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Quilpie Shire Council Visitor Information Centre

Brolga Street, Quilpie Q 4480

Telephone: 07 4656 0540

Email: tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au

Welcome to Quilpie Shire

Make your first stop in Quilpie the Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery.  Located in the main street of town, the centre showcases everything you need to know about this region. You can also access FREE WI-FI in air conditioned comfort at the Visitor Information Centre.

The Quilpie Shire is steeped in history and the presence of many third-generation pioneers brings an added dimension to the old stories. There’s community life to explore in Quilpie, Eromanga, Toompine, Cheepie and Adavale. Primary Industries play a huge role in the shire’s economy with sheep, cattle, fish and an array of birds and wildlife calling the shire home.

Quilpie Shire is now home to the largest dinosaur found in Australia. Construction of the Eromanga Natural History Museum is complete and the facility is now open to the public for guided tours.

Quilpie Shire is filled with experiences, characters and beauty you won’t find anywhere else in the world, take the time to see them all during your visit.

CULTURAL SOCIETY & RADF EXHIBITION

This fabulous local exhibition will showcase some of the products of the RADF funded workshops held throughout the Quilpie Shire and created by the very talented Quilpie Shire Community.   From paintings to quilts, restored furniture and iron work there is sure to be something for everyone to admire!   This exhibition will officially open on Friday 12th May with wine and nibbles from 6:30pm and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition will be on display until Friday 23rd June so be sure to pop down to the Quilp[Read more]

QUILPIE CUP

Come along to the Quilpie Diggers Race Club Race Meeting on 6th May and experience country racing in all its glory. With great prizes for both the race program and the “Fashions on the field” its hard to know where the greatest competition will be. Have a flutter with the Sky Channel Betting or enter the Calcutta for your chance to win. A canteen and bar will be available all day with dinner available in the evening. Kick your heels up and dance into the night with great music and great company from the lovabl[Read more]

KANGARANGA DO STREET PARTY

On your way to the 2017 Birdsville Races? Then join us here in Quilpie on Tuesday 29th August for the annual Kangaranga Do Street Party.  This is a fun filled family night out with music, bar, stalls, canteen and great activities for kids and adults alike such as bath tub derby, wool bale rolling and the ever popular "get your rocks off competition". Things kick off at 6pm and there will be a BBQ Dinner available and bar is open until midnight. Make Quilpie a destination stop over on your trip and join the locals [Read more]

QUILPIE SHOW & RODEO

Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show & Rodeo on the 9th September . With stalls of all kinds, a sideshow alley, entertainment for the kids, an all day bar and canteen and show pavilion there is plenty to do for the whole family.  Come dusk make your way to the arena for the night time Rodeo featuring annual Wayne Allen memorial bull ride where the bulls are feisty and the country folk know how to entertain! Be amazed as these cowboys go head to head wit[Read more]

ADAVALE RODEO, GYMKHANA & CAMPDRAFT

Make your way to Adavale on Friday 7th April to Sunday 9th April for the annual Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft. Saturday 8th enjoy the annual Adavale Rodeo with the best and bravest cowboys around battling to stay on for that 8 seconds and claim the prize. After the Rodeo let your hair down and kick up some dust on the dance floor. Horse and motorbike skills are tested in gymkhana events over the weekend and be sure to check out the skills of both horse and rider with the campdraft events. There is a licensed bar [Read more]

QUILPIE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Did you know that in 2017 Quilpie will be turning 100???   To celebrate this milestone, we have put together a jam-packed calendar of events running from Wednesday 26th April until Sunday 30th April.   Some of the MAIN EVENTS planned are: Wednesday 26th:              Meet and greet BBQ & Bowls Thursday 27th:                    Official welcome ceremony and book launch Friday 28th:                      Quilpie trivia & Dinner at Golf Club Saturd[Read more]

YOWAH & EULO EXHIBITION

Back by popular demand this exhibition features some of the wonderful locally made products from the Yowah & Eulo areas.   With items such as jewellery, art work, honey and MUCH MUCH MORE there is sure to be something to please everyone at this exhibition.   The exhibition will run from Friday 18th August until Friday 6th October with the official opening commencing 6:30pm Friday 18th August. Wine and nibbles will be provided at the opening and all are welcome to attend.   For more information contact the Q[Read more]

ANZAC DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017

ORDER OF SERVICES ANZAC EVE MONDAY 24th APRIL 6.00 PM        TWILIGHT SERVICE – QUILPIE CEMETERY                              ANZAC TUESDAY 25th APRIL 6.00 AM        DAWN SERVICE – RSL MEMORIAL PARK - FOLLOWED BY COMMUNITY BBQ BREAKFAST 10.00 AM      ASSEMBLY AT CAFÉ 10.15 AM      ANZAC DAY MARCH - ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND VISITORS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANZAC MARCH 10.30 AM      ANZAC DAY COMMUNITY SERVICE QUILPIE SHIRE HALL - A [Read more]

