Birdsville Racecourse - QLD

  Entertainment Venue


DEG: -25.916 139.384
DMS: 25º 54' 57.6" S 139º 23' 2.41" E
UTM: 54 J 7132621mN 338146mE
Altitude: 43.72m


Address & Contact

Birdsville Developmental Rd
Birdsville QLD 4482
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Situated three kilometres to the South East of the town the track itself is on a claypan alongside the sand dunes. The track is 2000m in circumference with the longest race, 1600m Birdsville Cup starting in the back straight.

Since 1882 local residents, horses, riders, families and friends have gathered at the Birdsville Race Course for a two day race meeting on the first Friday & Saturday in September. The spirit of this annual gathering has not changed except that the it has grown into an internationally recognised major outback event and is known as the Birdsville Racing Carnival. The carnival includes a 13-race program and and boasts prize money of $200,000. The Birdsville Cup is a much sought after trophy and is famous throughout the world.

All starts are on the course proper with the exception of the 1000m, which starts from a chute. Birdsville is one of four tracks in Queensland that run anti-clockwise

Crowds of over 6000 racegoers celebrate the carnival each year enjoying two days of quality outback racing and three great nights of live entertainment. Other entertainment includes the RFDS Cocktail Party, RFDS Fun Run, Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe, Equine Fun Day (Thursday), a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more.

Great entertainment, class horseracing and premium hospitality makes for a fantastic week in the heart of Australia's outback.

The health of the residents in and visitors to the Birdsville region remains the number one priority for the race club. Raising funds for the provision of medical services to the region was the primary reason for the establishment of the races in 1882 and the event continues to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Birdsville Race Club can be contacted on
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Closest Weather Station

Birdsville at 20/10:30pm EST
Distance from Birdsville Racecourse 4.21km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Birdsville Airport
Distance from Birdsville Racecourse 4.21km NW
Mean Max. °C40.
Mean Min. °C26.424.721.717.
Mean Rain mm20.933.

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