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FAQ

What are the dates of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane?

The Festival will be staged from Sunday 27 – Thursday 31 August 2017

Where is the Fashion Festival held?

Parade Central for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane will be held at Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point Campus.

Situated next the city Botanic Gardens and accessible by foot along Main Drive at the end of George Street, Old Government House is an iconic building steeped in history and the perfect location to stage the 2017 Fashion Festival.Some events are held at different locations, so please check the program and your ticket for details.

Some events are held at different locations, so please check the program and your ticket for details.

How can I see this year’s program?

Click Events & Bookings above for the full program when it is released on 1 June.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be available through QTIX on 1 June, 2017.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are sold via QTIX. Follow the link on our Bookings page or visit www.qtix.com.au. Alternatively you can phone QTIX on 136 246.

What kinds of tickets are available?

For runway Group Shows, ticket options include general admission (allocated seating), Gold Passes (premium seating and admission to the VIP Lounge), or Platinum Passes (front-row seating and admission to the VIP Lounge).

Which designers are in each Group Show?

The full list of designers will be announced on1 June, 2017 when tickets go on sale.

How long does each Group Show usually run for?

Generally, each show usually runs between 30-40 minutes. Please note that shows do start at advertised times.

How do I volunteer at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane?

Each year we enlist the help of volunteers in a number of different areas, including Front of House (ushers), Back of House (dressers) and Drivers. Volunteer applications will open in early July and at this time you will be able to apply online via our Volunteers page.

For further notifications on volunteer applications opening, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media.

Can I work as a makeup artist or hairstylist at the Fashion Festival?

Our official makeup and hair partners are Napoleon Perdis and Schwarzkopf Professional. We do not employ freelance makeup artists or hair stylists.

How do you select models for the Fashion Festival?

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane only employs experienced runway models from professional modelling agencies.

How can I apply for Media Accreditation for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival?

This is a consumer ticketed event. If you would like to apply for Media Accreditation to cover the event, applications are assessed on an individual basis.

If I purchased a Platinum or Gold ticket when do I arrive and when do I get to access the VIP Runway Lounge?

When you arrive at Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point Campus ask one our volunteers and they will direct you into the house, and bring your entrée card with you. This entrée card ensures you receive exclusive access to the VIP Runway Lounge pre-show for complimentary drinks and canapés. Access commences 1 hour prior to your designated show start time indicated on your ticket.

I am travelling by car, where can I park?

A Pay-on-Exit car park located underground in the Science and Engineering Centre (P-block) providing the best access for visitors to Old Government House. Open to the public 24/7, this underground car park includes several PWD parking bays and lift access to ground level (level four). Rates for the Pay-on-Exit car park start from $15 per hour. Visitor/Other who enter after 6:00pm and exit before midnight will receive a discounted rate of $5.00 per hour or part thereof. Pay Stations accept both cash and cards, and are located in the car park. Remember to pay for your parking at one of the pay stations prior to returning to your car, as there is no facility for payment at the boom gates.

Download the Gardens Point Precinct map for instructions on how to access the Pay-on-Exit car park and directions to Old Government House. http://www.ogh.qut.edu.au/visiting/your-visit/location.jsp

Alternate Car Parking

For those looking for a more affordable parking solution, consider Secure Parking located at 200 Mary Street just a 5 min stroll to Old Government House.

Entry after 4.00pm is a flat fee of $10.00 or $9.50 if you secure-a-spot online.

I am travelling by Taxi, Uber or limousine, where should I direct the driver?

There is a taxi drop-off point outside Parliament House (next to Botanic Gardens), about 300m walk from Old Government House.