Aug 31 & Sep 1


Volunteer call-out for 135th Birdsville Races04-Jul-2017

Tick off the bucket-list while supporting The Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia’s most iconic outback bucket-list experience – the Birdsville Races – are calling on volunteers nationwide to help deliver its historic 13..


Organisers have announced the 13 race program for Outback Queensland's most iconic two day race meeting. Now in its 135th year, the 13-race program offers up a combined $200,000 prize-purse, plus a further $12,500 in QTIS (Queensl..


Australia’s favourite outback bucket-list experience – September 1 & 2, 2017 From Australia’s most remote horseraces, to camel pies, 4WD convoys, travelling boxing troupes and an influx of thousands to a town that usuall..

Event Update; 12.30pm Thursday 1 September01-Sep-2016

Due to rain and the state of the track, races scheduled for Friday 2 September 2016 have been transferred to Sunday 4 September. Saturday Races including the Birdsville Cup are currently proceeding as scheduled. Track and weather conditio..

Road Condition Update: 27 August 201627-Aug-2016

Fine, sunny and a forecast top of 22 degrees in Birdsville today. All roads to Birdsville are open and the visitors are rolling in. All travellers can review official road conditions at the sites below: SA Outback Road Conditions ..

Road Condition Update 24 August 201624-Aug-2016

It's a perfect day in Birdsville today with the sun shining brightly and a forecast top of 20 degrees. Birdsville has received 7mm rain in the last 24 hours. This rain has resulted in changed road conditions in the Birdsville region but pose..

Volunteer in 201626-Jun-2016

Looking for an opportunity to experience the famous Birdsville Races from the inner sanctum. Get involved in 2016 and volunteer to help make our great event even better. Details available at (http://www.birdsvill..

Birdsville Races provides a shining light for country racing22-Dec-2015

The Birdsville Races has once again proved to be a shining example of the impact of a success country racing event. The Birdsville Races recently won Gold in the Festival and Events category at the 2015 Queensland Tourism Awards, just two wee..

Ticket packages selling fast27-Jul-2015

Souvenir medallion ticket packages continue to sell fast with only a limited number remaining. The discounted $60 Souvenir Medallion package entitle the holder to a limited edition souvenir medallion, entry to the race course for both race days, ..

Winter rain to bring Simspon Desert to life15-Jun-2015

Birdsville and the surrounding district received unseasonal rains over the weekend with 32mm falling in town over a 48 hour period. Very much welcome by locals and graziers, the rain appears widespread and should be sufficient to see wildflow..

Vital funds raised for Royal Flying Doctor Service29-May-2015

THE Birdsville Race Club today officially presented its long standing charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, with $41,482 raised during the 2014 edition of the iconic Birdsville Races. This sizeable amount was raised by one of Austra..

4 last minute Christmas gifts23-Dec-2014

Are you are running out of time and still searching for last minute Christmas gifts for family and friends? Whether you love the Birdsville Races, the outback or racing in general here are 4 great last minute Christmas gifts. 1. Tickets to th..

Flying start to 2015 ticket sales01-Dec-2014

The 2015 Birdsville Races tickets are now on sale. There has been a significant early rush and already, after just a few hours of sale, less than 100 tickets remain for the hospitality options for the 2015 Birdsville Cup. Some great packages are on o..

Birdsville Races recognised at outback awards15-Nov-2014

The Birdsville Races were recognised for a second consecutive year at the Outback Queensland Tourism Awards held in Charleville, QLD on 15 November 2014. The Races took out the Major Festival and Events category. Birdsville Race Club (BRC) Pr..

Birdsville Races Reunion in Bendigo10-Sep-2014

If you have ever been to the Birdsville Races and want to catch up with friends or whether you want to find out a little more about this iconic event then head to the Bendigo races on Sunday 15 February 2015. The Birdsville Race Club, the Ben..

