The 35th Annual Australia
Day Cockroach Races
at the Story Bridge Hotel
THE COCKROACH RACES ARE ONE OF BRISBANE’S BIGGEST AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS AND WE RECKON IT’S THE MOST FUN!
COCKROACH RACES ● STREET PARTY ● FOOD TRUCKS ● COMPETITONS & PRIZES ● TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100
The Story Bridge Hotel puts on Brisbane's best Australia Day party every year and in an Olympic Year we know there will be records broken and new gold medal team winners in our great giveaways!
With the event now in Baildon Street and "under the bridge" our street party will run rain, hail or (fingers crossed) shine!
Come down to our gold coin donation event and help out Youngcare and enjoy an awesome day long party including live music on the street stage, triple j's hottest 100 countdown, street entertainers, Aussie inspired food stalls, the races and of course everything the Story Bridge Hotel has to offer.
And of course the iconic Cockroach Races!
The first race scurries off at 12noon, launching a jam-packed program of 14 races, including a steeple chase. Read our race rules so you can be prepared for this awesome day and take part for your chance at victory. The last race is around 4.30pm and the music and fun continues into the evening.
Fittingly for this elite sporting event, we create dedicated stadium seating and even corporate boxes to watch the races in style!
WIN $2000 for your BEST DRESSED TEAM costumes as well or become the 2016 Miss Cocky for a $200 Prize!