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Everything you need to know about the events Eurovision – Australia Decides

What time do the shows start?

Opening Night Show

FRIDAY 25 FEB 7:30PM

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Approx. Finish: 10:00 PM

Matinee Show

SAT 26 FEB 1.00PM

Doors Open: 12:00 noon
Approx. Finish: 3:30 PM

Live TV Final

SAT 26 FEB 7:27PM

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Seated by: 7:00 PM
Approx. Finish: 10:00 PM

Please note the show starts at 7:27 PM due to a 3 minute broadcast delay.

General Event Information

COVID SAFETY

SBS and production partner, Blink TV are working closely with our Queensland partners in our planning for the event in February. All plans will adhere to the health advice and guidelines at the time. The health and safety of everyone involved remains our highest priority

The venue, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has site-specific COVID Safe Guidelines consistent with guidance provided by the Australian Government and Queensland Government authorities.

The COVID-19 Venue Risk Assessment will be subject to ongoing review and where required controls adjusted to prevent harm to health.

The Queensland Government, on 9 November 2021, issued an updated Queensland Government Health Direction which applies to Queensland Convention Centres, announcing new measures from the 17th of December 2021, or once Queensland reaches an 80% double vaccination rate. The new measures apply to everyone in Queensland whether a visitor or resident. This means workers, clients and visitors must be double vaccinated to work in, or attend, any of the events held at the Convention Centre.

As such it will be a requirement of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in collaboration with event organisers to check proof of double vaccination on entry. This is in addition to visitors checking in via the Queensland Government App.

Patrons are required to wear masks on arrival and exit, and whilst moving around the venue.

The organisers thank you for your co-operation and understanding with the required COVID safety measures. We will be working closely with the venue and our ticketing agency, Ticketek, as we implement these new Government-mandated conditions of entry. There will be additional details released by the Queensland Government in the coming weeks.

Please monitor this site for updated detailed advice on the COVID measures.

NOTICE – SEATED TICKETS

All tickets are seated only.

NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

This event is being filmed for broadcast. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed, broadcast and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in news, promotional and/or marketing materials.

WHAT CAN I BRING INTO THE VENUE?

Only small bags are allowed into the arena, no back packs or bags that need to be left on the floor. Security will ask you to check large bags and back packs into the cloaking area.

Please do not bring:

–  Signage that requires more than one person to hold
–  Signage that is on a pole/stick
–  Signage that needs to be tied to something
–  Balloons, inflatables, lights, neon, lasers

The event organisers reserve the right to remove signs, flags or persons that may interrupt the broadcast or the overall audience experience at their discretion.

The Venue

GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

The Map

The Location

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in Broadbeach on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive (2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland).

For detailed information on getting to the venue, visit the official website of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Public Transport

Local bus, coach, taxi and limousine companies operate regular services to all major attractions, hotel and shopping centres. There is a bus stop directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. There are also taxi and limousine ranks at the main entrance.

You can also access the rail line to Brisbane via a bus from The Star Gold Coast.

G:Link Light Rail

The G:link Light Rail runs from Helensvale to Broadbeach, passing through Surfers Paradise and Southport. The services provides an easily accessible and affordable transport option and is located just metres from the Centre’s main entrance. The service runs 7 days a week, every 10-15 min. For more information on fares visit the Translink website

Taxis

There are a number of taxi services in and around GCCEC and its convenient location alongside Gold Coast Highway, as well Uber. Here are some options and contact numbers:- Black and White Cabs: 133222 Gold Coast Cabs: 131018

Flying

The Gold Coast Airport is just 35 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities and some Queensland regional centres. Regular bus and shuttle services are available from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach. For further information please visit the Gold Coast Airport website

Driving

When travelling southbound from Brisbane (78km) take the Broadbeach Motorway Exit and follow the directions to Broadbeach. Just after the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre turn left at the next set of lights. This will bring you out onto the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is situated on the corner of the next street, just after The Star Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast is 900km north of Sydney and is accessible by either the Pacific Highway or the inland New England Highway.

Parking

The centre’s car park entrance is at the northern end of the building and is easily accessible from traffic lights and the main driveway. The main entrance is accessible from the roundabout off T E Peters Drive

Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $12 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for car parking at the centre. You cannot pre purchase parking tickets.

For more information, visit the official website of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre:

Venue Access

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre offers accessible seating to all events. Accessible seating requests can be made via email to Ticketek through their website.

Can I get food and drinks at the venue?

Yes! 🍔🍴🍹

Will all of the shows be broadcast on SBS?

Only the Live TV Final will be broadcast live, Saturday 26 February 2022 on SBS.

See below for times in your state:

NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT        8:30pm – 11:00pm AEDT
QLD                                   7:30pm – 10:00pm AEST
SA                                     8:00pm – 10:30pm ACDT
WA                                      5:30pm – 8:00pm AWST
NT                                       7:00pm – 9:30pm ACST

Contact

For event enquiries please email: info@eurovisionaustralia.tv

For enquiries about the broadcast only please contact SBS on: 1800 500 727 or email: comments@sbs.com.au