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The Weather

The average temperature ranges for July are from around 6 degrees to 21 degrees (Humidity at 3pm 34%). Average rainfall for the month is 11mm (1 day per month).

However it can get very cold at night, even dropping down to zero on some nights. It can also get very warm during the days up to 30 degrees.

So you need to be prepared for these 2 extremes if they happen. Bring warm gear and a very warm jacket and beanie and gloves for night times and early mornings.


These temperatures, humidity and rainfall statistics make July the most ideal month of the year for the Big Red Bash.

Further detailed weather statistics are found on the table below.

Statistics June July
Mean maximum temperature (°C) 21.6 20.8
Mean minimum temperature (°C) 7.9 6.6
Mean rainfall (mm) 10.4 10.9
Decile 5 (median) rainfall (mm) 4.4 1.3
Mean number of days of rain ≥ 1 mm 1.3 1.1
Other daily elements
Mean daily sunshine (hours)

Mean number of clear days 18.5 21.2
Mean number of cloudy days 4.1 3.6
9 am conditions
Mean 9am temperature (°C) 11 10
Mean 9am relative humidity (%) 67 65
Mean 9am wind speed (km/h) 5.9 6.5
3 pm conditions
Mean 3pm temperature (°C) 21 20.2
Mean 3pm relative humidity (%) 36 34
Mean 3pm wind speed (km/h) 10.9 11.5


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

Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors

RedArc Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel

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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