Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

The Gold Coast Show is the largest community event held on the Gold Coast and is celebrating its 111th year in 2017.

The Gold Coast Show is one of the largest community events in Queensland and, as a renowned community event, has many things for visitors to see and do.

Gold Coast Show Day 2017 – Public Holiday, Rides & Ticket Prices

The Gold Coast show has something for everyone. For kids, there are plenty of rides including a Ferris Wheel & giant swing, carnival games, showbags, animal interaction, face painting, competitions and art shows. For adults, there are plenty of exhibitions and displays of art, science, history, education, culture, innovation and creativity. There are also motor cross displays, animal judging competitions as well as live music and dance shows.

Visitors to the show can also discover the country culture of Australia by visiting the various stalls and purchase some local arts and crafts. There are also art & cooking demonstrations where visitors can learn a new skill.

Visitors to the show can buy tickets in advance, and we recommend you do so, with the show offering early bird tickets which are sold at a discounted rate. With most of the attractions and activities included in the price of your admission ticket, the Gold Coast Show is a great value day out.

After Dark Tickets are also available at a discounted rate for those who would like to visit the Show after 5.30pm.

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Gold Coast Show Information

Gold Coast Turf Club & Showgrounds
Racecourse Drive,
Bundall, QLD
  Event Dates:
TBA - August 2017
  Event Times:
9am - 9pm
Phone: (07) 5504 5587
 Ticket Prices/Admission:
Adult: $20
Conc: $10
Child (5-14yrs): $5
Child (Under 5yrs): Free
Family (2Ad + 3Ch): $45

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19 CommentsLeave a comment

    • Hi Rebecca,

      The list of show rides was reportedly printed in the Gold Coast bulletin but not online.

      Perhaps contact the show organisers here and they may be able to further assist you.

      Kind Regards,

    • Hi Wendy,

      A full price of the showbags will be included in the official “Showguide” which will be released in The Weekly Times, the Herald Sun and online in early September. I will update our page when it is available.

      In the meantime, I can tell you that showbag prices vary significantly, from $2 Bertie Beetle Bags to more expensive $50-$100 bags with costumes and official merchandise. Most showbags for chocolates and lollies range between $10-$25.

      The prices for rides also vary but are around $5-$10 per ride per ticket. You can purchase a “ride pass” when buying your tickets. So if you expect to go on a lot of rides, this is definitely the best value.


    • Hi Olesya,

      I have hunted down the open hours for Friday and the weekend, and the gates open at 9am and it stays open until 9pm.

      Looking at the event schedule there looks to be a range of activities and performances that run all throughout the day.

      I hope you have a fantastic time!


  • Hi just wondering how much will the rides be at the Gold Coast show 2014? I have looked at a couple sites and there have been no results

    • Hi EJ & Brock,

      Unfortunately the information from the show itself is very limited – in terms of both a ride list and how much they cost.

      Reading up on the show’s Facebook page, all they have said is that there is no ride packages as part of entry tickets and that the usual rides will be there. Not quite sure what that means, but i would say that if you went last year, you’ll probably see the same rides again.

      I know from the Melbourne show that rides there are usually $10 max, so perhaps prepare for the worst and maybe you’ll end up with some spare change in your pocket at the end.


    • Hi Emma,

      I have just searched the internet and couldn’t find prices for any of the showbags. They do have a list on the official website, but that is all.

      I have seen on the Show’s Facebook page “we only have the list of what is available online”.

      There was mentions of it being in today’s Gold Coast Bulletin, so maybe try get your hands on a copy.


  • Hi,
    I was just wondering what day the 2014 Show day public holiday fell on next year ?
    I have googled many calendars many of my results varied
    Kind regards
    Jac ☺️

    • Hi Jacqui,

      Thanks for emailing. I have looked at a few other sites too and Friday 29 August 2014 seems to be the date that is being listed.

      Official dates will be released soon enough (they did the same thing last year), but the date above makes sense as they usually nearly all events within a day or so of the previous year.


    • Hi Shane,

      I have just updated the prices on my website, but the prices for the 2013 Gold Coast Show are:
      Adult: $20.00
      Concession: $10.00
      Children (5-14 yrs): $5.00
      Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) $45.00
      Children (4yrs and under): Free

      Also parking is available at $10 a vehicle.

      Hope this helps and have a great show day!