QSAC enjoys a close working relationship with the local residents and businesses of the area. To keep up to date with events happening at QSAC, visit our What's On page.

Eminem Concert

Wednesday 20 February

The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) will host chart-topping global rap sensation Eminem in concert on Wednesday 20 February, 2019. QSAC has undertaken detailed planning for the concert to minimise impact on the local community. Please be aware of the changes to traffic and parking to help assist us in ensuring a safe and efficient event. 

Parking Restrictions

The venue has developed a comprehensive transport and traffic management plan to ensure minimal disruption to local residents and businesses. The event has been designed to encourage all patrons to use public transport. 

On street parking within the Robertson/Macgregor Traffic Area will be restricted to 15 minutes between 12 noon and 12:00pm on event day.

Local Resident Parking Permits

Local residents who have a parking permit are exempt from the Robertson/Macgregor event day 15 minute parking limits. If you reside in the Robertson/Macgregor traffic area or a signed residential parking area, you will need to apply for a permit from Brisbane City Council. Each household will be issued with two resident permits on application. Additional or Visitor Permits are also available. Permits do not allow residents to park in designated statutory restricted areas, such as:

  • clearway zones
  • loading zones
  • no stopping zones
  • bus zones
  • taxi zones

More information and the application form can be found at a Brisbane City Council Customer Service Centre, 07 3403 8888 or www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

Road Closures

Wednesday 20 February

Changed traffic conditions will be in place on Wednesday 20 February, to ensure the safe and efficient flow of patrons arriving and departing the precinct. Likely road closures will be in place around the venue during the event, as follows:

  • Access to Pickett Street, Omeo Street and Laver Street from Mains Road and access to Estoril Street and Grout Street from Kessels Road will be restricted to local traffic only from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. Median breaks on Mains Road at Pickett Street and Laver Street will be closed during this time.
  • ​Access to Omeo Street will not be permitted from 8:30 pm to midnight.
  • Kessels Road will be closed from Mains Road to Troughton Road (including the underpass) between 8:30 pm to 12:00 midnight. Right turns will not be permitted for northbound traffic on Mains Road at Kessels Road. A detour will be in place via Troughton Road/McCullough Street/ Logan Road.

Please Note: The above road closures may be subject to change. For up to date information, visit this page closer to event and observe on street traffic signage on the day of the concert.

Sound Testing and Noise Control

Members from Brisbane City Council’s compliance section will be onsite to monitor noise levels, to ensure sound is maintained within approved levels. Please be advised that fireworks will be used during the show.

Main Road Park-n-Ride

The Mains Road Park-n-Ride will be closed from 1:00 am Tuesday 19 February until 5:00 am on Thursday 21 February. For Transport information, please visit the TransLink website at translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.

Event Hotline

For any enquiries on the event day (Wednesday 20 February), please call 07 3405 7511 from 8:00am to 11:00pm.

Further Information

All information for local residents can be found on this page. Information will be updated closer to the event.

For any enquires ahead of the concert please get in touch:

E: info@qsac.com.au
P: 07 3405 7511 during business hours

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The QSAC team thanks you for your continued support of the venue.


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Parking Restrictions

To ensure street parking is available to residents that live around QSAC, the Roberston Macgregor Traffic Area has been created.

A 15-minute parking limit applies to all parking spaces within this area between 12 noon and 11pm on event days, unless signed otherwise. Unless there are signs stating otherwise (e.g. No Stopping, Bus Zone, Taxi Zone), all motorists can park in this area for up to 15 minutes.

Residents who have a valid parking permit are exempt from the area-wide parking limits, and other signed time limited parking restrictions showing 'RESIDENT PERMITS EXCEPTED'.

For more information on traffic areas, visit the Brisbane City Council website.

Residental Parking Permits

Residential parking permits allow residents to park unrestricted on the street in their area, with certain conditions.

Permit holders:

  • are exempt from the signed traffic area time limit when parking near their property

  • must clearly display their permit on the vehicle's windscreen or dashboard

  • are able to park in metered parking bays signed 'resident permit excepted' (free of charge with no time restriction)

  • may also park in other areas signed 'resident permit excepted' (with no time restriction)


Permits do not allow residents to park in designated statutory restricted areas, such as:


  • clearway zones

  • loading zones

  • no stopping zones

  • bus zones

  • taxi zones

If you live within the Robertson Macgregor Traffic Area, you can apply for a parking permit.