The Penrith Working Truck Show goes Virtual for 2021!

The year 2020 proved to be a difficult year all round, not just with the cancellation of the 2020 Penrith Working Truck Show (PWTS) but also with the subsequent forced closure of the Museum due to the pandemic and the passing of our CEO, Mark White AFSM OAM.

Whilst we had hoped to honour Mark’s memory and hold the PWTS in 2021 as in previous years, the Museum’s Board of Directors have conceded that this is not possible in the current environment.

The Museum’s Board had been holding off making a decision however recent events have shown that things can change suddenly. The Museum lost approximately $30,000 in un-refundable expenditure from the last-minute cancellation of the 2020 show which is why we are sure you can understand our hesitation in proceeding with the 2021 show.

As such, the Museum’s Board of Directors have decided to hold a virtual PWTS 2021. Yes, things will be different but if the situation in NSW changes it will mean we can have a special PWTS Memorial and Trophy Day in March 2021 when the winning trucks of each category will be invited to the Museum.

Please note, to try and assist the Museum in recovering costs we will be utilising the items produced for the 2020 show. Therefore the upcoming 2021 show is still being branded as the 33rd Penrith Working Truck Show.

Important Dates:

Friday 15th  January 2021 – Entries for the digital event open.

Ignore the pricing on the entry forms! As the event is digital, we have dropped the entry price from $75 to just $20 per category (or $50 for 3 categories). The pricing will be adjusted by the team at the Museum when your entry form is received.

Monday 8th February 2021 – Entries CLOSE at 4pm.

Monday 22nd February 2021 – Voting in the digital truck show opens to the public.

Monday 1st March 2021 – Public voting closes at 4pm.

Monday 8th March 2021 – Trophy recipients will be notified and we will release information about the Trophy/Memorial Day scheduled for 28 March 2021.

Sunday 28th March 2021 – Trophy and Memorial Day

           (more details to be announced closer to date).

Who are the judges?

You! Voting will be open to the public digitally from Monday 22 February 2021 to Monday 1 March 2021. Watch our social media and website for more information closer to the day.


We will also have an expert panel of judges who will be invited to vote independently to the online vote and whose votes will count for extra points.

How to Enter:

1. Simply download the entry form. Click Here to Download Entry Form

2. Fill it out.

3. Get it the Museum either via mail (PO BOX 400, Penrith, 2751), email ( or visit us at the Museum (1 Museum Drive, Penrith) 

4. Make sure to include up to 4 images of each truck you enter. As this is now a virtual show all trucks will be judged via these photographs. Please note that no more than 4 images per truck will be accepted, except for those entering the custom super truck category for which you can submit up to 10 images.

Thank You to our Amazing Sponsors who have supported both the Museum and the Penrith Working Truck Show during this difficult time. 

Principal Sponsors

Major Sponsors

This show is owned and fully managed by the Museum of Fire, a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation.


The Museum is indebted to the Sponsors, supporters, attendees and the many volunteers who come together on the day to run this special community event.

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