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UPDATED FOR 2019: EKKA Discounts for Families | Get Cheap EKKA Tickets!

EKKA Discounts

Looking for EKKA discounts and cheap EKKA tickets for your family?

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With the countdown to the ‘the Royal Queensland Show’ on, the Ekka at the Brisbane Showgrounds are offering families opportunities to save again this year by pre-purchasing their EKKA tickets online for the 10 days of show. They have a range of family discount passes including single parent families, 10 day passes, ride packages and more.

When is the EKKA on in 2019?

This year’s dates for the EKKA are Friday 9 August 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019.

When is the EKKA public holiday?

The EKKA public holiday varies depending on which region you are in.

For Brisbane city residents, the official Ekka public holiday (also known as People’s Day), is on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Many areas in regional Queensland recognise the show holiday on Monday 12 August 2019, including:

  • Bundaberg region – within the postcode of 4671
  • City of Redland
  • Goondiwindi region – the area covered by the former Shire of Inglewood within the boundaries of the parishes of Wyemo, Beebo, Texas, Silverspur, Arcot, Gunyan, Bonshaw, Maiden Head, Aitkin’s Flat and the town of Texas
  • Gympie – Goomeri Township, Parish of Goomeribong
  • Lockyer Valley region
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay region
  • North Burnett region – Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mount Perry and Monto Areas
  • Scenic Rim region
  • Shire of Balonne – outside the postcode of 4486
  • Shire of Cherbourg
  • Somerset region
  • South Burnett region
  • Toowoomba region – the part of the Toowoomba Regional Council area covered by Yarraman, Upper Yarraman and Cooyar
  • Western Downs region – Tara

What is open public holiday brisbane and what is open Christmas day Brisbane - EKKA Discounts Find out what to do for FREE on the Ekka public holiday – click here!

Savings for families at this year’s EKKA

Historic hip pocket savings make this year’s Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) presented by RACQ the best value ever, with a 10% discount currently being offered on EKKA general admission tickets (excluding 10 day pass) by using the promotional code FAMILIES10 on their website!!! Click here to have the code applied, available until 11:59pm July 31, 2019.

Cheaper on Klook website

Rest assured we will ALWAYS let you know the BEST deal and I have just found that it is even cheaper on the Klook website – click here

In 2019 they also have EKKA family passes, adult and child passes and twilight tickets! Prices have been held with an adult and child pass still $45, (cheaper on Klook) concession tickets still $25, twilight tickets at $20, and last year’s new Family Pass price still $80 for 2 adults and 2 kids (cheaper on Klook).  Last year the RNA reduced ticket prices for the first time in 15 years!

You can also grab 10 day passes for $100!!!

EKKA discounts for rides and food

These are the discounts we know about so far. Bookmark this page as we will update it every time we hear about EKKA discounts!

Ekka Rides - EKKA Discounts

$50 Gourmet Plaza Food & Beverage Discount Card – Cost = $45

Must be redeemed at an Ekka Info Booth to receive a pre-loaded card valued at $50.00. Pre-loaded Food & Drink Cards are valid at participating RNA & Gourmet Plaza food & beverage outlets including XXXX Stockmen’s Bar & Grill, XXXX Cattlemen’s Bar, XXXX Woodchop Bar, JBS Steakhouse and Fashion Stage Bar. Available for purchase until 11:59pm AEST Thursday 8 August 2019.

$150 Discount Ride Card – Cost = $120

Must be redeemed at an Ekka Info Booth to receive a pre-loaded card valued at $150.00. Pre-loaded Ride Cards are valid at all Side Show Alley and Children’s Carnival rides. Available for purchase until 11:59pm AEST Thursday 8 August 2019.

$100 Discount Ride Card – Cost = $85

Must be redeemed at an Ekka Info Booth to receive a pre-loaded card valued at $100.00. Pre-loaded Ride Cards are valid at all Side Show Alley and Children’s Carnival rides. Available for purchase until 11:59pm AEST Thursday 8 August 2019.

$50 Discount Ride Card – Cost = $45

Must be redeemed at an Ekka Info Booth to receive a pre-loaded card valued at $50.00. Pre-loaded Ride Cards are valid at all Side Show Alley and Children’s Carnival rides. Available for purchase until 11:59pm AEST Thursday 8 August 2019.

Use our link to gain the 10% discount on your entry passes then add the above discounted vouchers to your day out! Click here.

How much do rides cost at the EKKA this year?

Experience the thrills and excitement of the Ekka with two adrenaline-charged carnival precincts.

