Large floor display (area approx. 4mx4m)
Medium floor display (area approx. 3mx3m)
Small floor display (area approx. 2mx2m)
Table Tops comprising 2 tables
Table Top comprising 1 table
Group of 4 Paphiopedilums or other orchids (Table Top)
Preliminary List of Vendors (to be confirmed)
Display Classes
Class 1 International
Class 2 Interstate
Class 3 Country Societies NSW
Class 4 Metro Societies
Class 5 Individuals or groups
Class 6 Cut Flower display Interstate/Overseas
Class 7 Commercial
Display Sizes
Orchid Mart
Sim's Orchids
Kiwi Orchid Bark
Mary Ahonen - Cake Decorating Artist
Orchid Mania (previously Kuranda Exotics)
Bromeliads Australia  [Gleness & Jamie (son) Larnach]
We continue negotiations with AQIS and have been able to arrange unique provisions for overseas vendors coming to this conference.  Some vendors will have pre-quarantine within their own facilities and providing plants are clean on arrival, they will be sold without further restriction.  Where vendors do not have this approval, vendors have a choice of quarantine prior to the conference or selling plants to then go into quarantine at a facility we have contracted for the conference.  Thus we will have access to overseas plants in numbers not seen previously.  There will be the usual wide array of flasks available from local and overseas sources.
Preliminary Program
Show Schedule
Orquideas del Valle - Colombia (Price List)
Closing date for orders 20th January, 2018. Orders are to be sent to: Andrea Niessen with a copy to Ian Chalmers.
AWZ Orchids - Brazil
Sunset Valley Orchids (Fred Clarke,USA - Flask List)
Hanajima Orchids Japan/Thailand
Australian Vendors
Overseas Vendors
  Wednesday 18th July 2018    9.00 am Registration Desk Opens
  10.00 am Set-up of Displays & Vendors
  Thursday 19th July 2018    7.30 am Judges' Breakfast
   8.00 am Registration Desk Opens
Vendors Set-up continues
   8.30 am Judging commences
   7.00 pm Opening Ceremony - Registrants Only
  Friday 20th July 2018    8.00 am Show opens for Registrant Photography
Registration Desk Opens
   9.00 am Open to the Public
Lecture Program commences
   4.00 pm Closed to the Public
  Saturday 21st July 2018    8.00 am Show opens for Registrant Photography
Registration Desk Opens
   9.00 am Open to the Public
Lecture program commences
   4.00 pm Closed to the Public
   7.00 pm Conference Dinner & Presentation of Major
  Sunday 22nd July 2018    9.00 am Open to the Public
  10.00 am AOC AGM
      3.00 pm Show closes - pull down commences
Information for Overseas Registrants Purchasing Plants
Overseas Registrants purchasing orchids at the conference may take their plants home to their countries.

The Conference Committee will establish an office to assist registrants in exporting their plants.

1. Registrants will need to provide receipts covering their purchases to the office with a list of the plants.
2. The CITIES permit and the Application for Inspection for Phyto will be issued at the show for a fee of $120. (payable in cash). An Approved
Inspection site  and time of inspection will need to be nominated by the registrant.  (we will have a list of Approved Inspection sites at the show)
3. The data entry will be carried out off site and a confirmation certificate will be issued at the show.
4. The plants will need to be taken to an approved inspection site during the following working week.
List of Champions and Awards
List of displays and prize money
Benching Classes including Photography, Visual Arts (Orchid theme) and Floral Art
Conditions of Entry
The Show Schedule is available as a .pdf. The Schedule includes:
We are offering the opportunity for Affiliated Societies or individuals to sponsor Champions or Classes. Your name will be included in all promotional material and events. Email the Show Marshal if you are interested.
List of Sponsors
$10 per person with children under 15 years of age free.
To assist organisers with space allocation please email: with your Display Class and Display Size.
General Admission to Show and Vendor Area on Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd, 2018