Birdsville Races April 2022

Birdsville Races April 2022

All the latest information from the Birdsville Hotel for patrons who'll be joining us in Birdsville for the 2022 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.

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 Wednesday 6th April and re opens for dinner on Tuesday the 12th April.

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

Join us for a great post-races pub meal on Tuesday the 12th before you head off on the next part of your outback adventure.

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, check out this link for options!

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 Thursday 10am and are valid until close of business Wednesday 13th April. They can be used at the Hotel, track and cocktail night.

Tickets are non-refundable, but can be cashed in for takeaway products on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th April.

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 9:00am.

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. Guide dogs and support pets are permitted when accompanied by relevant registration documentation.

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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