Billed as the largest event of its type in the world, the show will refund all ticket holders automatically in due course.
“Following the state government announcement this afternoon, the Australian Sheep and Wool Show is cancelled for 2021,” a spokesperson said.
“We are so very sorry about this and understand how much you have invested in your site and your presence at this event.
“If you are a siteholder we have been advised that you cannot return until next Wednesday to clear your site.
“We are sorry we have been unable to find out further information at this stage. If you are returning to other states, please check your own state regulations about returning and what is required from a covid testing perspective.
“We will have security on site every day and night to ensure the safety of your goods.
“Refunds and carry over of fees will be dealt with in the coming weeks, please give us time.”