Outback Queensland | Events

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head outback and go bush, stop right there. Outback Queensland towns and their salt of the earth locals pretty much guarantee that you’ll have a darn tootin, rip roaring good time in the Outback. Especially if you time your visit around event season (from March til October). 

Birdsville Races

Birdsville's busiest week of the year happens the first Friday and Saturday in September. Visitors take over this tiny outback town from all parts of Australia and the world for the Annual Birdsville Racing Carnival

Winton's Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

Head to Winton a.k.a ‘Hollywood in the Outback’  to meet the actors, directors and producers behind some of your favourite Aussie films and at night, enjoy their talents on the big screen at the open-air theatre at the Vision Splendid Film Festival.


Check out The Outback Queensland calendar of events below for more inspiration.

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Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
20 April – 29 July 2018
Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia’s forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide.

Barcaldine Race Day

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 30 June – 1 December 2018
Experience Outback Racing at its best and check out the Barcaldine Races. These races offer something for everyone - Winter Fashions on the Fields, bookmakers and TAB on course, jumping castle and playground for the kids.

CSI Dig

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$1000.00 - 3000.00
16 – 21 July 2018
Kronosaurus Korner is committed to educating and inspiring the minds of individuals who are enthusiastic about fossils. They invite you to join them in exploring the rich geo-heritage of northwest Queensland.

Digging At Dusk

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 80.00
17 July 2018
The tour will be guided by Kronosaurus Korner's resident Palaeontologist who will teach adventurers how to find, identify and excavate their very own 100 million year old fossils.

Free Dance Classes (Social)

Hughenden, Flinders Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 July 2018
Can you dance? Would you like to learn? Social dancing - friendships, fitness and fun! Free hall available per kind favour of Mrs Jenny Murdoch from RSL Hughenden.

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia, Boulia Area
From AU$20 - 80
20 – 22 July 2018
It's the 'Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing', held every July in the spectacular remote town of Boulia in Outback Queensland. It's truly an epic moment as the camels come lumbering down to the finish line - an Outback icon experience to put on your bucket list!

Absolute Elvis - Tour the Tropics

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$40 - 40
20 July 2018
Elvis Presley's life in Music performed by UK's Multi Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist - Johnny Lee Memphis. Songs that will get you rockin and a rolling as Johnny performs Elvis's greatest hits from the 50s to the 70s.

Eighth Queensland Heritage Rally

Biloela, Banana Area
From AU$0.00 - 60.00
20 – 22 July 2018
Close your eyes and take in the sounds around you . . . hear the sounds of engines whirring, the clatter of horses hooves, the hammering of tools as metal is shaped and formed, the commands from a master as he works his dogs and the movement of old wheels in motion.

Kids Rock Junior Rodeo, Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo and King of the Goldfields Steer Wrestling

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$2 - 40
20 – 22 July 2018
Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of Rodeo in the North and has a long history with Rodeo with the Charters Towers Rodeo Association hosting events since 1948. The event features bulls, broncs, barrels, roping, bulldogging and bucking bareback ponies.

Hughenden Races

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$5 - 5
21 July 2018
Experience Outback Racing at its best and check out the Hughenden Races in May and July. These races offer something for everyone. Fashions on the Fields, live entertainment and fun and games for the kids.
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