Visitor Information

Important information

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to hold the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expos scheduled for Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. Instead, we look forward to bringing you bigger and better Shows when they return in 2021.

Brisbane: 19 – 21 March 2021
Melbourne: 20 – 22 August 2021

While we are disappointed that we are unable to come together this year - and know that you will be too - our priority when planning these Shows is to bring you a world-class experience that celebrates the great outdoors, and in a safe environment.

In our best efforts to safely bring the community together this year, we explored a range of options. One of these was to move the Shows to later in the year. After monitoring the ever-evolving situation, there are many uncertainties still in place that impact our ability to deliver the experience that you have come to expect and deserve.

Further information regarding the next course of action for ticketholders and exhibitors is being communicated via email.

We thank you for your patience while we have worked through this and for your continued support for these Shows no matter the date. Read the full statement here.


General FAQ's

Together with our online ticketing provider, we will refund all online ticket purchases. There is nothing you need to do at this time as refunds will be automatically processed. These will be sent as a refund back to the original card used to buy tickets, minus third-party fees.

Please note that while these refunds are being processed as fast as possible, due to the high volume, we have been advised that refund times may vary from bank to bank and could take up to 28 days. Please email should you have any questions, we are here to help.


We are working to introduce new and exciting initiatives to gather as a community and look forward to announcing details around these initiatives in the coming months. You can subscribe to our newsletter using the signup form on this page and follow us on social media for the most up to date information on these Shows.


Our number one priority now and in the future will remain the same; the health and safety of those attending our Shows, our team and the broader community, especially those most vulnerable. We continue to monitor the ongoing advice closely. We wish to assure you that we will adhere to all.

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. Located on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD, the Brisbane Showgrounds offer versatility, flexibility and support from our team of dedicated and experienced professionals



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!

Please see the FREE train timetable here.

Brisbane Showgrounds 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)

Click here for the parking map




There's so much to see and do across the three days of the show, you're in for a cracker of a weekend!

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 allow you to 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 here.

We'd love the opportunity to help you 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 and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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