The Diamantina Shire is home to many varied and special events to make your outback Queensland road trip an adventure of a life time!  The RV Friendly towns of Birdsville and Bedourie together with the people of the Diamantina welcome all visitors including Grey Nomads, Backpackers, Caravan, RV and 4WD holiday makers.  There’s always something happening, and your outback road trip to the far west and channel country will leave you wanting to come back.  Some of the amazing events held annually include:

  • Betoota Gymkhana and Bikekhana
  • Bedourie Bikes & Bulls
  • Birdsville Bronco Branding                                                                                          
  • Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo, and Gymkhana                                                  
  • Big Red Run
  • Big Red Bash Music 
  • Bedourie Camel and Pig Races
  • Simpson Desert Racing Carnival incorporating the Birdsville Races, The Bedourie Races and Rodeo, and The Betoota Races.  

2017 Events Calendar

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Betoota Races - Betoota Events: 26 August 2017

Renowned as the race that breathes life back into Outback Queensland's famed ghost town, the Betoota Races kicks off the lucrative Simpson Desert Racing Carnival.

Birdsville Races - Birdsville Events: 1 September 2017 to 2 September 2017

Nothing beats Birdsville in September!

Join us for the 2017 Birdsville Races on the 1st and 2nd September. 

Bedourie Races & Rodeo - Bedourie Events: 8 September 2017 to 9 September 2017

Bedourie is the 3rd and final race 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.


Bedourie Ute & Travellers’ Muster - Bedourie Events: 9 September 2017

Come and see the Station, Work, Mongrel, Street and Chick’s Utes, also the Motorhome/RV’s.

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