sat 21 october

BillyCart race &

street party



Congratulations to all riders.
Here are the official results.

Open Category

Congratulations to Orly Furlong who took out the title for the second year running, closely followed by his sister Leni.

12 - 17 Year Olds

Another dual winner, Levi Haydon-Wimmer came out on top of a strong field.

7 - 11 Year Olds

Orly Furlong also took out the 7-11 year old category. Ned Lock from Castlemaine was not far behind.



Thanks to everyone who cane to the second Queensberry Cup.

We hope you had a fantastic time.

Please help us by completing an audience survey. Go into the draw to win $100 Bunnings voucher. 

Not just a billycart race, Queensberry Cup is a street festival with something for everyone.

A dog show, music from across the globe, The Courthouse Bar, fun activities for kids, community dancers, tasty food and pop-up performances


Saturday 21 October 2023

1pm to 7:30pm

Billycart Race:
Heats from 1pm
Finals at 4pm


Corner Errol St. and Queensberry St., North Melbourne VIC 3051

2023 Race Map

Free Entry

Please support the event organisers by purchasing raffle tickets. Go into the draw to win one of more than 20 prizes with value of more than $3000, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

Queensberry Cup

More than just a race! 

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!

The Famous Village Dog Show

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

  • Best trick

  • Longest drool

Register here for free or take your chances on the day.

Donations to our local animal charities are encouraged.

Food & Drinks

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.

Plus Eretrian, Vietnamese, Pizza from Melrose Place 3051, Kebabs, Ice Cream and a classic sausage sizzle from North Melbourne Rotary

Plus everything Errol St. has to offer.

Music & Performance Stages

Melbourne’s most exciting, eclectic, emerging and talented musicians, with grooves from across the globe, with host Somali spoken word artist 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, The Zaahoos, Zac Gully acoustic chill; Vietnamese, Eritrean and Chinese dancers.

Check out the Queensberry St Stage Schedule

World Kitchen Stage

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 and restaurateurs. Eretrian cuisine, Chinese delicacies from Cindy's Kitchen, traditional Indian bowls and Venezuelan MasterChef finalist Keyma Vasquez Montero

For The Kids

As well as the thrill of watching billycarts careen down Errol St., there is plenty for kids of all ages to get involved with.

Put your pedal to the metal and make a pit-stop at North Melbourne Library for special racing themed story-times  at 10:30am and 2pm with craft activities throughout the day. Extended opening hours until 4pm.

Lancashire Lane is a kids’ own artistic alleyway. Join ArtsBus and make your own cool kinetic cardboard car and watch it zoom.

Make magical puppets, balloon cars and dancing  with La Ventana

Get your energy and creativity in top gear with The Venny multi-dimensional playground.

For the younger kids, blow bubbles, make a bracelet and colour your own Queensberry Cup illustration by North & West Melbourne News illustrator Ed Zhao. With thanks to parents from NMPS.

North Melbourne on Show

Our community has lots of great community organisations. Meet some of them at our community marquee, such as Hotham History Project, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, North West Patch, West Melbourne Baptist Community Centre, local MP Ellen Sandell, City of Melbourne Neighbourhood Partner and more.

The Centre will also be providing COVID vaccinations for anyone who hasn't gotten around to getting their booster, or book here to get it another day at Healthsmart  Pharmacy VCCC.

billycart CHALLENGE

Entries Have Now Closed

Fifity billycart daredevils will race down Errol St. on contraptions of their own design.

Support them as they wrestle gravity!

1pm: Heats for 7-11 year olds
2pm: Heats for 12-17 year olds
2:45pm: Heats for Open Category
3:30pm: Lord Mayor Sally Capp goes down the hill
4:00pm: Finals
5:15pm: Awards Presentation

Read the rules


We want Queensberry Cup to be a celebration of our vibrant community.
The more people involved in it the better.

Please note billycart racer, performer and stallholder applications have closed for 2023. Get in early for 2024.

We've got an opportunity for people who want to dance. Interested??


Queensberry Cup is an accessible event.

Catch the 57 Tram right into the heart of the event.

Travellers Aid (supported by Metro Trains) is running a wheelchair accessible shuttle bus from North Melbourne Railway station from 1.00pm – 7.00pm to Queensberry St. and return throughout the event.

Travellers Aid volunteers will also be at the event to assist people who are getting off the tram to the event.  Please call 0498 023 959 for assistance

Please use public transport, walk or cycle as car parking is likely to be very limited

Lord Mayor mesage

Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

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.

meet our 2023 sponsors

If you want to join this elite group for next year, please get in touch
City of Melbourne
thanks to our local SupPORTERS

congratulations to 2022 winners

The Centre

Queensberry Cup is presented by North & West Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre 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.

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