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McKinlay Shire Council area


McKinlay Local Government Area has a strong arts and historical network. Council ensures this network is supported through various avenues of financial and in-kind support. Many organisations run arts and cultural orkshops and activities throughout the year.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

McKinlay Shire Council Plans | McKinlay Shire Council Arts and Cultural Policy


Festivals and Events

Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival

Cultural Capers


Arts and Cultural Assets

Venues and Galleries

Julia Creek Civic Centre - 29 Burke St Julia Creek Qld 4823

Jan Eckford Centre - Julia St Julia Creek Qld 4823

Crafty Old School House - Wylde St McKinlay Qld 4823

Museums and Heritage

Duncan McIntyre Museum - 34 Burke St Julia Creek Qld 4823

Julia Creek Opera House - Julia St Julia Creek Qld 4823

At the Creek – Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre - 34 Burke St Julia Creek Qld 4823


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with McKinlay 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: