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Gold Rush Street Parade

The historic Gold Rush Parade is a much-honoured Gympie tradition and this year’s parade is no exception.

The 2018 Gold Rush Street Parade pays homage to Gympie’s rich gold rush history and is the perfect chance for community groups, schools, clubs, organisations, individuals and businesses to get involved with this much loved community event.

NEW ROUTE! Check out the Parade and Nashy’s 500 Billy Cart Challenge as it meanders from the top end of Mellor Street past the Civic Centre grounds and The Civ Main Stage for the Rush Carnivale.

Looking to get involved? There is no cost for participating in this years Parade and is FREE to all entry types.


Total Prize Pool $4000

All Parade Registrations are in the running to win:

  • First Prize: $2,000
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $500
  • 1 of 2 Encouragement Awards: $250 each

Judging Criteria

The Judges will assess all Parade Registrations on the following three criteria:

  1. How well the entry fits with the theme ‘CARNIVALE’
  2. Creativity and overall quality of the presentation
  3. Enthusiasm and spirit of float participants

Please note: 

Council public liability insurance will cover all aspects of the track and public space, however any injury obtained due to the building or fault of the individuals float will not be covered by Council. Entrants can obtain their own public liability insurance to cover this if they wish.

Download the  Registration Info pack now.

So what are you waiting for, Registrations are now open! Register Here