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Keeping kids on the street since 1949

Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge is held on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Castlemaine, Victoria. It is the peak event on the International Billycart Event calendar, if there was one. 

The race has a long history that dates back to 1949, the olden’ times. We are proud of this tradition and that’s why we run the motto “Keeping kids on the street since 1949”. We welcome all kinds of billycarts – from backyard tip-shop wonders to pro level engineered F1 rocket ships. We say bring it on!

About the challenge

Keeping kids on the street since 1949

‘Building Carts, Building Community’ that’s our goal. It’s all about people and groups making new connections through building carts in the community– from within families, schools, community groups, organisations and local businesses. Got an idea or another org you’d like to reach out to then give it a go. Get creative and colourful or as professional as you like, just read the guidelines on this website and get building.


2023 Race day details


1st October 2023


Bowden Street,
Castlemaine. 3450


10 – 4pm


by donation

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