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Kurilpa Derby is a beloved and long running community event. 

With a long and rich history dating from 1986 inspired by the Boundary Street Festival and attracting audiences from across Brisbane, Queensland interstate and overseas, Kurilpa Derby has become Brisbane’s premier community-led event attended each year by thousands of happy punters with a focus on inclusion, diversity, tolerance and respect for everyone.

Our Objectives Include

  • Promote proud local traditions of inclusiveness, diversity and respect
  • Showcase local artists, organisations and businesses
  • Build strategic links with venues, organisations and artists within the community
  • Encourage participation via accessible submission processes, programs, venues and event statements
  • Maintain and facilitate ongoing audience engagement
  • Work democratically to realise event objectives
  • Resource and sustain a long-term vision for the Festival’s future
  • Showcase best practice working towards a net carbon neutral, sustainable event

Thanks to the Westender, you can read a slew of media releases and articles about the event

Kurilpa Derby Photos and Albums!

We are always on the look out for videos and photos, so please send a downloadable file / link or attachments to We credit all media across our social pages.

Photo credit: Chris Gillette, 4 Sept 2022

Acknowledgement of Country

WECA acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded and we are humbled to live and play in Kurilpa, owned and cared for by the Jagera and Turrbal peoples.



PO Box 3898          West End 4101

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