Discover the real Outback Queensland, in April at the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival…

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2018,    13TH – 15TH APRIL! 



Join us for three jam-packed days of events for everyone!


Compete in one of Australia’s toughest triathlons.
Julia Creek plays host to the Dirt n Dust Tri. The dirt, the dust, the heat, the flies… will you survive?


Enjoy the nightly live concerts and entertainment held at Dirt n Dust Central featuring the very best in home-grown Aussie talent.
Stay tuned for artist announcements!

PBR Bullride

There are no time outs or towels to throw in – once the riders are on the back of the toughest bulls, there’s nothing to do but hold on for eight desperate seconds.

Horse Races

The Artesian Express ain’t no city race meet! Horses fly by in a cloud of thunder and dirt and Dress to impress for your chance to win big in fashion on the field!

Country Tastes Luncheon

The Country Tastes Luncheon at the Robert Lord Shed is your exclusive pass this Horse Racing season – Punters can dine on locally- farmed redclaw and some of the best beef from the industry! Indulge your senses this April 8, 2017.

novelty Events

Dirt n Dust hosts novelty events where, contrary to the Triathlon, competitors require a tough stomach rather than a tough spirit to get through events like cow pat throwing and fly swatting.

bog Snorkeling

The infamous Bog Snorkeling will be back again in 2017.. test your abilities in the championships where no conventional style swimming strokes are allowed and who knows what could be in the bog pit!

Australia’s Best Butt

Australia’s Best Butt Competition – where guys and girls alike pull on their tightest jeans, perk their cheeks up, shake their booty  to the beat and vie for the crowd’s approval of their behind.


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Event Overview

Discover the outback this April at the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival. Featuring Australia’s toughest sprint triathlon (and a gentler one for the juniors), horse races, bull rides, live music, Australia’s Best Butt competition and novelty events such as Bog Snorkelling, it’s a dirty weekend for the whole family!

Event Location

Julia Creek

Travel Time

Brisbane: 17 hrs
Townsville: 7 hrs
Rockhampton: 13 hrs 19 mins

Travel Guide
Avg. Temperature

High 40°C / Low 10°C
*Pack your woolies just in case!