Birdsville Races 2021

Birdsville Races 2021

All the latest information from the Birdsville Hotel for patrons who'll be joining us in Birdsville for the 2021 Birdsville Races.

You'll find our most up to date communications on the Birdsville Hotel Facebook page. Message us on Facebook for faster responses or contact us via email if you have any questions not answered on this page.

Live Entertainment at the Hotel

We'll be hosting several events around the 2021 Birdsville Races. Check our upcoming events calendar for an overview, and make sure you follow our Facebook page for up to date details on a fantastic line up of music and entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What food options are available during the Birdsville Races?

The Birdsville Hotel does not offer a full meal service during the weekend of the Races. Our kitchen is closed from Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th September. We’ll have a smaller range of food options available including Villi’s Pies.

During the Races week a variety of food trucks and stalls will be available in the main area as you move between the Hotel, track and hall.

The Hotel’s regular meal service resumes for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday 9th September. Join us for a great post-races pub meal before you head off.

Where do I find event information for the Birdsville Races?

Please check the official website at for the official program and ticketing information.

Is there any accommodation available at the Hotel during the Birdsville Races?

Accommodation at the Birdsville Hotel is booked out for this event. For accommodation options for the Races, have a look at camping on the Diamantina!

If you’re planning an extended stay after the Races, please contact us to check availability.

How can I pay at the Hotel?

We have two ATMs at the Hotel and very reliable EFTPOS facilities. We appreciate if visitors try to use PayPass when possible. In peak periods, this helps us keep service nice and fast so you can get back to the fun.

During Races week we only accept drink tickets. Drink tickets start Wednesday 10am and are valid until close of business Monday 9th. They can be used at the Hotel, track and hall.
Tickets are non-refundable, but can be cashed in for takeaway on Sunday 8th & Monday 9th September.

What are the current road conditions?

For the absolute latest road conditions visit

You can also check the latest weather & road conditions and other trip planning information right here on our website.

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.

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.

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