Frequently Asked Questions

What date is Bay to Birdwood this year?

The Bay to Birdwood will be held on Sunday 20 October 2024.

Awards Judging will be conducted on Saturday in the morning of  Saturday 19 October 2024  in the Courtyard Precinct of the Migration Museum, State Library of South Australia, and South Australian Museum. 

How do I enter my vehicle into Bay to Birdwood 2024?

In 2024, we look forward to welcoming over 1500 vehicles manufactured from the early 1900s through to 31 December 1994. Vehicle registration for Bay to Birdwood opens in June and closes upon reaching full capacity. Entry into Bay to Birdwood is highly sought-after, with limited spots available. Visit the registration page for more information.

What year of vehicle is eligible to enter the Bay to Birdwood?

Since the Bay to Birdwood celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2020 the event has changed to include all years of vehicles from the early 1900s through to 30 years prior to the event. In 2024 we welcome any vehicle that has not been substantially modified and manufactured prior to 31 December 1994.

How do I know if my vehicle is eligible?

Take a closer look at the event regulations by clicking on the Event Regulations, Privacy Policy and Indemnity tab at the bottom of this page. If you still aren’t sure, call us on 8151 3280.

What happens at the National Motor Museum on the day of Bay to Birdwood?

The National Motor Museum is the traditional finish site for the 1500 + Bay to Birdwood vehicles. After an early morning start at Barrett Reserve, West Beach entrants travel the 67km trip to Birdwood and enter the museum grounds via Church Street where they are parked. Soak up the wonderful atmosphere and admire hundreds of rarely seen historic vehicles and talk to the owners. Enjoy quality regional produce, Adelaide Hills craft beer, wines and spirits plus delicious gourmet food served by local food trucks.

Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage clothing and enter the Fashions on the Field competition for best period-dress.

Do I need to pre-purchase tickets for the Finish Festival? 

For those looking to attend the Bay to Birdwood without an entrant vehicle tickets for the Finish Festival will be available closer to the date online or at the gate.

How much are tickets to the Finish Festival?

Adult: $31.50

Concession: $24.50

Child: $8.50

Child under 5: Free

Family (2A+3C): $71.00

Family Concession (2+3C): $52.50

What roads are closed due to the Bay to Birdwood? 

There are no road closures during the Bay to Birdwood, however there may be changed traffic conditions along the route.

What parking is available for ticket holders? 

Street parking is available in the area surrounding the National Motor Museum. 

Can members of the public drive the route? 

The official Bay to Birdwood route (available online at utilises public roads from Barratt Reserve, West Beach to the National Motor Museum, Birdwood. The route contains changed traffic conditions throughout, including reduced speed limits, some lane closures, and the high likelihood of increased traffic flow. Vehicles not displaying the official Bay to Birdwood entrant sticker will not be permitted to access either start site at West Beach or Modbury, or the Bay to Birdwood Finish Festival at the National Motor Museum.