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All you need to know for the 47th Battalion carnival

The 48th annual Central Region 47th Battalion carnival kicks off this weekend at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know!

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Saturday, May 4

TIME   FIELD 1 (Stadium)   FIELD 2 (Kawana)
10am W-POOL A Rockhampton v Gladstone M-GAME 1 Sunshine Coast v Gladstone
11am M-GAME 2 Rockhampton v Central Highlands W-POOL B Sunshine Coast v Bundaberg
12pm M-GAME 4 Bundaberg v South West M-GAME 4 Toowoomba v Burnett
1pm   Opening Ceremony    
2pm W-POOL A Gladstone v South West M-GAME 5 Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2
3pm M-GAME 6 Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4 W-POOL B Central Highlands v Bundaberg
4pm M-GAME 7 Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2    
5pm M-GAME 8 Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4 W-POOL A Rockhampton v South West
6pm W-POOL B Sunshine Coast v Central Highlands    

Sunday, May 5

TIME   FIELD 1 (Stadium)   FIELD 2 (Kawana)
10am M-GAME 10 Loser Game 7 v Loser Game 8 W-FINAL 3 Pool A 3rd v Pool B 3rd
11am W-FINAL 2 Pool A 2nd v Pool B 2nd M-GAME 9 Loser Game 5 v Loser Game 6
12pm PLATE FINAL Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 6    
1pm WOMEN'S FINAL Pool A 1st v Pool B 1st    
2pm TROPHY FINAL Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 8    

Competition format

Games will be played in 2 x 25 minute halves.

Teams are ranked from last year's results.

The Men's teams will be drawn into either the trophy pool or plate pool; dependent on the result of their first game, whereas the Women play in two pools.

Even if teams don't make the finals, the result of their Sunday games are crucial to determine the rankings for next year's carnival.

Team lists


Live stream

All games played at Sunshine Coast Stadium will be live streamed on and the Central Rugby League Facebook page.


Watch Day 1 of the #47thBattalion live from Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Posted by Central Rugby League on Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Live scoring

Live scores and results will be available throughout the carnival via the below link.


Entry to the stadium

If you are planning to attend the 47th Battalion, parking and entry to Sunshine Coast Stadium and Kawana Sports Precinct will be via Nicklin Way.

Please note there will be road closures on Sportsmans Parade during the course of the carnival due to another event near the Stadium.

Entry is $5 per day.

A bar and canteen will be operating throughout the weekend.

History of 47th Battalion 

Commencing in 1971, the carnival is a magnificent memorial to the 47th Battalion Regiment, which has its headquarters in Maryborough, and draws together rugby league personnel and members of the 47th Battalion in a spirit of cooperation and remembrance.

The original competition was started with Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gympie, South Burnett and Sunshine Coast competing, with Central Burnett given full membership in 1985.

With the formation of the new Central Region through the merger of the former Wide Bay, Central and South West Divisions; the senior competition was expanded in 2010 to include all Local Leagues in the new area.


Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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