Footy fever in Mackay

Prepare for an epic weekend of footy in Mackay on March 2 and 3.

Both NRL and AFL fans will be cheering when the North Queensland Cowboys take on Melbourne Storm on Saturday, March 2, and the GOLD COAST SUNS face off against Western Bulldogs on Sunday, March 3, as part of the JLT Community Series.


North Queensland Cowboys
Melbourne Storm

Saturday, March 2
Gates open at 2.30pm, main game at 7pm (other games scheduled throughout the afternoon)
BB Print Stadium Mackay
General tickets on sale for $15 - $25

Gold Coast Suns
Western Bulldogs

Sunday, March 3
Great Barrier Reef Arena
Harrup Park
Tickets on sale now

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Buses will operate from 3:30pm – 7:00pm and 8:45pm – 10:30pm.

Bus stops are located at Gregory Street, Alfred Street and Bridge Road.


The Mackay region offers a wide range of accommodation to suit different needs and budgets.

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Exploring the region

Whilst in the region, travel up the valley to spot a platypus at Eungella National Park or welcome the sunrise with the wallabies on the beach at Cape Hillsborough. There’s plenty to see and do, or you can just relax at one of the region’s fantastic fishing spots.

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