Your Guide to the Cairns Show

Cairns Show 2018 Dates

Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July

side_showCairns Show 2018 Opening and Closing Times

Cairns Show gates open daily at 9am and close at 9pm, just after the Fireworks. Entrances can be found on the Show Map.

Ticket Information

Click here to view details for the 2018 Tickets and Side Show Alley Bonus Dollars

Police Message to Parents

If you're bringing littlies to enjoy the Show, help Police to re-unite the family if one gets lost. Obtain a wristband from the Show stand at Stockland Earlville (8th July – 17th July) or from the entry gates at the Show; the Pakmag Parents Room or the Police stand at the Show, both in the 4CA Fred Moule Exhibition Centre.

Parents should write their mobile phone number on the wrist band so police can call them if a child gets lost. Make sure you have that mobile phone with you at the Show.

Lost Child

Please report your lost child to the Police Office, which is located under the Grandstand on the side near the De Jarlais Member's Pavilion. Make sure your child has a wristband with your mobile telephone number on it.

Cairns Access Card and Companion Cards

The Cairns Show participates in the both the Cairns Access Card and National Companion Card systems.

Show the Gatekeeper your Access or Companion Card and your carer gets free entry.

flowerEFTPOS Cash Out

EFTPOS terminals will be located just inside the front gates near the Show Office.

An ATM Machine will be located at the HotFM Scott St Gate on the back wall of the ticket office and in the 4CA Fred Moule Exhibition Centre near the toilets. Normal Transaction Charges will apply.


The Cairns Show Ground is a smoke-free environment. Smoking in only permitted in signed, designated areas. Please refer to the map in the centre pages of the Cairns Show Guide for the location of designated smoking areas.

Please be careful - On the Spot Fines can be issued for non-compliance.

Bus Stops

Sunbus Pickup and Drop Offs Points

To the City - Mulgrave Road opposite the Show Ground Main Entrance
From the City - Mulgrave Road in front of the Cairns Youth Centre

Disabled Set down is the Corner of Mulgrave Road and Severin Street.

Please note: The bus stop directly outside the Show Ground Main Entrance is NOT in use during the Show.

Taxi Ranks

Cairns Taxis operate the following Taxi Ranks for your convenience:

  • Mulgrave Road, in front of the Cairns Youth Centre
  • Scott Street, near St Augustine's College
  • Corner Mulgrave Road and Severin Street, outside Cairns Vacuum Centre horses

Disabled Toilets

Disabled toilets are located:

  • next to Cairns West Rotary Bar
  • within the Fred Moule Exhibition Centre
  • next to Main Arena fence near Hot Ten Sideshow Fun Park
Please see Show Guide Centre Page map.


Toilets are located:

  • Each end of the David Headrick Grandstand
  • Within the Fred Moule Exhibition Centre
  • Near pedestrian bridge across the channel
  • Near Cairns Post Main Arena fence close to Seven Cairns Heritage Park
  • Within the Outback Bar
  • Next to Cairns West Rotary Bar

Please see Show Guide Centre Page map.

Disabled Parking

5 Disabled Parking bays have been allocated in Severin Street, near Mulgrave Road and another 5 bays in severin street, outside St Augustine's College Swimming Pool.

Information Booth, Cloakroom, Stroller, Wheelchair and Motorised Scooter Hire

Located next to the Show Office, just inside the Main Gates on Mulgrave Road, Volunteers from the Cancer Council Queensland will happily provide you with information on where to find things, look after all your show goodies while you continue to enjoy yourself or hire you a stroller for the tired little ones. All proceeds will go to the Cancer Council Queensland.

Parents Room

The Feed and Change Room is open from 10am to 8pm each Show Day. Run by volunteer members of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, the Feed and Change Room offers an air conditioned room in which parents can change and feed their babies. A microwave is available to warm milk, and chairs are set up to rest the weary feet of parents while they tend to their children. It is located near the Animal Nursery on the south side of the Show Ring.

A Parents Room is also located in the 4CA Fred Moule Exhibition Centre courtesy of Pakmag & Stockland. Located next to the Pakmag stand, opposite the toilets.

Cairns Show Map


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