600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia (View on map)
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About this Venue
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an event cost at Brisbane Showgrounds?
For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements.
What type of events can be hosted at Brisbane Showgrounds?
The following types of events can be held at Brisbane Showgrounds:
- Trade Show
- University Ball
- Trivia Night
- School Formal
- Product Launch
- Networking Event
- Gala Dinner
- End of Financial Year Party
- Corporate Function
- Cocktail Party
- Christmas Party
- Awards Dinner
- 50th Birthday Party
- 40th Birthday Party
- 30th Birthday Party
- Bar Mitzvah
- Birthday Party
- Bat Mitzvah
- Engagement Party
- Corporate Offsite
- 21st Birthday Party
- 18th Birthday Party
- Bridal shower
- Baby shower
- Private Dining
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if Brisbane Showgrounds is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.
How do I find out if Brisbane Showgrounds is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if Brisbane Showgrounds is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at Brisbane Showgrounds?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at Brisbane Showgrounds:
- Bar Tab
- External Catering
- Filtered Water
- Inhouse Catering
- Coffee / Tea
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
What steps are involved in booking an event at Brisbane Showgrounds?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at Brisbane Showgrounds and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.
Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements
Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at Brisbane Showgrounds to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?
This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.
If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with Brisbane Showgrounds to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).
VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by Brisbane Showgrounds if you book via us.
I have more questions. How do I get in contact?
There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page
The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.
Where is Brisbane Showgrounds located?
Brisbane Showgrounds, Royal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
The Brisbane Showgrounds is conveniently located just 1.5km from the city CBD in Bowen Hills and 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport.
It’s bordered by Bowen Bridge Road, O'Connell Terrace, Brookes Street and St Paul's Terrace and is home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre, a four and a half star Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining and retail hub.
The Brisbane Showgrounds is designed to provide exceptional services and facilities to all visitors.
The Royal International Convention Centre is wheelchair accessible on both levels and designated car parking spaces are located on ground level. Wheelchairs are also available from the Customer Relations team.
Individual accessibility restrooms are located on both the upper and lower levels of the convention centre and there is one ambulant toilet within each bathroom location.
What parking options are available at Brisbane Showgrounds?
Attending an event at the Brisbane Showgrounds or dining in King Street? We offer three undercover parking facilities with a total capacity of more than 1,100 vehicles.
The Pavilion Car Park
- Accessible via Gate 5 off O'Connell Terrace
- Short walk to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH)
- 650 parking bays including 8 disability bays
- Secure undercover parking open 24/7
- Ticketless system using License Plate Recognition
- 4-metre height clearance
The Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) Car Park
- Access at 600 Gregory Terrace
- Perfect for events at the convention centre
- Short walk to King Street, Rydges Hotel and the Tivoli
- 140 parking bays including 2 disability bays
- secure undercover parking open 5am-midnight, Monday-Friday
- Ticketless system using License Plate Recognition
- 3-metre height clearance
King Street Parking
- Access via Machinery or Alexandria Streets
- Perfect for dining or shopping in King Street
- 380 parking bays including 8 disability bays
- Secure undercover parking open 24/7
- Ticketless system using License Plate Recognition
- 2.2-metre height clearance
What is the background of the Royal ICC & Brisbane Showgrounds and the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)?
About the Royal ICC & Brisbane Showgrounds
The historic Brisbane Showgrounds is a world-class event and lifestyle precinct located just 1.5km from the city's CBD, hosting one of Queensland's largest sporting venues with over 85 acres for major events that host over 500,000 people each year. It also offers everything you need to make your event or day out into an experience state-of-the-art facilities in addition to four and a half star Rydges Hotel plus King Street dining and retail hub making it perfect for all occasions!
The Brisbane Showgrounds is the largest and most versatile venue in Queensland, perfect for any occasion. Whether it's an intimate gathering of 20 or a larger event with 25,000 people; The Brisbane Showgrounds has you covered!
Every year over one million people come to the Queensland Showgrounds for a variety of different events. From large corporate functions and music festivals, like Ekka, 250 events are held at the grounds each year with its most popular event being The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka).
The Brisbane Showgrounds are undergoing massive renovations to transform the area into a year-round destination for all of Queensland. Stage three is currently underway, which has already transformed key areas such as The Brewery and Lounge Bar One. Find out more about how you can get involved with this regeneration project on their website today!
The Brisbane Showgrounds is owned and operated by the RNA, whose core charter is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in Queenslanders. All revenue generated at this venue goes back into supporting their mission of celebrating what it means for farmers to ensure that our everyday lives are made possible with nutritious food on every plate.
About the RNA
Founded in 1875, the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) is an independent, not-for-profit member-organisation that has freehold title to one of Brisbane's most iconic assets.
Its guiding mission is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders.
The RNA showcases and rewards the best of the best in Queensland agriculture through its annual Ekka and RQFWS competitions.
Produce from the international competitions is showcased in a celebration event at Brisbane Showgrounds and Royal International Convention Centre.
The RNA is an organization with a rich history in Queensland. They are the voice of more than 4,100 members across Queensland and beyond that have been involved with this organisation for generations.
What function spaces are available at Brisbane Showgrounds?
A modern and versatile pillarless space is the perfect place for conferences, exhibitions, banquets. It features Australia's first operable ceiling grid system that dramatically cuts set-up time and costs.
