Australian Dunny Derby

Fun and mayhem racing the humble outhouse (or dunny). The entertaining Australian Dunny Derby is Outback Qld’s quirkiest event as seen on Queensland Weekender.

Friday 22 September 2017

The hilarious Quilton Australian Dunny Derby includes a competition for the fastest Dunny; the best presented team and Outhouse; and the Constipation Stakes (the best of the losers!).  Don’t miss the Mayoral Mayhem Challenge by Outback Mayors.

The 200 metre Derby starts off Le Mans style with the jockey running to his thunderbox (seat) before the team pushes/pulls their Dunny through the ‘obstacles’ to the finish line. A 5 person team consists of 2 runners ‘pushing’ the Dunny, 2 runners ‘pulling’ the Dunny and 1 jockey riding on his thunderbox in the Dunny.   View the 2017 Dunny Derby Course!

If you have a business you would like to promote or corporate team needing team-building, then consider the opportunities of the Quilton Australian Dunny Derby!

This event is a highlight of our Outback Friday Spectacular activities – not to be missed! Over $5,000 in prize monies and trophies to be won.  Proudly sponsored by Quilton.

Registration fee is $50 per team. Registrations close on 21 August 2017. View Race Rules & Specifications for your ‘Dunny’

Note: Registration fee does not include entry to the Outback Friday Spectacular activities and Music Concert. Individual participants will need to purchase the Outback Friday Spectacular entry tickets separately.

Places in some events are limited. You are urged to nominate early – first in first nominated. A standby list will be kept by organisers in the event of cancellations.


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2013 International interest

In 2013, this event took on an international flavour, with two teams from the UK’s British Broadcasting Commission (BBC) travelling from Scotland to race dunnies in this iconic Australian event.

The BBC teams were made up of crew members from the popular children’s travel program, All Over the Place, in which host Ed Petrie and friends go on a bizarre quest to find some unusual, strange and amazing places. We’re not sure Wintonites would describe their town as strange but they would probably agree it’s amazing!

The Colonoscopy Capers entry in the 2013 Quilton Australian Dunny Derby might have been viewed as a light-hearted take on “plumbing issues”, but the team behind the entry used the race as a platform to raise awareness about serious health issues. In 2013 there were record entries from some extremely creative teams not only in design, but in naming their dunny!