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25 01, 2019

Dalby Arts Council Event – On Stage Favourites

2019-01-26T10:47:35+00:00January 25th, 2019|

24th March 2019 | 2PM

Dalby Arts Council proudly invites you to an afternoon of classic theatre music, including favourites from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, HMS Pinafore and the Sound of Music, to name just a few….

Soprano – Calista Walters and Pianist Tonia Paroz


$25 members | $30 non-members | $27 concession | $10 school-age children

Purchase tickets from FSD Pharmacy or book online and collect at the door..

The concert will take place in the drawing room of Jimbour House and will include afternoon tea served on the eastern verandah during interval.

25 01, 2019

Opera at Jimbour returns 27th July 2019

2019-01-25T16:00:48+00:00January 25th, 2019|

27th July 2019

Queensland Music Festival and Opera Queensland will once again bring a festival favourite, Opera at Jimbour to the beautiful Western Downs Region in July 2019.

Now one of Queensland’s truly iconic musical performances, Opera at Jimbour attracts audiences from far and wide to the picturesque location of Jimbour House in Queensland’s Western Downs region, Opera at Jimbour offers a day of fun for the whole family.

Stroll through the market stalls, pack a picnic or enjoy the food and wine on offer from the local region.

Presented by the Queensland Music Festival, Western Downs Regional Council, Opera Queensland, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Russell Pastoral.

10.00am – 4.00pm | Show commences at 2.00pm

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16 11, 2018

Jimbour House Tours for Big Skies 2019

2018-11-16T06:35:16+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Due to popular demand, Jimbour House is once again opening its doors for Jimbour House Tours
exclusively for Big Skies 2019.

Discover a world of intrigue and splendor inside one of Australia’s most gracious working homesteads.

The tours  – of approximately one hour’s duration –  run from Sunday, 28 April 2019, to Sunday, 5 May 2019 inclusive (excluding Saturday, 4 May 2019).

There are four starting times across each date :

  • 9.30am
  • 11.00am
  • 1.30pm
  • 3.00pm

Please note, you must book in advance to secure your spot and preferential start time for the Jimbour House Tour.

Tours may only be booked at .

Any enquiries for Jimbour House Tours are to be directed to :

Paul Wilson  or mobile 0402 919 506

16 11, 2018

Big Skies comes back to Jimbour in 2019

2018-11-16T06:26:22+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May 2019

Set on the stunning Jimbour Plains, Big Skies is an annual event celebrating the sights, tastes and unique experiences that our region has to offer.

Thousands of festival goers visit the region for a week of extraordinary events including camp oven dinners, a cinema under the stars, beautiful Western Downs local produce and a concert with some of Australia’s greatest rock legends.

2019 Big Skies Tickets Are On Sale Now

To be the first to get tickets and lock in your Big Skies schedule, please register as a Big Skies member.

Members are kept up to date with the latest news, special offers and have access to tickets before the public.

Join Now It’s FREE and the benefits are priceless.

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10 05, 2018

Big Skies – Highlife Magazine

2018-05-10T08:50:04+00:00May 10th, 2018|

Big Skies 2018 drew crowds of people to experience the Western Downs like never before.

The event featured a lineup of ticketed and free events that were designed to showcase the region for locals and visitors alike.

Signature events included Big Night Sky: Guided tour of the Galaxy, rock music concert Day on the Plain, Big Skies Hot Air Balloon Spectacular and Food and Fibre.

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8 05, 2018

GALLERY: Thousand pack Jimbour House for rock concert

2018-05-08T14:31:49+00:00May 8th, 2018|

The Chronicle | 6th May

MONTHS of anticipation and build-up was finalised yesterday with the Day on the Plain at Jimbour House.

Some of the finest rock talent in Australia was on the Western Downs, for a concert described at the largest west of the Great Dividing Range.

While many brought their camp chairs, picnic rugs, sunglasses and hats to relax and enjoy the day, many couldn’t help but stand and dance for hours on end.

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7 04, 2018

Stan’s first feature film shot at Jimbour

2018-04-07T15:52:44+00:00April 7th, 2018|

Most of the first feature-length film shot by Australian streaming service Stan, to premiere this month, was shot at a mansion on a 177-year-old Queensland cattle station – Jimbour House.

But the two-storey mansion came close to not being the set because the film crew was initially not allowed to stay onsite overnight.The Second will be shown at the Gold Coast Film Festival and includes music from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the first time it has provided music for a film.

Director Mairi Cameron said the movie told the story of two estranged female friends who reunite at an isolated property where they spent teenage summers together.

One woman, played by Rachael Blake, is a successful writer who used her and her friend’s teenage memories to create the storyline for her popular book.

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2 11, 2017

Exploring Jimbour House – Queensland Weekender

2017-11-02T10:20:53+00:00November 2nd, 2017|

Jimbour House lies about 20 minutes north of Dalby.

Back in its glory days, its holding stretched over 120,000 hectares and was home to 200 people and over 300,000 sheep. Today the property is a much more modest 4,500 hectares. It’s still a working station, with about 2000 head of cattle.

The main attraction at Jimbour is its grand homestead and gardens.

The gardens are open every day and visitors can explore them on the ‘Living History Walk’. All that’s needed is a gold coin donation and a brochure which visitors can pick up at the entrance. The walk is self-guided and explores the fascinating history of the station and the families that called it home.

Watch Queensland Weekender every Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm on Channel 7 Queensland. The program is repeated nationally on 7Two the following Saturday at 12.30pm and is available for a limited time on catch-up TV at Plus7. For more information and great stories about the ultimate way to spend a weekend in Queensland please visit

23 06, 2017

‘The Second’ films on Western Downs, Jimbour House

2017-06-23T08:01:15+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

‘The Second’: Stan announces first original film with Screen Queensland.

THE SECOND has begun production in south east Queensland this week, and is the first feature film to be developed through a partnership between Stan and Screen Queensland. Due to premiere in cinemas and Stan in 2018, it’s marked as as the first of the Queensland Originals to go into production.

The psychological thriller will film in Western Downs region including at Dalby’s Jimbour House, Jandowae, Lake Broadwater, and in Brisbane.

Starring Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior, THE SECOND is about two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel.

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3 04, 2017

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Jimbour House

2017-04-03T10:21:05+00:00April 3rd, 2017|

21st May 2017 | Hosted by Dalby Cancer Council | Qld Branch

The Cancer Council is calling on foodies and fundraisers to register for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in a bid to raise $2.8 million for cancer research and support in Queensland.

Morning Tea available for $10, market stalls, entertainment from South & Central State Schools bands, plus others, Fashion Parade.

Cake stall, & delightful gardens to sit in & enjoy all this | BBQ available for lunch.

10 AM – 2 PM | Jimbour House

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