If you’re a serious adrenaline junkie or looking for the classic family favourites like the giant Ferris wheel, head to Sideshow Alley. The 100+ rides and games will have you laughing (or screaming!) for hours.

While the little daredevils are guaranteed a fun-filled time at the Children’s Carnival near the RACQ Animal Nursery.

The average cost of a ride at the EKKA will cost around $8 this year with some being cheaper and some being more expensive.

Read about all the rides and the prices for this year by clicking here. We’ll update them as soon as we get them!

ekka rides prices and passes

EKKA Children’s Day

Ekka this year has an awesome line up of fun and entertainment for families and children with the return of the wildly popular Racing and Diving Pigs and the hilarious and daredevil Lumberjack Tree Climbing Show, and the brand new “Children’s Day” on Tuesday 13 August. Running on Super Ride Tuesday with its awesome two for one ride deal from 9am-5pm, Ekka Children’s Day will boast a bumper kids entertainment program on the Community Stage – think Dora the Explorer, Jimmy Giggle and PJ Masks! Please find attached an overview of What’s New and Exciting at this year’s Ekka (9-18 August).

FREE Things to Do at the EKKA

Ekka animal nursery - EKKA Discounts

There are more than 300 free things to do and see each day at the EKKA this year which makes it a family friendly, low budget opportunity if you plan your day/s appropriately.

EKKA discounts and tickets are available at www.ekka.com.au.

You can also try www.racq.com.au for discounted tickets.

But take our advice and DO IT NOW as many of the discounts WILL END before the EKKA starts!

Discounted transport options to get to the EKKA

Buses to the EKKA

Herston busway station is the main bus hub this year, with shuttles from Carindale and Eight Mile Plains and route 330, 333 and 340 buses from Chermside.

Cheap trains to the EKKA

Trains arrive and depart from Exhibition Station right in the middle of the Brisbane Showgrounds and dedicated Ekka buses stop close to entry gates.

Ekka loop services will run regularly to Exhibition station from 8.50am to 11pm, stopping at Roma Street, Central and Fortitude Valley stations. For those who like it retro, a steam train will run the loop from 10am until 3.45pm on the Ekka Show Holiday, Wednesday 15 August.

Timetables are available on the TransLink website and by calling 13 12 30.

Last year discounted train tickets were $6 for adults and $3 for children return; an Ekka admission ticket (either a hard ticket or online ticket on your mobile phone) must be produced. We’ll update the prices for 2019 as soon as they become available.

Uber and taxis as transport to the EKKA

It’s only a short Uber or taxi ride to the Ekka from the city. Leave your car in the city and catch an Uber or taxi directly to the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Cycling to the EKKA

Although cycling inside the grounds is off limits, there are secure bike racks located in Carriage and King Streets.

Looking for cheap EKKA parking?

Cheap-Ekka-Parking

We’ve got discount codes to help you save money on parking so you have more money for dagwood dogs, rides and showbags. We’ll update you with our 2019 code as soon as we get it! 

9 responses to “UPDATED FOR 2019: EKKA Discounts for Families | Get Cheap EKKA Tickets!”

  1. Nicola says:

    Can anyone give me advice on cheapest options to go to Ekka im a songle mum of a 13yr old and have never been to the Ekka , want to take him this year obviously hell want to go on some rides , ive looked at all the passes snd ss ususl a family 2x ad 2x kids thy look like great concessions but im a fam 1x ad 1x child ….
    I want to budget so he can do some rides slso does anyone kn9w its confussing when u try and work it out

    Please help

  2. Tiffany says:

    Adult and child $42 ticket. If you go Tuesday 9th there are 2 for 1 rides all day. If you are a member of RACQ you can also get Unlimited Rides band $50 but this is for Thursday only 10am-2pm. Entry tickets are same price there also. Rides are $8-$12 each normally. ?

  3. Sal says:

    Take your own drinks and food. This saves a bundle. Set a limited one food sample bag & one novelty bag. Two rides.
    Spend the day looking at the free displays and animals. So much more to the EKKA than rides & bags.

  4. Wayne says:

    Well said Sal!!

  5. Andrew says:

    Where do I buy or get EKKA tickets for a family (2 adults & 2 children) either cheaper then normal entry, half-price or less, or free entry. I am a low-income family with concession card.

  6. Tai says:

    When does the ekka open for the presale tickets pls? Or is it just the 9th as mentioned above? Thank you.

  7. Sandie says:

    Tiffany, Where can I buy these cheap ride tickets?

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