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Gascoyne Murchison Events

Gascoyne Dash 

18th April – 21st April 2019
The Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is a genuine desert race. It is an awesome challenge across some of the harshest and remote country in Australia. Situated between the seaside town of Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction WA - the desert by the sea. The Dash is a motorsport event that pits car against car and bike against bike and then the quickest of each against each other to determine who will be crowned the "King of the River".

Mount Magnet Races

September 2019
Mount Magnet Race Club hosts one meetings each year in Spring, a full day of activities and entertainment. The Race Club runs a fully licensed bar on the day and two-up after the last race. The Mount Magnet Turf Club, located 2km north of town, was formed in 1896, establishing the foundation for what would become one of the most tenacious racing clubs in the country. Here, along with the thrill of the race in rich red earth, you can experience the enduring outback spirit. For further information please email

Murchison Polocrosse

13th - 14th July 2019
The Murchison Settlement Polocrosse fields

Junction Races

23rd  – 25th August 2019
The Junction races is one of the oldest bush race meetings in Western Australia. Originally called " The Lyons and Minilya Amateur racing club" JRC was established in 1907. The first race meeting was held on the Box Gully Flats just outside of Gascoyne Junction township. Most race horses were from local stations and were walked for several days to the Junction to race.

Australia's Biggest BBQ - Mount Augustus 

September 2019
Enjoy delicious outback beef, served with fresh local produce, in an extraordinary setting.
Showcasing the uniqueness of our local countryside and all it provides.  Come take a close look at the rich pallet of the Mt Augustus county side with its massive ancient rock surrounded by an huge diversity of plant, animal and bird life to realise the potential of this surprisingly rich country and appreciate how outback Australia can provide amazingly flavoursome beef.

Mount Magnet Astro Rocks fest 

20th & 22nd September 2019
Mount Magnet Astro Rocks fest is an annual, science-based astro geo-tourism community event in the Murchison Geo-Region of Western Australia

Meeka Outback Festival 

28th – 30th  September 2019
The 2019 Meekatharra Outback Festival is on from Friday, 21 September to Sunday, 23 September 2018.

Held over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in September, the jam-packed weekend will feature motocross stunts, camel rides, a colour run, mine safety demonstration, art exhibition, healthy cooking classes, indigenous cultural activities and much more!

Landor Races

4th October – 7th Oct 2019
The Landor Races are the Eastern Gascoyne Race Club’s traditional bush race meeting. The meeting is held annually in the third term school holidays (October) at the racecourse near Landor Station. The meeting has a colourful history and truly outback flavour. In 1921 at a combined mustering camp, which was the custom in those days, a number of stockmen from stations in the area from Milgun, Mt Augustus, Mt Seabrook, Erravilla and Landor were having a day off. These men were resting and doing their washing when they started to argue about who had the fastest horse. Following discussions with interested parties from the surrounding stations, the EGRC was formed and the Landor tradition was born.