The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) is a member based not-for-profit organisation governed by 21 RNA Councillors. An executive team of seven, including the RNA President, is responsible for overseeing the operations of the association which owns and operates the Brisbane Showgrounds, situated 1.5 kilometres from Brisbane's central business district.
The organisation's charter is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.
The RNA runs the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland's largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in August. Staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage by bringing the city and country together for a once a year get-together. On average 400,000 people gather to see thousands of exhibits, 10,000 animals, world-class entertainment and taste award-winning food and wine.
Along with the iconic Ekka, the organisation runs the Royal Queensland Awards, a series of six individual competitions unearthing the best produce in Australia.
The Brisbane Showgrounds is a venue business which hosts more than 250 events each year, including music festivals, corporate functions and sporting matches and is home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre.
To celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.
To provide a vibrant destination with leading educational and event facilities and activities that capture the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders, from the country to the city.