Other Important Information

  • Bush Camping is included in your entry fee, so bring your own accommodation!  The nearest commercial accommodation option is the Barkly Homestead - 130km away.


  • There is only bore water freely available at the grounds, so plan ahead and bring adequate drinking water for your needs.


  • Some powered campsites are available, generators are allowed.


  • The nearest commercial fuel is at the Barkly Homestead - 130km away, so please come prepared.


  • There is limited wood on the Barkly, so please supply your own if planning a camp fire. (Open fires subject to appropriate weather conditions)


  • Cattle are generously supplied by AAco station - Brunette Downs, and choose to be mustered by helicopters supplied by North Australian Helicopters (NAH)


  • Affiliated with the ACA ~ Committee and Judges decision is final


  • The program can be changed or altered at the discretion of the Committee


  • Austalian Standard Helmets to be worn by competitors 18 years and under




You can purchase event entry (including social membership) online.  Your social membership provides access to Club events for the current year, a commemorative hat pin, free bush camping and other select benefits.

You can purchase event entry online or at the gate.

Single day passes are also available, and can be purchased at the gate. 

Your entry fee includes:                   

   unlimited grounds entry 

  bush camping

   access to amenities 

  entry to all areas & events 

Individual event nomination fees are specified on nomination forms and are not in any way covered in the entry fees. 

Children under 12 enjoy free entry.



There are limited sites available for exhibitors - food stalls, product displays, children's entertainment etc.  The Committee reserves the right to accept or decline exhibitors as they deem appropriate. 

Email info@abcraces.com.au for a site registration form.



If you'd like to let us know you are coming, you can book online (preferred) or just turn up!  Camping grounds open midday on Wednesday, not before - please respect the Committee's need to have time and access to the grounds for event setup.

Accommodations of all levels from swags & tents, through to caravans and larger self contained vehicles are welcome.  We have plenty of SPACE!  Camping is available in the designated camp area and select other sites depending on the weather conditions.  Bush camping is included in your entry fee (Social Membership), or if you prefer you can book a site (powered or un-powered) in the "Bernie Lonsdale Caravan Park" (fees apply).  

There are a limited number of powered sites.  These are available for pre booking at the same link as the tickets.  If you absolutely require power we suggest you pre book.  Additional powered sites may be available, please ask on arrival.  Generators are also allowed.

There is a central ablution area with hot showers and flushing toilets.  The designated camp ground is a short walk to this.

Bar and Catering operate from Wednesday afternoon, throughout the event.  Please support the Club by utilising these. 

Ice is available for purchase at the bar, subject to availability.  BYO alcohol is allowed in your immediate camp area only and can not be brought into the event areas.

Camping area closes at midday on Monday.