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Monster Machinery Day

This free event highlights the investment that the City of Gold Coast makes in machinery and equipment used to provide essential services.

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Monster Machinery Day

Check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans and beeps at the 16th annual City of Gold Coast Monster Machinery Day on Sunday 26 May from 9am to 3pm at the Southern Lawn, Broadwater Parklands.

Dust off your hard hats and explore more than 50 City vehicles on display, including excavators, graders, loaders, tip trucks, road sweepers, beach tractors, quad bikes, emergency vehicles and so much more!

Bring the whole family along and imagine yourself as a landscaper, lifeguard, beach cleaner, fence builder, dune protector or construction worker for the day.

New this year will be three expert stunt motorcyclists risking their lives riding in the Globe of Death and two Army vehicles!

There’s so much to see and do for kids of all ages, including free rides and live machinery demonstrations and an assortment of food trucks to fill hungry tummies.

This free annual community event is hugely popular and brings out the big kid in all of us!

Visit the Monster Machinery Day Facebook page for regular event updates and prize giveaways.

When: 26 May 2019 - 9am to 3pm

Where: Southern Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.

Getting there: Catch the G:Link to the Broadwater Parklands station, or if you’re a local, why not walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event!

Proudly supported by Nine News Gold Coast and 102.9 Hot Tomato

Proudly supported by Nine News Gold Coast and 102.9 Hot Tomato

2018 event

View the video of our 2018 event.

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  • Is this event free?

    Yes. 

  • Are there free activities?

    Yes, of course!

    Families can check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans and beeps at the 15th annual Monster Machinery Day.

    You can will find more than 50 City vehicles on display, including excavators, graders, loaders, tip trucks, road sweepers, beach tractors, quad bikes and more. There’s also free rides and live machinery demonstrations.

    This year, you can even get up close and personal with everyone’s favourite onscreen racing team and meet Disney-Pixar’s Cars heroes, Mack and Lightning McQueen, at their very own Cars Pit Stop.

  • What about parking?

    Free parking is available at Carey carpark, opposite Australia Fair. 

  • What public transport will get me there?

    Catch the G:link to Broadwater Parklands. You can also make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event.
  • Can I bring alcohol?

    No. 

  • Can I buy alcohol there?

    No. 

  • Can I bring my pet?

    We don’t encourage pet attendance at our events.
  • What if it rains?

    If the event is cancelled due to wet weather or any other reason, we will update the event page on the City of Gold Coast website and the Facebook page.
  • What time is the event?

    9am to 2pm.

  • What food will be available?

    After working up an appetite, families can grab a bite to eat from any of the food trucks on offer.
  • Can I bring my own food?

    Yes, of course! 

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