Frequently Asked Questions

What date is Bay to Birdwood this year?

The Bay to Birdwood will be held on Sunday 22 October 2023.

Awards Judging will be conducted on Saturday  in the morning of Saturday 21 October 2023 in the Courtyard Precinct of the Migration Museum, State Library of South Australia, and South Australian Museum. 

How do I enter my pre-1950s vehicle into Bay to Birdwood 2023?

Vehicle registrations to the 2023 Bay to Birdwood are still open for pre-1950 vehicles. Click here to register your pre-1950s vehicle.

How do I register my vehicle for Award Entry for Bay to Birdwood 2023?

Registrations for Award Entry (1900s – 31 Dec 1993) are still open for Bay to Birdwood 2023! Click here to register your vehicle for Award Entry.

How do I enter my post-1950s vehicle into Bay to Birdwood 2023?

Registrations for post-1950s vehicles have concluded for 2023. However, you can register your details on our post-1950s reserve list, and you will be contacted should a place become available. Join our post-1950s reserve list here.

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 2023 we welcome any vehicle that has not been substantially modified and manufactured prior to 31 December 1993.

I have entered the Bay to Birdwood, what happens next?

Once your entry is received and passed by the scrutineer team you will receive a letter of confirmation that your vehicle has been accepted to enter the event. If you have not received this email, please contact the event office on 08 8151 3280 or at

Entrant Packs containing route map, start and finish details and a windscreen sticker will be posted to you mid-September. If you have changed your postal address since entering or you will be traveling prior to the event and need your pack sent to a different address, please contact the event office 08 8151 3280 or at

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 be entertained with music played on vinyl! 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.

How do I purchase tickets to the Finish Festival at the National Motor Museum?

Tickets for the Finish Festival will be available online closer to the event via the Bay to Birdwood website or at the event gate on Shannon Street (National Motor Museum entrance) if not sold out prior. Vehicle entrants participating in the Bay to Birdwood do not require a Finish Festival Ticket to enter the museum grounds. Entry for the driver and all legally seated passengers is included in the entry fee.

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

Where can the general public park when they arrive in Birdwood?

Parking is available off Shannon Street and the local town oval.