Burke Shire Council

Order of the outback ball Order of the outback ball

Saturday 30 June 2018

Tania Kernaghan as MC

Burke Shire Council together with the local community wish to announce that plans are well underway for the 2018 Order of the Outback Ball to be held again at the spectacular Nijinda Durlga. This year’s event, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Burketown’s Gazettal, will feature Country Music star Tania Kernaghan as MC. With 7 albums, a swag of awards, including four Golden Guitars and the respect of the country music industry and fans alike, Tania promises to be an entertaining MC for the event.

 

The 2016 Ball was a celebrated event where locals and guests enjoyed a night of fine food and wonderful entertainment. The dance floor was the place to let your hair down! Adults and children alike enjoyed the opportunity to socialise, dress up and generally have a fun night.

History of the Order of the Outback

The Order of the Outback Award, which had its origins in the 1980s, is presented biennially. It recognises individuals or organisations that enrich the lives of people in the Australian Outback through their paid or unpaid work. As a result, nominees can come from anywhere in Australia.

Past recipients of the award include:

  • Dr Don Bowley from the Mount Isa base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Ian McNamara from Australia All Over
  • The flying ministries of the Salvation Army and the Uniting Church
  • The Burke Shire Emergency Service Groups
  • Author Colleen McCulloch
  • Snake expert Ram Chandra; and
  • Aussie Helpers (2014)
  • BlazeAid (2016)

It has a long standing tradition for the Burke Shire to hold a ball to celebrate the Order of the Outback.

More information

To nominate a recipient for the Order of the Outback Award click here

To respond to the Expression of Interest to operate bar facilities click here

To respond to the Expression of Interest to provide catering click here

To respond to the Expression of Interest for a Band/Musician click here

To respond to the Expression of Interest for Security click here

To respond to the Expression of Interest for Photography click here

To find out more about the Order of the Outback Award and Ball, please call 07 4745 5100 or email office@burke.qld.gov.au.