Frequently Asked Questions
The Fashion Festival will be staged from Monday 21 – Friday 25 August 2023.
The main runway shows will be staged in a purpose-built marquee located in King George Square, Brisbane City Hall with further activations taking place around Brisbane City.
Click ‘Events’ above for the full program and participating designers when they are released on Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Tickets to the 2023 Brisbane Fashion Festival go on sale from Thursday 1 June 2023.
Click ‘Events’ above for the full program and participating designers.
Tickets are sold via Ticketek. Follow the link on our Events page from 9am on Thursday 1 June 2023.
For runway Group Shows, ticket options include general admission (allocated seating – you can choose your preferred seat from the available selection), Gold Passes (third-row seating and admission to the VIP Runway Lounge), or Platinum Passes (second-row seating and admission to the VIP Runway Lounge). The seating is raked and each row is on a separate level for optimum viewing.
The full list of designers will be announced on Wednesday 31 May and tickets go on sale from 9am on Thursday 1 June.
Generally, each show runs between 30-40 minutes. Please note that shows do start at advertised times, and seating begins approximately 15 minutes prior to each show. Aim to arrive early so that you can be seated in plenty of time.
Guests are welcomed at The EPICURE Fashion Bar. Located next to the parade concourse in King George Square, this is the perfect spot for pre- and post-show hospitality.
The EPICURE Fashion Bar will operate each evening from 5.30pm through until 9.00pm. The Fashion Bar will be cashless and any guests looking to purchase should have a credit or debit card.
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.
Our official Hair and Makeup Partners for Brisbane Fashion Festival are Schwarzkopf Professional and Issada Cosmetics. We do not employ freelance stylists.
Brisbane Fashion Festival only employs experienced runway models from professional modelling agencies. All of our model bookings will be made directly with the agencies. We do not employ freelance models.
This is a consumer ticketed event. We do also welcome a select number of media, bloggers, and photographers to cover the event. If you would like to apply for Media Accreditation, applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applications for Media Accreditation will open closer to the Festival.
If I purchase a Platinum or Gold Pass, where is the VIP Runway located and what time should I arrive?
The VIP Runway Lounge is open from 5.45pm – 6.45pm prior to the show commencing at 7.00pm. When you arrive at Brisbane City Hall, simply follow the signs to the Hamilton Room located on the ground floor or ask one of our friendly volunteers for directions to the Lounge. Ensure you bring your ticket to the lounge, as this is required for access (single entry only).
King George Square Car Park is located underneath King George Square at Brisbane City Hall between Ann and Adelaide Streets. Vehicle entry is via Roma and Adelaide Streets and exit is via Roma Street. Parking rate is a flat fee of $5 on Monday to Thursday from 4.30pm to midnight.
The Myer Centre and QueensPlaza are offering $4 off evening parking for guests attending the Festival. Entry after 4pm and is valid for online bookings only. The promo code is BFF22 and bookings can be made at The Myer Centre or QueensPlaza.
The Brisbane Fashion Festival is a proud supporter of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust – a charity dedicated to caring for the Brisbane community since the 1960s. They provide critical grants and support to local and grassroots charities who help people dealing with our city’s biggest social challenges.
Visit Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust for further information.
The nearest taxi rank is the corner of Ann and Roma Streets.
The Brisbane Fashion Festival makes every effort to ensure that our runway shows are accessible for all members of the community. All Fashion Festival run events are wheelchair accessible. For any further information regarding our access and companion services, please call the Festival on 3358 3350 or email us here
Tickets will not be available to purchase at the door.