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.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOnce a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their stock, Birdsville is a thriving community where you can enjoy a cold drink at the iconic Birdsville Hotel, try your taste buds on a curried camel pie, back a winner at the world-renowned Birdsville Races or dance the day away at the Birdsville Big Red bash.replacenewlinereplacenewlineWatch the sunset over Big Red, the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert or spend an unforgettable day with family and friends at the Birdsville billabong, where birdlife, fish, yabbies and marsupials abound.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIf you’ve always wanted to visit this iconic destination, now is the time to tick Birdsville off your bucket list.

Images around Birdsville QLD 4482

Around Birdsville QLD 4482

Our Picks on what to Do in Birdsville QLD

Birdsville Race Club - Birdsville QLD

Munga-Thirri National Park

Old Diamantina River Crossing - Birdsville QLD

Burke And Wills Tree - Birdsville QLD

Birdsville Billabong

Deon's Lookout

Our Picks on where to Stay in Birdsville QLD

Birdsville Caravan Park QLD

Betoota Hotel - Birdsville QLD

Birdsville Hotel

Our Picks on what to Eat in Birdsville QLD

Sonj - Birdsville QLD

Birdsville Bakery - Birdsville QLD

Shopping in Birdsville QLD

Community Services  

Wirrarri Visitor Information Centre Birdsville QLD
29 Burt Street,

Diamantina Shire Council
17 Herbert Street,

Birdsville Police Station
MacDonald Street,

Birdsville Hospital
Burt Street,

Birdsville Swimming Pool

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 46.5
  • Population: 140
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Maranoa
  • Established (yr): 1887
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Boulia QLD 4829 (381 km, 4 hrs 40 mins)
Jundah QLD 4736 (477 km, 5 hrs 20 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Birdsville QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.