Waltzing Matilda Centre

Waltzing Matilda Centre


The Waltzing Matilda Centre is the first museum in the world dedicated to a song! A celebration of our region and our resilience. Our fascinating museum is more than a celebration of our vibrant history. Opening in April 1998, the building was tragically destroyed by fire in June 2015. The fire was heartbreaking because the centre had a significance to the whole of Australia, not just Winton. It was a huge tourist attraction and an important employer. Thankfully, The Waltzing Matilda Centre was rebuilt and re-opened in April 2018  and is the pride of Winton and Outback Queensland once more. Our landmark celebrates the resilience of the region.

Head into the Waltzing Matilda Centre to speak to our information centre staff, take a walk through the musuem or relax with a cuppa. 

Opening Hours

March – October

9am – 5pm daily

9am-3pm public holidays


November – February

9am – 5pm weekdays

9am – 3pm weekends & public holidays


Closed – Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day