Australia's Most Ordinary Rig 2022

The Search for Australia's Most Ordinary Rig


Australia’s Original Most Ordinary Rig, Dan ‘Dingo’ Leyden, enjoying some time in front of his Mount Isa Billboard

Get your Ordinary Rig Finale tickets here.

Saturday 29th October, 1-6pm. Ivy Pool, Sydney. 

Victoria's Secret meets Miss World meets Budgy Smuggler.

Fellow Smugglers,

We are on the hunt for Australia's Most Ordinary Rig. The competition is live now and entries close 5pm October 3rd (October Long Weekend) so get your Rig out there ASAP!

The Top 10 will be flown to Sydney with a friend to compete in a Miss World meets Victoria's Secret style pageant at Sydney's Ivy Pool on 29th October, to be hosted by the Hello Sport Podcast.

We want to spread the message that what is most important is the character of our fellow smugglers, not what they look like. 



What can you win?

  • The glory of the title "Australia's Most Ordinary Rig"
  • $10k total (half for you, half for your chosen community sports club or charity)
  • Entry into the Final of the World's Most Ordinary Rig (October 2023)
  • A billboard in your hometown with "Welcome to [hometown name], Home of Australia's Most Ordinary Rig"

How do I enter?

  • Just post a photo of you (or a mate) in a pair of Smugglers with #OrdinaryRigAus & @budgysmuggler 
  • Photos should show some character / put a bit of a smile on the judges faces
  • Bonus points for likes / shares on social media
  • Entries close 5pm on Monday 3rd October
*Your profile must be on public for us to se your entry!*

    What are the Judges looking for?

    We want to smile and nod in appreciation at how beautifully Ordinary you are. Bonus points for likes and shares on social media.

    Here's one of the judging panel, Brandon Smith (aka Cheese, formerly Hectic Cheese) explaining the criteria in more details. Entrants should:

    • Be good to have beers with 
    • Be able to run for a taxi / swing an axe
    • Carry the shopping in one go
    • Look like they were good at sport at some point but their professional career was cut short by injury or poor coaching selection at a junior age
    • A 6 pack is an automatic disqualification, unless you're carrying it

    Key dates:


    • Entries open: Thursday 24th August
    • Entries close: Wednesday 5th October
    • Grand finale at Ivy Pool, Sydney: Saturday 29th October


    Is there a serious message behind the day?

    Yeah, kinda.

    We want young people to feel good about themselves. Phone use for Gen Z has gone from less than 30 minutes daily in 2012 to nearly 8 hours a day or 50 hours a week. It's leading to massive mental health issues for young people and we wanted to do something to counter the narrative that you need to be ripped / shredded to be love. 

    Smugglers, may the most ordinary rig win!

    Budgy Smuggler... Are You Ordinary Enough?

    Yours in Smuggling,

    Linny, Chief Smuggler

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    I would love to be apart of this

    Brett Lawler

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