Bashville Site Rules A-Z


Aircraft & Drones

No unauthorised aircraft or drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

There will be a helicopter and approved UAV/Drones operating during the festival. For safety reasons no other aircraft or drones are allowed over the festival or surrounding property.


BYO Alcohol is permitted in cans, casks or plastic bottles but NOT IN GLASS.

It’s a concert not a booze up, so please drink responsibly! Anyone who is intoxicated and causing a nuisance will be removed from the venue.

Bashville quiet time

Quiet time in the campground kicks in at 10:30pm. Please keep the noise down. Quiet campfire chat is fine, but turn off the music. Respect one another and enjoy the desert!

Blackwater / Toilet Cassettes

You must take ALL your black water (including toilet cassettes and any poo/wee in buckets or containers) back to the dump points near Birdsville. There is no black water disposal anywhere at the Big Red Bash site. Do not put black water in the grey water disposal tanks or in the composting toilets.


Camp fires are permitted. Bring your own firewood supply as collection of firewood on the surrounding private property is prohibited. A limited supply of firewood is sold on site.

Fires must be kept to a reasonable size for safety purposes (i.e., no bonfires), and must be put out with water (not buried in the sand). Campfires are permitted directly on the ground or in a firepit. Ash from campfires can be left on the ground when you depart the festival, please ensure there is no rubbish left behind. Powered saws (including chainsaws) are prohibited.


Firearms are not permitted at the Bash.

Fire Separation

To prevent the risk of a fire spreading, you must place all structures at least 1 metre from the marked back and side boundaries of your campsite, and guy ropes can protrude another 40cm. Marshals will enforce this rule.

If you are camping as a group you can join two or more adjacent campsites and use the internal area however you wish, however you must leave space between your cooking areas and other structures, and you must place all structures at least 1 metre from the outer boundaries of the “joined” site.


Fireworks are prohibited at the Bashville campsite. They cause alarm and can send dogs bolting across the campground and into the desert. If you see someone setting up fireworks, please inform an event official or volunteer straight away. If anyone is found in possession of, or setting of fireworks, they will be evicted from the event.


Only allowed between the hours of 8am and 8pm. If you need to run medical equipment overnight please ensure it runs off a battery that can be charged during the day.


Bashville campground is a glass-free site. Absolutely no glass in Plaza, Concert Area, any other public areas or around the campsite.

Glass is allowed inside your camp kitchen only.

Greywater - Collect your Greywater (e.g. Dishwashing Water)

Bashville is held on an organic cattle property. You must catch all greywater (eg. dish water) and take it back to dump points in town. We can also accept a limited amount of excess greywater on site. Please take it to the large collection tanks at each toilet block. It's a good idea to bring a container to avoid spills while carrying it from camp. Please note STRICTLY NO BLACKWATER DISPOSAL ON SITE. This includes urine and sewage from caravan chamber pots. Take ALL BLACKWATER to a dump point on your journey home.

In case of emergency

In Bashville, you can get help to your location (medical or security) by using CB CHANNEL 5 on your car or handheld CB radio. CB radio channel 5 will be monitored 24/7 while patrons are on site. Please help us keep CB5 free: use it ONLY in an emergency.

Lighting / Torches

We strongly recommend that you bring a head torch or similar to the concert so you can find your way back to camp. The concert and main plaza areas have lighting, however the general campsite and Day Parking areas will not.

No Vehicle Movements in the Campsite

Vehicles in the campground must stay parked and stationary at all times, until roll out begins 7am Friday 8th July. For more details on entry & exit from the campground, see Camping Overview.

Prohibited Items

No glass in the Plaza, Concert Area or any other public or camping areas. Glass is allowed in your camp kitchen only.

Concert Area Prohibited Items:
There will be bag checks as you enter the concert area and prohibited items will be confiscated. Organisers will not take responsibility for confiscated items. Prohibited items are:

  • Glass
  • Animals (dogs are allowed – see the dog friendly rules)
  • Metal cutlery (including cheese knives)
  • Umbrellas
  • Tables, sunshades, tents or anything that will obstruct views of the stage
  • Aerosols
  • Folding chairs taller than shoulder height when seated


Aluminium can and PET plastic recycling bins will be available in the Plaza, Concert area and campground toilet blocks. Please collect your cans and PET bottles, drop them in the separate recycling bins and help us run a sustainable event!


Bins are provided in the Plaza and Concert area for use by pedestrians. If you are camping on site, you must take all your campsite rubbish with you and dispose of it at the Birdsville tip, located on the road back to town, after the event.

Please ensure that you take all your rubbish with you. Prior crowds have been amazing and left their campsites perfectly clean!


There are no showers at the Bashville campsite. We recommend wet wipes or similar to keep clean and fresh during the event. If you plan to use your own camp shower, please see the greywater policy above.

Showers are available in Birdsville at the caravan park (park patrons only) or opposite the Sports Hall for a small fee, so if you think you’ll need a shower during the event you could plan a trip to town on the shuttle bus or in your own vehicle (if parked in Day Parking).


You will find blocks of our hygienic, odourless, composting toilets and hand sanitiser in the campground and around the Plaza and Concert area. These will be serviced regularly.

Only poo, wee and toilet paper should go into the toilets: chemicals and inorganic matter muck up the composting process! Please follow instructions on the signs and use the bins provided for female sanitary items.

Please use the provided hand sanitiser both before and after you use the toilet facilities.

Unregistered Vehicles

Unregistered motorbikes, buggies or other vehicles are not to be used on the concert venue or surrounding property. The concert is on private land and Queensland Police and security will be in attendance.


There is no running water available on site. Please bring your own. Food vendors will sell bottled water, but this would be an expensive option if you were solely relying on it.

More Information

If you have a dog, please see the dog friendly attendance rules.
If you have a disability, please see Patrons with a Disability
To see what facilities we will provide in the campground see Facilities
For more information about roll in, roll out & vehicle movements see Camping Overview