Ekka Ride Card FAQ's
What is the Ekka Ride Card?
Instead of having to buy your ride tickets with cash when you're
at the Show, the Ekka Ride Card allows you to pre-purchase your
Sideshow Alley ride ticket amount. When you've picked a ride
you want to go on you just buy a ride ticket by presenting the card
to be scanned at the ride cashier. You keep using the card to
buy your ride tickets until all the value is used up.
How does the Ekka Ride Card work?
The customer purchases an Ekka Ride Card voucher through the
Ekka website. This voucher is then presented to any Ekka
Information Booth in exchange for an Ekka Ride Card.
To use the Ekka Ride Card, all the customer does is present it
to the ride cashier booth for scanning. A ride ticket is
printed and the ticket is given to the ride gate keeper on
When can I purchase an Ekka Ride Card?
Ride Card vouchers can be purchased from now up until midnight
on Ekka Eve, 7 August 2013. Ride Card vouchers cannot be purchased
once Ekka starts on 8 August 2013.
Where can I use the Cards?
The Ride Cards can be used on any participating adult or child's
rides in or around Sideshow Alley or other areas as nominated by
the RNA from time to time. The card cannot be used for games,
pony rides or other Ekka attractions.
Do I have to buy a gate ticket with the $60
Yes. The $60 Ekka Ride Card can only be purchased as part of the
Single Ride Deal Package. If you don't want to buy a gate
ticket with the Ride Card included then the $40 Ekka Ride Card can
be purchased as a single item until midnight on Ekka Eve, 7 August
Can I buy multiple Ekka Ride Cards?
Yes. The $40 Ekka Ride card voucher can be purchased as many
times as you want from the Ekka website until midnight on Ekka Eve,
7 August 2013.
What if I have some money left on the card but not
enough money for the full price of a ride?
At the ride operators discretion any value remaining on a card
can be used in conjunction with cash. That is, a ride can be
purchased using cash and card. In addition, multiple cards can be
used to make up the price of a ride ticket.
Can I get back the money I have left on the
No. There are no refunds provided for any unused value remaining
on the card. However, you can (i) use the card in combination with
cash or (ii) use multiple cards to make up the price of a ride.
Can I buy the Ekka Ride Card through RACQ?
No. Ekka ride cards can only be purchased through the Ekka
Where do I get the Day 1 Unlimited Ride Pass
The Day 1 Unlimited Ride Pass is offered to RACQ members through
the RACQ website.
What if I have a different combination of adults and
Up to 4 children can be added to the Ultimate Family Bundle,
Family Funday Pass, Adult and Child Pass, Family Ride Deal Package
and Single Ride Deal Package at a discounted price.
While the RNA is unable to offer bundles that cater to every
combination of adults and children, the new tickets types and
add-ons allow you to customise your Ekka experience and build a
value bundle suitable to you.
I am bringing a child under the age of 4. Do I need a
ticket for that child?
Yes. Any child under the age of 4 as at the day of entry is free
however they will require a Little Ekka VIP Pass ticket to gain
entry to Show. The Little Ekka VIP Pass is selected on the Payment
Do I have to buy a gate ticket with the add-on
Yes. Add-on tickets do not entitle the holder to entry to the
Show. A Show entry ticket must also be purchased.
Do I have to enter through a particular gate if I
pre-purchase my ticket?
Any entry gate will accept pre-paid Ekka tickets for general
admission tickets and bundle ticket options.
Special event tickets may be required to enter through a
specific gate and will be identified when the ticket is
Can I buy the food and ride bundles through
No. Unfortunately the food bundle offers and ride bundle offers
are not available through the RACQ site. However, all general
admission packages are available.
The website is broken or not working for me. What should
Please check your internet connection or try a different browser
(Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome). If you are still unable to
purchase your tickets online, please call the RNA on 07 3253