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Birdsville Races
Birdsville, Far West

05 - 06 September

07 4656 3216

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The Birdsville Races, or the 'Melbourne Cup of the Outback', is a two-day race meet that attracts over 7,000 people to the legendary outback town of Birdsville, which usually has a population of only 100.

Internationally renowned as one of the most unique and enjoyable race-meets in the world, the Birdsville Races brings a plethora of equine action, continental cuisine, live entertainment, souvenir and handicraft stalls and first class fashion to the remote outback settlement for a whole week surrounding the two track days.

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Experience a night inside the world's only remaining travelling boxing troupe's tent, dress in your glad rags for the Thursday night cocktail party and back a winner in the famous Birdsville Cup. All available accommodation is camping and all-inclusive catered tours are available.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Airport
  • Alcohol
  • Ambulance
  • Bar
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Coach Parking
    Coach Parking
  • Entertainment
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Medical Facilities
    Medical Facilities
  • Public Telephone
    Public Telephone
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area

Event Dates

05 - 06 September

Frequency: Annual

Entry Costs

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Adult$20.00   05 - 06 Sep   Ticket price starts at AUD20 per day for Friday and Saturday race days. Check the web site for other offers including two-day pass, souvenir medallions and corporate marquee tickets.


Birdsville Racetrack

Adelaide Street
Queensland Australia 4482

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.