The Birdsville Big Red Bash is dog friendly!
Many of our festival patrons attend the Big Red Bash while on extended trips around our magnificent countryside. This provision has been made to make it possible for travellers to attend and enjoy the Bash with their pooch – a first we think for an Australian multi day music festival.
We ask you to take a look through the rules below, and carefully consider your decision as to whether or not you should bring a dog along to the Bash.
If you are bringing your dog to the Bash, make sure you display a Dog Friendly Campsite sticker on your windscreen when you roll into Bashville. You can collect this at the Ticket Office when you exchange your festival e-tickets – our friendly ticketing team will ask you if you require one.
No further ‘dog registration’ is required.
Big Red Bash dog attendance rules
- Dogs are restricted to limited areas within the festival including:
- The allocated dog friendly campsite, as outlined on the Festival Map,
- The dog exercise area adjacent to this dog friendly campsite
- The dog walkway from the dog campsite to the dog allocated concert area
- The dog friendly concert area, with its own entrance.
- The main plaza, but not within 10 metres of the food vending areas.
- You must display your Dog Friendly Campsite sticker on your vehicle’s windscreen, to ensure our marshals direct you to the correct camping area. Our friendly ticketing team will ask you if you require one of these when you exchange your festival e-tickets at the Ticket Office.
- You will need to pick up your dog waste and dispose of it in the available bins provided specifically for this purpose. THIS IS A CRUCIAL RULE FOR OUR LAND OWNER USAGE! *** No general camp waste permitted in these bins ***
- Dogs are to be kept on leads and under your control at all times. The only exception is in the dog exercise area where any dogs that are off leads must be fully supervised and under your effective control at all times.
- All dogs must have a tag noting dog name. It is also recommended that the tag details your name, your car (make, model, colour, number plate) and your phone number. This is to allow for easiest possible reconnection of any lost dogs with their owners.
- You are responsible for your dog and are personally liable for any property or personal damage caused by your dog.
- Excessively and constantly noisy dogs, or dogs causing any other nuisance and impacting on the enjoyment of any attendees will need to be removed from the event to ensure the enjoyment of fellow attendees.
- Barking dogs must be attended to without delay, to minimise disruption to fellow attendees.
- There will be a separate area for people with dogs in the main concert area with a separate entrance/exit. Please do not take your dog into the general concert area (marshals at the gates will control entry). Please note rule 7 in relation to excessively noisy dogs, or those causing any other nuisance which will also apply in the concert area.
- Hundreds of dogs attend the Bash each year, and for this reason, it is recommended that your dog is up to date with all of its necessary vaccinations and microchipped. Event organisers are not responsible for checking the vaccination status of dogs in attendance. It is the responsibility of the owner to assess the risks involved in bringing their dog to the event.