What is BPAC?

BPAC is the acronym for the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective, a not-for-profit organisation committed to sharing our passion for retro-gaming with the masses via a yearly showcase!

What is the BPAC showcase?

The BPAC showcase takes place around the middle of the year and attracts competitive gamers from around the globe. The event takes place over 5 days and includes Australia’s most prestigious pinball competition, Brisbane Masters, as well the Australian Kong Off and Arcade Championships! The BPAC showcase grows larger every year, covering more and more facets of gaming!

Sounds great! How do I become a part of it?

BPAC is always chasing volunteers across all levels. If you have a particular skill (or games) you feel would benefit us, then reach out via gday@bnepac.org You can also pin down any of our BPAC volunteers at the event for a chat!

Our 2024 event is scheduled to kick-off on July 17th at The Clubhouse Moorooka on Brisbanes south side!

When do tickets go on sale for BPAC 2024: WELCOME TO THE CLUBHOUSE?

Tickets will be available for online purchase from March 1st!

Do I need a ticket to come to BPAC 2024?

The space is open for anyone during Moorooka Clubhouse’s regular operating hours to come and explore!

Can I purchase food and drink at the event?

Yes! There will be food trucks / external caterers onsite for lunch and dinner service and the Moorooka Clubhouse bar will be open from 10am to 10 pm!

Is there parking?

There’s street parking available right out the front on Koala Road as well as additional parking on Vendale Avenue. Please be sure to be mindful of the local community when returning to your cars late!

Are there freeplay sessions?

Not at this stage, but we’re hoping to create a small marquee with free play games for the general public to play across the 5 day showcase

Will BPAC merchandise be available at the event?

Yes, but runs are limited so be sure to purchase via the ticketing process to avoid disappointment!

Is other merchandise available at the event?

Soft Plunge, Double Danger and a host of other operators will have merch for sale at the event!

Is there a cloak room?

Well.. kinda. While not a room and severely lacking in cloaks, there’s a space dedicated to leaving bags and the like near our merch desk. This is, of course, at your own risk.

What time can we access the venue?

Daily access times will vary, but will always be at least 30 minutes prior to the first event scheduled.

How do I get a swag bag?

Anyone who purchases an All Access Pass, donates games, or volunteers their time will receive a bag full of extra goodies from our sponsors.

Are there any hotels nearby?

Yes there is. Staying in a central location like the CBD or Valley can also work fine if you arrange to rideshare with other competitors. Air BnB always handy too

  • Annerley Motor Inn
  • Rocklea International Motel
  • Salisbury Hotel/Motel
  • Lancaster Court Motel


Can i have a bowl at the event?

Absolutely! Sporadic bowls side comps may very much be on the cards!

Can I catch public transport to the event?

Yes, but give yourself plenty of time. Several bus services run to Beaudesert Road, which is just shy of 10-minutes walk to the venue. These buses can be caught from the CBD and cultural centre busways. Google Maps is your friend!

Closest station is Moorooka (27 min. walk, 5 min. Taxi or Uber)

BUS: (both services weekdays only)
Routes 117, 124 & 125 will get you closest to the venue. Stop 30 or 31 via Beaudesert Road, with about a 5-min walk.
* Route 117 departs from Woolloongabba Bus Station and does not operate on Saturdays or Sundays.
* Both 124 & 125 buses depart from Ballow St, Fortitude Valley, via the Cultural Centre and on to Beaudesert Road.

Full bus/train info & timetables can be found at translink.com.au

UBER: (standard, off peak times)
* Valley to Moorooka – $24 (approx.)
* City to Moorooka – $22 (approx.)

Is there a shuttle bus?

Unfortunately not this year.

Can I park my boat out the front?

Yes. Please. The first person to roll down with a houseboat will get a pinball machine on the deck for the duration! Slightly trickier with the Moorooka location, but the reward stands

Is the Closing Party the best pinball event on earth?

Yes. Fact

Better still, in 2024 we have 2 x Closing Parties. The Max Matchplay Closing Party at Moorooka, followed by the Offical After Party at Netherworld. Cancel your Monday plans party people

Where can I find info on ticket prices and event entry?

Keep a close eye on our socials and the website: bnepac.org