About Brisbane Showgrounds

The historic Brisbane Showgrounds is a world-class events and lifestyle precinct located just 1.5km from the city's CBD.

It’s home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), a four and a half star Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining and retail hub, making it a sought-after and leading events destination.


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Events hosted each year

Ready for hundeds or thousands

Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 20 or an event for 25,000, the Brisbane Showgrounds offers the largest and most versatile range of indoor and outdoor function venues for hire in Brisbane and Queensland, to suit any occasion.

From corporate functions and conferences to music festivals, more than 250 events and conventions hosting a total of one million people are staged at the Showgrounds each year, including Queensland’s largest event the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka).


Our sustainably focused menu showcases our unique connection to Australian farmers.

For 147 years, the RNA has celebrated and championed agriculture through its Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) and its Royal Queensland Awards (RQA) food and beverage competitions. In fact, our Royal ICC is the only convention centre in Australia where guests can enjoy produce awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in the RQA.

Through this connection, our world-class chefs have formed close relationships with the competition entrants - Australia’s finest farmers and producers - learning the story behind each high-quality ingredient used.

We are delighted to present to you our new menu for 2024.

With so much award-winning produce grown right here in southeast Queensland, we have a strong focus on sourcing local food and beverages. We know every event is unique, so our chefs can also tailor menus to suit any event need or dietary requirement.

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