All the details you need before heading out west.
Media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines etc.)
All media attending the event need to be accredited. For all media or advertising enquiries regarding the Cunnamulla Fella Festival, please contact: Tourism Team Leader, Barb Mason on 07 4655 8477 or 0427 250 595 or email visitor@Paroo.qld.gov.au
Stall vendors at the Cunnamulla Festival
Please contact the Cunnamulla Visitor Information Centre on 07 4655 8470, or Tourism Team Leader Barb Mason on 07 4655 8477 or 0427 250 595, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding stalls. Fees are applicable. Only stalls approved by council are allowed to operate at the Cunnamulla Fella Festival.
What is the Cunnamulla Fella Festival?
The festival was started in 2005 to honour the great outback spirit of the Cunnamulla Fella — an iconic bush figure immortalised in song by Sam Coster and Slim Dusty. This fun-filled celebration of the cultural heritage of Cunnamulla and the Paroo Shire has become a highlight of the outback events calendar. Each year, the event goes from strength to strength with tourists coming from NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
This year the festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with a Rodeo and Entertainment evening, along with the high-octane PBR Bull Ride, where professional bull riders will compete for the coveted Cunnamulla Fella Festival Opal Buckle. This year, visitors can enjoy all the live action and replays on our new widescreen. The jam-packed program promises country music, live entertainment and a carnival atmosphere. The Cunnamulla Fella Festival makes for a great weekend out, with plenty of activities for the whole family.
What are the dates of the Festival?
Friday 24 August – Sunday 26 August 2018.
Where is Cunnamulla?
Cunnamulla is located 972 km west of Brisbane and 120 km north of the NSW border on the Warrego River at the crossroads of the Matilda Way and the Adventure Way. The township of Cunnamulla is the administration hub of the Paroo Shire, and includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah.
How do I get there?
Cunnamulla can be accessed by private vehicles, scheduled flights, rail and a bus service. People come from all over Australia to enjoy the relaxed and friendly country atmosphere. A 4WD is not necessary as all roads to Cunnamulla are sealed, as are most of the local roads.
- Bus Qld: busqldoutback.com.au 1300 287 537
- Rex Airline: rex.com.au 13 17 13
- Qld Rail: queenslandrailtravel.com.au 1300 131 722 (this service utilises the rail bus link from Charleville to Cunnamulla)
What accommodation is available or where can we camp?
There are a range of accommodation facilities available within the area to suit every budget, from camping grounds, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, to motels, hotels and station stays. A full list of accommodation is available at www.cunnamullafellafestival.com.au or the Cunnamulla Visitor information centre.
Where can I obtain fuel in Cunnamulla?
There are three service stations in Cunnamulla:
- Cunnamulla Caltex
- Webby’s Roadhouse
- Mobil Depot
- Please note that NO AUTOGAS available in Cunnamulla.
Vehicle repairs and servicing are available
- PJ’s Automotive 07 4655 0157
- Dux Tyres & Suspension 07 4655 1599
- Higgins Bros 07 4655 1476
- J & L Industries 07 4655 1688
Where can I get food/groceries/souvenirs?
Groceries are available at various supermarkets and greengrocers around Cunnamulla.
Other food and market stalls are located throughout the town.
Can I get money out in Cunnamulla?
Cunnamulla is serviced by a National Australia Bank, and the Commonwealth Bank has an agency at the Post Office. There are a number of ATMs, and EFTPOS is also available at various outlets.
How can I purchase tickets?
Cunnamulla festival tickets can be purchased online at cunnamullafellafestival.oztix.com.au or at the Cunnamulla Fella Visitors Information Centre. All ticket inquiries: 07 4655 8470.
Will my mobile phone work?
Telstra and Optus provide mobile coverage within Cunnamulla.
Where can I obtain further information about what to do and see in Cunnamulla and the surrounding area?
Cunnamulla is serviced by a chemist, medical centre, ambulance and hospital.
- Cunnamulla Pharmacy – Stockyard Street – 07 4655 1142
- Cunnamulla Primary Health Centre – John Street – 07 4655 8800
- Cunnamulla Hospital – Wicks Street – 07 4655 8100