Frequently Asked Questions

Key Event Information:

Opening Hours:

19 – 21 May 2023

Friday 19: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 20: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday 21: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Single Day: Adults $15, Seniors Card $12
Multi-Day: Adults $18, Seniors Card $15

Children under 16 with Adults are FREE

Purchase your tickets online and SAVE $$$ and get express entry at the gate!

Venue: Mackay Showgrounds, 24 Milton Street, Mackay, Qld, 4740

Parking: Limited parking is available at the Mackay Showgrounds, access via Milton Street.

Disability Parking: A limited number of Persons with a Disability (PWD) car parking spaces are available close to each entry gate for holders of a valid government issued disability parking permit. These car parks will be issued to customers on a first come, first served basis each event day. Please ensure your disability parking permit is visible for the carpark attendant to see.

Can I purchase tickets at the event?

Yes, you can buy tickets at the event, however, if you purchase your tickets online – closer to the event you save $$$ and get express entry at the gate.
Yes, Tap and Go – Note: Tickets are available at the gate by credit card and eftpos ONLY. No cash sales.


Do carers to a Companion Card Holder have to pay?

A paid or unpaid assistant or carer assisting the holder of a current Companion Card are admitted FREE with a paid ticket. To apply for your free pass you will need to enter your Companion Card number when purchasing a ticket. All carers will need to complete the online ticketing questionnaire to receive their pass.

What discount cards do you accept?

This event offers discounted entry to people with a valid Seniors Card, Seniors Card +Go, Seniors Business Discount Card, Veteran Affairs Card, Pension Concession Card (Aged only) and Companion Card holders. Tickets are only valid when shown with the valid Card.

Can I get a multiple day ticket?

Yes, there are multiple day tickets available at a discounted cost. purchase tickets – closer to the event

How do I get to the event?

 The event is held at the Mackay Showgrounds, 24 Milton St, Mackay QLD 4740. more info 

Is there parking available at the event?

Yes. Limited parking is available at the Mackay Showgrounds, access via Milton Street. more info

Are there ATMs at the event?

There will be no ATMs at the event.

How do I get a copy of the Event Guide?

The Event Guide will be available at the event entrance.
An online version of the event guide will be available on this website the week of the event.

Is there a list of exhibitors?

Yes, the list of exhibitors will be available in the Event Guide and online. read more.

Is there food available at the event?

Yes there will be a number of different food stalls at the event. See them here.

Are pets allowed at the event?

No dogs or other animals are allowed within the event (excepting registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs). For details on conditions of entry, click here.

Can I smoke at the event?

No. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) inside the event precinct or within 10 metres of the event entrances is prohibited.