Lucasam wins 2014 Black Toyota Birdsville Cup06-Sep-2014

Veterean galloper Lucasam has claimed the 2014 Black Toyota Birdsville Cup giving Longreach trainer Richard Simpson his third victory in the sought after race. Lucasam stormed down the centre of the track and proved too strong in the concluding s..

Oswald and Binns claim maiden Fun Run title03-Sep-2014

Vicky Oswald and Neville Binns led from start to finish to claim the inaugural RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run title. Over 130 runners (and walkers) completed the 6.5km and in the process raised over $3000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. ..

Bumper race week program of events02-Sep-2014

The race week program includes activities and entertainment every day until Sunday. Download the full program here (/Docs/Birdsville Race Week program of Events - A4.pdf)...

Win naming rights to a 2014 race21-Aug-2014

Imagine having one of the 2014 Black Toyota ( Races named after you (or your business) and supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the same time! Well now you have the chance… simply plac..

Flying Doctor welcomes partnership with Birdsville Race Club13-Aug-2014

The Birdsville Race Club and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) are delighted to announce the Flying Doctor as the official charity partner of the iconic Birdsville Races. RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO Mr Nino Di Marco said the Birdsvil..

Inaugural RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run06-Aug-2014

Grab your mates together, throw on your sand shoes and join the crowd for the inaugural RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run on Wednesday 3 September 2014. All proceeds go directly to the RFDS and participants are encouraged to raise their own funds for..

Simpson Desert Racing Carnival to kick off at Betoota01-Jun-2014

The unique outpost of Betoota will kick of the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival on Saturday 30 August 2014. It commences with entertainment on Friday night, Saturday sees a six event race meeting with the feature event being the Birdsville Bakery B..

Birdsville Races recognised with award 01-Dec-2013

The iconic Birdsville Races has featured among the winners at the 2013 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards. The race meeting won the major festivals and events category at the outback tourism awards in Mt Isa in on the weekend. Minister fo..



Simpson Desert Racing Carnival launch 15-Aug-2013

The Diamantina Shire’s celebration of outback racing – the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival – was officially launched at the Birdsville Hotel on Thursday, August 15. Birdsville is the feature meeting of the carnival which inc..

RFDS and BRC combine for Cocktail Party 03-Aug-2013

The Royal Flying Doctor Service are celebrating 85 years of operation in 2013 and the BRC will acknowledge this milestone with a cocktail party to kick off the racing carnival. A new initiative in 2013, the event promises to be a stylish affa..

Birdsville Races added to QLD major events calendar26-May-2013

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games The Honourable Jann Stuckey has today announced that the Birdsville Races will join three other new additions to Queensland’s major events calendar. 'It is a ..

Craig Smith claims first cup10-Oct-2012

Dancefloor Prodigy has claimed the 2012 XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup bringing Craig Smith his first cup win in his 8th trip to Birdsville. Dancefloor Prodigy had previously claimed the Roma and Emerald cups and was one of the early favourites for the..

Roulettes to turn heads skywards21-Aug-2012

Entertainment at Birdsville in 2012 will head skyward with RAAF Roulettes set to amaze racegoers from above. The Roulettes are the Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team and they will perform their high show display above the r..

Strong nominations for 2012 Birdsville carnival21-Aug-2012

18 nominations for the XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup headline a number of strong racing fields for the 2012 Birdsville Carnival. A total of 27 trainers will be travelling from across the country and as far away as Darwin to challenge for the sought af..

The Long Walk Home 15-Jul-2012

On Monday 9th July 2012, Birdsville Race Club Treasurer Jenna Brook strolled into the Birdsville Hotel completing an epic 435km walk across the Simpson Desert. Jenna commenced the 14 day journey at Dalhousie Springs and walked between 25 and ..

Are the Birdsville Races on your Bucket List?08-Aug-2011

With just under four weeks until the start of Australia’s famous outback racing carnival The Birdsville Races, the atmosphere and excitement is starting to build. September 2 & 3 will see around 6000 race punters and party people from a..