• 2018_MeltBeautyPageant_CallOut_Image by Dylan Evans

    Image credit: Dylan Evans

  • 2018_MeltBeautyPageant_CallOut_Image by Dylan Evans

    Image credit: Dylan Evans


MELT Beauty Pageant 2018

Hosted by Tina Bikki

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Our showstopper event, the MELT Beauty Pageant returns again to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king or trans beauty.

Our contestants battle it out across three categories: Graceful Glamourzons, Tremendous Talent and Costume with a Message, all vying for the ultimate crown, MELT Beauty. Hosted by the stunning Miss Tina Bikki and with an all-star judging panel, don’t miss this outrageous night of gorgeousness overload for all genders and sexualities to enjoy.

Following this event, boogie on with us for free at the MELT After Dark Party takes over the venue.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane