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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!

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Monster Machinery Day below.

 

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Notice of filming and photography

By entering this City of Gold Coast event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of the photographs and/or recordings now or in the future in any medium without restriction or financial compensation and waive any and all claims connected with the taking, recording, publication and use of the photographs and recordings. You acknowledge and agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver and release before entering the event. If you do not agree to the above please do not enter the event venue.


2018 event

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  • Is this event free?

    Yes. 

  • What time is the event?

    9am to 3pm.

  • Where is the event?

    On the Southern Lawn of Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.

  • Are there free activities?

    Yes, of course!

    Families can check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans and beeps at the 16th annual Monster Machinery Day.

    You 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.

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

  • Will Mack and Lightning McQueen be there?

    No. this year will be three expert stunt motorcyclists risking their lives riding in the Globe of Death and two Army vehicles. 

  • 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.
  • What about parking?

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

    If driving your car is a must, be sure to carpool with friends or family.

  • Can I bring alcohol?

    No. 

  • 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 Monster Machinery Day Facebook event page.

  • 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 including:

    • Classic Ice Creams
    • Sushi To The Max
    • Poffertjes King
    • Micasa Burger Truck
    • On A Roll
    • Bruce The Food Truck
    • The Wiener Haus
    • Zicatela - Woodfired Mexican
    • CHIPSTARS
    • Urban Gourmet Kitchen
    • Potato Slinky
    • Pumping Pizza & Pork
    • Coffee & Me
    • Smoothjuice
  • Can I bring my own food?

    Yes, of course! Be sure to pack a picnic blanket too.

  • Can I refill my water bottle for free?

    Yes you can, look out for the refill stations and bring your own water bottle to refill for free. 

  • What if someone goes missing?

    Monster Machinery Day attracts thousands of people every year and we want to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience at the event!

    If you were to become separated from your child, make sure you have a plan in place before this happens. Write your mobile contact number on your child’s arm or an armband – or if they’re older, arrange to meet somewhere.

    If you become separated from your child at the event, please head to the eastern side of the park and visit the first aid area for assistance.  

  • Can I buy alcohol there?

    No. 

  • Can I bring my pet?

    For the wellbeing of all attending the event, we recommend pets are left at home.

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