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Well, this is the Wurst … and not the good kind …

All our pretzels were crossed that this message would never see the light of day. But the way the crackling has crumbled, the unpredictability of these circumstances has caused us to make the toughest of decisions – to postpone The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane until Oktober 2022

They talk about decisions not being made lightly, but this one takes the Schwarzwälderkirschtorte {cake}. The team has worked tirelessly to bring lovers of German culture an authentic and immersive Festival experience in 2021 after the first postponement in 2020. COVID-19 has brought about some of the biggest challenges this little Bavarian Village has ever faced in order to deliver an authentic German experience. Solutions were found for everything this pandemic presented – from a real Bavarian Oompah band that didn’t need to travel half way around the globe, right through to traditional Bier brewed locally in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law and using German ingredients .

But for now, it’s not to be. Why, you ask? For one, the health and safety of everyone, from patrons and partners to suppliers and crew. Every precaution was in place to deliver a COVID safe experience at the Festival. However, given the ever evolving situation and its continued impact on New South Wales and Victoria, and the risk this poses for Queensland, Oktoberfest Brisbane cannot proceed as planned. 

For those who have purchased tickets, your booking remains valid for the postponed date(s) without the need for exchange. Show your continued support for the Festival and #KeepYourTicket. Click here to see more reasons why to hold on to your ticket. If you can’t make the new date(s), you can obtain a full refund or exchange your ticket to another date. Click here to request a refund from Ticketek.

Thanks to you, our loyal honorary Bavarians, 2021 was shaping up to be the best Festival yet with unprecedented numbers of tickets sold to date. You were on track for 35,000 of your closest mates to join you for 6 days of celebrations with live Oompah music, accompanied by fantastic Bier & the best German food this side of the equator.

Thank you to our valued partners, suppliers, crew and of course Brisbane’s German community. All of you contribute in your own special way to help make sure Oktoberfest Brisbane remain true to its Munich roots. It’s because of you that Australia’s biggest authentic German celebration will come back bigger and better than ever in 2022.

Now for the good news: It’s not a good bye, it’s a Prost-ponement! Lovers of German culture will again unite at Oktoberfest Brisbane 2022 on 7–9 & 14–16 Oktober 2022 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

This reunion will be one not to miss – you’ll be eating, drinking, yodelling and dancing like never before! You can look forward to linking arms and clinking steins again SOON. Until then, stay safe and raise a stein in knee-slapping anticipation of what Oktober 2022 will bring Brisbane’s way.


Kim and Boris Zoulek, Festival Directors 

PS: Don’t hang up your Dirndls and Lederhosen just yet, keep an eye on our socials where we’ll be keeping the Oktoberfest feeling alive!


Oktoberfest Brisbane 2022


Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
New Festival Entry via O’Connell Terrace Gate 5


7-9 & 14-16 Oktober 2022


  • Fridays: 12pm – midnight
  • Saturdays: 12pm – midnight
  • Sundays: 12pm – 8pm

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Covid Safe Information

Stay COVID Safe

Oktoberfest Brisbane is committed to ensuring a safe Festival experience for all guests and will at all times be planned and delivered compliant with all applicable government restrictions in effect at the time. Everyone needs to play their part to be and stay COVID safe. We ask you to acknowledge your role in helping us to stay COVID safe by adhering to the below behaviours while attending the Festival.

Stay home if you are unwell

Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.Do not attend the Festival if:

  • You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  • You are positive for COVID-19
  • You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days

For more information on COVID conditions go here.

Maintain Social Distancing

Get in early and secure one of the hundreds of traditional Bavarian table & bench sets for you and your mates. Only move around the festival site to purchase food, drinks or merchandise, to use the amenities or to go on the rides. While not at your table, you are required to maintain 1.5m social distance from other attendees as well as staff and crew.You are not required to maintain 1.5m social distance within your social group. Maintaining physical distancing is every individual’s responsibility. If you’re unable to social distance, choose to wear a face mask. For more information on protecting yourself through social distancing and other measures, go here.

Wash your hands regularly

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitiser where provided. More information on prevention of the spread through hand hygiene can be found here.

Download the COVIDSafe app

We also encourage your use of the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app. More info can be found here, or download it below:

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Download the Check In QLD app

You will be required to check into the festival site using the Check In QLD app. More information can be found here, or download it below:

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Should changed restrictions mean that the festival cannot go ahead on the scheduled date(s), the Festival will either be postponed or cancelled and tickets will either be valid for the new date or refunded. So make sure you make the most of the Ticket Guarantee and buy now to get our amazing prepurchase ticket offers.