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With the FAQs below we sort out bulldust from the bull…. for you.

When do I need to upload my profile by?
The sooner the better so that you can start connecting and planning your journey with fellow Roadies …. but there is no specific date. You can upload your profile and start connecting whenever you choose.
When will I receive my Roadies Member Pack?
Final packs will be mailed by 15th July 2023 to the original ticket buyer only for your entire team/crew. Anyone who purchases tickets after 15th July will need to collect Roadies doors stickers and member cards at the Roadies marquee at the Races.
Who needs to complete the profile for my Roadies Team?
Roadies Team profile must be completed by the individual that purchased the tickets to the 2023 Birdsville Races. Roadies member benefits for your team will only be mailed to this individual.
Is there a cost involved to be a part of the Roadies?

No, your Roadies membership is absolutely free if you have purchased tickets to the 2024 Birdsville Races

Does my Roadies membership card provide entry to the races?

Strictly, no – you will need the tickets that you purchased on the Oztix website to enter the track. Your Roadies member card will be used to redeem any sponsor, hospitality, camping offers and prizes that may eventuate.

WHAT ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE OR WHERE CAN WE CAMP?
Please refer to our state-by-state-routes on our Journey page.
WHERE CAN I OBTAIN FUEL/VEHICLE REPAIRS IN BIRDSVILLE?

There are two service stations in Birdsville offering both fuel and vehicle repairs:

  • Birdsville Fuel Service
  • Birdsville Roadhouse

RACQ breakdown service is available through the Birdsville Roadhouse.
Please note that NO AUTOGAS is available in Birdsville.

ARE THERE ROAD TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN BIRDSVILLE?

A number of traffic restrictions are in place during the Birdsville Races including reduced speed limits within the town and on the approach roads. Traffic police will be out in force and strict penalties will apply. A zero tolerance policy will be enforced to all traffic infringements. Police will be conducting Random Breath Tests both in Birdsville and along incoming and outgoing roads in the days prior and following the races. Campsites along the Diamantina are within walking distance of the town and we urge visitors to use the shuttle bus service to and from the town.

WHERE CAN I OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN BIRDSVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA?
More information on what to see and do in Birdsville can be found on the Location page of this website. Additional information can be sourced from www.thediamanina.com.au of contacting the Wirrarri Information Centre on 07 4564 2000. or info@diamantina.qld.gov.au
IS THE BIRDSVILLE RACES ROADIES AN ORGANISED RALLY / BASH?

The Roadies is not a ‘rally’ in the true sense. Along with other benefits, organisers provide Roadies with the means and tools to connect with other Roadies via this site, and via the suggested route and town stays, so that you can travel in convoy just like a rally/bash. However, it is up to each and every Roadie to organise their own trip and itinerary, connect with other Roadies, organise the time of departure, etc. There will be no event organiser en route.

IS THERE BACK UP MECHANICAL SUPPORT LIKE A RALLY?
No, you are responsible for your own vehicle reliability and safety. But there is nothing like the safety in numbers that comes with travelling in convoy!
CAN I PARTICIPATE WITH MY PLANE, MOTORBIKE OR BUS?

Yes, all vehicles and modes of transport are welcome.

WHAT SHOULD I CALL MY TEAM NAME ON MY CAR DOOR STICKER AND WEB PROFILE?
Anything you like! You could be named after your favourite band, footy team, movie, or favourite number. All that we ask are the team names are inoffensive. So have some fun with your team name!
CAN WE THEME OUR VEHICLE AND DRESS UP OURSELVES?
Yes, we encourage you to have as much fun as possible. Get into the spirit of adventure and fun by theming up your car, entry name, and perhaps even clothing that you wear en route to match your theme! There will be prizes presented in Birdsville for the best themed entries.
I WANT TO BECOME A ROADIE, BUT I AM NOT OVERLY INTERESTED IN CONNECTING AND TRAVELLING IN CONVOY WITH OTHER ROADIES. IS THIS OK?

We understand some Roadies will want to ‘go their own way’. Roadies are of course welcome to arrange their own route – and that does not stop you from creating a profile and enjoying member benefits!

WHO DOES THE ROADIES SUPPORT?
Birdsville Races Roadies is an initiative of the Birdsville Race Club, which also supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service as the event charity.

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