Ruptured Budgie Rally

May 17 – 19, 2024 

(see Gallery page for evidence photos from past rallies) 

The 2024 RALLY IS SCHEDULED for May 2024!
The 30th Ruptured Budgie Rally will be held at the regular site at Mingoola, 60km West of Tenterfield on the Bruxner highway.

Quicklink/coordinates to site entrance: 28°59’32.4″S 151°30’43.2″E
[Google Plus code: 2G56+3Q Mingoola, Queensland, Australia]

If you haven’t already done so, you had best mark the calendar and keep it free for a weekend of great riding and some fun and frivolity at the Budgie. 

Some of the proceeds from the rally are set aside for improving the experience each year but more importantly a good portion goes towards helping the local community and other worthy charities. If you have any suggestions for future rallies just drop us a line at

Calendar Link  <<Click to mark your calendar, and come along and enjoy yourself at the Ruptured Budgie Rally.

The Moto Guzzi Club of Qld invites all motorcyclists to join us for the  Ruptured Budgie Rally at Mingoola.
You do not need to be a member of the club – all are welcome
Where is Mingoola you ask? It’s about 60km west of Tenterfield on the Bruxner Highway. Check the maps further down the page.
If you haven’t been before don’t be shy. Pack some warm clothes and your tent and get to the Budgie. See you at the bar! 

  • Good camping spots by the river, plenty of firewood onsite
  • Fully catered with licensed bar from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast
  • All the usual rally awards, plus some not so usual ones an the giant birthday raffle
  • $25 entry, includes badge
    Children under 15 years free entry, no badge
  • Professional DJ music by Robin Jones
  • Please note that this is a motorcycle rally
    No cars (except official vehicles) will be allowed through the gate, no exception so please do not ask. Support vehicles are not wanted or appreciated.
  • If you can’t carry it on your bike, don’t bring it. The rally is fully catered and licensed so no alcohol is to be brought in for two reasons. Firstly is contravenes our liquor license and secondly the bar is how we raise money to donate to various charities. The less you spend at the bar the less the deserving charities get. The food is put on by the local Lions Club and is reasonably priced. Any profits they make are used to benefit the local community.

Bar Hours:
Friday 12 Noon – 12 Midnight
Saturday 10:00 AM – 12 Midnight

Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast
Note: Breakfast served 6:00AM to 8:30AM. Dinner 5.30PM to 8:00PM
Moto Guzzi Club of Qld Regalia: Available from Bar tent

Starting at 3:00 PM Saturday
Slow Race
Sausage Gobble
Toilet Roll Race
Egg Toss
Crank Toss

Raffles and Awards:
Drawn Saturday 7:00 PM (in front of bar tent)
Best Guzzi
Best Rat Guzzi
Longest Distance – Male & Female (from home as the budgie flies)
Oldest Bike and Rider Combo
Hard Luck Award
Note: Entrants must be nominated prior to the drawing of the award.
No dogs, cats, glass, dickheads or attitudes.

The bulk of the proceeds from this rally go towards helping the local community.