Brisbane billycartsThe Rotary Club of Carindale has presented the Brisbane Billycart Championships for 12 years. The Billycart Championships are held on a grass track and kids of all ages (including adults) from all over South East Queensland are invited to make and race their own billycart. If you can’t build a cart, you may borrow one of 20 loan carts – at no charge.
Please note that a height restriction, for the safety of the driver, applies for the Modified/Hi Tech Carts. The driver must be 120 centimetres, or taller.

Our youngest entrants will start the day’s events from 7.30am, to experience driving a billycart, down the slope about 15 metres. These young ones will be released by hand on the grass slope below the launch ramps. Their races will be non-competitive, just to experience the fun of driving a billycart.

The championships are at the Carindale Recreation Reserve as an attraction at the Green Heart Fair. See our Location page for a map.

Admission to the Green Heart Fair and Billycarts is FREE!

To race a cart it is just one Registration Fee of $8 per person.
Click here to register your billy cart now.

Carindale Rotary’s aluminium ramp system will launch carts down the hill. Organisers expect carts to reach highest speeds up to 30kph.

Age groups for 2017 are:

  • 4 and 5 years
  • 6 to 8 years
  • 9 to 12 years
  • 13 years and above

See our How to Build a Billycart guide.

Registration is only $8 per driver. See the link to pre-purchase tickets

Get Involved

Brisbane Billycart Championships is open to children, adults and volunteers! Registration is required; you will be able to do it now via our easy online registration & payment form. Or you may register from 7am on Sunday 10th September.

Important: ALL Billycarts & Drivers must comply with these specifications (PDF).

Don’t have a billycart?

Don’t worry! You can borrow a Traditional or Hi-Tech Cart from Rotary’s collection of carts.

  • Who will be the 2017 Age Champions?
  • Who will win the Mascot Race?
  • You’ll only know if you go!

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Winners and Runners Up in all Age and Cart categories;
  • Best Dressed Team; (HINT: Dress up as a colourful race team)
  • Most Imaginative Cart Design – the Clem Sturgess Trophy