Watch Beef Week Judging

Watch Beef Week Judging

Watch Beef Week Judging

If you’re planning plan on watching the beef cattle judging in the Main Arena during Ekka Beef Week, we're pleased to advise new dedicated pedestrian corridors will ensure easier access. 

The dedicated pedestrian corridors together with ushers will ensure convenient access to the Main Arena, making for a more enjoyable experience. 

There will also be some exciting new food options to try - the food truck park Welcome to Bowen Hills and bohemian inspired bier hall Bavarian Beerhaus are both now permanent foodie favourites within the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct. 

You can also visit the popular XXXX Stockmen’s Bar and Grill from Thursday 4 August, enjoy award-winning food and wine at the Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS Australia from Wednesday 3 August (to book a table please email and check out the Paddock Bar and Six Acres Restaurant in Rydges Hotel. 

The best access points are as follows:

  • Cattle judging in the Main Arena and Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS Australia - Gate 1 on Gregory Terrace
  • Cattle judging in the Main Arena, Welcome to Bowen Hills, Bavarian Beerhaus and Rydges Hotel - Gate 2 on King Street
  • XXXX Stockmen's Bar and Grill - Gate 3 on Gregory Terrace

To view the stud beef, led steer and prime beef judging schedules please click here. 

To view public transport and parking options and maps outlining the entry gates and public access routes for Ekka Beef Week, please click on the links below.

Public Transport & Parking 

Beef Week Public Access Map


Saturday 6 August is the first ‘official’ day of Ekka, with gates opening for public entry and all outlets open for service. Prior to this day during Ekka Beef Week, there will be a range of catering and retail outlets operating for beef exhibitors.

Ringers Western
Where: Main Arena (during Beef Week), cnr of Gregory and Alexandria Sts (during Ekka)
Open until 4.30pm each day during Ekka Beef Week, offering a range of clothing.

XXXX Stockmen's Bar and Grill
Where: Machinery Hill
The XXXX Stockmen's Bar and Grill is open from Tuesday 2 August from 11 am until late. A BBQ will be available each evening. From Thursday 4 August a full kitchen menu will be available for lunch and dinner. This quintessential Australian feel-good pub has more atmosphere than a Jimmy Barnes concert!

Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS Australia
Open from Thursday 4 August from 11:30am to 9pm (last orders 7:30pm) daily.
Located in the Upper Royal International Convention Centre, the fine dining steakhouse is the only restaurant of its kind where you can try the nation’s finest steak, lamb, wines and cheeses all at the one location.
The award-winning produce is sourced from the prestigious Royal Queensland Awards (RQA) and iconic Ekka.
Exhibitors can now pre-book a table. For bookings email 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the RNA reception on 07 3253 3900 or