Sedan Dip over the years






Sedan Dip has no registered race horses, just a quintessential bush race meeting with the glamour of a wine bar and Fashions on the Field.


Horse and rider put their skills on show at Sedan Dip as they attempt to put a beast around the course. This is one of Australia’s heritage sports.


Rodeo is a entrenched in outback history. Riding a rough horse or working wild cattle on an outback station was and still is a part of everyday life.


Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games. It’s a lot of fun to watch and great for the whole family.


17th – 19th August 2018



Located 100 kilometres north of Julia Creek in North West Queensland on the sealed road to Normanton (via Burke and Wills Junction), Sedan Dip Sports and Recreation Club has been running since 1948. Sedan Dip is an iconic outback event that includes Bush Racing, Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana. An event not just for competitors, Sedan Dip is a great weekend to kick your heels back at the races, to watch some outstanding horse work and all the thrills and spills of the rodeo action. Fashions on the Field, a Fine Wine Trackside bar, novelty events, entertainment and bar service until late make this one of the most action-packed weekends around. Typically held every year on the third weekend of August, Sedan Dip is steeped in tradition and will leave you with lasting memories.


Julia Creek is located on the Overlander’s Way (Flinders Highway), the main travel route between Townsville and the Northern Territory. Lauded for their efforts in tourism, the McKinlay Shire Council has won the Outback Queensland Tourism Association’s Local Government Award for Tourism in 2014 and 2015. The accredited Julia Creek Visitor Information was also crowned the Outback Queensland Tourism Association’s and Queensland Information Centre Association’s Visitor centre of the Year for 2015. Needless to say, this Shire knows how to roll out the welcome mat to visitors.

Julia Creek has a range of accommodation options including a free RV Site for self-contained campers (toilet and shower on board), the Julia Creek Caravan Park and three hotels/motels offering accommodation. Every Monday night from April until September, visitors and locals are treated to a meal around the campfire at the Julia Creek Caravan Park. All are welcome to attend this award-winning meal under the stars that you will never forget.

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