The annual

Picnic At Ross


This event is open to all motoring enthusiasts. Vehicles are welcome from any manufacturer and era. Fellow Car Clubs are also welcome to participate as an organisation.


With the heart of Ross only moments from this event all services including, food, beverage and mechanical are just a short walk and even shorter drive away .


For entrants entering Ross from both North & South ends please follow the marked route to the event. For additional assistance you can search Ross Oval on your smartphone of GPS enabled device.


This event proudly supports the ongoing health and well being of the youth in Rural Areas. We thank the many sponsors and volunteers that make the Picnic at Ross possible each and every year since its inception.

Our Story

The Picnic

A very special Tasmanian Motoring Event that is relatively ‘new on the scene’, the Picnic At Ross is held on the 3rd Sunday in May each year and participants are welcome at no cost. Participants are invited to bring a long a picnic and a draw of prizes will occur during the days proceedings.

The event is held on the towns Community Sports Ground. For directions to its location within the town Click Here


Governor Macquarie, inspired by the findings of First Government Surveyor Charles Grimes, who surveyed and traced sections of the river in 1807, visited Tasmania in 1811 and named the area Argyle Plains and the river Macquarie.

In 1812 a garrison of soldiers was stationed at the ford of the Macquarie River to protect the development of the future town. Buildings were soon established and in 1821 the settlement was proclaimed the town of Ross by Governor Macquarie. Ross was the name of the parliamentary seat of his friend H M Buchanan of Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Situated almost perfectly between Hobart and Launceston, Ross makes a great base for exploring the rest of Tasmania. There are a range of accommodation options in the village, from staying in historic stone houses to the beautiful caravan park by the river. Click Here

Our relaxing village centre is full of hidden gems and shops. Sample some of the world’s finest wool products at the Tasmanian Wool Centre, hunt for treasure from days gone by at Church Street Antiques and Collectables, or browse wooden gifts in a former drill hall at Classwood. Click Here

Picnic At Ross 2017

Sunday, May 21st