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Visit us at Childers Festival

Getting there

Visitors to the Bundaberg Region   (Queensland Map)

Self Drive:  The Childers Region is within a comfortable driving distance from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, South Burnett and Darling Downs regions.  Bundaberg is just 3.5 hours’ drive north of Brisbane 360 km along the Bruce Highway (A1).

By Air: Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines operate direct flights between Brisbane and Bundaberg. Childers is a 30 minute drive from Bundaberg Visit Qantaslink.

By Rail:  Queensland Rail operates regular services from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns into Bundaberg railway station. Visit Queensland Rail for travel schedules.

By Coach:  Greyhound and Premier operate several northbound (from Brisbane) and southbound (from Cairns) services each day to Bundaberg. View Greyhound or Premier websites for coach services.

Where to park

There are a number of parking options including St Joseph Primary School $10, Isis District High School $5, Childers Showgrounds free of charge and a designated area at cnr of Lord and Crescent Streets for disabled parking only. Please note that coaches can only drop off and collect from this area. Motorists are asked to consider residents and not to park in driveways. Police will be monitoring the situation throughout the day.

Park’n’Ride services

Park’n Ride services will be offered on Sunday - Festival Day between 9am and 3pm from designated parking areas and along the Bruce Highway. 

Please refer to the map for parking options and park’n’ride locations.

Road Closures

Motorists are advised that there will be road closures in place for 2020 Childers Festival. Traffic control measures will be in place and appropriate signage will be displayed while the road is closed. Council apologies for any inconvenience.  

Where to stay

Relax at one of the local accommodation properties in the Bundaberg Region. View accommodation options.

No pets please

We love our family friendly pets however as the Childers Festival is such a popular event and is at times, a little crowded, no pets are allowed on the Event site with the exception of Assistance animals. Please be aware that the sun, dehydration, noise and many people can increase the stress and health problems for our pets. Assistance animals are, of course, welcome.

Your cooperation will ensure the Childers Festival provides maximum enjoyment for all visitors.

Dog Minding

On Sunday - Festival Day Red Collar Rescue will be onsite at the Childers Showground’s offering a dog minding service so your furry friend can be cared for while you attend the festival.  The service will be available between 9am and 3pm at a cost of $10 per dog and offers your dog a shaded area, water, exercise and of course companionship.  Red Collar Rescue is a local independent, non-for-profit, charitable organisation, with 100% of earnings from this service going directly to caring for animals in its care.  For more information, please contact 0438 869 085.

ATM and eftpos

ATM facilities are available at the event and many stallholders accept eftpos transactions. Event staff can assist with enquiries on ATM location.

First Aid

First Aid enquiries should be directed to event staff located in the event administration area.

Toilets

Toilets, with facilities for the disabled, are located inside the Isis Cultural Centre and at Millennium Park.  Toilet trucks will also be located in North Street outside the Neighbourhood Centre and in Crescent Street at the rear of the carpark near the Main Entertainment stage.