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Diamantina Shire Council area


Diamantina Shire Council (the Council) area has an active arts and cultural community that supports art and craft workshops, exhibitions, touring productions and the inclusion of arts and cultural activities into local events.  There is also a great support for cultural heritage activities that link with tourism experiences.

scene. The Council participates in the Regional Arts Development Fund Program – a longstanding state and local government partnership supporting professional and emerging artists in the region.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Diamantina Shire Council Corporate Plan 2014-2019

Festivals and Events

Big Red Run

Big Red Bash Music Event

Birdsville Races

Arts and Cultural Assets


Wirrarri Visitor Information Centre - Birdsville

Bedourie Outback Visitor Centre



Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Diamantina Shire Council to support a range of local arts and cultural initiatives through the Regional Arts Development Fund in addition to investments through our other funding programs.

View previous funding recipients.

Other Queensland Government investment 

The Queensland Government also provides funding for local arts and cultural activities through the following investment programs: