Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates of Brisbane Festival 2013 including dates for Sunsuper Riverfire?
Brisbane Festival dates will be announced 18 March 2013. Keep up to date with Brisbane Festival news, events and special offers - sign up to our enews.
Can I perform at Brisbane Festival?
Brisbane Festival is a curated event and the character of the Festival is dependent on the vision of the Artistic Director. Brisbane Festival is unable to offer assessment and feedback on unsolicited submissions.
Is there an opportunity to hold a stall at any of the Brisbane Festival events?
There are currently no opportunities for stall participation.
Can I volunteer to work for Brisbane Festival?
Yes. Visit our Volunteers page for details.
Hotel and restaurant recommendations for Brisbane Festival
There are many dining and accommodation options in Brisbane. Visit our Eat & Stay page for full details.
Where can I download the Brisbane Festival app?
The Brisbane Festival app is now available for both iPhone and Android. Find out more.
Where are the best viewing points for Sunsuper Riverfire?
Please go to our Sunsuper Riverfire page to download the PDF map.
Will roads be closed for Sunsuper Riverfire?
There will be road, river and bridge closures affecting the City, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley areas from midday. Get the full list.
Will South Bank be fenced for Sunsuper Riverfire?
South Bank is a popular place for families to watch Sunsuper Riverfire. The venue is fenced for public safety and will be closed once capacity is reached. Arrive early and enjoy the Australian Defence Force Open Day from 12noon.
Can I take opened bottled drinks into South Bank for Sunsuper Riverfire?
Please do not bring bikes and scooters, glass, alcohol and drink bottles with broken seals, including bottles of water or softdrink to South Bank. These items will be confiscated by South Bank security staff. South Bank is an alcohol-free zone.
Can I take my dog to South Bank for Sunsuper Riverfire?
No. Dogs are usually welcome at South Bank but will not be permitted in the parklands for Sunsuper Riverfire. See the pet section below for recommendations on keeping your pets safe during the fireworks display.
What should I do with my pet on Sunsuper Riverfire night?
Here are some tips to ensure your animals are safe and secure:
- Contain your animal in your house or garage overnight; ensure there is a comfortable bed, plenty of water and some food.
- It is advisable to close the curtains and turn on the TV or radio to provide some distraction.
- Leave your pet with a friend or family member who is not going out.
- Ensure your pet wears appropriate identification at all times, just in case they do escape.
If your dog becomes distressed during fireworks or thunder, speak to your local veterinarian as they may be able to recommend something to help keep animals calm.
I want to view the fireworks display from my boat on the Brisbane River. How can I get permission to do so?
For public safety, Maritime Safety Queensland closes a section of the Brisbane River during Sunsuper Riverfire. Regulations will be in place to establish fireworks exclusion zones and temporary spectator mooring zones in the Town and South Brisbane Reaches of the River.
All spectator vessels attending must be registered for an Aquatic Flag in order to gain access to the dedicated spectator mooring zones.
PLEASE NOTE: All Entry Permit Flags for 2012 have now been distributed.
Will there be additional public transport services for Sunsuper Riverfire?
Additional Citytrain and Brisbane Transport Bus services will operate to and from Sunsuper Riverfire. For further information about timetabled services, fares, temporary stops and additional services visit the Translink website www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.
Will there be enough toilets for patrons during Sunsuper Riverfire?
Brisbane Festival provides temporary toilet facilities at various locations including Kangaroo Point and the Fortitude Valley. We recommend that you time your visits well and take up every opportunity to go!
I’m a student wanting information on Brisbane Festival. Can you answer these questions?
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to answer individual enquiries. Information regarding previous festivals is available in the History section.
Can I buy food at Kangaroo Point and South Bank for Sunsuper Riverfire?
Food and beverage vendors will be located at popular Sunsuper Riverfire vantage points including South Bank and Kangaroo Point. Please download our Vantage Point map for a copy of this information.