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All tickets for the 2024 Birdsville Races released

All tickets for the 2024 Birdsville Races released

ALL TICKETS FOR THE 2024 BIRDSVILLE RACES RELEASED TODAY High demand for limited OBE Pavilion VIP Marquee tickets  (For Immediate Release: May 15, 2024) Today The Birdsville Race Club has released all tickets to the 142nd edition of the iconic Birdsville Races,...

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The Race is on for 2024 Early Bird tickets

The Race is on for 2024 Early Bird tickets

THE RACE IS ON FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS Best value tickets for bucket-list 2024 Birdsville Races The Birdsville Race Club has today released discounted early-bird tickets for the 142nd edition of the iconic Birdsville Races that will run on September 6 and 7, 2024. Keen...

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2023 Merchandise – First Look

2023 Merchandise – First Look

Here is your first look at the merchandise that will be available for sale at Birdsville Races 2023 The Birdsville Races Roadies collection will feature a black polo, a range of coloured work shirts, classic maroon cap, can cooler and travel coffee mugs. Official...

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Birdsville Races Roadies partner with Aussie Travel Code

Birdsville Races Roadies partner with Aussie Travel Code

The Birdsville Races Roadies are excited to announce a new 'Destination Partnership' with Aussie Travel Code (ATC). The Aussie Travel Code promotes safe, sustainable and respectful travel in Australia's unique remote and regional locations. These ideals are synonymous...

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Complimentary shuttle to service Birdsville airport

Complimentary shuttle to service Birdsville airport

Have you thought about flying into the Birdsville Races this year? With the channel country looking incredible with a mass of wildflowers and green pastures flourishing in the desert, there’s no better time to take advantage of the scenic views that come with flying...

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Birdsville Races 2023 Winners Announced

Birdsville Races 2023 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the three lucky winners who each won a double pass to the OBE Pavilion on TAB Birdsville Cup Race Day, Saturday 2 September 2023. Matthew Leishman John Rowe Steven Vanderpas The winners were selected at random and needed to purchase a general...

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2023 Ticketing Information Now Available

2023 Ticketing Information Now Available

The Birdsville Races, with its first meeting held way back in 1882, will be celebrating its 141st anniversary in September 2023. The event promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience as it combines the fanfare and thrill of a typical race meet with the...

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Fred Brophy and the world’s last Boxing Troupe

Fred Brophy and the world’s last Boxing Troupe

The legend of Fred Brophy is as true blue Aussie as they come. A fourth-generation showman, his father was a side-show operator and his mum was a trapeze artist.  He began boxing at the age of four, thanks to his uncle Shelby Moore who owned a boxing tent. Inspired by...

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Hot Fun as Birdsville Races Return to Outback Queensland

Hot Fun as Birdsville Races Return to Outback Queensland

The 139th Birdsville Races kicked off today in a plume of dust, scorching heat, trackside colour and wild and wacky fashion, as thousands of punters converged on the tiny town on the edge of Outback Queensland’s Simpson Desert for Day 1 of the ‘Melbourne Cup of the...

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Birdsville Races Update 1/4/22

Birdsville Races Update 1/4/22

We can't wait to see you for the Birdsville Races in nine days. Before you load your swags and esky into the car, we have a few important updates to help you safely travel to Birdsville. ROAD UPDATES As of 30 March 2022 roads into Birdsville from all directions are...

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Birdsville Races Offer Bumper Trainer Prize Pool

Birdsville Races Offer Bumper Trainer Prize Pool

The Birdsville Race Club has today announced what it believes may be the single biggest trainer bonus in the history of racing in Outback Queensland. The Birdsville Race Club has announced a bonus of up to $15,000 to a trainer that wins both April and...

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New Tickets Released for History Making Birdsville Races

New Tickets Released for History Making Birdsville Races

The Birdsville Races, Australia’s most iconic Outback race meet, will stage a historic two races in 2022, with the remote Simpson Desert track set to come alive in both April and September. First release tickets to the September 2021 Birdsville Races event sold out in...

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SECOND ROUND 2021 TICKET RELEASE – ON SALE 30 JULY

SECOND ROUND 2021 TICKET RELEASE – ON SALE 30 JULY

The Birdsville Race Club has today (26 July 2021) confirmed that a second release of tickets to the iconic Birdsville Races will go ahead as planned this week. Set to be staged on 3rd & 4th September, the 2021 Birdsville Races have already set new records with all...

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2021 TICKETS SELL OUT IN RECORD TIME

2021 TICKETS SELL OUT IN RECORD TIME

Faster than a thoroughbred thundering down the dirt straight of the iconic Birdsville race track, tickets to the bucket list 2021 Birdsville Races event have sold out in record time today. Tickets to the historic event only went on-sale at 9.00am AEST, Wednesday May...

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VOLUNTEER CALL-OUT FOR 139TH BIRDSVILLE RACES

VOLUNTEER CALL-OUT FOR 139TH BIRDSVILLE RACES

Go behind-the-scenes on one of Australia’s most iconic events 2021 tickets set to be most sought after on record – secure your tickets by volunteering  The Birdsville Races, one of Australia’s most iconic outback bucket-list experiences, are calling on volunteers...

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Iconic Birdsville Races cancelled for 2020

Iconic Birdsville Races cancelled for 2020

MEDIA RELEASE - Monday 25 May, 2020 Organisers of the Birdsville Races today announced that the iconic outback event will not be staged in 2020. The event will run again in 2021 on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September. The Birdsville Races, known as the Melbourne Cup...

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