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
What are the current road conditions?
For the absolute latest road conditions visit www.thediamantina.com.au/road-conditions.
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 entire week of Big Red 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 12:00am. 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, lunch will be served on a “first-in, first-served” basis. All your pub lunch favourites will be available daily, 11:30am – 2:30pm. Thanks for your understanding!
Dinner meals will be available during two sessions during the event and served in the beer garden. To ensure the best meals in a reasonable amount of time, we have capped the meal numbers to 500 per night – 250 per dinner meal sessions. Meal tickets can be purchased from the Lizard Bar at the Hotel on the day you would like to dine with us.
First meal session: 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Second meal session: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Adult Ticket: $25.00 | Children Ticket: $15.00 (13 Years Old and Younger)
See the night dinner themes: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BirdsvilleHotel/events/
Where can I get breakfast if I’m not staying at the hotel?
During this busy time, we offer breakfast to our in house guests only. Breakfast is available each day at the Birdsville Bakery . Be sure to also check out the mobile food vendors that come into town for the Big Red Bash!
Will you be doing meals during the Big Red Bash period?
Please see information at the top of this page for the latest meal service information.
See all our menu options: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BirdsvilleHotel/events/
Does the Hotel have entertainment in the lead up to the Bash?
Yes, we have Jeremy Turner playing live at the Birdsville Hotel in the lead up to the event.
See all our upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BirdsvilleHotel/events/
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.