Channel Country Ladies Day Festival

The Channel Country Ladies Day Festival is a unique highlight on the outback calendar emerging as a significant two day event drawing women from Western Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Northern South Australian towns and pastoral stations. The Channel Country Ladies Day Festival celebrates and inspires outback women. It reduces social isolation by networking [...]

Tedeschi and Cooper: Classics, Gypsy and Jazz (Birdsville)

What do you get when you send two virtuosic musicians on a whirlwind tour across Queensland in a light plane, armed with only a keyboard, a fiddle and a sense of humour? Tedeschi and Cooper, that’s what! Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Ian Cooper (violin) are two of the finest classical musicians Australia has to offer. [...]

Anzac Day Service – Bedourie

Anzac day begins with a dawn service will be held at Bedourie’s Cenotaph Anzac Park. Later in the morning there will be a parade through town, starting from outside the school entrance and finishing at Anzac Park. Lunch will be held at the Bedourie Community Centre, all are welcome. All veterans and visitors are welcome [...]

Anzac Day Service – Birdsville

Anzac day begins with a dawn service will be held at Birdsville’s Anzac Park. Later in the morning there will be a parade through town, starting from the Birdsville Hotel and finishing at Anzac Park. Morning tea will be held at the Birdsville Community Hall, all are welcome. The Guest of Honour will be Mr [...]

Bedourie Ute and Traveller’s Muster

Held in conjunction with the Bedourie Races, the Bedourie Ute and Traveller’s Muster attracts motor enthusiasts from all around the country, all keen to pay homage to Australia’s greatest workhorse; the good ol’ Aussie ute. The muster incorporates many categories for all vehicles with great prize money and trophies up for grabs. Nominations at the [...]

Bedourie Races and Rodeo

Bedourie is the third and final meeting of the famed Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Enjoy an evening rodeo and entertainment on Friday night followed by a great day at the races on Saturday. Visitors are welcome to join in the fun of a great race program with top betting facilities. Food and refreshments available all [...]

Bedourie Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana

Campdraft and rodeo action all day Saturday. Come along and see some of the outback’s fine horsemanship over two days of events for the whole family. Food and refreshments available all weekend. Great music and entertainment continues long into the night on Friday and Saturday. Everybody is welcome to join in the fun!

Bedourie Bikekhana

The Bedourie Bikekhana is a fun filled day for all bike-enthusiasts. The day consists of novelty and endurance racing events for everyone from the learner to advanced riders. Prizes are awarded to the highest point scorers. Bar and catering facilities are available on the day. This will be a fantastic day for competitors and spectators [...]

Big Red Run and John Williamson Concert

The Born to Run Foundation has established a new running event in the Simpson Desert based out of Birdsville, Queensland in 2013. The Big Red Run will be an exciting week long event, covering unchartered parts of the Simpson Desert as well as a sunset concert atop Big Red featuring Australian music legend, John Williamson. [...]

Simpson Desert Racing Carnival

The Simpson Desert Racing Carnival Consists of the Betoota, Birdsville and Bedourie Races. Betoota races is the first race meeting of the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. This charity country race meeting prides itself on being family oriented. Camping is the only form of accommodation in Betoota (a township with a population of zero!), so grab [...]

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