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Bashville Site Rules

 Everyone on site must follow the rules below. These are for the safety & comfort of everyone and to help us protect the beautiful, organic cattle property which we’re privileged to use as our venue for the Big Red Bash.


No Vehicle Movements in the Campsite 

Vehicles in the campground must stay parked and stationary at all times, until roll out begins 7am Friday 10th July. For more details on entry & exit from the campground, see Camping Overview.


Camp fires are permitted. Bring your own firewood supply as collection on the surrounding 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). Chainsaws are prohibited.



Bins are provided in the concert & plaza areas for use by pedestrians, however campers must take all their campsite rubbish with them and dispose of it at the Birdsville tip after the event, which is located on the road back to town.

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



Aluminium can recycling bins will be available in the plaza and concert area. Bring your cans for recycling and help us run a sustainable event!



Banks of our amazing, odour-free, eco-friendly composting toilets are provided around the campground, plaza and concert areas. 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! Bins are provided for female sanitary.



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. 


Greywater (e.g. Dishwashing Water)

Bashville is held on an organic cattle property and therefore your are NOT PERMITTED to dispose of ANY grey water on the ground.

If you’re unable to store and remove all your grey water, you can make use of the grey water disposal tanks at each toilet block. If doing this, bring a 20L container to carry your grey water to the nearest disposal tank.

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.


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.




There are no showers at the Bashville campsite. We recommend wet wipes or similar to keep clean and fresh during the event.

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).


Only allowed between the hours of 8am and 8pm.



BYO Alcohol is permitted 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.


Prohibited Items 

No glass in concert, public or camp areas. Glass allowed in your camp kitchen only.

No animals, except dogs, anywhere on site. If you’re bringing a dog, see dog friendly attendance rules.

Prohibited Items in the Concert Area:
  • Metal cutlery (including cheese knives)
  • Umbrellas
  • Tables, sunshades, tents or anything that will obstruct views of the stage
  • Aerosols

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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 




Thanks to all of our sponsors who help us bring you this amazing event.

Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors

RedArc Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel
MDC Cooper

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Regional Express

Government and Council Supporters

Big Run Events, the organiser of the Big Red Bash is enormously grateful for the various forms of assistance provided to the event by Tourism and Events Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, and Diamantina Shire Council.

Outback Queensland Tourism

Birdsville Big Red Bash event extensions are funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program during the Year of Outback Tourism 2019.


Big Red Bash is a unique high profile outback event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Bash sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.

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