The Centre has reopened with a COVID-19 safe plan in place.

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If there is one song that lives in the heart of all Australians, it is "Waltzing Matilda"...

Be Inspired

Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of Waltzing Matilda, Winton, and the Outback region.

John Villiers Art Prize

Calling for entries now

The John Villiers Art Prize is an annual art competition open to all Australian artists and presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton, Qld. Generously sponsored by The John Villiers Trust.

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Admission Prices

An experience you will remember forever. Please contact us for tour or large group bookings.

From the ashes.

From the ashes of the fire on 18th June 2015, the Waltzing Matilda Centre has been reborn.

Stay a while mate!

While you are here why not stay another day and see what this beautiful part of Australia has to offer.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, including some of our most famous such as Australovenator (Banjo) and Diamantinasaurus (Matilda).

The Musical Fence

Winton is home to world's first permanent musical fence installation in the world. Accompanied by a junkyard band, the Musical Fence is free and available for everyone to use.Go on, grab a stick and head on down to make some music at the world’s first and only Musical Fence!

Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede

The Dinosaur Trackways at Lark Quarry are believed to be unique in the world in that they represent the most concentrated site and only definitive record of dinosaur stampede behaviour. The Trackways are also believed to date back to the Cretaceous Period, 95 million years ago.

Heritage Truck & Machinery Museum

Take a trip into Transport History with a visit to Winton’s Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum. View fully-restored heritage trucks, tractors and machinery.

Willie Mar's Chinese Garden

Willie Mar’s Fruit and Vegetable Shop and Market Garden was the longest operating Chinese market garden and shop left remaining on the edge of any Western Queensland town. Its presence serves as a reminder of the long association Chinese settlers had with the Central West and the significant contribution they made to the health of communities.

Corfield & Fitzmaurice

This magnificent example of a general store is heritage listed by the National Trust. Opened by partners Corfield and Fitzmaurice in 1878, it was Winton's first general store, serving people of the township and pastoral properties until 1987.

Come say G'day!

Meet our extraordinary team. Want to join the team? Look for vacant positions below!

Centre Manager

Opening Hours

We are open all year round, only closing for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day, so make sure you add the Waltzing Matilda Centre to your Outback Experience bucketlist!



50 Elderslie Street
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