A pillarless room with an operable ceiling grid system is perfect for cutting set-up time and costs. This space features the first of its kind in Australia!
This space is perfect for the modern conference, with an operable ceiling grid system that cuts set up time and costs. This column-free exhibit hall features Australia's first such rigging system which will make it easier to move large objects around without expensive construction or engineering feats.
Halls A & B Combined
Australia has just got a new large event space. Halls A and B combine to produce 1700m2 of unique air-conditioned space that is perfect for conferences, exhibitions, banquets or other events requiring larger scale venues.
Halls A, B & C Combined
Brisbane's largest clear-span event space can be created using Halls A, B and C. This 3213 square meter dream has Australia's first operable ceiling grid system that makes it perfect for decorating.
Meeting Rooms 1 - 7
Flexible meeting rooms to suit any occasion, be it a small or large group. Audio-visual equipment like projectors and screens are also available for presentations of the latest data in all seven different sizes.
2 Meeting Rooms Combined
With a combined effort, two smaller meeting rooms can be turned into an intimate space for small meetings or presentations. The three spaces equipped with audiovisual equipment will provide you with the tools needed to make your event as successful and memorable as possible!
3 Meeting Rooms Combined
Meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 combines to provide a sophisticated setting for corporate dinners, meetings, workshops or any event. The space is equipped with audio visual technology such as data projectors and screens that can be used in order to make the presentation more interactive.
Board Rooms 1 & 2 (each)
Flexible and fully equipped board rooms ideal for small conferences, meetings or private interviews because the space is soundproof. Free Wi-fi allows you to work on your laptop while in a meeting.
Board Rooms 1 & 2 Combined
Combine Board Rooms 1 and 2 to create a grand space for larger corporations and boards to meet. The room offers soundproofing, free Wi-Fi, galore of natural light from its large windows which overlook the street below; it also contains state-of-the art facilities such as an adjustable podium that can be raised or lowered depending on how many people are present at the meeting table.
The Plaza is a spectacular outdoor space that can be utilised for the displaying of public art outside. It's also perfect as an open, flexible place to host pre-dinner cocktails before guests make their way inside Royal International Convention Centre.
Marquee 1 is a large undercover space that can host concerts, exhibitions and other events. It's accessible via Bowen Bridge Road or O'Connell Terrace.
Marquee 2 is a large undercover space located in Sideshow Alley that will be perfect for exhibitions and music festivals. This venue has an area to hold gala dinners as well, making it easy for you not only to enjoy the event but also to find a nice place outside to eat dinner! Marquee 2 can easily be found by taking Bowen Bridge Road or O'Connell Terrace.
John Reid Pavillion
With soaring ceilings and inspiring architecture, John Reid Pavilion is a unique blank canvas for events of all sizes. Event planners from across the industry have kept this versatile venue in high demand.
Sideshow Alley is now home to a variety of event planners that use the space for their creative and imaginative ideas. The area offers both an outdoor pavilion as well as indoor options with limited restrictions on what can be done in the location thanks to its large, flat, bitumen surface.
The Exhibition Building has everything you need for an event that is well organised. The loading dock makes it easy to set up the venue and provides access via a private organiser's office so there is no trouble with any event planning matters.
Ernest Baynes Dining Room
The Ernest Baynes Dining Room is a historic and iconic space in the heart of our main arena. The room has been renovated to maintain its vintage style, but now features all-new furnishings that are perfect for your next event!
There is no space like the Main Area at Brisbane Showgrounds. It's both awe-inspiring and convenient, which makes it perfect for hosting any event you can think of - from a small dinner party to an outdoor concert with thousands in attendance!
The Governors Pavilion, with its high ceiling windows and adjustable lighting is a stunning venue. With tinted windows that allow natural light to flood the room during daylight hours, this intimate space will create an atmosphere for your event unlike any other.
Stockmen's Bar & Grill
With the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor space, Stockmen's Bar and Grill is an excellent location for any event. The venue features a bar with kitchen facilities so you can cater your own party or wedding without having to worry about bringing in outside food vendors - it won't be necessary!
With Stockmen's Bar and Grill, your event will be more than just a party! You'll also get to enjoy the flexibility of indoor or outdoor areas, kitchen facilities for food service needs, and even an on-site bar.
Virtual / Hybrid Events
Virtual events are a great way to reach audiences around the globe. Attending an in-person event can be expensive, but with our virtual solutions, you'll never have to worry about airline tickets and hotels again! You can bring in presenters from anywhere on earth--even if they're just across town!--to share their presentations or participate as panellists during Q&A sessions.
Whether you're delivering a hybrid event from the Royal International Convention Centre or a fully virtual event online, we can deliver your communications regardless of your current restrictions.
Microhire's system can deliver a worldwide event to any webinar or streaming platform you desire. They will help develop and ensure your meeting is engaging, ensuring it reaches the widest possible audience across different countries on earth.
- Be in control of what your attendees see and hear
- Divide delegates into breakout sessions / discussion groups
- Come in and out of individual sessions like you would a normal room, adding input as you feel
- Bring all participants back together to share content or an update and instantly go back to the breakout session
- Users can use their personal devices to join and contribute (smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops)
- Traditional phones can be used to participate with audio only
- Recordings are available on completion