Aug 31 & Sep 1


If you're heading all the way to Birdsville then why not make a week of it because the trip to and from Birdsville promises to be as entertaining as the races themselves.

on the way to birdsville

Betoota Races

The first race meeting of the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, Betoota Races on Saturday 25 August - A country race meeting which prides itself on being family oriented. The weekend starts with a live music on Friday night and a 6 event race meeting on Saturday. A children’s entertainer keeps the children amused from 1pm to 8pm. Meals, refreshments and camping available. 

More information is available here.

Windorah International Yabby Races

On Wednesday 29 August, it's Windorah's night for a party. Have a ball at the Windorah International Yabby Races at the Western Star Hotel. By the end of the night you may be leading your yabby around the winners circle. The racing is held on the main street in front of the Western Star Hotel. For more information phone (07) 4656 3063.

Innamincka Gymkhana

Held on the Saturday and Sunday prior to Birdsville the Innamincka Gymkhana is an entertaining warm up for the Birdsville extravanganza. The Gymkhana provides a unique opportunity to witness some outstanding displays of outback horsemanship.

On the way home

Bedourie Races

Held on 8 September Bedourie is the third race meeting of the famed Simpson Desert Racing Carnival providing great outback racing action. The event includes:

  • Friday Evening Rodeo and entertainment
  • Saturday races
  • Top betting facilities
  • Food and refreshments
  • Entertainment all weekendFor information please contact Trevor Stewart at 07 4646 1600.