Birdsville Races

Sporting Events

1 Sep 2023 to 2 Sep 2023 Annual Event

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, RFDS Gala 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.


Bar Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Kiosk Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


From AU$35.00

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

Event Dates

Annual Event

1 Sep 2023 to 2 Sep 2023

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Birdsville Hotel at sunrise

The Birdsville Hotel

Birdsville, Diamantina

Toast good times at the Birdsville Tourist Park

Birdsville Tourist Park

Birdsville, Diamantina

Birdsville Lodge entrance

Birdsville Lodge

Birdsville, Diamantina

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