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Birdsville Races

Birdsville, Queensland
10th April 2022 - 4th September 2022
Occurs Annually

Birdsville Races

Accessibility Information

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Tourism Organisation

QLD - Outback Queensland Tourism

Product Types

Sporting Events


The Birdsville Races is celebrating 140 years in September 2022.

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

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.

Indicative Rates

$35 to $400

Prices listed above range from single race day entry to fully catered corporate hospitality. Prices exclude booking fees.


10th April 2022 - 4th September 2022

Occurs Annually

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  • 10th April 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 11th April 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 2nd September 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 3rd September 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 4th September 2022
Facilities found here
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

Birdsville Races


Birdsville Developmental Road, Birdsville, Queensland 4482

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