Mad Bash

In a crossover between Mad Max and the Mundi-Mundi Bash, the last day of the April bash will include an attempt to break the world record for the most Mad Max characters in one place.

In California, the Wastelands Festival holds the current unofficial record of 2,500 people dressed in the Mad Max theme.

On Saturday, April 23, The Australian Book of Records will adjudicate as patrons gather, individually dressed as one of nine Mad Max characters, including Max Rockatansky and ‘the feral kid.’

The rules are that the costume must include the character’s main garment and at least three other costume items, but replicas in alternative materials are accepted. Any weaponry MUST be made from fake, safe materials, such as cardboard, and real weapons are absolutely not permitted.

Mad Max 2, later renamed The Road Warrior, was the most expensive Australian film ever made when it was released at Christmas in 1981. Cosplay devotees and Mel Gibson fans can relive the post-apocalyptic action as they drive on the highway to the Mundi-Mundi plains.

“To most of us, it probably feels like we’re in a bit of a post-apocalyptic state following the Covid 19 pandemic,” said a bash spokesperson.

“So why not dress in that style?”

There will also be a second world record attempt on Saturday for those feeling the rhythm. The Nutbush Dance World Record will raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and dancers are welcome to step, knee, kick, jump and clap in their Mad Max gear.

Fans of Australia’s best-known ‘working class man’ will be delighted that Jimmy Barnes will be headlining the Mundi-Mundi Bash.

To learn the dress code for the nine iconic Mad Max characters, visit

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