13-16 May 2021 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

You are invited to the South Bank Truck Festival

Published: April 27, 2021

The Brisbane Truck Show is described as the place where the industry gathers. Now however, the whole community is invited to come together for a full week of celebrations showcasing Australias heavy vehicle industry.

Following its hugely successful launch in 2019, Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week once again serves as the umbrella capturing all of the events and activities going on across Brisbane alongside the Brisbane Truck Show.

Through a series of external activations by Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors and the exciting activations at South Bank Parklands, that aspiration will once again to life in 2021.

With the support of Tourism and Events Queensland, the Brisbane City Council and South Bank Corporation, Little Stanley St and Stanley St Plaza will be closed to traffic to showcase innovative trucks and trailers.

Following its success in 2019, the activation has grown into a fully-fledged festival, with an abundance of activities and entertainment, all supported by the precinct’s retailers waiting to welcome visitors with a plethora of great wining and dining options.

The event schedule is packed with free entertainment headlined by the exciting Laservsion water and light spectacular running at Streets Beach every half hour from Thursday to Saturday nights.

The incredible display of dancing water, mesmerising LASER light and larger than life video projection all combine into a fun-filled show celebrating Australia’s Heavy Vehicle industry. 

There is also growing hype about the Truck Push for Kids on Friday morning, where Troy Conley-Magnusson could achieve a Guinness World Record when he attempts to push a twelve-tonne Freightliner Cascadia over 100 feet to raise money for sick kids.

There is live music each afternoon and evening outside the Plough Inn at Stanley Street Plaza.  The kids will love the Rainforest Playzone and the Truckfest Outdoor Cinema screenings of Cars and Monster Trucks.

“The opportunity to showcase our industry in this spectacular location provides the perfect opportunity to share our story with the community in a tangible and lasting way,” Mr Hacking added.

“The activations and events throughout South Bank, the Brisbane CBD, and other venues across Brisbane shone a light on our industry in a way that has never been possible before.”

Mr Hacking said the week is about expressing pride in the heavy vehicle industry while starting a conversation with the broader community about its innovation, local manufacturing and sustainability; about road safety, skills development, education and careers.

“We’re having conversations around workplace safety, health and wellbeing and importantly, our connection with the community that we both serve and belong to,” he said.

“We encourage every participant to fully embrace the opportunities that the Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week offers and to be a part of sharing our great story.”

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