Kulin Bush Races

Camping

About Camping

Bring your tent, swag, caravan, recreational vehicle, or camper trailer to the Kulin Bush Races. There are more than 1,000 camping sites available!

The camping area is on the northern surrounds of the racetrack and is in walking distance from the main events. Please note there are no powered sites and water cannot be connected.

Camping from Wednesday to Saturday

Gates are open Wednesday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm. Gates will be closed outside of these times. Camping on Friday and Saturday is free with a valid event ticket.

A camping fee of $30 per vehicle, per night applies to camping on Wednesday and Thursday payable by cash at the gate.

There is strictly no camping on Sunday night after the event.

Details

Camping Zones and bays

Camping is restricted to the designated camping zones as indicated on the site map.

Bays are marked by rip lines on the ground. Keep your camp within the bays. Tracks, pathways, areas around or under lighting towers, toilets and horse yards are no camping zones to ensure safety and emergency access. We request visitors keep access ways clear at all times for emergency and service vehicles. A speed limit of 8km/hr applies to the entire camping zone.

The zones

The tent-only zone is intended to increase capacity for tents and safety of campers, especially children. Swaggers will be directed to the middle of the track to a Swag-Only zone away from fireworks and vehicles.

Camp Hart camping area is restricted to members of the Australian Defence Force and their families and friends.

Horses and their owners camp near the trees at the start and also along the straight of the track.

What to bring

Food and drink is available from Friday 3pm through to the Aussie Revival Breakfast early on Sunday morning. The onsite food is a five minute brisk walk from most camping areas. You will need to self-cater outside these times. The nights can be cold so bring some warm clothes. If you are keen to explore the surrounds, bring good walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and personal insect repellent. You may also want to bring a camping chair to relax on while viewing the races.

Toilets, showers and drinking water

Hot showers and toilet facilities are located throughout the site. Water supplies are very limited and are transported by truck to the site. We request showers are kept to a minimum, but please full flush toilets to keep sewage lines clear. Drinking water is available at locations indicated on the map. Please use sparingly. Water cannot be used for washing cars and caravans. There are no laundry facilities at the Bush Races camp site.

Medical facilities

Kulin Bush Races endeavours to keep the event as safe as possible. In case of any emergencies, Kulin St John ambulance and at least two other ambulances from surrounding towns are on call throughout the event. There is a well-equipped medical centre on the southern side of the marquee and bank, where volunteer ambulance officers are available.

 A doctor will be available onsite during the races.

RV septic waste

Patrons who have self- contained vans are encouraged to use the RV dump located at the public toilets in the centre of Kulin. The RV dump point is located in Kulin on Johnston Street near the public toilets. It is recommended the Kulin RV dump point is used prior to heading to the Kulin Bush Races site. 

Mobile phone signal

Only Regional blue tick Telstra mobile phones will work in the Kulin region and at the Kulin Bush Races venue. However, Telstra mobiles can also be unreliable at the event due to the large number of people accessing the service. Optus, Vodaphone & TPG will not work past the Northam, Narrogin & Katanning areas. If unsure whether your phone will work, it is advisable to print your ticket before venturing to the event.

Shuttle Bus

Kulin Bush Races offers a courtesy bus from and town to the race track and from race track to town. On Friday the service operates hourly from town between 3pm and 6pm and return from the racetrack hourly from 8pm to 11pm. On Saturday the bus operates regularly from 8.30am Saturday, with the last bus returning to town from the track at 12.30am. 

campfires

Campfires are permitted subject to weather conditions, but fires must be small, contained and always attended. Please BYO firewood and do not collect wood from the site. If the weather is not suitable for fires or if a fire ban is in place, then the Chief Fire Control Officer will instruct that fires are not allowed, or all existing fires must be extinguished.

Camp Hart

Camp Hart, founded in 1999, is a special place where Australian Defence Force Veterans and their families and friends can find solitude and friendship within the Veteran Community all year round.

This zone is restricted to Australian Defence Force Veterans and their families and friends, with permission. 

Camping Fees

Fees collected in cash at gate on Wednesday & Thursday.

Wednesday & Thursday $30 Per Vehicle
Friday & Saturday FREE with valid adult ticket
Sunday No camping available on site

FAQ's

If it's not here, please don't hesitate to send us an email

No, sorry, we cannot reserve a camping bay for you as camping is allocated on arrival.

We have a massive all hands-on-deck Kulin community clean up on Sunday after the event and the community would appreciate the site being vacated by noon. There is strictly no camping on Sunday night.

Camping on Friday & Saturday is included in your valid ticket.

Camping is available on Wednesday and Thursday for $30 cash per night per vehicle

No. Dogs or any other pets are not allowed at the Kulin Bush Races event, which includes the camping area.

We request visitors clean their camp site and either take rubbish with you or place in the bulk rubbish bins located in the camping areas. Rubbish bags will be provided at the gate.  

We ask all campers to quieten down by midnight. Please show respect to other campers.  

For courtesy to fellow campers and to keep noise to a minimum, quiet generators may only be used between 9am and 9pm.  

For courtesy to fellow campers and to keep noise to a minimum, quiet generators may only be used between 9am and 9pm.  

Unleaded and diesel fuel is available in Kulin which is 16km from the track. The Shire of Kulin self-serve bowsers are located in the centre of town in Johnston St and BP fuel bowsers are located near McIntosh and Son Machinery Dealership on the CBH access road.