Outback by the Sea Festival

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The Carpentaria Shire Council is gearing up for the highly anticipated Outback By The Sea Festival scheduled to take place in Normanton and Karumba from September 13 to 21, 2024. Don't miss out on this incredible week-long celebration featuring the iconic barramundi, delectable seafood, vibrant live music, Indigenous cultural displays, and an array of arts and crafts. Immerse yourself in the diverse and vibrant atmosphere of the Gulf community.

This year's festival introduces a new highlight – the Outback and Ocean Film Festival, showcasing Australia's latest short films. Local filmmakers will have the exciting opportunity to present their creations on the big screen during this cinematic addition to the festivities. Don't miss your chance to partake in this unique event, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Stay tuned for artist & activity updates!



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Outback by the Sea Festival is back - a week-long annual event held in the Gulf of Carpentaria celebrating the legendary barramundi, seafood, live music, Indigenous culture, and arts and crafts.

Starring, Fanny Lumsden, Shane Howard and local band Split Image. Closing concert - Saturday 21st September Karumba Recreation Centre.

Tickets now on sale via @Oztix.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Council is seeking sponsorship partners to join them in hosting the annual Outback by the Sea Festival.

Please refer to the link below for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities



If you would like to find out more about how to become a sponsor, please contact Council’s Community and Economic Development Team.

Please refer to the link below for our Sponsors list. 


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Media Features

  • Check out the coverage of the Gulf by Rex Airlines Magazine (Truly Aus), showcasing the beauty of our region!

    This piece highlights the upcoming 'Outback by the Sea Festival' and the 'Ocean & Outback Film Festival' events that Carpentaria Shire Council, in collaboration with our affiliated partners, is actively supporting.

    As we gear up for the new tourism season, the Carpentaria Shire Council is taking proactive steps to promote local businesses and ensure the community is well-prepared to welcome visitors.

    Rex Airways Truly Aus Article

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Community Meetings

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