Australia’s biggest little race day will celebrate it’s 35th birthday next year, with one massive party filled with fun, food and games – and of course, the annual cockroach races!

On Tuesday 26 January, grab your mates and take them down to the Story Bridge Hotel to battle it out in the Cockroach Races for the chance to be forever immortalised in the glorified Hall of Fame.

Don’t worry squeamish ones, there will also be heaps of other events on throughout the day, including delicious food stalls, merchandise, giveaways and entertainment from DJs and live acts, plus a 14-race schedule including a steeple chase.

Don’t forget to think up a team costume theme as there will be a special prize for the ‘Best Dressed Stable.’ Ladies are also eligible to be crowned ‘Miss Cocky,’ so start brushing up on your Cockroach Races trivia.

The Hotel will expand for the event, extending into the side street and carpark across the road with views of the iconic Story Bridge above.

The entry fee is gold coin donation with proceeds going to charity and participants can then size up a selection of elite thoroughbreds and ‘purchase’ their chosen roach.

If you’re after friends, food and fun memories for this Australia Day, the Cockroach Races are definitely the place to be!

The Cockroach Races will be held on Australia Day at the Story Bridge Hotel, located at 200 Main Street in Kangaroo Point.

For more information call 3391 2266 or visit

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