Looking For Some Outback Fun?

For 28 years the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival has celebrated the spirit of the Queensland Outback with dirt, dust, sweat, beers, and tears. Each year festival-goers from all over Australia warm up for our new DnD Adventure Race, scrub up for the Artesian Express Race Day and Fashions on the Field, and gear up for the nightly bull rides and live concerts.

From running the gauntlet in our Adventure run to shaking your booty for Australia’s Best Butt the weekend is chockablock full of bucket list experiences for the whole family.

Prepare yourself for 2024, it’s going to be a festival for the ages!

Message from the Minister for Tourism and Sport, The Hon. Michael Healy MP

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the DirtnDust Festival which highlights the personality and uniqueness of Julia Creek.

The Julia Creek DirtnDust Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Round 26 of Tourism and Events Queensland’s

Queensland Destination Events Program, which strives to highlight the vital link between the wonderful events we host in our great state and the diverse destinations in which they take place.

Events such as the Julia Creek DirtnDust Festival foster community pride, impart local culture with all who visit and make meaningful contributions to the local economy.

Beyond the DirtnDust Festival, there is so much to see, do and experience in Julia Creek. I encourage all visitors from far and wide to soak in all the delights of the town and make the most of all the experiences unique to this special part of Queensland.

Congratulations to the organisers plus all those involved in working tirelessly to stage such a great event and for being part of the Queensland Destination Events Program.

Minister Healy - Headshot Photo


Dont Miss Out, Book Today!! Check out the 2024 Program below for a taste of the action! What's on Friday ...

Visitor Info

Half The Fun Is Getting Here! Julia Creek is situated on the Overlander's Way (Flinders' Highway) 650km west of Townsville ...

2024 Tickets

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