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FULLY CHARGED

Saturday 4 May 2024

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Join us at Queensland Museum Rail Workshops for the return of this hallmark event with a brand-new name! Fully Charged will continue to celebrate all things aviation, rail, autos and more! Look to the sky for thrilling aerial displays, while on the ground, buckle up for an adventure where you can rev up your excitement with interactive exhibits, up-close experiences and roving entertainment.

Fully Charged is a pet free zone, please leave your furry friends at home.

AERIAL DISPLAYS

Full display list and times to be announced closer to the event.

PAUL BENNET AIRSHOWS

Wolf Pitts Pro Aerobatic Solo
The Wolf Pitts Pro is the highest performing aerobatic biplane in the world, this high energy, engine screaming precision aerobatic display is piloted by Paul Bennet, the current Australian Freestyle Aerobatic Champion.

Zivko Edge 540 Aerobatic Solo
High energy aerobatic display of rolling and tumbling manoeuvres that showcases the Edge’s staggering performance is piloted by Glenn Graham the current Australian Unlimited Aerobatic Champion.

SkyAces Formation Aerobatic Display
Consisting of multiple aircraft performing an array of dazzling formation aerobatics in very close proximity. Loops and rolls and dynamic head-to-head stunts, are guaranteed to leave you gasping!

*Aerial displays will be announced over the PA 10 minutes prior to starting. All flying is subject to change, including short notice cancellation or postponement due to variables such as weather, air traffic control requirements and other aviation considerations.

DISPLAYS

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM RAIL WORKSHOPS
Get up-close and personal with incredible engineering marvels, immerse yourself in multimedia experiences and hear fascinating stories that will ignite your passion for technology and innovation including:

  • The brand-new exhibition The Sunshine Route – 100 years of Queensland’s North Coast line
  • Extensive heritage listed sites and grounds
  • The Nippers Railway adventure playground, Sciencentre + create your own paper planes and test them in wind tunnels

QUEENSLAND RAIL WALKING TOUR
Take a self-guided walking tour through parts of Queensland Rail’s extensive workshops and see how locomotives and carriages are built and maintained.

BRISBANE AIRPORT CORPORATION
Discover the fascinating world of an airport at the Brisbane Airport Information Centre. Learn about the people, the history and the future that awaits!

BREMER FORD
An exciting line-up from the Bremer Ford range.

DEFENCE HEALTH
Come and visit us for materials, advice and discover what makes Defence Health an important part of the Defence journey.

AUSTRALIAN ARMY DRONE RACING TEAM
See racing drones both in flight and on display.

IPSWICH WASTE SERVICES
See domestic side arm waste trucks including demonstrations.

QUEENSLAND SUPERKART CLUB
Get up close and hear the humming of a Superkart engine multiple times throughout the day. Feeling inspired? Find how to get into superkarting.

RADIO AEROMODELLERS’ ASSOCIATION IPSWICH DISTRICT
Showcasing a range of remote-controlled aircraft including the increasingly popular electric-powered planes right up to the more traditional glow-powered models + have a go at a flight simulator.  Explore what it takes to be a remote pilot.

QUEENSLAND RACEWAY
Check out Queensland Raceway’s V8 experience car and Superbike.

CHARGERS RC CLUB
Ever wanted to race radio-controlled cars? Check out this display of 1/10th electric racing cars and see how much power these mini off-road machines pack.

EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY
Visit the Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Rural Fire displays to learn about the specialist vehicles that keep us safe.

ABC RADIO BRISBANE
Join ABC Radio Brisbane Weekends presenter Kate O’Toole broadcasting live! Tour the broadcast truck, see how a live radio program goes to air while out and about and even chill out on a bean bag. ABC Kids – Bananas in Pyjamas will be available for a photo op throughout the day.

IPSWICH ART GALLERY
Join the crew from Ipswich Art Gallery for some out-of-this-world fun and create your own rocket launcher. Fuelled by creativity and fun, let your imagination and your rocket take flight! We are sure you will have a blast!

