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Trish McMorrine is doing the roster for the EKKA.
Her phone number is 0403 066 219. 

EKKA Volunteering

QCGC will hold a stand at the EKKA coordinated by the Ipswich Horticultural Society Inc. with Sandra Logue is the Coorinator.  Sandra  is loking for volunteers to supply plants for display. The theme is "Rainbow Cnnections" so bring colourfull plants (Yellow, Green, Red, Blue and Orange pots).  Phone Sandra direct for details or fill out the volunteer details.  Anne Baster will be the QCGC contact..

Use this form to request an Entry ticket.  Tickets will be emailed to the contact email address. 

RNA Transport Details No Trains

This morning, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Honorable Mark Bailey MP, announced changes to public transport for this year’s Royal Queensland Show due to the Cross River Rail project (CRR).

Due to major construction works on Exhibition Station, as part of CRR, Exhibition Station won’t be operating during Ekka 2023. However, there will be plenty of transport options available for our valued Ekka patrons, with multiple alternative travel options including nearby bus and train stations, bus shuttles and special services for passengers with accessibility needs.

CRR, Translink and Queensland Rail have worked with the RNA to ensure multiple alternative train and bus travel options for your journey to this year’s Show. You can catch a train to Fortitude Valley or a bus shuttle to Herston – it is then just a 500-metre walk to the nearest show gate. There will also be a dedicated shuttle to pick up people with accessibility needs from the Fortitude Valley Station and Herston and drop off directly at the Show gates.

The CRR project is transforming Exhibition Station into a new, fully accessible station, that will provide year-round services to Bowen Hills, Herston Quarter and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH). Once complete, the new station will provide major benefits for our Brisbane Showgrounds precinct which hosts more than 300 events a year, including the Ekka, and attracts a million visitors annually.

As the old Exhibition station had to be demolished to build the new year-round station, CRR advised that a temporary platform solution had been proposed for Ekka 2023, however due to a range of factors, including safety, it was not feasible.

Transport options for this year’s Ekka include trains to and from neighbouring stations Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills, high frequency buses to and from Herston station plus a dedicated Ekka shuttle between Woolloongabba and Herston stations.

With the Ekka just 77 days away, planning is in full swing, and we can’t wait to bring the country and city together at Queensland’s biggest and most loved event to celebrate agriculture and create those magical show memories.
Brendan Christou
RNA Chief Executive 

RNA Entry Ticketing (per 2022 arrangements

Please see attached for your non-transferable Ekka entry pass for the Royal Queensland Show. These passes provide entry into the show so they must be presented and scanned at the entry gates on arrival. 

Single day passes are only valid for one day and only allows one entry per day. Both types of competitor passes allow you to enter the showgrounds before the gates officially open at 9am via the ‘Crew Gates’ (Gate 1, 2, 2a, 5 and 6).

Once your competitor pass has been scanned it is no longer valid.

If you need to exit and then re-enter the grounds please go to an Information Booth from 8am or at any exit gate and a wrist band will be provided.

Please check the Ekka website – www.ekka.com.au  for all Competition related information and important updates and contact your relevant competition planner if you have any issues.

Best wishes for a successful Ekka.

Yours sincerely

Competitions Team 

Fire Ants 


Biosecurity Queensland would like to provide the following information to Ekka exhibitors regarding Fire Ant material.

Exhibitors within the Fire Ant Zone need to ensure any fire ant material they bring into the Brisbane Showgrounds for the Ekka complies with current Fire Ant movement requirements.

Examples of Fire Ant Material:

  • Baled Hay, straw or sugarcane - For example, grass, clover, lucerne or similar materials, that have been cut and dried for use as fodder, bedding or mulch.
  • Mulch/green waste (woodchops sawdust) - For example, leaves and woodchops that have been or intend to be used to protect the roots of plants or used a s a decorative feature.
  • Potted plants - For example, a plant that is planted and grown in a container (not in the ground)

Exhibitors within the FIre Ant Zone who are bringing any of the above materials on grounds during the Show can access the requirements here:


Thank you for your assistance in keeping the Showgrounds fire ant free.

Kind regards,
Roly Nieper: RNA Chief Veterinary Officer


QCGC will have a stand at The EKKA  to promote member clubs and their activities. If you are visiting,call by and say hello. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to volunteer at the EKKA. or complete the volunteering aplication 12-20th August 2023

Volunteer Form

Volunteers Name and Contact details
Ticket Entry Request for the above volunteer
Contact details Tickets sent to email address.
Fill in the details for each volunteer. If volunteering for more than two days duplicate details or just suggest dates available
Red Yellow Green Blue Orangse plants dontated for the QCGC Display.

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