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From art and cultural experiences, unique events distinctive to Central Australia, music, dance, theatre and sporting events the Red Centre hosts many world class events. You are sure to find an event that attracts your interest so take a look and see what’s going on in the region.


Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

Thursday 21- Sunday 24 June


The Brunette Races are four and a half days packed with great country fun. Everyone is welcome, bring the camping gear, some warm clothes and don't forget your races outfit!

There are a great range of events to suit all ages and participation levels. As well as the standard program of amateur horse racing, campdraft and rodeo, there is kids gymkhana, adult barrel racing; and a variety of kids events for those without a horse also.

For those feeling athletic there is the very popular iron man and women events known as the "Battle of the Barkly". This event puts the competitors through their paces at a variety of every day station tasks that have been "adjusted" to add to the challenge!

Bush camping is included in the entry fee, and a bar and canteen operate over the whole event. So, where ever you are, pack your swag and make tracks to the Brunette Races this June.

The races are held at the A.B.C. Amateur Race Club race track, located on Brunette Downs Station, which is situated on the Barkly Tablelands, Northern Territory , Australia. Now heading for their 108th year, the races are Australia's best kept outback secret! Four and a half days of non stop outback fun and entertainment, the Brunette Races is an event not to be missed.

Located 135kms north of the Barkly Homestead, the Races are the biggest event on the Barkly Tablelands Social Calendar and attract visitors from all around Australia.

Why not come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about? With the constant upgrading of camping facilities and increases in prize money, this year promises to be the biggest and best yet!

Pre-purchase tickets here

Event Days and Times

Thursday 21- Sunday 24 June, Various start and finish times across the 4 days


Social Club Membership: $55 per person- 4 Day Entry/ Annual Social Membership (Free Camping with entry)

Single Day Pass: $20



Phone: 08 8972 1770


Categories: General Events

2018-06-21 06:00:00
2018-06-24 23:00:00