Ekka Media Kit 2023

n Dedicated drop off / pick up zones with disability access for cars and taxis on Costin Street n Two dedicated Main Arena viewing areas for wheelchair patrons n Parking with disability access in King Street PARENTS' ROOMS There are four parents' rooms located around the grounds for those with babies and young children. The larger parent's room under the Ernest Baynes Stand features a microwave to heat up milk, a sink, breastfeeding facilities and nappy change facilities. THE EKKA IS SMOKE FREE Designated smoking areas will not be available within the Showgrounds precinct, but there will be two designated smoking areas located outside the Showgrounds. ROAD CLOSURES With all the excitement plus parades, livestock, entertainment and crowd movements, there will be some delays and road closures in the lead-up to and during Ekka. Gregory Terrace, King Street, O’Connell Terrace, Costin Street and Alexandria Street will be partially or fully closed from Wednesday 2 August. OH&S Media personnel on site are required to follow all applicable OH&S rules and regulations set in place by the RNA, to ensure their own health and safety and the health and safety of others in the workplace. MEMBERSHIP Those who become RNA members for an annual fee of $130 (country adult) or $145 (city adult) receive a range of benefits at the Ekka. These include free nine day entry to the Show; a nine day guest pass, VIP seating passes for the fashion parade and Royal Queensland Cooking Stage; access to the Members’ Grandstand and Bar; and free use of the locker facilities. For more information please click here.

LOST CHILDREN Lost Children is located at the Gregory Terrace Police Station, which is open from 9am to 8.30pm. (J-12) As part of the Keep Kids Safe program, parents are encouraged to collect a free wrist band from the police marquee on Gregory Terrace as soon as they arrive at Ekka. They can write their mobile number on their child’s wrist band, so if they become separated they can be reunited ASAP. OPERATIONS CENTRE The RNA Operations Centre is located at the Gatehouse on Gregory Terrace and houses Emergency Services, RNA Operations Team, OH&S and Security. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found is located at Guest Services on the lower level of the Channel 7 Pavilion. (H-12) FIRST AID There are three first aid locations which operate between 8am and 11pm daily: n Under the John MacDonald stand (J-7) n Near the Sushi Hub Dog Pavilion on Gregory Terrace (O-9) n Near the Large Animal Pavilion (F-5) ACCESSIBILITY The Ekka is committed to providing ease of access for all visitors. A range of services and amenities will be offered for the convenience of access around the grounds: n Scooter, stroller and wheelchair hire which is located under the John MacDonald Stand. Hire times are 9am to 5pm n Restrooms with disabled access, including additional disabled porta- loos n Ramps providing easy access between roads and footpaths

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