RNA Membership

The RNA enjoys a rich and engaging membership of more than 3,500 people. These include politicians, sporting greats, leaders of industry, grandparents passing the tradition onto their grandchildren, competitors and those residents who love coming to the Show each year. They hail from living just a few kilometres from the Brisbane Showgrounds, to south east and regional Queensland, interstate and overseas.


For an annual fee of between $130 (Country Adult) and $145 (City Adult), you will receive one member pass and one transferable guest pass, enabling free 9 day admission to Ekka for you and a guest (bring a different friend each day). Please note a $55 joining fee* is applicable to new members and those members whose membership has lapsed for more than one year. *Joining fee is waived for new Junior members. The RNA Membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Payments due 31 March to avoid the rejoining fee.

Financial members are entitled to:

  • Lodge a council election ballot;
  • Be present and vote on items at the RNA Annual General Meeting
  • Exercise other such privileges of membership until the close of the AGM

RNA members also receive the following benefits:

  • Free unrestricted EVERY DAY entry to the 2021 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) from 7-15 August
  • One (1) 9-Day Guest Pass (valid for single entry EVERY DAY) for Ekka 2021 [1]
  • Access to the Members' Grandstand and Bar at Ekka 2021 [2]
  • Free use of the lockers (one daily per member) during Ekka 2021, subject to availability
  • VIP entry to Ekka 2021
  • VIP seating pass for the Fashion Parade at Ekka 2021 located in the Entertainment & Fashion Precinct, subject to availability
  • VIP seating pass for the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Cooking Stage at Ekka 2021 located in Woolworths Pavilion, subject to availability
  • Reduced competition fees for selected sections and categories of the 2021 Royal Queensland Show
  • Offers and invitations to the 2021 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show and its associated events
  • Exclusive promotions and offers for RNA Members via eDM
  • Quarterly RNA Showbiz magazine, delivered digitally
  • Presale to RNA Future Directions Committee (FDC) annual Ekka Gala
  • Discounts to our preferred hotel groups
  • Discounts and exclusive offers from our partners

[1] Not included with Junior membership

[2] Junior members are not permitted in the Members' Bar

Badge Changes - 2021

The financial impacts of COVID-19 on the Royal Queensland Show have been significant, and as such, the Council have made a number of changes aimed at making the Show more efficient, without reducing members’ benefits.

Members’ badges will continue to be issued annually, however the Members’ guest badge will be replaced by the barcoded pass. Members will continue to receive their barcoded pass along with their badge. Member badges and passes are currently being processed.

The barcoded passes continue to give members and guests entry to the Showgrounds and Members’ Stand across any of the nine days of show from August 7-15.


Life members (other than Gold Life members) will now be issued with a specially designed perpetual badge, replacing the annual badge. This will commence this year.

Little Ekka Passes (children under 4), Companion/Carer Cards & Contact Tracing

As a Member, your details are already registered in our system and therefore, you do not need to do anything special to enter show, simply present your barcoded pass for scanning on entry.

If you are bringing a child under 4 or require a companion (with the requisite concession card), their entry is free, however for contact tracing purposes, we need to obtain their:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Guardian's email
  • Guardian's phone number

You can email these details to enquiries@ekka.com.au to obtain a Little Ekka Pass.

Guest Contact Tracing

As your guest pass is transferrable, you will find a QR code for the Check In Qld app on their pass or at the gate for your guest/s to complete on entry to the Show. Should your guest not have a phone, assistance will be provided for them to check in at the gate on entering the Show.

Interstate Royals

Due to COVID-19, no interstate reciprocal access will be available for the 2021 Show.


For an annual fee of $650 your business will receive one member pass and four transferable guest passes, enabling you to reward staff and clients with unlimited visits to the Royal Queensland Show.

Junior (under 18 years)

Annual fee of $50 receives one member pass and the above benefits with some exclusions. (Joining fee is waived for new junior members)

Young (18-25 years)

Annual fee of $90 receives one member pass and a guest pass with the above benefits.

Life Membership

Life membership is available for $2,100 and includes one member pass and one guest pass. (Issued annually - 18 years and over)

Gold Life Membership can also be purchased. Contact us to find out more.

Members' only memorabilia

Members' ties and cufflinks are also available to purchase with your membership.


RNA photo identification membership cards

All members will be issued a photo identification membership card which offers a streamlined process for accessing membership benefits.

Existing Members upload your passport sized photo here.

Become a new member OR Renew or Update/Confirm your existing membership