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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

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.

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.

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.

KANGARANGA DO STREET PARTY

On your way to the 2016 Birdsville Races? Then join us here in Quilpie on Tuesday 30th 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". BBQ Dinner available and bar is open until midnight. Make Quilpie a destination stop over on your trip and join the locals for some country fun and entertainment. For[Read more]

NOCKATUNGA/TOOMPINE POLOCROSSE CARNIVAL

Make your way to Toompine for the annual Nockatunga/Toompine Polocrosse Carnival at Toompine on 9th & 10th of July.

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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CHANTEL MCALISTER PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

On Friday 12th August be sure to come down to the Quilpie Shire Gallery for the official opening of the Chantel McAlister Photography Exhibition. Chantel is a very talented self taught photographer who enjoys sharing her love of the bush through her photographs! Be sure to check out some of her work at her website: http://www.chantelrenaephotography.com/ This exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 12th August at 6:30pm until 8pm with wine and nibbles provided. If you are unable to attend the official openin[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 14th 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 2016........plus a great way[Read more]

QUILPIE GOLF CLUB OPEN WEEKEND

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August be sure to join in the fun at the annual Quilpie Golf Club Open Weekend. Saturday is the fun day with a 18 hole 4 ball ambrose kicking off in the morning and costumes are encouraged as there is a prize for the best dressed team! Sunday is for all those more professional golfers out there with 18 holes kicking off in the morning. Bar and food are available both days but be aware that eftpos facilities are not available at the Club House. For more information please contact the Qu[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 EXHIBITION

Are you a budding photographer????? Do you have a keen eye behind the lens???? Then be sure to enter the Local Photography Competition at the Quilpie Shire Council Gallery. Each category is open to both children and adults. Winners will be judged by 'peoples choice' throughout the exhibition with a ballot box in the gallery for visitors to cast their votes. The voting will take place for the duration of the exhibition and winners will be announced once the exhibition closes. The winner for each category will receiv[Read more]

Outback Fringe Festival

Are you looking to experience the arts and culture of the Outback??? Then head to Quilpie for the Outback Fringe Festival.

To be held on Saturday 2nd July throughout Quilpie there will be stalls, gallery displays, artist demonstrations throughout the day and a production in the Shire Hall from 6pm with dinner and bar available.

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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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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 Friday 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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QUILPIE SHOW & RODEO

Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show & Rodeo on the 10th 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 wi[Read more]

The Wenlock River Project Exhibition

The Wenlock River is a sanctuary for ecological diversity and a retreat for wildlife and landscape lovers. In 2015, a group of painters and photographers embarked on an artist camp to Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve on the Wenlock River, Cape York, Queensland. After a week of creativity immersed in a wide range of diverse landscapes, The Wenlock River Project was born. The Wenlock River is a treasure to behold and these artworks are a tribute to Mother Nature. The original artists were painters Noel Miller and Annabel[Read more]

St Finbarr’s School Fete

Join in the fun at the 2016 St Finbarr's School Fete!

With the annual Mystery Holiday Draw and much more its sure to be a great family night out!

Bar and food available.

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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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QUILPIE BOWLS CARNIVAL

Nominate your bowls team for Quilpie's 2 day bowls carnival held on 8th and 9th 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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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 18th November at 6:30pm until 8pm with wine and nibbles provided! The exhibition will be on display until January 2017 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]

QUILPIE CUP

Come along to the Quilpie Diggers Race Club Race Meeting on 7th May and experience country racing in all its glory. With great prizes for both the race program and the “Fashions on the field” it 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 lovable[Read more]

PRIDE OF THE WEST FESTIVAL

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016 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 great prizes [Read more]

MARGARET STEVENSON EXHIBITION

On Friday 1st July be sure to come along to the Quilpie Shire Gallery for the official opening of the Margaret Stevenson Exhibition from 6:30pm until 8pm. This exhibition features a mixed bag of watercolours, mosaics and assemblages from the very talented artist Margaret Stevenson. This exhibition will be on display until Friday 5th August so be sure to pop in and have a look for yourself. For more information regarding this exhibition please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre on 46 560 540 or via to[Read more]

Queensland Men’s Sandgreen Championships

The Queensland Men's Sandgreen Championships are being held at the Quilpie Golf Club on the 11th and 12th of June 2016.

Nomination to be made through Golf Queensland.

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

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