Start your career with the RNA

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) owns and operates the historic Brisbane Showgrounds, home to the iconic Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) and more than 200 events a year. The precinct, just 1.5kms from the Brisbane CBD, is the state's largest indoor/outdoor events site attracting more than a million visitors each year and featuring the five-star Royal International Convention Centre, vibrant King Street dining hub and a Rydges Hotel. The RNA’s core charter is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders. All revenue is reinvested back into this charter.


Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) 

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average more than 400,000 people. Run by the RNA for nine days in August, the Ekka bring the country and city together for a true celebration of agriculture. The Ekka showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 20,000 competition entries from woodchop to giant vegetables, thousands of animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides, and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more. The iconic event has been running since 1876 and is full of traditions, a unique atmosphere and childhood memories that have been passed down through generations of families. The RNA is honoured to stage Queensland's largest event on behalf of the community each year and is committed to preserving a wonderful legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Royal Queensland Awards (RQA)

The Royal Queensland Awards (RQA) - formerly the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show - is a celebration of the nation's finest produce and producers. The RQA is dedicated to unearthing the nation's top food, beer and wine products each year through its six individual competitions - Cheese and Dairy; Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet, Branded Beef, Branded Lamb; Wine and Beer. Since 2009, the RQA has nurtured innovation and excellence in the Queensland and Australian food and beverage sectors by providing a comprehensive awards program which helps Australian producers benchmark and promote their products.

Brisbane Showgrounds & Royal International Convention Centre

The Brisbane Showgrounds is a venue business which hosts more than 200 events each year including exhibitions, conferences, banquets, and music festivals.

The Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) is a world-class, two-level building featuring three halls with state-of-the-art rigging, seven adaptable meeting rooms, two boardrooms, an open foyer, 140 car parks and cutting-edge catering facilities. It's the only convention centre in Australia where guests can enjoy award-winning food and beverages from the prestigious Royal Queensland Awards and iconic Royal Queensland Show competitions.




Unique Workplace

The RNA is a unique and innovative workplace offering a wide range of jobs within the events industry. You will have the opportunity of working to support large and small scale events within the Royal International Convention Centre and the Showgrounds, as well as being involved in the biggest event in Queensland, the Ekka.

Health & Wellbeing

We are committed to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of the working lives of all RNA staff. Thereby, we offer a maximum of 5 days of wellness leave per year and additional annual leave. Our aim is to boost the overall wellbeing of staff which encourages the achievement of their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation.


The RNA is an evolving organisation where innovative thinking is rewarded. Ideas big and small that results in a change that adds value is supported.

Employee Recognition

We encourage innovation and support our people by providing a wide range of learning activities, including leadership and development programs, lunch and learn sessions, and personal development plans through world class learning content. Our tailored learning program will help you to achieve your personal learning goals.



Permanent Opportunities

Junior Sous Chef - Pastry

Accounts Payable Officer

Stewarding Supervisor

WHS Officer

Casual Employment

There are no casual vacancies at this time

To keep up to date with casual employment opportunities at the Brisbane Showgrounds please refer to our Brisbane Showgrounds Casual Staff Facebook page.

General applications for employment must be accompanied with a resume and cover letter addressed to:

Human Resources Department
Brisbane Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills Q 4006

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (07) 3253 3900


Please note that we receive a high volume of applications and may not be able to reply to all enquiries.






The RNA Emerging Workforce Program is a year-round program that offers,  internshipsvocational placement,  work experience and student volunteers for students from year 10 onwards. That includes students from Secondary, Vocational Education and University level courses.





For all enquiries, please contact our Learning and Development Consultant:

Erin Peters
[email protected] 
P: (07) 3253 3948
0419 161 378



The QUT Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) program offers a small group of exceptional university students a business degree qualification that includes high-leverage internship experiences with sponsoring organisations.

These internships provide students the chance to practically apply knowledge gained at university in a real business environment, to build invaluable networks, contribute to personal development and increase career prospects through contacts with employers.

The RNA has been a proud sponsor organisation for the CPIE program since 2006, contributing to scholarships in the areas of business management, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, information technology and human resources.

For more information on the CPIE Program visit the QUT website or contact the Scholarships and Awards Officer at the QUT Faculty of Business on (07) 3138 1855 or [email protected].