Central-West Queensland

Home of the Black Stump in Blackall, the Tree of Knowledge in Barcaldine, the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach and the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton and the Thompson, Bacoo, and Diamantina Rivers are all etched into Australian Culture – Theres everything from Shearers, Airlines, Drovers, Unions and Dinosaurs are all honoured out here. Outback festivals and events reflect the stories of the Central West. This is the stuff that legends are made of.



January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

January Events

Event Date Event Name
28 Thangool Races

February Events

Event Date Event Name
18 Alpha Rodeo

March Events

Event Date Event Name
4 Blackall Races
10-12 Jericho Campdraft
18 Longreach Races
25 Barcaldine Races
30-Apr 2 Alpha Golden Oxbow Campdraft

April Events

Event Date Event Name
1 Longreach Races
7-8 Western Picnic Races – Corfield
8 Blackall Races
14 Dinosaur Canyon opens at Aust Age of Dinosaurs – Winton
15 Barcaldine Races
22 North Gregory Turf Club Races – Winton
26-May 1 Tree of Knowledge Festival – Barcaldine
28-29 Tower Hill Picnic Races – via Muttaburra
28-30 Diamantina Campdraft & Rodeo – Winton
29 Barcaldine Races
29 Tambo Stock Show & Rodeo
29-30 Longreach Outback Drovers Reunion

May Events

Event Date Event Name
5-6 Blackall Show
6 Longreach Races
12-13 Barcaldine Show
12-14 Tambo Campdraft
20 Aramac Races
20 Longreach Show
20-21 Tambo Polocrosse Carnival
23-24 Alpha Show
27 Isisford Sheep & Wool Show
27 Longreach Races

June Events

Event Date Event Name
2 Harry Redford Rodeo – Aramac
3 Landsborough Flock Ewe Show – Muttaburra
3 Tambo Cup Races
9-10 Winton Show
10 Barcaldine Races
10-11 Muttaburra Polocrosse Carnival
17 Longreach Races
20-22 Outback Writers Festival – Winton
23-25 Isisford Horse Sports
23-Jul 1 Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival – Winton
24 Alpha Cup Races
24-25 Blackall Campdraft
24-25 Longreach Polocrosse Carnival

July Events

Event Date Event Name
1 Barcaldine Races
1-2 Yaraka Horse & Bike Gymkhana
7-8 Queensland Boulder Opal Festival – Winton
8 Ilfracombe Races
15 Blackall Races
22 Longreach Races
28 Longreach Rodeo
28-30 Isisford Fishing Competition

August Events

Event Date Event Name
3-6 Alpha Golden Oxbow Campdraft
5 Corfield Cup Races
5 Tambo Races
12 Muttaburra Cup Races
19 Longreach Races
25-27 Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic
26 Tambo Outback Rodeo

September Events

Event Date Event Name
16 North Gregory Turf Club Races – Winton
16-17 Ballyneety Campdraft & Rodeo – via Aramac
19-23 Outback Festival – Winton
23 Longreach Cup Races
23-24 Barcaldine Campdraft
30 Middleton Motorbike Gymkhana
30-Oct 1 Blackall Horse Sports

October Events

Event Date Event Name
21 Blackall Cup Races
28 Isisford Cup Races

November Events

Event Date Event Name
4 Barcaldine Races
7 Longreach Races
25 Blackall Races

December Events

Event Date Event Name
2 Barcaldine Races