Australian Silo Art Trail
Version No. 1.0
revised: July 8, 2022
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The Australian Silo Art Trail stretches over
8,500km beginning in Northam WA and ending in Three Moon Qld. As of
July 2022 there
are currently 52 silo art locations in the Australian Silo Art Trail
more yet to come.
The very first silo art mural was a pilot project
in March 2015 by a cultural non-profit called FORM who wanted to bring
rural communities. Together with the CBH grain handler two
renowned street artists Phlegm & HENSE were engaged to paint the
silos in Northam, in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.
It was such a great hit that a full trail of 6
silos were planned. The Public Silo Trail of Western Australia was a
project that brought this permanent, open-air, truly PUBLIC ‘gallery’
rural and coastal towns across Western Australia’s southern regions. A
changer for bringing renewed emphasis to the positive perceptions of
regions, their people and industries, and the unique canvas they
In Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee region, a similar idea
was conceived in 2016 after the success of the first silo artwork in
started as a small community project by the Brim Active Community
GrainCorp, Juddy Roller and artist, Guido van Helten resulted in
international media attention. The Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail was
a partnership between Yarriambiack Shire Council, international street
agency Juddy Roller, Victorian Government, Australian Government and
who donated the silos as canvases for the artists’ work. This project
team of renowned artists from Australia and across the world visit the
meet the locals and transform each grain silo into an epic work of art;
one telling a unique story about the host town.
Soon, many other regional towns across the country
were angling for their own silo to be beautified, and for the visitors
rural revitalisation it would bring.
IBA Australia has developed a new series of rides
that will complement the Australia Lighthouse Series and allow more of
members both here and around the world to participate in a photo
REFERENCE SITE FOR Australian Silo Art Trail
Documentation: See here.
Verification Fee: $55
DBR - Dated Business Receipt
A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION
on it. Check it - do not assume it is correct. A receipt
with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless. Check and
The object of the IBA Australia – Australian Silo Art Trail is to take
time to ride and visit the Silo Art Trail.
Primary documentation is by photo
Dated Business Receipt (DBR)
showing you were in the area at that time, and
A photograph with your IBA
Australia ride flag and bike in front of the silo
You may start and finish anytime
Photographs of silos are to be
taken in the daytime only except for those that are a light show or
are illuminated by artificial light at night.
There are time limits for
different award levels (described below)
INSANITY; visit all 52+ silos
(there are some mobile ones) in one continuous ride not to exceed ten
GOLD; visit all silos in four
connected states in one continuous ride, not to exceed five days.
SILVER; visit all silos in three
connected states in one continuous ride, not to exceed three days
BRONZE - visit 45 silos - no time
You may take any route you like.
Your official time is determined by the starting and ending
PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date is
Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all
Please read in conjunction with
the Saddlesore Series of rides .
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.
This is a certificate ride only.