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

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

The 2024 John Villiers Outback Art Prize and Childrens Art Project Gallery

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The John Villiers Outback 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."

More than a song.

Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre is not just...

World Class Museum

The first museum in the world dedicated to a song, the new Waltzing Matilda Centre boasts state of the art interpretation, telling the story of Waltzing Matilda.

Exhibition Space

Waltzing Matilda: A Song for Everyone. Bush Ballad. Unofficial Anthem. National Treasure. An exhibition that celebrates the song and the music of Waltzing Matilda. On display from February 2020.

Fine Eatery

Need a coffee break or a meal? The Tuckerbox Cafe serves up healthy, delicious, nutritional food daily. Available for catering.

Art Gallery

A solo exhibition by Tambo artist Rhondda Scott, combining textile and painting which explores the profound connection and significance of the eucalyptus tree. Until 30 June.

Qantilda Museum

These interactive displays tell the story and history of the Winton Shire, including the Great Shearers Strike of 1891, and the birth of QANTAS.

Award Winning Architecture

Exhibitions aside, the new Waltzing Matilda Centre is a sight to behold in itself. It was designed by award winning architects, Cox Architecture.

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.

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!

April - September

Open 7 days a week : 9am - 5pm
Public Holidays : 9am - 3pm

October - March

Monday to Friday : 9am - 5pm
Weekends / Public Holidays : 9am - 3pm

Annual Report 2021

Support the Waltzing Matilda Centre

Waltzing Matilda Centre Ltd is a registered Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) and all donations to this organisation over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Please enquire about how to donate by contacting waltzing@matildacentre.com.au
or call 1300 665 115.


50 Elderslie Street WINTON, QLD, 4735

1300 665 115

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