Bangalow Billy Cart Derby - Bangalow

DATE: TBA | Billy Cart Registration from 7am | Race starts at 9am | Grand Parade at 12.30pm


  • Annual family friendly event held in Bangalow
  • Showcases good old-fashioned fun at its best!
  • Everyone can participate!
  • Grand Parade highlight at 12.30pm
  • ‘The Pit Stop’ with Ferris wheel, jumping castle and delicious refreshments


General Information

The Bangalow Billy Cart Derby began back in 1994 and from there has grown and grown into the fantastic family friendly event it is today.

Once a year in May, competitors of all ages brave the big hill and race down the main street of Bangalow  for the annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby.

This highly inclusive community event showcases good old-fashioned fun at its best regardless of age or status. Everyone can participate whether as individuals, families, workplaces or schools.

The main focus of the day is not the speed of the entries but family fun for participants and spectators. The Grand Parade is a highlight, taking place at 12.30pm featuring local bands, vintage cars, schools, local clubs, scouts and celebrities.

There is a race for everyone; 5-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds 12-15 year olds, Parent and Child, Mothers,  Juniors, Seniors, Sporting Clubs, and categories range from Traditional, Home Grown, Novelty and Celebrity!

Innovative designs are a crowd pleaser with the only conditions (for all carts) being weight which must be under 75kg, width must not exceed 1200mm, fixed seating and adequate braking and steering.

Billy Cart registration starts at 7am in the Bangalow Hotel and Racing begins at 9am sharp.

When 2024 dates have been released, registration forms can be completed in advance and further information about the event can be found by visiting the website or checking out organisers – Bangalow Lions Facebook Page

The Pit Stop

Rev your engines and fasten your seatbelts! The Pit Stop is Bangalow Public School’s major annual fundraiser event set to take over the school grounds on the day of the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby, Featuring all the fun elements of a classic school fete, kids can take part in games, art and craft activities, have a carnival ride and play between derby races. Meanwhile, families can check out the stalls or relax in the school grounds while enjoying yummy coffee and delicious food. The Pit Stop will be the one-stop-shop for all your family action on Bangalow’s biggest day. Meet us at the finish line!

The Pit Stop provides  both Drivers and spectators of the annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby the perfect haven for kids and families  to come to when they’re not on their billy carts.