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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.

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]

EROMANGA NEW YEARS EVE COCKTAIL PARTY

The Eromanga District Rodeo Association invites you to ring in the New Year in style at the EROMANGA NEW YEARS EVE COCKTAIL PARTY! ADULTS  $30 KIDS  $5 This event kicks off at 7pm at the Eromanga Hall. Bar will be open and there will be live music by JASPER BLACK Cocktail Food & supper are included There will be a bus running from Quilpie or bring your swag and stay the night and enjoy a recovery breakfast from 6:30am! Fore more information contact the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre on 46 560 540 or via [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]

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]

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]

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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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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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]

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]

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 SHIRE AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Come and celebrate Australia Day and the presentation of the Australia Day Awards at Bulloo Park on Friday 20th January!

Plenty of entertainment for the kids and adults with Blue Light Disco and games plus 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

 

 

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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]

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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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]

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]