In Association with Channel Nine and Triple M

Sunsuper Riverfire

25 Sept

Sunsuper Riverfire returns this September to ignite our skyline and wrap up three incredible weeks of Brisbane Festival for yet another year.

Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal man Shannon Ruska will open this spectacular event with a powerful smoking ceremony. 

This is one of the most electrifying displays in Australia, fired by Foti Fireworks from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops.

Ahead of the pyrotechnics the C17A and Army Aviation helicopters will demonstrate their flying prowess.

For this explosive Festival finale, crowds can tune into Triple M’s live broadcast or Channel 9’s exclusive television coverage.

Sunsuper Riverfire will be delivered under Queensland Health’s COVID Safe Events framework and comply with all health authority directions.




ADF displays from 5pm

Fireworks from 6:45pm

Rehearsal ADF flyovers 12pm - 2:30pm Thu 23 Sept


Turn your TV to Channel 9 to watch, and tune in to Triple M to hear the soundtrack.

Suggested vantage points below.


Wheelchair access

50% Visual Content.

Important Info

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#Where To Watch

One of the best places to watch Sunsuper Riverfire in 2021 is at home on Channel 9, tuned into the soundtrack on Triple M.

If you wish to see Sunsuper Riverfire outdoors, there will be controlled sites at:

  • South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane
  • River Terrace, Kangaroo Point
  • Service Road, below Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point 
  • Captain Burke Park, Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Wilson Outlook, Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley
  • Due to construction of the Neville Bonner Bridge, there will be no viewing available from Victoria Bridge. 

Physical distancing and COVID-safe rules will apply at these sites, including audience limits.

#Remember to

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Stay home if you are unwell

Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

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Maintain social distancing

Keep 1.5m between yourself and others. You may attend events in your social or household group. Keep distance between yourself and other attendees.

Wear a mask

Wear a mask

Carry a mask at all times, and wear a mask if you are unable to socially distance.

Check in at controlled sites

Check in at controlled sites

Audiences in controlled sites will be expected to use the Check-in Qld App, and crowd numbers will be limited to adhere to current COVID restrictions.

#Eat, Stay & Explore

Book a dining package, have your tipple at a riverside bar and spend the evening in style


Snap up an offer or discount and go all out on your Sunsuper Riverfire experience

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Spaghetti House Trattoria

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Spice Central Kitchen & Bar

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10% off your meal

Go on a journey exploring the great food markets of the world.

Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites

Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites

10% off your stay

Kick back after a big evening of celebration and then spend a leisurely morning in bed with a coffee as you wake up to river views.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

10% off your stay

Enjoy stunning city and park view rooms and a multitude of hotel activities for the whole family.

#Getting There

How do I get to Sunsuper Riverfire

Sunsuper Riverfire is visible from vantage points all across the city. We recommend planning your journey using the Translink public transport Journey Planner or Cycling Brisbane’s Route Planner.

Road, bridge and river closures

Information about closures and public transport changes can be found here.

Other questions? Find more information on the FAQs page.

Sunsuper Riverfire FAQs

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Transport updates

Find out about public transport and road closures on the day


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