Registrations for camping in the disability area will open on Wednesday 25th September.
We welcome patrons with a disability or who are less-abled and will support your attendance in any way we can however it’s worth remembering that this is a concert in a very remote area and while we’ll do everything we can, some of the disability facilities and surfaces you might see in an urban area might not be possible. We’ll do our best.
You need to register to camp in the disability camping area and use the disability access gate to the concert seating area. Please read the information below before your register. Private information will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
Access and Camping
- The surface of the ground at the camping area and the pathways that lead to the concert area is sandy and can be rough under foot. There are occasional depressions and holes where the lake bed has dried out and cracked. Due to the nature of the site at this remote area we are unable to provide surfaces and pathways that meet the disability standards you might find in city areas.
- Vehicles with a government-issued disability parking permit can camp in the disability camping area that is approximately 200m from the concert seating area.
- If camped in the disability camping area you will be issued with a Transit Permit to allow you to drop off passengers at the concert area disability access gate (south side of the stage) and return to park at your camp or the day parking area (no parking permitted at the drop off area). If the driver has a disability permit for mobility reasons contact us and we’ll work out a solution.
- Campers in the disability camping area are allowed one additional vehicle with friends or family (without a disability permit) to camp with them.
- People with a disability in larger groups are welcome to camp with their friends in the general camping area however it could be up to 700m away from the concert seating area. If someone with a disability chooses not to camp in the disability area they will not be issued a TRANSIT PERMIT and WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to drive around the campground for any reason. Any disability permit holders with restricted mobility are encouraged to camp in the disability camping area.
- If you choose not to camp in the disability camping area, your best chance to camp close to the concert area is to buy an Early Entry Camping Pass which allows access to the campground one or two days earlier than general campers.
- A disability seating area will be defined just inside the concert area near the disability access gate to minimise the distance between drop off and seating location. Only disability patrons who have been issued a transit permit are allowed to use this area, and you can have up to four others sitting with you. If you want to sit with more than four people, you can use the general seating area.
- A disabled-access toilet will be approx 20m from the disability seating area across a sandy surface.
- People with a disability wanting to camp in the disability area need to register. This enables us to plan the size of the disability camping area and toilets and to assist you as much as possible.
Have you booked your festival ticket? You need to book your tickets BEFORE registering for disability camping. Your disability camping registration is not your ticket.
Access for Day Visitors
- If staying in Birdsville patrons with a disability can drive from town to the concert site each day (approx 35km), drop off passengers at the disability access gate to the concert area and park in the day parking area which is approximately 500m from the concert area. Note that parking is not permitted at the drop off area.
- Patrons with a disability wanting to use the disability access gate need to register which will be available here once tickets go on sale.
- If the driver has a disability permit for mobility reasons please contact us and we’ll work out a solution.
Less-Abled People - Without A Government-Issued Permit - Access and Camping
- Less-able people or anyone who has difficulty walking who do not hold a government-issued disability parking permit are not permitted to camp in the disability camping area, will not receive a Transit Permit and are not able to use a vehicle to drop off passengers at the disability drop off zone near the concert area.
- We encourage less-able visitors to either (1) if eligible, obtain a government-issued disability permit before arrival or (2) purchase a BIG RED BASH – EARLY ENTRY CAMPING PASS which will allow you to arrive one or two days earlier and have a better chance of camping closer to the stage. Note that this might be up to 400m walk from the concert area.
If you have a disability or less-able status that you believe does not fit in these guidelines please contact us via the Contact Us page HERE and we’ll try and help.