Events funded in Outback Queensland

During the Year of Outback Tourism throughout 2019 and 2020, 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 56 events across Outback Queensland that collectively received more than $2.2 million in rounds one, two and three.

Round Event name Location Event date
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 Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft Cloncurry 10 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019
1 Are We There Yet? Entertainment on-route to the Big Red Bash 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 #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 Footy for the Flinders Highway Julia Creek, Richmond 17 Aug 2019 – 05 Oct 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 Festival Longreach 21 Sep 2019 – 22 Sep 2019
1 Winton Outback Festival Winton 24 Sep 2019 – 28 Sep 2019
1 Festival of Small Halls – Spring Tour 2019 Georgetown, Hughenden, Jackson, Julia Creek, Muttaburra, Oak Park, Rolleston, Roma and Theodore 01 Oct 2019 – 30 Nov 2019
1 Nindigully Film and Music Festival Nindigully 04 Oct 2019 – 06 Oct 2019
2 Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Longreach 01 Oct 2019 – 31 Dec 2020
2 Theodore's Bulls N Barrels Bonanza Theodore 19 Oct 2019
1 Indigenous Stock Workers’ Display Normanton 01 Nov 2019 – 31 Dec 2020
2 Jambin State School P & C Bullarama 2020 Jambin 14 Mar 2020
3 Cobb and Co Hotel St George 399 St George 03 Apr 2020 – 05 Apr 2020
1 and 2 Roma’s Easter in the Country Roma 09 Apr 2020 – 13 Apr 2020
3 Easter in the Vines St George 11 Apr 2020 – 12 Apr 2020
3 South West Eventures St George 11 Apr 2020 – 12 Apr 2020
2 Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival Julia Creek 17 Apr 2020 – 19 Apr 2020
3 Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival Barcaldine 01 May 2020 – 04 May 2020
2 Shearers Shindig Thargomindah 19 May 2020 – 24 May 2020
2 Harry Redford Cattle Drive Reunion Aramac 22 May 2020 – 24 May 2020
3 Muttaburra Stock Show Muttaburra 06 Jun 2020
3 Simpson Desert Ultra Birdsville 06 Jun 2020 – 07 Jun 2020
3 Outback Queensland Masters Longreach, Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie, Blackall, Hughenden 20 Jun 2020 – 26 Jul 2020
2 Festival of Outback Opera Mount Isa 22 Jun 2020 – 28 Jun 2020
3 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival Winton 26 Jun 2020 – 04 Jul 2020
3 Bash Break on Brolga Fest Quilpie 02 Jul 2020 – 05 Jul 2020
3 Birdsville Big Red Bash Birdsville 07 Jul 2020 – 09 Jul 2020
2 and 3 Curry Merry Muster Festival Cloncurry 31 Jul 2020 – 02 Aug 2020
3 Gemfest "Festival of Gems" 2020 Anakie 06 Aug 2020 – 09 Aug 2020
3 Better in Blackall Festival Blackall 13 Aug 2020 – 16 Aug 2020
2 “Back to the 40s” - Cloncurry World War II History Experience Cloncurry 15 Aug 2020
3 Cunnamulla Fella Festival Cunnamulla 28 Aug 2020 – 30 Aug 2020
2 Birdsville Beer Wine and Food Festival Birdsville 01 Sep 2020 – 02 Sep 2020
2 Grazing at the Watering Hole Thallon 5 Sep 2020
2 The Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival Longreach 11 Sep 2020 – 13 Sep 2020
3 2020 Cloncurry Beat the Heat Festival Cloncurry 11 Sep 2020 – 13 Sep 2020
3 Outback Paddle Regatta Festival Longreach 19 Sep 2020 – 20 Sep 2020
3 Bamba Gii Festival Roma 26 Sep 2020
2 Outback by the Sea Festival Karumba 26 Sep 2020 – 05 Oct 2020
2 Undara Outback Rockabilly Rods & Rides Festival Mount Surprise 02 Oct 2020 – 05 Oct 2020
1 Watti-Watti Walking Tracks Birdsville 10 Dec 2020
1 Savannah Way Art Trail Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown, Doomadgee 31 Dec 2020
1 Trailblazing the West Birdsville, Longreach, Charleville, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Richmond, Thargomindah, Augathella, Boulia, Winton 31 Dec 2020

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