What is the brisbane thai festival?

The Brisbane Thai Festival is a celebration of all things Thai.

Come discover the tastes of Thailand, traditional Thai cuisine, performances, to the exclusive and signature Singha Beer garden, all in one day!

Who are the organisers of Brisbane Thai Festival?

The Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc. are the proud organisers of the Brisbane Thai Festival.

Where will the Brisbane Thai Festival take place?

The Brisbane Thai Festival will take place on the Celebration Lawn at Roma Street Parkland on Sunday 3rd September 2016.

Is the event free entry?

With thanks to our sponsors and major partners, the Brisbane Thai Festival remains free entry.

Is it an all-aged event?

Yes, the Brisbane Thai Festival is open to all ages. Age restrictions only apply to the Singha Beer Garden which is 18+.

From what time will the Brisbane Thai Festival run?

From 10:00 am - 07:00 pm.

Who supports the Brisbane Thai Festival?

The Brisbane Thai Festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The festival is also supported by our valued sponsors and partners including:

Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra
Royal Thai Consulate, Queensland
Australian Government - The Australian-ASEAN Council Depart of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Brisbane City Council
Singha Beer
Thai Airways
Oaks Hotels & Resorts
The Star Entertainment Group
Ratch-Australia Corporation
Charoen Pokphand (CP)
The Coffee Club
Boonchu Gym
JW Marriott Khao Lak
Bangkok Airways
T & D Trading PTY LTD

Will there be an ATM on site?


How many food stalls will there be?

There will be up to 15 Thai food stalls serving the most authentic and traditional Thai meals. Some dishes and even desserts will be made especially just for the Brisbane Thai Festival.

Are there vegetarian, vegan, gluten free Thai food options available?

Yes, many Thais are infact many of the above. Most meals can be catered for specifically as per the above if a kind request is made.

If you are unsure, please check first with the stall holder before making your order as some same meals may contain different ingredients depending on the chef/stall.

What kind of performances will there be?

We have a very exciting showcase for all in attendance this year from a traditional and extravagant Thai performance by our friends from Hug Thailand/Tourism Authority of Thailand along with Thai food cooking demonstrations, traditional Thai martial arts to a live band.

What transport can I take to Roma Street Parkland?

There are a range of facilities within the parkland making it accessible for people of all abilities. For specific requirements, please call 1300 137 468 for further information.

Roma Street Parkland

Car Parking

Parking is available at a number of locations throughout and adjacent to the parkland. There are nearly 200 car parking spaces (including 11 disabled car parking bays) within Roma Street Parkland. Car parking spaces are located at College Close Car Park and along Parkland Boulevard.  Undercover car parking is also available within the residential apartments complex.  Parking fees vary during the week and weekend.

Celebration Vista

Coach Parking and drop-off

Celebration Vista, is our welcome point for coaches and groups. Located on Parkland Boulevard it provides coaches with both a set down and parking location for groups visiting the parkland.  Providing a magnificent view over Celebration Lawn, Celebration Vista provides an undercover picnic area and small kitchenette with hot water facilities – a perfect location for morning or afternoon tea.  To book your group visit, call the parkland on 1300 137 468 or download the Group Booking form.

Translink Bus

Public Transport

There are a number of public transport options for your visit to Roma Street Parkland, including train and bus, with the Roma Street Train Station and Transit Centre located directly beside the Parkland.  Access is via Platform 10. For further information about bus or train timetables, please phone TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit the website at www.translink.com.au.

By taxi

Taxis can access the parkland from Wickham Tce or Roma St where they can drop off or pick up on Parkland Boulevard.

Roma Street Parkland


There are a number of cycle paths that lead to Roma Street Parkland, including the Normanby Cycleway Link. All pathways and roads throughout the Parkland are shared paths. Bicycles are not permitted in the Spectacle Garden in Colin Campbell Place.

Bicycle Racks
Roma Street Parkland bicycle racks are located on Parkland Boulevard at the end of Allee Bridge, in The Hub and next to Melange Café near the Carriage Deck.

Roma Street Parkland


Toilets and baby change facilities are located at key points throughout the parkland including the Carriage Shed, Frangipani Court barbecue area, the Amphitheatre and near the Harry Oakman Pavilion in the Upper Parkland.

Lost Property

If you have lost or found an item within the parkland, all lost property is returned to the security office located adjacent to Celebration Lawn. Alternatively you can email rsp@cityparklands.com.au or call 1300 137 468.

Roma Street Parkland

Are there any parking deals available on Sunday 3rd September?

Please check in again soon.

I will be travelling by train from the Gold Coast, which station do I get off at?

Roma Street Parkland station.

Can we bring our dogs?

Yes, as long as they are kept on a leash at all times.

Where can I buy a raffle ticket?

Please check in again soon.

Can I BYO?

This is not recommend. There will be an (18+) Singha Beer Garden open all day for those who visit to consume in a licensed area.

Will there be something for the kids?

Yes, absolutely. The day will be full of entertainment and food from our traditional Thai performances direct from Thailand, all the way to our food stalls who will be serving the most authentic Thai food. But there's more, including a live band, cooking shows and a raffle prize drawn!

Will there be tables and chairs?

Yes. As a major part of our festival is the food, there will be tables and chairs with umbrella shade for all to enjoy a meal, a drink or two--with their family and friends.

Can I bring my own picnic mats and chairs?

Yes, you are most welcome to but we do not take any responsibility for any theft, losses or damages.

I would like to volunteer on the day, how can I do that?

Please feel free to contact us on our volunteer or contact page.

I would like to be a volunteer my services/skills on the day, how can I do that?

Please feel free to contact us via our volunteer or contact page.

Is the Singha Beer garden 18+?

Yes. ID checks required.

Is there a dress code?

Not in particular. Please keep in mind that the Thai people may dress in black as a sign of respect in honour of the passing of the Late King of Thailand. Guests are also welcome to dress in black as a sign of respect.

Is there disability access?

Yes, the Roma Street Parkland has disability access for all. Pathways and toilets are wheelchair-friendly in the lower parkland and disabled parking is available.

Why is your website in black and white?

On October 13 2016, The Late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, The Great (King of Thailand) passed away peacefully.

The Royal Thai Government has issued an official 1 year of mourning for The Late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thais world wide will dress in black for one year in honour of the late King. In honour of the late King, Thai media, web and Facebook users have temporarily turned their profiles and photos into black and white.

Where can I find the program for the day?

Please come and visit us at our information booth. The program will contain information regarding all Thai food stalls, stage schedule and a festival map.

I would like to apply for a food stall, how can I do that?

Food stalls are limited. Please send us a message via our contact page.

I would like to sponsor your event, how can I do that?

Please send us a message via our contact page.

Who are the official festival Media/Marketing partners?



Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes we do.

Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBrisbaneThaiFestival/>.

Who can I contact on the day if an emergency occurs?

In the first case, please call 000 if there is an emergency on the day. The nearest police station is Roma Street Police Station on 200 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000. Their contact number is 13 14 44.