The Nationals

If you haven’t been to a National show, it’s a must do, if you want to see one of the best spectacles in the hobby.

Each State (Zone) has a team of three birds in each of the 26 Varieties and compete’s on points to win the Shield for their State. The Birds are judges down to 21 over the two days of the show. On the Sunday afternoon there is usually an auction of one pair of each variety supplied by past winning breeders, which helps raise the funds to run the event.

There are social events each night, with a meet & greet on the Friday night, a presentation dinner on the Sunday night and quite often followed by Guest speakers and aviary visits the week after.

Below are a few  video’s and highlights of some previous events, to show you how good they are.

Download & play the slideshow of:  Busselton WA Nationals 2008

Download & play the slideshow of: Coffs Harbour NSW Nationals 2004

Download & play the slideshow of: Cairns Qld Nationals 2003

Download & play the slideshow of: Hobart Tasie Nationals 2002

2021 South Australia Cancelled.

Subject – Cancellation of the National Show in May 2022

The Executive of the Budgerigar Council of South Australia Inc has held a crisis meeting in relation to the holding of the 47th National Show.   As the host state, it was decided with regret to cancel the event due to much uncertainty surrounding the course of the current pandemic. 

The decision was based on the combined risks of potential border restrictions, flight disruptions, teams impacted in transit or once in SA, density limits at the venue and a possible new wave of the pandemic as the weather cools.

The personal health of attendees given their age demographic was however our primary concern and as this has already impacted on key personnel within the BCSA the situation has been further exacerbated.

The BCSA Executive delayed making a final decision for as long as possible but the current rapidly escalating situation with the Covid pandemic throughout Australia has required this decisive action.

Fanciers need to be made aware of this decision urgently to save them from booking airfares and accommodation.

Peter Glassenbury

On behalf of the BCSA Executive.