PRIDE OF THE WEST FESTIVAL

Friday 22nd September and Saturday 23rd September 2017 make your way to Quilpie’s Bulloo Park for the Quilpie Diggers Race Club annual Station Challenge ‘Pride of the West’ Festival. Friday night will see the annual campdraft events and the talented riders showing their skills. Bar will be open until late with entertainment through the night. 11:30am Saturday the gates open with Canteen and Bar available all day. Ladies and gents wear your best attire and try your hand at “Fashions on the Field” with g[Read more]

Outback Fringe Festival

The Outback Fringe Festival is an inspiring event showcasing some of the incredible talent that the Quilpie Shire has to offer.  Local artists offer workshops and displays of their work for all to join in on. Performers and artists from further afield make the journey to hold demonstrations and workshops to introduce new skills and mediums to our town.  The incredible 'Wilde Applause' production company will be attending again, this time with a 'Wizards from Oz' performance, the workshops leading up to it will e[Read more]

TOOMPINE EASTER GUNSHOOT

Why not spend your Easter Saturday & Sunday in good company and a great atmosphere at the Toompine Day/Night Clay Target Shoot. Participate in the competition or sit back and watch the self proclaimed outback professionals of the Clay Target Shooting world. With Food and Drinks available all day, including a bar and a BBQ dinner at night, you’ll be well looked after. Have a chat to the Toompine locals while the kids enjoy the entertainment. Bring your swag and stay the night as there are free showers and pl[Read more]

CHRISTMAS IN THE GALLERY

Christmas in the Gallery will be on again this year and is a great place to pick up a great gift for that special someone! Handmade items, art, jewellery.........there is something to tickle everyone's fancy! This exhibition will official open on Friday 17th November at 6:30pm until 8pm with wine and nibbles provided! The exhibition will be on display until January 2018 so there will be plenty of time to grab some great presents! For more information or if you have any items that you feel would contribute to this [Read more]

NOCKATUNGA/TOOMPINE POLOCROSSE CARNIVAL

Make your way to Toompine for the annual Nockatunga/Toompine Polocrosse Carnival at Toompine on 12th & 13th August 2017!

Free camping is available with access to toilets and showers. Bar and canteen will be in operation all weekend as well as the Toompine Hotel.

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery on 46 560 540 or via tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au

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Bulloo River Art, Sand & Mulga Exhibition

This exhibition will be opening on Thursday 27th April 2017 at the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery as part of the Quilpie Centenary Celebrations.   Featuring local Indigenous history & stunning traditional Indigenous Artworks this exhibition is sure to be one not to miss.   Everyone is welcome to attend the official exhibition opening which will commence at 10am with nibbles and refreshments provided. This exhibition will be on display until Friday 5th May so be sure to pop down and h[Read more]

COMBINED SCHOOLS EXHIBITION

Back again after many successful exhibitions are the very talented QUILPIE SHIRE KIDS with the annual Combined Schools Exhibition! On Friday 13th October kids, parents, friends and family be sure to make a visit to the Quilpie Shire Gallery for the official opening of the Combined Schools Exhibition! This is exhibition is always popular and a great way to see what the kids from the Quilpie State College, St Finbarr's Quilpie, Eromanga State School and the Mulga Mates have been up to for 2017........plus a great way[Read more]

QUILPIE POLOCROSSE CARNIVAL

Looking for an action packed weekend?! Well look no further than the Quilpie Polocrosse Carnival.

Games kick off Saturday morning and run through to Sunday afternoon where the best of the best will play in the finals.

Bar and canteen will be operating all weekend with entertainment Saturday night.

Fore more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre on 46 560 540 or via tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au

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Local Photography Competition & Exhibition

After a fantastic number of entrants and viewers for last year’s Local Photography Exhibition we have decided to run it again!   This year’s exhibition will be opening on Saturday 1st July at the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre and running through to Friday 11th August.   Each category is open to both children and adults. Winners will be judged by 'people’s choice' throughout the exhibition with a ballot box in the gallery for visitors to cast their votes. The voting will take place for the durat[Read more]

QUILPIE BOWLS CARNIVAL

Nominate your bowls team for Quilpie's 2 day bowls carnival to be held on 7th and 8th of October.

Play against teams from Quilpie and far and wide!

For more information please call the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery on 46 560 540 or via tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

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 Saturday 11th November 2016

For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre on 46 560 540 or via tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au

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EROMANGA RODEO, TWO HANDED CUTTING, HORSE & MOTORBIKE GYMKHANA

The weekend of fun kicks off Friday the 14th April and runs through to Sunday 16th April. Friday and Saturday enjoy campdraft, horse & Motorbike events and then head to the main arena and admire the Wrangler Butts of the rodeo world, these young cowboys know how to entertain. After the rodeo, have a drink and meet the local folk of the area and dance the night away in the dust with great entertainment. All weekend you can replenish with the Bar & Canteen and free campsites and amenities are available at[Read more]