When is the Motor Show held?

Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th June 2021. Friday is traditionally a set up day with no planned events until 6pm with the Meet N Greet and bar open.

Is the Motor Show & Swap Meet a COVID Safe event?

The Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc will be conducting the 2021 Charters Towers Motor Show & Swap Meet as a COVID Safe event. The Club will require every individual attending the show to abide by all government restrictions in place at the time of the event including observing social distancing.

Pre-nomination is essential, and numbers may be limited due to COVID restrictions.
Confirmation will be required on the day of arrival that you or anyone travelling with you are not displaying any flu-like symptoms. Contact details will be required for contact tracing purposes prior to entry at the Showgrounds.

Further restrictions and requirements may follow dependent on government instructions closer to the event date. Please download the 'Check In Qld' App prior to attending the event for ease of entry.

How much is it to get through the Gate?

Weekend Pass $20 per person for Fri/Sat/Sun
Meet N Greet Friday Night from 6pm = Free Entry
Saturday Only = $10 per person / $5 for companion card holders
Sunday Only = $10 per person / $5 for companion card holders
Kids 15 years and under FREE


- for nominations, see Motor Show Info page
- gate fees to be paid at the gate - see pricing above
- Entry Fees for vehicles to be paid at the office with cash payment only
Further info on Motor Show Entrant Page

How much for a Swap Site or Market Stall and has it changed this year?

Sites are $25 for the Saturday and Sunday per site in addition to people's Gate Fees.
Swappers arriving Friday only pay entry for Saturday and Sunday.

Sites must be pre-booked as they are limited in number.
Please refer to Swap Site Info page for more information

How much to enter my Car or Bike and has it changed this year?

Nomination to participate in the Motor Show
$20.00 for Motor Vehicles and Trucks entering for Trophy Judging only (includes participation in the Super Cruises)
$20 for entry in the Go to Whoa
$20 for entry in the Observation Rally
$10 for Motorcycles
$5 for Pushbikes (open to entrants under 16 years of age)

*** NOTE : PRE-NOMINATIONS ARE REQUIRED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS! Please check the Motor Show Entrant page for updated information and nomination forms.

Can we camp?

Camping is available only for paid Motor Show Entrants and Swap Site Holders from Friday night through until Monday morning.

Due to limited camping space available, other spectators, friends and other family members who are not Entrants or Site Holders attending the Event are encouraged to contact other Accommodation options in Charters Towers.

What time does the whole event kick off?

Gates open on Friday 4th June 2020 at Midday for Swap Meet Set Up only.

No early-bird arrivals will be allowed entry prior to this time, so if you are arriving Thursday or earlier, please contact other Accommodation options in Charters Towers.

Friday Gates open at Midday and are closed at 4pm for Swap and Camping.
Saturday Gates open 7am and are closed at midnight.
Sunday Gates open 7am and are closed in the evening for campers staying until Monday.

If you are camping at the grounds, please note that vehicles arriving after 4pm will be required to park outside the grounds until gates re-open at 7am.

What times are all your events happening?

Please refer to our Entrant Information Flyer for Event Times.
More information is also on our Events Page.

Do you have EFTPOS facilities or a Courtesy Bus?

There are no EFTPOS facilities offered by the Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc. ATM's are located in Gill Street (the main street).

There is no courtesy bus, however the phone number for the local Taxi service is 131008.

Are there any Rules?

The Charters Towers Restorers Club Inc has had rules for the Motor Show and Swap Meet for a number of years, as the Event attracts people for two very different reasons, therefore we would appreciate if everyone could be mindful of how their behaviour and noise level may affect other people's enjoyment of the event.

Be aware that this event is located in a residential area. Please refrain from excessive noise, or unnecessary speed/noise when driving out from the Showgrounds.

The local Police will be conducting drive-through checks throughout the course of the event. These for the benefit and safety of the participants. They are not the Fun Police , nor are they there to dampen your fun!!

- No BYO alcohol due to Licencing restrictions - random checks may occur
- No Alcohol to be taken past the Licenced Area.
- No Glass
- No Unrestrained Dogs in Swap Meet area (please clean up after your dog)
- No Dogs in Motor Show arena, food areas or bar area
- No pushbikes, skateboards or recreational vehicles to be driven or ridden in the grounds
- No excessive noise
- Generators to not be used between 10pm and 6am
- Electrical leads cannot be run across walkways or roadways'
- Camping and display sites must be left clean and tidy upon leaving.

Charters Towers Restorers Club Executive members reserve the right to reject and/or eject any person or firm they deem as undesirable for any reason.
Please address any concerns immediately to the Office near the Grandstand.