The Australian opal show circuit is a series of shows (mostly open to the public) that are run from April until August every year. It is a great way to travel around the country and see some of the most amazing opals and gemstones that Australia has to offer.

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Lightning Ridge Opal Show

Lightning Ridge, home of the black opal is host to an opal festival which is held annually at the end of July each year. The dates for 2020 are 29 July – 01 August 2020.

On display and available for sale is an amazing array of
opal. The show attracts gem and jewellery wholesalers, jewellers, rockhounds
and all those who are passionate about beautiful gemstones and jewellery from
around the world.

The Competition

The IOJDAA also organises an International Design Award
Competition every alternative year which attracts entrants from around the

Entries for the 2020 competition close at 5pm 01 July, 2021 AEDT. Click here for registration.

The Gala Dinner

Held in line with the competition is a gala dinner hosted to celebrate the Design Competition and to pay homage to all entrants and winners in particular. The Gala Dinner will be held on 30 July, 2021. To purchase tickets click here.