Brisbane Festival presents Sunsuper Riverfire in association with Channel Nine and Triple M

Sunsuper Riverfire

South Bank - Cultural Forecourt
30 Sep



The night sky is our final canvas.

Sunsuper Riverfire is Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a bang.

The display first dazzled us in 1998 – so this is the 20th time the Brisbane sky has come alive so brilliantly.

To celebrate, with more than 20 minutes of fireworks, we’ll chart the musical memories of the last 20 years, from 1998 right up to the present.

Spectators will also be wowed by aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force with RAAF Super Hornet and Army helicopter displays.*

Crowds can tune in to Triple M’s live broadcast or Channel Nine’s exclusive television coverage from 6:30pm.


South Bank is an alcohol-free space for Sunsuper Riverfire.

Please do not bring pets, bikes and scooters, drink bottles with broken seals (including bottles of water or soft drink), glass, knives or alcohol to South Bank. These items will be confiscated by South Bank security staff.

Brisbane Festival recommends using public transport or catching an Uber. Delays may be experienced to CityCat services during Sunsuper Riverfire.

For more information visit, call TransLink on 13 12 30, or download the Uber App (new users can use the code BRISFEST17 to receive $20 credit).


WEDNESDAY 27 September ARMY Helicopter Rehearsal
4.30pm ARMY Helicopter Rehearsal (4 x MRH 90) performing passes through both reaches of the river. 

FRIDAY 29 September RAAF EA18G Growler & Roulettes Rehearsal
11am RAAF Roulettes leave Amberley - keep an eye out over Brisbane!
12pm-12.15pm RAAF Roulettes rehearsal over the Brisbane CBD
12.30pm RAAF EA-18G Growler Rehearsal – 1 Jet performing passes through both reaches of the river
1.20pm RAAF EA-18G Growler Rehearsal – 1 Jet performing passes through both reaches of the river

SATURDAY 30 September  
3.30pm RAAF Roulettes Display
4.30pm ARMY Helicopter Display (4 x MRH 90) 
5pm RAAF C-17A Globemaster fly over
5.15pm ARMY Helicopter Display (4 x MRH 90) 
5.40pm RAAF EA-18G Growler display
7.05pm RAAF EA-18G Growler fly over to signal start of fireworks

(All timings are subject to ADF Operational Requirements and final ATC approval)


Victoria Bridge, South Bank, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Captain Burke Park, Wilson’s Lookout, City Riverwalk, including Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier.

Many of these sites offer food and beverages for sale. For people who have limited mobility, access is available at South Bank, Eagle Street Pier, Riverside Centre and Captain Burke Park.

Download the map of vantage points

After Party

Keep the party going and finish Brisbane Festival with a bang at the Sunsuper Riverfire After Party ft. UV boiDon’t miss hearing UV boi’s joyous beats and smooth vocals in the debut of his new live show featuring a full band.

p.s. We’ve teamed up with Uber to give some lucky Festival goers a chance to score the best spot during the Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks. Learn more

Information about river and road closures can be found here

Still have a questions? See the FAQs

Dates Icon Dates

Entertainment from 4pm
Fireworks from 7pm

Venue Icon Venue
South Bank - Cultural Forecourt

Melbourne Street
QLD 4101

Getting There

Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
Visit TransLink for public transport options

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