Jimbour Culture and Events

In the heyday of Sir Joshua Peter Bell, Jimbour was acknowledged as “the Mecca of Civilisation on the Darling Downs”. During this time, Jimbour played host to important scientific and cultural visits – even, on one occasion, a circus.

In recent times Jimbour’s role as a cultural centre has revived. An Amphitheatre in the grounds provides the setting for major cultural events and performances – including the biennial “Opera at Jimbour” sponsored by the State Government as part of the Queensland Music Festival.

Events at Jimbour


The scale and design of Jimbour make it clear that it was always intended that it should serve many purposes beyond that of a family residence. Necessarily, it in many ways functioned more as a centre for the community.

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Jimbour Amphitheatre


Jimbour has enhanced its capacity as a venue for major cultural events with the completion in 2005 of an Amphitheatre to complement the grounds of Jimbour House.

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Opera at Jimbour


Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a biennial state-wide celebration of music, a major cultural and artistic success story with a national and international reputation, and an unparalleled geographic reach.

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Dalby Regional Arts Council Inc


Jimbour takes great pleasure from its support of the Dalby Regional Arts Council, a not-for-profit community based organisation aiming to ensure that those living in our region have access to first class music, entertainment, theatrical performances and exhibitions.

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Jimbour Weddings


Captivating elegance and the charm of yesteryear are all part of the welcoming and heritage- listed magic of Jimbour.

Established in 1876, the House and surrounding gardens offer an exquisite backdrop for your special day.

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Living History Walk

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There is much to see as part of the garden experience in addition to the formal plantings and landscaping that have been part of the surrounds to the House since the last century.

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In addition to hosting cultural events, Jimbour is proud to support the Arts through sponsorships.