Witness the Spectacle

About the Famous Races

Learn where it all began, who is behind it all, and what happens on the big day.



Discover where it all began almost a century and a half ago.

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Race Day

Race Day

All the excitement of a race day at a venue like nowhere else on earth.

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Other Activities

The Birdsville Races are about so much more than just the centrepiece race day event. From live entertainment to fun runs to fashion and beyond, there’s plenty for everyone.

The Annual RFDS Birdsville Races Fun Run

Get a team together, support a great cause and have fun!

Race Program

Click each section below to reveal race details for each day of the carnival.

Friday 1 September 2023

Click here for the full details of each race and prize money for Friday’s race program courtesy of Racing Queensland.

Nominations Close TBA
Weights Declared TBA
Acceptances Due TBA
Jockey Declarations TBA
Final Scratchings TBA
Saturday 2 September 2023

Click here for the full details of each race and prize money for Saturday’s race program courtesy of Racing Queensland.

Nominations Close Wednesday TBA
Weights Declared Monday TBA
Acceptances Due Tuesday TBA
Jockey Declarations Tuesday TBA
Final Scratchings Saturday TBA

September 2022 participant rebates and bonuses:
● Trainers travel rebates of:
○ $150 per horse per start;
○ $300 once off fuel rebate per trainer;

● Jockeys travel rebates of:
○ $300 per jockey;

● In addition, the Club will offer:
○ $1000 trainers double bonus with a further $1000 if they win  both day features;

● $5000 trainers bonus if they win the TAB Birdsville Cup in September 2022 and go on to claim the 2023 TAB Birdsville Cup the following year.

OBE Pavilion

The Birdsville Race Club is pleased offer visitors a luxury outback dining experience available on both race days.

Limited in number these OBE Pavilion hospitality packages will provide:

  • Clear fronted marquee with full views of the track
  • Gourmet dining featuring OBE Organic produce
  • Exclusive trackside access
  • 4.5 hour beer and wine package
  • Complimentary race book
  • Sky Channel coverage
  • Live entertainment between races

Our on course chef will tantalise the taste buds of guests in what is without question the finest dining in Birdsville during race week and an opportunity not to be missed.

Meet the 2022 Birdville Races Ambassador

Sammie O’Brien is a popular media personality across Queensland television on Channel Seven. Since 2016 she has featured regularly as part of the presenting team on Queensland
Weekender and Creek to Coast being the youngest presenter to join the team.

With a natural energy and vibrant personality, combined with her friendly, down to earth persona, she brings vitality and warmth to all that she pursues.

Sammie brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role as the 2022 Birdsville Races Ambassador, having previously held the position for the Channel Seven Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival back in 2019 and Fashion Ambassador in 2016.

After growing up in Brisbane, Sammie’s love for outback Queensland and rural Australia became a strong passion for Sammie. She has worked remotely on a cattle station in
outback Queensland and now spends a lot of her time on her family farm in Tarome with husband Fraser and son Lenny.

Sammie will again appear at the Birdsville Races in September and will be featured at the RFDS cocktail party, Fashions on The Field, OBE Pavilion, both race days and no doubt enjoying a cold drink at the Birdsville Hotel.

Check out Sammie O’Brien on Instagram @sammieobrien

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