By Peter Russell

The Silverton Hotel is iconic. It's one of those places that you should not miss when visiting Broken Hill. There's its connection to Mad Max, its famous pub and various art galleries.

Just 24km (21 mins drive) from Broken Hill, the pub has for years conducted a test where should you pass; you get a "free" beer.

All you have to do is ask the barman or woman to "do the test." Participants are asked to contribute a small amount to a charity.

Be prepared for a surprise. I visited with a British friend who was unprepared for what eventuated. All good fun and an event to remember for a lifetime.

The barman always gets a kick out of the process. Simple as the task may appear, it's surprisingly fun and awkward.

Once you've recovered from 'The Test' check out the walls of the pub. The are covered with stuff. Adorned with memorabilia from the Mad Max movie franchise and photos there have been plenty of famous souls at the pub you will recognise.

Apart from the pub, there's the Mad Max Museum and a clutch of art galleries. Loads to see and do in a little outback outpost.

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