Frequently Asked Questions
Friday 19th (Public Holiday Ipswich), Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2023.
Opening and Closing Times
Ipswich Show gates open daily at 9am and close at 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 6:00 pm on Sunday.
Where can I purchase my Ipswich Show
Online Only. Please click on the under the Purchase Tickets link.
What is the definition of Adult, Child
Concession and Family?
An Adult ticket is for a person who does not meet the requirements for purchasing a child or concession ticket.
A Child ticket is for anyone 5 – 12 years of age.
A Concession ticket is for any full-time student (age 13 and over) in possession of a Student Identification Card, or any other valid concession (Centrelink Pension Card, Seniors Card, Veteran and DVA Health Card).
Children 4 and under are FREE
Family is for 2 adults and 2 children.
How do I present my ticket on the
You can present the ticket for scanning on your phone at the gate/door or you can bring a printed copy.
Can I purchase a ticket at the gate?
Yes, tickets will be sold at the gate on the days of the show.
Can I get a pass-out?
Pass outs are available at each gate at the discretion of security, to allow customers re-entry to the Ipswich Show. Pass outs are only available prior to 8pm and subject to the Ipswich Show Conditions of Entry.
The Ipswich Showgrounds is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted within the showgrounds.
On the Spot Fines and potential removal from grounds can be issued for non-compliance.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dogs & Animals are not permitted at the
If you bring an animal with you to the Ipswich Show you will be denied entry.
Exceptions to this: Service & Guide Dogs, or Animals approved for medical purposes (certificate/identification of approval will need to be shown to gate staff/security).
Animals are not permitted for safety and Biosecurity reasons.
Is there an ATM at the show?
Yes ATM machines are available within the Ipswich Showgrounds. To avoid queues, we recommend that you bring some cash with you.
Is there a lost property area?
Please hand lost property to the Information Stand. If you have lost something, you can report it to our friendly staff at the Information Stand. A register will be kept for all lost and found items.
Are the Amusement rides free?
No, the Amusement rides are not included in your entry tickets.
Bonus Side Show Tickets are available to purchase online for $25 for 30 tickets (saving of $5.00) for rides, games and food at participating vendors only. Sales close Thursday 18 May at 23:59 PM. Please collect your tickets at the Information Stand.
What should I bring?
Your ticket (this can be digital).
Empty re-usable water bottles up to 1.5L (no glass) – there will be plenty of places to fill up.
Sun protection! Hat, shirt, and sunscreen.
If it looks like rain bring along wet weather gear (NO UMBRELLAS)
Photo ID – you must present your ID on entry to the show to validate age for the purpose of concessions.
Medication – there will be First Aid services for emergencies but bring any medications/treatments you might require if you suffer from a serious illness or condition, such as epilepsy or asthma.
Will there be a cloakroom available?
No, sorry there will be no cloak room available this year.
Baby Nursing Area
A Baby nursing area is located in the Showplace Cafe to allow for a private place to feed your baby.
There is no designated parking at the Ipswich Showgrounds.
Free parking is available at Nicholas Street Precinct Car Park on event days only. Access from Bremer Street, Ipswich QLD 4305.
Shuttle Buses will transport ticket holders from outside the Ipswich Train Station to the Ipswich Showgrounds commencing from 8: 40 am running every 30 minutes. The last bus returning to the Ipswich Train Station from Ipswich Showgrounds will be at 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 7:00 pm on Sunday.
There is a designated drop-off/pick-up bay for those not wishing to park at USQ ring road. Entry into the Show is a Gate 5 located directly next to the USQ ring road.
Roadside parking is available in and around Ipswich Showgrounds Please be mindful of residential homes surrounding the event location and be considerate when leaving. Please don't park on private property, in business carparks, over driveways or on lawns.
Will there be road closures in place?
Full Road closure will be in place on Parker Avenue. No public access will be allowed.
What food options are available?
Food will be available throughout the Show at various food zones.
Drinking stations will be available throughout the show precinct. Onsite bars and traders will also be selling bottled water.
You are welcome to bring your own reusable water bottle to the Show to refill. Please avoid bringing glass.