RACQ MotorFest 2018 - Sunday 15 July, 10am - 3pm

The fun, atmosphere and excitement of RACQ MotorFest will return to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot on Sunday, 15 July 2018 from 10am - 3pm. The event promises to have something for everyone with 400+ prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles on display in a colourful carnival environment. 

In 2018, all the family favourites will return, including roving entertainment, FREE kids’ amusement rides, FREE face painting, petting zoo, Eagle Farm Markets and a gourmet selection of food and coffee including some of Brisbane’s favourite food trucks. There’s also RACQ stalls and partners offering discounts, giveaways and competitions.

It’s undoubtedly Brisbane’s most inexpensive day out, at only $2 per person with kids under three free. All entry fees supporting RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and Heart of Australia.

Event information

How to get there

MotorFest is located at Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot.


There is ample parking available for MotoFest attendees. Please refer to the parking map (PDF, 549KB) for exact locations.

  1. Eagle Farm Racecourse Infield: the Infield is accessible from Nudgee Rd.

  2. Doomben Gate 2: located at Doomben Racecourse, enter via gate 2 off Nudgee Rd.

  3. Doomben Gate 5: located at Doomben Racecourse, enter via gate 5 off Hampden St.

Shuttle buses will operate regularly from Doomben Racecourse carparks to the Eagle Farm Racecourse Infield entry point.

Disabled parking

There are allocated disabled parking bays within the venue. Access through the main gates off Lancaster Rd. You will be met by security who will direct you further. 

Public transport

Access Translink’s Journey Planner for all bus, train and ferry times. Choose your type of transport and select Sunday/Public Holiday timetable and enter 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot

Lost property

Lost & Found register is located at the Event office in the Legends Bar.

First aid

St John’s Ambulance First Aid officers will be available to manage minor injuries at MotorFest. They will be located inside the front entry gate. Contact your closest MotorFest Volunteer in the event of an emergency.


There are three ATMs situated throughout the event.


Toilets and parent room facilities are located throughout the venue. View the Motorfest site map (PDF, 1.73MB) for detailed locations.

Judging and competitions

Please find below terms and conditions related to MotorFest 2018 Judging and Competitions.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you only need to pay to get in the gates once whether you are going to the Markets or to MotorFest.

No, prior to MotorFest opening at 10:00am the Eagle Farm Market will be fenced off from MotorFest during exhibitor vehicle entry. At 10:00am when MotorFest officially opens all barriers/ fencing will be removed and both events will run in succession.

There’s something on offer for the whole family at MotorFest, with free amusement rides, face painting and petting zoo for the kids, RACQ and Partner Trade Stalls offering competitions and giveaways and Eagle Farm Markets.

No, MotorFest is an alcohol free event. The Brisbane Racing Club reserve the right to confiscate any alcohol brought on site. 
No, companion pets are not permitted at MotorFest. However assistance dogs will be accepted. 

Visit the Mobile Member Centre located on the Ascot Enclosure to purchase your MotorFest merchandise including caps, shirts and MotorFest car badges.

No, entry is just a $2 coin per person and kids under three are free. The day supports RACQ’s Helicopter Rescue Network, which carries out vital, lifesaving work across Queensland.

Yes, visit the Mobile Member Centre for all your RACQ enquiries. Come and see us on the day to inquire about all your membership and insurance needs to ensure you’re covered whether at home or on the road - located trackside of the St Ledger Stand.

All gate takings from MotorFest support RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Rescue and Heart of Australia. 
Should MotorFest 2018 be cancelled due to inclement weather or for some other reason, notification will be broadcast on commercial radio stations, will be posted on the RACQ website, the MotorFest Facebook Event Page and on the MotorFest Event Hotline on (07) 3872 8696. 

2018 vehicle registration

Registrations for MotorFest 2018 have now closed.

Contact us

Contact us by phone or email, or visit the MotorFest Facebook event page.

Phone: (07) 3872 8696
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