About Birdsville

Population: 115

Location: Diamantina Shire


At the end of the famous Birdsville Track is the frontier town of Birdsville.

Deep in the heart of wild and isolated country, Birdsville is situated between the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, the vast gibber plains of Sturt’s Stony Desert to the south and rich Channel Country to the north.

Once a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their stock, Birdsville is now a thriving modern community where you can enjoy a cold drink at the iconic Birdsville Hotel or back a winner at the world-renowned Birdsville Races.

Watch the sun set over Big Red, the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert, catch a fresh fish for dinner at Jardine’s water hole, explore the Australian Inland Mission Hospital Museum, or spend an unforgettable day with family and friends at the Birdsville billabong, where birdlife, fish, yabbies and marsupials abound. Not to mention that the town is also home to a number of local artists working in different mediums, offering their interpretations of our unique land, lifestyle and people of the Diamantina Shire. If you’ve always wanted to visit this iconic destination, now is the time to tick Birdsville off your bucket list!



Abundant with birdlife, fish, yabbies and many small marsupials, Pelican Point is located just outside of  the town in a branch of the Diamantina River. This special location is particularly beautiful at sunset and can be enjoyed as a relaxing spot to cool off with family and friends.


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Birdsville Bakery

Birdsville Bakery



Major Annual Events:

Check out the full list of events on the Diamantina website here


Our favourite Outback comedians, the Crackup Sisters outside the iconic Birdsville Hotel!


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Want to make Birdsville a part of your Outback Queensland story? Stay a while as you roadtrip the Warrego Way!



Birdsville Hotel


Visitor Information Centre

Wirrari Visitor Information Centre

Phone: (07) 4656 3300


Address: 29 Burt Street, Birdsville QLD 4482


For more information on Birdsville, check out the Diamantina Tourism Website: