Visitor Guide

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: 5th – 7th April 2019

Friday 5th April 2019 - 9am to 6pm

Saturday 6th April 2019 - 9am to 6pm

Sunday 7th April 2019 - 9am to 5pm

Brisbane Showgrounds

Brisbane Showground

Events come in all shapes and sizes, and in styles that vary as much as the companies and people organising them. The Brisbane Showgrounds comprises a unique range of venues and outdoor green spaces, suitable for a huge range of events. Events are staged throughout the year at the sprawling venue, extending from music festivals to trade shows, sporting and cultural events to intimate private functions.

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


Now that track work is complete, we are pleased to announce the return of the free show train available right across the Queensland Rail City Network. All you need do is pre-purchase your 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!

Click here to download the train schedule across the show days.

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.

The Pavilion, The Marquee, Marquee 2, Sideshow Alley - access via O’Connell TCE Gate 5: 1300 spots $15 per day
Victoria Park - access off Bowen Bridge Road: 120 spots  $10 per day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
King Street Parking: 200 spots  


0 - 1 hour FREE

1- 2 hour $15

2 - 3 hour $20

3 - 4 hour $25

4+ hours $30

Saturday/Sunday - $15

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

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

The Show will feature numerous food outlets around the venue, however you are most welcome to be a little frugal and bring your own sandwiches, snacks and refillable water bottle for our numerous water stations.


Korean Corn Dog

Dim Sim

Pork Bun


Spring Rolls
Chinese Sausage Roll

Asian Croquettes

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Outback Smoke Haus & Grill

Gourmet Sausages

Pulled meat rolls

Chip Rolls


Loaded Fries

The Fish Club

Variety of seafood & chips

Gelato Go Go


  • Chocolate
  • Rum & raisin
  • Raspberry & white choc
  • Mint choc-chip
  • Salted caramel
  • Honeycomb
  • Cookies & cream
  • Hazelnut
  • Strawberry
  • Cherry ripe
  • Vanilla bean


  • Mango
  • Raspberry
  • Lemon

Greek Recipe


  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Falafel
  • Halloumi

Greek salad

Kids Souvlaki

Espresso XO


Hot Chocolate



Gluten Free Donuts prices range between $3.00 - $7.00

Juice Power

- Power smoothies

- Freshly squeezed juices

- Power crushies

- Healthy snacks

- Organic fairtrade coffee

London Spuds

Variety of baked spuds, toppings can include:

  • Pure butter
  • Beef Bolognese
  • Chilli Beef
  • Salad
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon Bits
  • Chives

The Kitchen Garden

- Salad
- Rice Paper Rolls
- Burrito
- Nachos
- Rolls- Bahn Mi
- Pork Belly Torta
- Guacamole & Corn Chips


Indi Mex

Tacos (chicken, lamb, bean)

Beef Madras burger

Chimichanga (chicken, beef, bean)


Quesadilla (chicken, beef, bean)

Burrito (chicken, beef, bean)

Nachos (chicken, beef, bean)


Bill's Burgers

- Burgers

- Popcorn chicken

- Shoestring fries

Sate House

- Chicken satay

- Chicken curry

- Vegetarian curry

- Dim sims

- BBQ pork buns

- Hot chips


Boost Juice

- Allberry Bang

- Mango Magic

- Berry Crush

- Caribbean Green

- Weekend Warrior

- King William Chocolate

- Mango Tango Crush

- Banana Buzz

- Freshly squeezed orange juice

This year we will once again be operating a free parcel pick up service. The parcel pick up area will be located near the show entrance on the corner of Costin Street and Gregory Terrace. Visitors can bring their cars in to park and load their items. Parcel pick up is for Day Use Only. Visitors MUST collect parcels by the end of each show day. 

Click the image below to download 2019 show guide. 

Our Bargain Hunter's Guide will give you a sneak peak at hundred for specials and deals our exhibitors will have on offer at the Show. Download NOW!

Looking for experience to put on your resume? Always dreamed of working at an event? We need Volunteers!

The National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is looking for volunteers to help across our three day Brisbane Expo. There are a number of roles that volunteers are rotated through including;

  • 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
  • Parcel Pick up – managing items that will be collected by the general public
  • 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.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Show, please contact:

Mathew Green
Operations Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9556 8868


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

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

Scope out to see who will be exhibiting at the 2019 show 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.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gates. Prices are:

Adult $19.00 Companion card is accepted along with purchase of one valid general admission ticket.

Adult 2 Day Pass $30.00 Valid for 2 entries on separate days.

Pensioner $14.00 (Must present pensioner card. Not valid for senior or concession cards)

Child Ticket 15 & Under FREE

Purchase tickets to the Show here

You can pre-purchase your tickets online, that way you won't have to line up at the box office and race on it. Just make sure you have tickets either printed or downloaded to your smartphone (although highly recommend just using your phone to help save printing paper). If you are not as tech-savvy then you can certainly purchase tickets at the box office from our friendly attendants. 

Buy tickets here

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.

What's On

The perennial favourite of the Show, the Waeco CFX Outback Stage will play host  to the finest and funniest of Australia’s offroading television personalities including Jase and Simon from All 4 Adventure, Pat Callinan and Shaun and Graham from 4WD Action! They are as laid-back and approachable in person as they are on TV. Always up for a laugh, autograph and selfie. 

The Proving Ground presented by Motorama 4x4xMORE offers visitors the chance to experience 4wd'ing on a variety of surfaces to simulate being off the beaten track, including a compact rock segment, timber logs and an artificial steep hill. Visitors will be able to experience how various brands of Motorama's SUV's and Ute's handle the terrain with the help of the 4x4xMORE team and Four Wheel Drive Queensland. 

Presented by The Anglers, experts both on both cooking and fishing alike share their tips and trick on catching your fish and eating it too! Catering to everyone from beginners to the seasoned angler and those that just love to hear a great new recipe, this stage is not to be missed.

As one of the longest running highlights of the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, visitors can enjoy a range of exciting shows including quad bikes, stadium and trophy trucks!

The team from the Berkley Super Fishing Tank will take you on an underwater journey with a massive display, complete with up to 20 live fish, including the almighty Barramundi.

We have a fantastic line up of personalities and guest speakers that are as laid-back and approachable in person as they are on TV. Always up for a laugh, autograph and selfie.

Want to get up an close with some animals at the show? Come cuddle a snake Luke's Reptile Kingdom with interactive and awareness talks on Australian wildlife. 

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