Tatts Finke Desert Race : Scrutineering

Scrutineering is held at the Start/Finish Line from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. This is where all competitor’s (bikes, quads and buggy’s) must have their machine and clothing checked and passed for racing. While scrutineering is going on, all bikes and cars are on display, food and drink stalls are in operation, official merchandise is also on sale. It’s a great place to get up close and personal with the riders/drivers and their amazing machinery - with 5000 people in attendance.


The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 17:00 to 21:00
Major Event
Event Contact Details 
Finke Desert Race Inc - finkedesertrace.com.au
Entry Prices Apply
Event Location 
Start Finish Line Precinct - Lot 6333 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs NT 0870