• BeautyPageant

    Image Credit: Dylan Evans

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    Photo Credit: Dylan Evans

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    Photo Credit: Dylan Evans

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    Photo Credit: Dylan Evans

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    Image Credit: Dylan Evans


MELT Beauty Pageant

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

MELT’s showstopper event returns to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king or gender-bending beauty.

Watch as our finalists will battle it out across two categories, Runway Realness and Performance with a Message, and finish the night with and all out lip sync battle.

This year’s prizes include:
$1000 cash
2x tickets to a special MELT show
$100 voucher to Mary Mae’s Bar and Kitchen at Brisbane Powerhouse
Professionally styled wig by The Final Touch
A custom brooch and earring set designed for you by Power & Stiletto

Join an all-star judging panel and the fabulous Biscuitt Anderson as host, for a sickening selection of some of Brisbane’s best drag performers!



Aurora Asteria

Enigma Popstar

Ida Kills

Katya Lou-King

Minion Laveau

Moose Steakk


Jacqueline Furey

Taylor Ette

Rachel Burke

Following this event, boogie on with us for free as the MELT WITH US 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 on performance days.

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. 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 The Fantauzzo.