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Birdsville Races
Birdsville, Far West

04 - 05 September

07 4656 3216


The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment. The 13 race programs features top horses from all over Australia competing for the coveted Birdsville Cup. Other entertainment includes the Fashions of the Field, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe, Equine Fun Day at the Birdsville Hotel, Fun Run, Cocktail Party, a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more.

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Attracting visitors from all over the world, the Birdsville Races is an event you will be talking about for years to come.

Curious about what could draw so many people to a tiny, outback town on the edge of the desert? Join them at the Birdsville Races to experience an Australian racing tradition.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Bar
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area

Other Information

Children are welcome at Birdsville Races.

There is access for patrons with a disability at Birdsville Races.

General Comments

Please visit their web site for further information on ticketing, programs, entertainment, hospitality packages, travel information, Frequently Asked Questions and much, much more.

How To Get There

All roads leading into Birdsville are unsealed and demand driver concentration. Caution and adequate preparation are necessary when travelling on outback roads. Please ensure that excess fuel, water, food, medical supplies and spare tyres are carried in case of emergency. A AUD30.00 (including GST) per person landing/access fee applies for all persons utilising Birdsville Aerodrome during the Birdsville Races period. Toilet and shower facilities are provided for those wishing to camp by their aircraft at no extra cost.

Event Dates

04 - 05 September

Frequency: Annual

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$25.00   05 Sep   Race Course entry tickets from AUD25 Saturday. Trackside Marquee packages also available. Please visit their web site for more details. Children 15 and under are free.
Adult$20.00   04 Sep   Race Course entry tickets from AUD20 Friday. Trackside Marquee packages also available. Please visit their web site for more details. Children 15 and under are free.


Birdsville Racecourse

Birdsville Developmental Road
Queensland Australia 4482
Contact Details:
Tollfree: 1300 794 257

* 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.