There is a large number of people making their way to Birdsville for the Big Red Bash Event, this is coinciding with a rain event through the interior of the country.
This information is provided in relation to current local road conditions into Birdsville for person travelling to the 2023 Big Red Bash Event.
It is provided to maintain consistency with messaging and to provide the most up to date information.
Birdsville and at the Big Red bash site both had between 4-5mm of rain throughout the day yesterday the weather cleared during the night. The weather is fine and sunny today and the ground is drying up quickly.
Birdsville to the North
The Eyre Developmental Road from Bedourie to Birdsville is open and only has a 15km section of dirt.
Local council had completed works on the dirt sections and it has held up well given the small amount of rain and number of vehicles on the road.
Birdsville to the West
Access to the Simpson Desert National Park is currently closed from Big Red due to river flooding at Eyre Creek this will be re-assessed on 15/7/2023
Some enquiries have been received regarding the Plenty Highway via Alice Springs, information provided suggests that travellers check conditions before any travel along this road. Rain is expected today in the area which could significantly effect travel along this road.
Birdsville to the South
The Birdsville Track (Approx 500km of dirt) from Marree to Birdsville is fully closed. Continued rain in South Australia has affected a number of roads.. An alternative route should be taken
Please note the media release from South Australia Police SAPOL – Outback tracks closed (police.sa.gov.au)
Arrabury Road is open to 4WD only no towing so please check local road reports before travelling along this road.
Cordillo Downs Road now Closed and impassable due to wet conditions.
Please check local road reports www.dit.sa.gov.au/outbackroads for updates on South Australia road conditions.
Birdsville to the East
The Birdsville Developmental Road between Windorah and Birdsville is open.
A small amount of rain has fallen on the road between Windorah and Birdsville please take care and drive to the conditions. There is approximately 200km of dirt on this road.