Special Events

Find out about the special events held in the Western Downs region.

Australia Day 2018

Australia Day Awards winners 2017

Big Skies 2018


Public Holidays in the Western Downs


Sunday 1 January New Year’s Day
(holiday on Monday 2 January)
Thursday 26 January Australia Day
Friday 14 April Good Friday
Saturday 15 April Easter Saturday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Friday 21 April Dalby Show holiday
Monday 24 April Wandoan Show Festival
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday 1 May Labour Day
Tuesday 23 May Miles Show holiday
Friday 26 May Chinchilla Show holiday
Monday 14 August Tara (Royal Queensland Show) holiday
Monday 2 October Queen’s Birthday
Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day