Perth Royal Olives Show reintroduces Table Olives

Olives WA is excited to announce the re-introduction of seven table olives classes into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show. Olive producers Australia-wide are invited to submit their table olives and olive oil during the months of June and July into the 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show.

Competition Administrator and olive lover Karen Sanders said: “This year has been a bumper season for olives and olive oil and the Show is a great opportunity for olive growers to showcase the outstanding quality and freshness of Australian grown and produced olives and olive oil.”

The table olive judging panel, led by one of Australia’s leading table olive specialists Professor Stan Kailis, will assess entries in seven different classes based on methods of processing and product type. In each class, judges will evaluate the attributes of the olives, including flavour (bitterness, saltiness and acidity) as well as the aroma, appearance and texture.

“Our Australian olive growers have been producing excellent table olives and I’m looking forward to tasting a variety of them for this year’s show,” said Professor Kailis. Entries for table olives open on Friday 9 June and close Friday 30 June 2017.

The Perth Royal Olives Show Olive Oil judging will again run under the expert guidance of Chief Judge Isabelle Okis. “After a tough year for West Australian olive growers last year, the 2017 harvest is looking exceptional! We are expecting high numbers of olive oil entries this year, and we are hoping to taste some wonderful oils.” Olive oil entries open on 10 July and close on 4 August 2017.

Award winners for both table olives and extra virgin olive oils will be announced at a promotional event in September 2017.

Entry packs are being released on the Olives WA and Perth Royal Show websites, containing details on how and when table olive and olive oil entries can be submitted: and

Alternatively, packs can be requested by contacting Olives WA on 9337 2810 or email:


For further media information contact:

Karen Sanders, Competition Administrator. T: 9337 2810 E:

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