01 Sep 2020 | Outback Queensland Masters |

Outback adventure a tourism force

by Golf Australia

The inaugural Outback Queensland Masters has just been nominated amongst the Best New Events in Australia with the announcement of national finalists in the 2020 Australian Event Awards.

Event industry leaders and experts from around Australia who judge the awards have read through hundreds of entries and determined that Outback Queensland Masters deserved to sit amongst the national finalists.

Entries are judged on all aspects of event management including best practice, innovation, marketing, stakeholder engagement and management, sustainability and event legacy.

“It’s almost as good as hearing we had a hole-in-one!” exclaimed Luke Bates, Queensland State Senior Manager, Golf Australia.

“To achieve this in the event’s very first year is wonderful recognition for not only our team, but our strategic partners, including Tourism and Events Queensland and the PGA of Australia. We also offer a huge thank you to the six regional communities who hosted the inaugural Outback Queensland Masters, including Roma, Charleville, Winton, Longreach, Boulia and Mount Isa. And of course, to the players and spectators who supported us in our first year travelling from all over Australia to join us.”

Across the board, 2020 was a very high scoring year. Brenda LaPorte, co-chair of the Judging Panel, reported that “the entries put forward for judging on average scored significantly higher than last year.”

“This is an incredible result knowing what the industry has been through in 2020. It clearly reflects the high quality of the events delivered across Australia and what we have to look forward to when our industry makes its comeback,” said LaPorte.

Australian Event Award Winners will be announced in October 2020 at the Awards Ceremony in Adelaide, where the Outback Queensland Masters is vying for the Best New Event category in Australia.

The Outback Queensland Masters will be next held from the 19th June to the 25th July, 2021.

Will you win the million dollar hole-in-one in Longreach? Join the five warm up opportunities with $10,000 hole-in-challenges in Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie, Blackall and Hughenden. Not to mention the extraordinary journey through the landscapes, legends and hospitality of Queensland’s outback.

Learn more about the 2021 Outback Queensland Masters here.


  • Event 1 Biloela – June 19 & 20

  • Event 2 Charleville – June 26 & 27

  • Event 3 Quilpie – July 3 & 4

  • Event 4 Blackall – July 10 & 11

  • Event 5 Hughenden – July 17 & 18

  • Event 6 Longreach – July 23, 24 & 25

Participants enjoying the 2019 Outback Queensland Masters.
Participants enjoying the 2019 Outback Queensland Masters.

Join our newsletter

Get weekly updates on news, golf tips and access to partner promotions.

Related News

Golf Australia NEW LOGO White Mono_logo
Join our newsletter

Get weekly updates on news, golf tips and access to partner promotions!