Prize Package sponsored by:

Kara Grant of Grant Finance Solutions to the value of $500.00 plus Official Rural Ambassador Winner Rosette and automatic eligibility into the Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Award judged at 2023 Toowoomba Show.


Class 7 – Young Rural Ambassador

The Young Rural Ambassador Award is open to men and women married or single aged 15 – 19 years by 1 August 2023.

Young Rural Ambassador Prize Package sponsored by:

Riverina Oakey to the value of $250.00 plus Official Young Rural Ambassador Winner Rosette.

show girl contact : Judy Byers/Leanne Schilf

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