Please see below for all the latest information from the Birdsville Hotel for patrons who’ll be travelling to the 2017 Big Red Bash.
You’ll find the most up to date communications on the Birdsville Hotel Facebook page, and we recommend you message us there or contact us via email if you have any questions not answered on this page.
Update Fri 29th June:
We’ve added some up to date information on Facebook for dining options over the coming week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get cash out at the Hotel?
Yes, the Birdsville Hotel has two ATM facilities.
Where do I find event information for the Big Red Bash?
What are the current road conditions?
For the absolute latest road conditions visit www.thediamantina.com.au/road-conditions.
Are there sufficient quantities of aviation fuel available?
Yes. The Birdsville Hotel does operate the aviation refuel facility and we have ample stock of both Jet A1 and Avgas.
Will you be selling Hotel souvenirs?
Yes we sure are! A range of souvenirs is available for purchase in the Hotel reception.
Can we bring our children into the Hotel?
Yes. Minors under the age of 18 are permitted in the hotel, provided they’re supervised by a responsible guardian at all times and leave the property by 10:00pm.
Can I buy cigarettes?
Yes we do have a small variety of cigarettes and tobacco pouches on offer over the bar.
Do you sell espresso coffee?
Absolutely! Coffee is available to purchase in the Lizard Bar from 7:00am.
Can I buy ice at the hotel?
Yes we will be selling ice but we have only a limited supply. The fuel stations will also be stocking ice.
Can I bring my dog, cat or canary to the Hotel?
We love our pets as much as you do, but they’re not permitted within the grounds of the Birdsville Hotel.
Is there any accommodation available at the Hotel during the Big Red Bash?
We are fully booked during the 3 days of the Bash. If you’re planning an extended stay either side of the event, please contact us to check availability.
What are your trading hours?
Reception is open from 7:00am. Our bars are open from 10:00am until latest close of 2:00am. We may close earlier, if required, at management discretion.
Can we buy takeaway alcohol?
Yes, we are licensed to sell takeaways from 9:00am until midnight.
Can we reserve a table for lunch or dinner?
Due to the huge numbers of visitors that come into town during the event meals are served on a “first-in, first-served” basis. Thanks for your understanding!
Where can I get breakfast if I’m not staying at the hotel?
We recommend you head over to the Birdsville Bakery. They’re open for breakfast every morning from 6:30am.
Will you be doing meals during the Big Red Bash period?
Yes, we are open for lunch every day from 11:30am until 2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Please note that during this time, breakfast is provided to in-house guests only. We recommend the Birdsville Bakery which is open for breakfast every morning from 6:30am.
Does the Hotel have entertainment in the lead up to the Bash?
Yes we have Missy Lancaster playing live at the Birdsville Hotel on the 29th & 30th of June as well as Sunday night the 2nd of July.
Live Entertainment at the Hotel
We’ll be hosting several events around the 2017 Big Red Bash.
Missy Lancaster will be playing here at the Birdsville Hotel in the lead up to the 2017 Big Red Bash. She will be playing from 8:30pm until late on the evenings of the 29th and 30th June and then Sunday night the 2nd of July.
Here’s a little preview of Missy’s talent, live at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Live Radio Show: Talking Lifestyle
From 7pm to midnight on Saturday the 1st of July we have Talking Lifestyle broadcasting live from the beer garden. Hosted by Robert ‘The Duck‘ Smith and featuring interviews with Big Red Bash artists, great music and all the latest updates for Big Red Bash travellers on their way to the event.