9 April, 2020 –
The Ekka has been called off this year in the best interests of public health.
It’s just the third time in the Ekka’s 143-year history that the show has been cancelled. It was previously cancelled in 1919 due to the Spanish Flu epidemic and in 1942 when the grounds were used as a World War II staging depot.
Over the past 144 years, the Brisbane Showgrounds have been used to help the community in times of need, including being used as a treatment centre in 1918 for those suffering from Spanish Influenza to an evacuation centre for those impacted by the devastation of the 2011 Brisbane floods.
The RNA is dedicated to providing all the assistance and support it can to Government and health authorities in these ever-changing and uncertain times.
For more information visit www.ekka.com.au/2020-ekka-cancelled