• Australian Pipe Band Championships 2024


Maryborough will be put on the national map, when pipe bands from across the country and internationally will travel to our town.

The previous scheduled 2020 event (cancelled due to Covid), would have been a symbolic one, marking the 60th Championships in the town where the inaugural Australian Pipe Band Championships were held back in 1961.

This rescheduled event the 62nd Championships, promises to attract the best pipe bands from around Australia and internationally.

Located at Princes Park, one of Victoria's oldest recreation reserves, with picturesque views and a magnificent grandstand built in 1895.

From the heritage grandstand you can catch all the action on the oval or in the hospitality tent.

There'll be plenty of Highland Dancing, and Strongmen Events, and a variety of food vendors onsight.

Full Program:

  • 8.30am onwards: APBC2024 band sign in at Princes Park, Maryborough
  • 9.00am-9.45am: Street Parade from High Street to Princes Park led by Dominic Andersen-Strudwick (Australian Drum Major Champion)
  • Street Parade Bands: PBA registered bands not competing in the Championship will be offered free entry to Princes Park on the day
  • 10.00am-4.30pm: 2024 Australian Pipe Band Championships; 2024 Drum Major Championships
  • 12.30pm-12.45pm: Opening Ceremony at Princes Park
  • 4.45pm: Massed Band, led by Cpl Benjamin Casey, 5th/6th Royal Victoria Regiment
  • 5.00pm: APBC2024 Results and presentations
  • 5.30pm-10.30pm: Post Championships Entertainment (meals and music at the Maryborough Highland Society; 35 High Street, Maryborough)

Further details: Maryborough Highland Society

Download event brochure: HERE


Princes Park, Maryborough VIC 3465
08:30am - 10:30pm
0354610 480