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Great Australian Bites Media Release

This weekend, the Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Winton Shire Council to deliver Great Australian Bites, a food and music program showcasing Queensland’s regional and remote communities.

Lake Eyre Basin Consultation 2020

Get involved in one of our free consultation workshops to discuss the future of the Lake Eyre Basin and the State Government’s river protection proposal.

Australia Day Road Closure

Changed Traffic conditions will be implemented for the Australia Day Event.

Reconstruction Floodway Tender

Tenders closing 2.00pm Monday 10th February 2020 via or the Tender Box located in the foyer at the Council Office, 75 Vindex Street WINTON QLD 4735, are invited to tender for the Reconstruction of Concrete Floodways (various locations).

New theropod dinosaur discovered in western Queensland, Australia

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and the University of New England today announced the discovery of a theropod dinosaur near the town of Winton, western Queensland, Australia. The fossilised bones were recovered from a cattle station located in the northern margins of the Winton Formation, a geological deposit that is approximately 95 million years old.

Men's Shed Crawl

Please join in the “Men’s Shed Crawl” at the Winton Shire Hall Court Yard, Friday 17 January 2020 at 6pm please join in and enjoy a free BBQ and information. If you would like more information please don’t hesitate to call 4657 2666 or email

Great Australian Bites

Come together with family and friends and celebrate Australia Day at Great Australian Bites. Head down to Winton Shire Hall from 9.30 am, to join the fun on Sunday 26 January.

Special Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Winton, as Sole Shareholder of the Waltzing Matilda Centre will be held in the Board Room, Winton Shire Council, 75 Vindex Street Winton on Wednesday the 28th of November 2019, commencing at 9.00am, for the purpose of the Annual General Meeting of the Waltzing Matilda Centre Ltd.

Australia Day 2020 Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Australia Day 2020 Awards. Nominate a role model from the community in one of the five categories available.

Christmas Lights Competition

Through popular request the dates for the Christmas Lights competition has been changed. Christmas lights will be judged between 7.30pm and 10.00pm between 11th and 13th of December. Please ensure you have your lights on during this time to be included in the judging.

Fire Ban November 2019

In accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 a prohibition on lighting fires in the open for the period 1000 hrs on Saturday 09 November 2019 to 2359 hrs on Tuesday 19 November 2019 in the Barcoo, Barcaldine, Longreach, and Winton Shire Councils.

New Planning Scheme

Winton Shire Council is pleased to advise that the proposed new Winton Shire Planning Scheme is now on public display. The community and stakeholders are encouraged to review the document and invited to provide feedback.

Winton Buy Local Gift Cards

The “Buy Local” Gift Cards will be available Monday 21 October – Friday 25 October 2019 between the hours of 9am – 6pm from the Winton Shire Council Foyer (the first door from Werna Street).

Naming of Council Bore Sites

Council is also seeking to assign a name to Bore No. 4 which is located adjacent to the Geothermal Plant. To assist Council in this very difficult selection process, we invite suggestions from community members on who you feel the bore should be named after.

Small Business Roadshow

Find out about the available assistance and programs that can grow your business to its full potential. An opportunity to make a contact from a number of agencies.

Winton Way Out West Fest

The Winton ‘Way Out West Fest’ was established in conjunction with the re-opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre in April 2018 and attracted many thousands of visitors over four days of great entertainment.

Weed Management Program

Winton Shire Council (WSC) is now calling for expressions of interest from rural Landholders willing to participate in the Weed Management Program.

Director of Community and Economic Development

Located in Central Western Queensland, covering 53,935 square kilometres and with a population of 1150, Winton has an iconic and unique heritage while also undergoing several key development initiatives that will help ensure a long-term sustainable and bright future for the region, its communities and residents.

Winton Police Operating Hours

The Winton Police office hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday. The Winton Police Station's new phone number is 07 4652 5130.

Recovery grants extended for North Queensland floods

Small businesses and primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland floods earlier this year have until the end of November to apply for recovery grants.
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