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.

Digging At Dusk

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 80.00
10 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 12 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.

Markets hosted by Hughenden Country Music Association

Hughenden, Flinders Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 14 July 2018
These markets provide a variety of home made wares, skin care products, jewellery, food and some good old fashioned Rawleighs products. Local honey and home grown plants can also be found here. Food and drinks are available and the makings from this, as well as the stalls fees, are donated to help host the yearly event of the Country Music Festival.

Jericho Tourism Market Day

Jericho, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 14 July 2018
Come on down to the Jericho Tourism Market Day! Monthly markets - pancakes, sausages, coffee, cold drinks. Stall holder tables are available for AUD5. Open 9.30am to 12 noon.

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.

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.
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