Saturday 21 October 2023
1pm to 7:30pm
Up to fifty billycart daredevils will race down Errol St. on contraptions of their own design.
Enter yourself or your team for a shot at glory and prizes including $1 000 to spend at local shops.
Each first place racer also receives an
Plus consolation prizes for second and third in each category
Entries open now until filled.
Billycarts and drivers must adhere to the rules. Read the rules before you start building your cart!
Designing and making a billycart can be super-simple or (if you want) very complex.
Free workshops and maker sessions for billycart builders.
with automotive engineer Chris Peile from Smarter Choice Auto
16 September, 10am
North Melbourne Library
66 Errol St.
Advice, tools and materials available
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm
Plus Saturdays 7 & 14 October, 10am – 3pm
Peter Mac Mens Shed
3 Bedford Place North Melbourne
Advanced Maker Sessions
Saturdays 7 & 14 October, 10am – 3pm
Smarter Choice Auto
300 Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne
Pre-scrutineering available on 14 October
The Queensberry Cup is a street festival and a celebration of the diverse communities of North Melbourne and West Melbourne.
The festival reflects, celebrates and supports the local residents, businesses, students and workers of our dynamic inner city suburbs.
For one day, the main street is closed and turned over to a range of creative and cultural activities!
An old Spring Fling favourite! Local residents bring their dogs and participate in fun, light-hearted competition. Great prizes thanks to local pet shop Paw Principality.
Prizes awarded for:
Best dog outfit
Best dog-owner dress sense
The local festival area is replete with diverse, quality food and beverage options.
The Courthouse Hotel will be running a bar, with about half the event site licensed.
Get down to Mork near the finishing line for hot chocolate goodness.
Melbourne’s most exciting, eclectic, emerging and talented musicians, with grooves from across the globe, with host and poet Zainab Farah.
In 2023, we welcome Immy Owusu Ghanaian highlife fused with surf coast rock-n-roll; Gusto Gusto (pictured) foot-stomping music; Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance stunning choreography; Jungle City Projects Jamaican dancehall & hip-hop; African Star Dance & Drumming High energy West African Rose Paez Colombian jazz; North Melbourne Primary School Parents Band cool indie rock covers; Sing NoW! Community Choir, Homebrew Verandah Singers, The Zaahoos, Vietnamese and Chinese dancers plus more to be announced.
Find out what’s cooking in your local community. See the food get prepared, hear the stories behind the cook and taste what gets prepared.
The World Kitchen explores food from all corners of the globe with cooking demonstrations that pay homage to home cooks. Eretrian cuisine, Vietnamese delicacies, bowls on a budget and more.
As well as the thrill of watching billycarts careen down Errol St., there is plenty for kids of all ages to get involved with.
Lancashire Lane is a kids’ own games alleyway. Cool craft, awesome art activities and a brain-bending book bonanza!
Our community has lots of great community organisations. Meet some of them at our community marquee, such as Hotham History Project, Ozanam House, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, North West Patch, West Melbourne Baptist Community Centre and more.
If you are a community group and would like to connect with the broader community, please join our community showcase.
North Melbourne’s own version of a Cup Day is a billy cart challenge like no other. Part race, part streetfestival, the Queensberry Cup is a joyful celebration of the diverse communities of North and WestMelbourne.
The City of Melbourne is proud to support a community festival that brings people together in this dynamicneighbourhood. Closing Errol and Queensberry streets for a day invites locals and visitors to enjoy a widerange of cultural activities.
Whatever pace you choose, I wish you a terrific day at the Queensberry Cup.
Queensberry Cup is presented by The Centre: Connecting Community in North and West Melbourne Inc.
The Centre is a not-for-profit incorporated charity situated in Errol Street in the heart of North & West Melbourne.
The Centre has now been in operation for 40 years and is proudly run by a loyal and committed team of volunteers and paid staff. Our members and clientele cover a diverse range of individuals and organisations exemplifying the richness of the local community.