FLOATING IMAGES

Come visit us to see our see a balloon basket & burners up close. Discover the adventure of ballooning in man’s oldest form of flight.

+ more displays to be announced closer to the event.

PARKING AND TRANSPORT

To avoid parking delays, take a Translink bus straight to the venue, take advantage of free park ‘n’ ride options or carpool.

PARK ‘N’ RIDE LOCATIONS
Why not leave your car at one of the two designated park ‘n’ ride locations and catch the free shuttle bus to Queensland Museum Rail Workshops and back via a historic bus approximately every 30 minutes from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

St Joseph’s Parish – 42 Pine Mountain Rd, North Ipswich
Nicholas Street Precinct (Ipswich CBD) – Carpark access from Bremer Street, Ipswich. Shuttle Bus departs from Bell Street, Ipswich.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
One of the easiest most efficient was to get to Fully Charged! The Ipswich Train Station is a 10 – 15 minute bus ride to Queensland Museum Rail Workshops with a Translink Bus Stop (Route 515) located right out the front of the venue. Alternatively hop on the FREE park ‘n’ ride shuttle bus from Bell Street Ipswich.

Ubers and taxis also pick up from the front of the Ipswich Train Station on Bell Street.
See Translink timetable and plan your journey.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING
Limited accessible parking is available to Disabled Permit holders, in the Queensland Museum Rail Workshops Car Park (off North Street, North Ipswich).

BEST PARKING LOCATIONS
As the Queensland Museum Rail Workshops car park is expected to fill early, free parking will also be available on the surrounding streets and via offsite park ‘n’ ride locations.
Note: please do not park across the driveways of local residents.

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
Changed traffic conditions will be in place on North Street between W M Hughes and Delacy Street from 3.00 pm Friday 3 May to 6.00 pm Saturday 4 May 2024, details as follows:

  • The northbound lane of North Street will be closed to through traffic.
  • Northbound traffic will be diverted into Delacy Street.
  • Southbound local traffic only will be facilitated via the southbound lane.
  • The taxi zone on North Street will be relocated to North Street near Delacy Street.
  • The bus zone on North Street will be relocated to Delacy Street near North Street.
    These changed traffic conditions will still facilitate resident access during this period.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES

To enhance your Fully Charged experience, the below facilities and services are available onsite at the event:

  • Parents Rooms – inside the museum, ticket office and onsite cafe.
  • Tag a Toddler – this services helps event staff quickly reunite children of all ages and their guardians should they be separated during the event.
  • Chillout Zone – a specially designed sensory friendly space to take a break from the excitement and unwind in air conditioned comfort.
  • Water Taps – fresh water dispensers are available throughout the venue to refill drink bottles.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE

A range of family friendly food and beverage options are available within the event precinct including:

Trackside Cafe
Amazing Popcorn Man
Baked Spuds
Carlos Tacos
Pocket Curries
Refresher Station
Roam In Pizza
Scenic Rim Expresso
Ungermann Brothers
Whisk ‘n Flip Pancakes and Waffles

HOW TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE

Follow these guidelines to help make the event greener and more sustainable:

  • BYO water bottle and use onsite water taps
  • BYO reusable bag for take home goodies
  • BYO coffee keep cup
  • Use public transport, carpool or use the Park ‘n Ride service
  • Use the onsite recycling bins.
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Event details

Saturday 4 May 2024

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9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Queensland Museum Rail Workshops

BEFORE THE DAY  TICKETS
Purchased from 21 March – 3 May

Adult $6
Concession $5
Child 3-15 years $5
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $20
Under 3 years Free (requires ticket)
Museum Members Free (no ticket required, show Annual Pass card at the gate)

ON THE DAY TICKETS
Purchased on 4 May

Tickets available on the day for an additional cost unless sold out otherwise.
Adults $10
Consession $7
Children 3 – 15 years $7
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $30
Under 3 years Free (requires ticket)
Museum Members Free (no ticket required, show Annual Pass card at the gate)

 

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