Written by on 01/09/2023

Mulletfest will be hitting the Red CentreNATS this weekend and what goes better with the ultimate festival of wheels than the iconic celebration of the Mullet – providing some great entertainment alongside burn outs, drag racing, grass driving, 4WD course, Lasseters Motorkhana and the Yeperenye Street Parade.
Some exciting new additions to this years 3 day event include the Motorvation Supercruise and Fringe Festivals

This is Mulletfest’s sophomore year at Red CentreNATS and they have partnered with Charles Darwin University Alice Springs to give CDU Hairdressing apprentices practical training in haircuts, styling and show work.

Students were offering Mullets by donation on Thursday evening, at the Fringe Festival on the Town Council Lawns, raising over $1000 with all proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Division.

These mullets are eligible to be entered into some of the Mulletfest categories.

As part of this partnership the students will be working with Mulletfest organisers to help with styling for the mullet parade on Saturday night and family day on Sunday. Award winning hairdresser and Festival creator Laura Johnson was on site at CDU on Wednesday morning to give the students so expert tips.

“I loved getting to spend some time with the students sharing my knowledge and story with them,” Ms Johnson said, who is a hairdresser by trade.

“It’s great to get to offer this unique opportunity by providing practical experiences at the Red Centre Nats.”

Mulletfest is a not for profit organisation that celebrates unique hairstyles for a cause, the idea originally came about over a beer at the Chelmsford Hotel at Kurri Kurri in country NSW. Looking for a way to create some clean family fun and a tourism injection to a town that was struggling after losing a large generational employer.

It turned into a bit of an international sensation attracting entrants from all over the country and stories running in media as far afield as Russia, The UK, North America, and Ireland. The event continued to grow and the 2020 event had 247 entrants from all over Australia and 7 guys from the international category arrive in-person to compete from Canada, the US, and Norway.

This year, Mulletfest will once again be donating to The Mark Hughes Foundation as part of the event to help them continue their amazing work in brain cancer research, treatment & care.

So – your chance to show off your luscious locks is waiting for you this weekend at The Red CentreNATS and entries for Mulletfest are open online at

Get your tickets to the Red CentreNATS online at


Juniors | 0-3 years | 4-7 years  | 8-13 years  | 14-18 years

Family Mullets
Ranga (redheads)
Vintage (over 50’s)
Rookie (growing for two years or less)

and of course Mulletfest has to have a theme song and here it is – enjoy!


Images and story thanks to Mulletfest and Charles Darwin University

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