Outback Queensland | Events

Enjoy wide open spaces and big skies in Outback Queensland, where you can follow in the tracks of dinosaurs, meet larger-than-life outback characters, cheer on a field of racing camels and sleep under a blanket of stars.

2019 marks 'The Year of Outback Tourism' making it the perfect time to visit and attend one of the world-class events on offer. Experience Australia’s best live events in Queensland.

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.

Find an event

Events
Displaying 1-10 of 104
Sort by:
Show:

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia, Boulia Area
From AU$75 - 80
19 – 21 July 2019
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!

Gifted Portraits

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
1 June – 31 August 2019
Photographer and writer John Elliott has been taking portraits of people who make Australian music for over 30 years and this exhibition brings together a selection of his iconic images of stars such as Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers, Chad Morgan and Shane Howard.

Barcaldine Race Day

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 16 March 2019
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.

Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
From AU$15 - 15
14 September 2019
Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo. With fashion parades, stalls of all kinds, a sideshow alley, entertainment for the kids, an all day bar and canteen and show pavilion.

Paluma Dam Good Trail Run 2019

Paluma, Charters Towers Area
From AU$10 - 45
27 October 2019
Join them for the last trail run of the year in the village of the clouds, Paluma. The event offers a six kilometre, 10 kilometre and 20 kilometre course, taking you through the stunning rainforest scenery of Paluma, up and down hills and across creeks.

Windorah Bronco Branding

Windorah, Barcoo Area
14 July 2019
Windorah Bronco Branding is an annual event, and is part of Queensland's Bronco Branding circuit. Bronco Branding is an Australian only sport, derived from the necessity of branding and marking calves, within the vast tracts of land in remote Australia.

Qantas Birthday Celebration Free Morning Tea

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
16 November 2019
On Saturday 16 November 2019, Qantas will mark its 99th birthday. On this day the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited, QANTAS, was registered as a company in Brisbane. Qantas went on to set up operations and mail routes through Western Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$15 - 50
25 – 27 October 2019
The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic promises three days of non-stop action! Staged at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres north of Mount Isa the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program jam packed with fishing, fun and excitement.

Remembrance Day Quilpie

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
11 November 2019
Join the Quilpie Community as we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country. To be held at Bob Young Memorial Park from 10.45am on Sunday 11 November 2019. More information provided as event details are finalised.

Winton's Way Out West Fest

Winton, Winton Area
From AU$258.50 - 258.50
25 – 28 April 2019
Winton's Way Out West Fest was first held in 2018 to mark the reopening of the iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre. The event proved to be so successful they have decided to do it all again. You do not want to miss this four day camping music festival being held across eight stages with 170 hours of music.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 104
Sort by:
Show:

From the Blog