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Fact or Furphy?
With the FAQs below we sort out bulldust from the bull…. for you.
When do I need to upload my profile by?
When will I receive my Roadies Member Pack?
Who needs to complete the profile for my Roadies Team?
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 2023 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?
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?
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?
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?
CAN WE THEME OUR VEHICLE AND DRESS UP OURSELVES?
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!