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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 will be open to the public shortly.

Make your first stop in Quilpie the Museum and Visitor Information Centre.  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.

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]

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]

EROMANGA RODEO, CAMPDRAFT, HORSE & MOTORBIKE GYMKHANA

Dust off that akubra, pack your swag and spend this year’s Easter Weekend at the annual Eromanga Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana. The Campdraft starts Friday 25th March and continues on Saturday morning along with the motorbike gymkhana.   Your afternoon will be spent admiring 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. Sunday morning gear up for Horse Gymkhana events, bot[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 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]

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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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]

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]

BACK TO ADAVALE WEEKEND

CALLING ALL EX ADAVALE FAMILY & FRIENDS, VISITORS AND ANYONE WHO LOVED OR LIVED IN ADAVALE Its time to relive the memories at the back to Adavale weekend! Starting with an Old Time Dance on the night of Friday 1st April at the Adavale Town Hall. Dust off the old dance shows and boots as there will be competitions for the Best Dressed Male, Female, Child and Couple. Dinner available at the hall. Then to a great Saturday and Sunday filled with spills and thrills at Adavale's Campdraft, Rodeo with bulls and horses[Read more]

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]

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]

MARGARET STEVENSON EXHIBITION

On Friday 24th June 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 tou[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]

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]

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 SHIRE AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Come and celebrate Australia Day and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards at Bulloo Park on Friday 15th January! Plenty of entertainment for the kids and adults with Jumping Castles, Blue Light Disco games, Waterslide and great music with DJ Mike Castles. Starting at 6:30pm with a free community BBQ at 7pm. Bar will be in operation from 6.30pm until 11pm. For more information please contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery on 46 560 540 or via tourism@quilpie.qld.gov.au   &nbs[Read more]

ANNABEL TULLY EXHIBITION

The Quilpie Shire Gallery is very excited to host local artist Annabel Tully from Friday 13th May until Friday 17th June. The official opening will be held on Friday 13th May at 6:30pm until 8pm at the Shire Gallery with wine and nibbles provided. Be sure to keep an eye on our website for more information regarding this exhibition from the very talented Annabel.

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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