Events funded in Outback Queensland

During the Year of Outback Tourism, event and festival promoters, local governments, community organisations and local businesses can apply for up to $100,000 to host events and help grow tourism in their local communities.

Discover the 27 events across Outback Queensland that collectively received more than $1.1 million in round one.

Applications for round two will open in June 2019.

Round Event name Location Event date
1 Footy for the Flinders Highway Hughenden, Julia Creek, Richmond 26 Apr 2019 & 5 Oct 2019
1 Aramac Races Aramac 25 May 2019
1 Outback Queensland Masters Roma, Mount Isa, Charleville, Longreach, Winton, Boulia 17 Jun 2019 – 28 Jul 2019
1 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival Winton 28 Jun 2019 – 06 Jul 2019
1 Alpha Races Alpha 29 Jun 2019 – 30 Jun 2019
1 Indigenous Stock Workers’ Display Normanton 15 Aug 2019
1 Festival of Small Halls Goovigen, Mitchell, Alpha, Jericho, Aramac, Muttaburra, Barcaldine, Hughenden, Georgetown 01 Jul 2019 – 30 Nov 2020
1 Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft Cloncurry 10 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019
1 On-route to Big Red Bash entertainment Windorah 13 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019
1 Birdsville Big Red Bash Birdsville 14 Jul 2019 – 18 Jul 2019
1 One Giant Leap for Mankind Charleville 19 Jul 2019 – 21 Jul 2019
1 Hughenden Rugby 7s Carnival Hughenden 26 Jul 2019 – 28 Jul 2019
1 #betterinblackall Festival Blackall 14 Aug 2019 – 18 Aug 2019
1 Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival Burketown 15 Aug 2019 – 18 Aug 2019
1 Cobb and Co Festival Surat 17 Aug 2019 – 25 Aug 2019
1 Cunnamulla Fella Festival Cunnamulla 30 Aug 2019 – 01 Sep 2019
1 Multicultural River Dragon Festival St George 06 Sep 2019 – 08 Sep 2019
1 Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival Longreach 14 Sep 2019
1 Outback Paddle Regatta & River Fest Longreach 21 Sep 2019 – 22 Sep 2019
1 Winton Outback Festival Winton 24 Sep 2019 – 28 Sep 2019
1 Nindigully Film and Music Festival Nindigully 04 Oct 2019 – 06 Oct 2019
1 National Boxing Series Mount Isa 19 Oct 2019
1 Roma’s Easter in the Country Roma 9 Apr 2020 – 13 Apr 2020
1 Trailblazing the West Birdsville, Longreach, Charleville, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Richmond, Thargomindah, Augathella, Boulia, Winton 29 May 2020
1 Watti-Watti Walking Tracks Birdsville 30 Jul 2020
1 Out the Back Music Festival Emerald 11 Oct 2020
1 Savannah Way Art Trail Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown, Doomadgee 30 Nov 2020

The above dates are correct at time of posting but subject to change. Please check initiative websites for updates.

Guidelines for the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program ROUND ONE: 27 events funded in May 2019
June 2019 Round two opens
July 2019 Round two closes
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