Hot 100 Australia Day Ute Run


26 Jan 2024
Hidden Valley, Northern Territory, Australia
$25 per vehicle / person


The iconic 22nd annual Hot 100 Australia Day Ute Run is back in 2023, and we are revving up for an awesome display of utes, flags, dogs and fun-lovin’ characters as we wind our way from Hidden Valley Raceway to the awesome party spot – Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo

Just $25 registration fee per ute, with proceeds going to Variety NT Freedom Camp at Goanna Park


We have been able to gain permits for those who have utes or other vehicles that are not normally able to be registered.  Utes, muscle cars, corporates, you name it!  Download the Temporary License Application for the Ute Run 23.

Limited Edition Merchandise Pack + General Ute Admission $40

Get your online entry before 15 January to be in the draw for one of 10 spots in the convoy!!! Winners will be notified and issued with their very own pass to start on the grid! First utes through the gates will also start on the raceway (to be joined by sponsors vehicles and Variety Bash Cars).

Please note tickets and merchandise are non-refundable but can be transferred to another Ute / person if required.

Event Timeline:

6:00am – Hidden Valley TOP Gates Open

7:00am- Entry through Hidden Valley bottom gates

First 100 Utes To Park On The Grid – Please follow the Parking Marshalls Directions
9:30am –  Flag Off from Hidden Valley

Parade through the main roads of the northern suburbs, Palmerston and rural area
10:30am Arrive at Noonamah Tavern and OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY!

Noony has got 2 awesome bands lined up to keep you rockin’ through the day with Stereobate and Coffin Fitz, and don’t forget to sign up for the hilarious thong throwing competition!


The annual Australia Day Ute Run is a street parade that entertains spectators as it winds its way through Darwin, culminating in a community celebration. We encourage all to go overboard and deck out your ute, yourselves, your dogs and join in.

Funds raised will go towards Freedom Camp at Goanna Park, a camp which aims at providing teenagers with a mild to moderate disability and disadvantaged teenagers a unique experience away from their day-to-day routines in a safe and secure environment,

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Hidden Valley Raceway and Noonamah Tavern (No BYO alcohol allowed)

Great prizes up for grabs for Best Themed Utes and Best Dressed bloke/sheila/boy/girl/dog. Dress yourself, your ute and your dog up to win! (All flags available at National Flags – 0418 835 644)

Sign up at Noony to have a crack at the THONG THROWING competition, grab some lunch and enjoy awesome live music and take a look at all the amazing utes on display!

If you would like to make a donation to Variety- the Children’s Charity NT or have any questions about the Ute Run please call our office on 08 8981 2544 or email [email protected] and make sure to follow the event on our Facebook page.

* We encourage you all to decorate your utes in celebration but make sure your beast is fully road worthy and registered.  Don’t drink and drive, make sure you arrange a Sober Bob, or take advantage of the free camping at the Noonamah Tavern.

Thanks for supporting this long running event and local charity Variety NT!


Everyone participating will be required to register this year to be allowed in, so make sure to add your mates’ details when you book your ute in.

Make sure you get your Ute Run singlet to really look the part, just $30 and available online and at the event if not sold out prior.

  • Free camping at rodeo grounds
  • Free buses back to Palmerston and rural areas, book at the Noonamah bar on the day

Please note there will be Police presence with FREE, breath testing, roadworthy and rego checks.

Thanks for supporting this long running event and local charity Variety NT!

Thanks to all our amazing Event Sponsors who help us make this event shine! Big shout out to Traffic Werx NT, who make what is a mammoth task look like a breeze when co-ordinating traffic for this big road event!


There’s nothing more Aussie than lending a hand to your mates, so if you are keen to help us at the Ute Run jump online and fill our our Volunteer Application, call us on 8981 2544 or send an email to register your interest.


Join the convoy or find a prime viewing position to wave and cheer!

Event Sponsors


Why not fundraise a bit extra for the kids of Freedom Camp at Goanna Park this Australia Day – start your own fundraiser page HERE

Or to make a donation click HERE