Catch a ride to the Ekka rides

RACQ has urged Ekka visitors to leave the car at home when headed to the event due to strict parking restrictions and road closures around the RNA showgrounds.

Media Release

With almost half a million people expected to pass through the gates during the ten-day show, RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said attempting to drive and park was not worth the stress. 

“If you do need to drive expect busy traffic, changed road conditions and strict parking restrictions,” Ms Ritchie said. 

“As with much of the CBD, there is two-hour limit on parking for on-street parking so be careful or you could return to a fine on your car if you overstay.

“You’d much rather be enjoying sideshow alley, checking out the agricultural and produce displays or nabbing a cuddle at the RACQ animal nursery than stressing about parking.” 

Ms Ritchie reminded Queenslanders discounted public transport was on offer for all Ekka ticket holders. 

“Your pre-purchased entry pass will get you return train or bus transport to the Ekka for $6 for adults and $3 for children,” she said. 

“Dedicated bus stops have been set up near the Ekka gates and trains will arrive and depart regularly from Exhibition Station, which is in the centre of the showgrounds. 

“If you catch a rideshare or taxi, drop off points are located near the entry, while secure bicycle racks are available on Carriage and King Streets.”

The 2019 Ekka was proudly presented by RACQ.