Visitor Information

For over three decades, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo has been Brisbane's leading event for the 4WD industry and fans of the great Australian outdoors.


General FAQs
Brisbane: 27 – 29 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020 - 9am to 6pm

Saturday 28 March 2020 - 9am to 6pm

Sunday 29 March 2020 - 9am to 5pm

Brisbane Showgrounds

The Brisbane Showgrounds is now home to Brisbane's newest convention centre which has fast gained a reputation for offering a personalised, boutique event experience, with exceptional menus offered by an internationally experienced team of chefs. Located on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD, the Brisbane Showgrounds offer versatility, flexibility and support from our team of dedicated and experienced professionals

From music festivals; lifestyle and trade shows; conferences; sporting and cultural events; and intimate private functions, the Brisbane Showgrounds is home to more than 250 events each year.



We are pleased to announce the return of the free show train available right across the Queensland Rail City Network. 

Trains are doing loop to Brisbane showgrounds, Fortitude Valley, Roma Street and Central  to Brisbane Showgrounds from – 8:30am – 6:30pm across all three days.

All you need do is pre-purchase your National 4x4 Outdoors Show, event tickets online BEFORE you leave the house and show it to train inspectors at the stations. It doesn’t matter what line or direction, it’s all FREE. Leave your car at home and enjoy the day without traffic hassles. Plus, pre-purchasing your tickets will ensure you beat the onsite queues. It’s a win-win!

The train timetable will be available shortly

Brisbane Showground Parking

Parking within the Brisbane Showgrounds is limited so it is important to plan your trip well ahead of time.  There are a total of 1500 car parks located onsite at the Brisbane Showgrounds or in the adjacent King Street.

IMPORTANT: For up-to-date vacancies and traffic control, please take note of the information published on the large variable message screens located around the perimeter of the venue.  Entrances to each car park will be marked.

Disabled Parking: The RNA will provide disabled parking sections in each car park area with signage, the disabled parking areas will be as close as possible to the entrance of the show

 The RNA will provide generic parking signage at the entrance to each car park.


RNA on site car parks will all be pay on exit charged at $15 per day. The Pavilion car park operates with a number plate recognition system, please pay at machines before returning to your car. 
$25 per day for buses/trucks or vehicles with a trailer (use Sideshow Alley)

Victoria Park parking area will be pay on entry via EFTPOS only.

Parking Map - Click the below image to increase the size


Secure Parking

Secure Parking is offering attendees $9 Weekend Parking, when you book online for Valley Metro Car Park, just a short walk from the Brisbane Showgrounds

Friday - $22

Saturday $9

Sunday $9- 


Secure Parking is offering attendees $9 Weekend Parking, when you book online for McWhirters Car Park, just a short walk from the Brisbane Showgrounds

Friday $22-

Saturday $9-

Sunday $9-


(Companion card is accepted along with purchase of one valid general admission ticket)

The Companion Card is for people with significant permanent disability who can demonstrate that due to the impact of the disability they are unable to attend most community activities or events without attendant care, and that need is life-long


Adult 2 day pass
(Allows an individual to gain entry to the Show on two separate days)


(Must present pensioner card. Not valid of senior for concession cards)


Kids 15 & Under Free


 Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Buy Tickets Now!

There is plenty to see and do at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Your favourite features will be back with special guests on the Outback Stage and Catch & Cook Stage sharing their tips & tricks.

Alongside the Action Arena and Proving Ground, our newest feature to the Show. Designed as an area you can immerse yourself in the outdoors lifestyle whilst enjoying music and food around the campfire.

See all that is happening at the Show on our Whats On page.

The National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is looking for volunteers to help across our three day Brisbane Expo. 

In return for your time & effort, we would like to offer all volunteers:
• A great opportunity to gain some hands on experience at a major event with approximately 30000 attendees.
• Complimentary tickets to the show (2 adult day passes) (Provided at the end of your first day and not available if you only volunteer on Sunday.)
• Lunch provided daily (Full days only)
• A reference to put on your resume (please request post event)
• A certificate of appreciation (to receive post event)
• The opportunity to meet decision-makers and potentially network with over 200 businesses in a range of different industries

Volunteer Role Opportunities

Volunteers will be rotated through multiple roles for the course of the event. These roles include:
• Ticketing – ticket scanning, ticket collecting
• Distributing show guides – filling up show guide racks
• Runners for organisers – various operational tasks
• Ushers – guiding VIP’s and special guests to the stage
• General Enquiries

This gives you a great insight into how we work, while getting you valuable experience to put on your resume in a fun, safe environment.

Mathew Green
Operations Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9556 8868


Welcome to Rydges Fortitude Valley - History comes alive with a stay at Rydges Fortitude Valley, our Brisbane hotel. You’re placed in the lively heart and stunning heritage of the world-class Royal International Convention Centre and Brisbane Showgrounds precinct, with doorstep convenience to the city’s most exciting destination redevelopment, King’s Street.

Booking details

Book your accommodation online using the following link


Use the Promo Code: 4X4 when making your reservation to receive 10% discount off the best available rate.

Phone number
07 3188 3000

Email address

Firstly, please check your junk email box as the email may have been sent there.

If it is not there please contact our ticketing company, LUP on 1300 884 226 or email and they can send you through another copy.

You can re-enter the Show during the same day. Just make sure you receive a pass-out stamp upon exiting.

The venue is accessible by wheelchair, but sadly the venue does not hire these. There are designated car parking spaces located on the ground level of each car park.

Unfortunately as much as we would love to see your dogs at the Show we can only allow assistance dogs.

The 2020 exhibitor list is available on the Exhibitor Directory here

We'd love the opportunity to showcase your brand to the 4x4, fishing & camping community. To find out more about exhibiting at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, click here!

Please email

Brisbane 2020 Info

Dates: 27 - 29 March 2020
Times: Fri - Sat: 9am - 6pm, Sun: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds

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