UPDATED FOR 2018: EKKA Discounts for Families | Get Cheap EKKA Tickets!

Looking for EKKA discounts for your family?


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 tickets online for the 10 days of show. They have a range of family discount passes including single parent families, 2 day passes, ride packages and more.

When is the EKKA on in 2018?

This year’s dates for the EKKA are Friday 10 August 2018 – Sunday 19 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018.

Many areas in regional Queensland recognise the show holiday on Monday 13 August 2018, 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

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 by using the promotional code FAMILIES on their website!!! Click here to have the code applied.

In 2018 they also have family passes, adult and child passes and twilight tickets!

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

Click here to see the passes with the discount applied.

EKKA discounts for rides and food

Ekka Rides 1

As soon as we have the information for how you can get discounted rides and food at the 2018, we will update it here so bookmark this page and come back to it to check!

FREE Things to Do at the EKKA

Ekka animal nursery

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 the discount WILL END before the EKKA starts!

6 responses to “UPDATED FOR 2018: 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.

    • Janine says:

      Answered by email – but the discount code in our article applies a 10% reduction in price.

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