Events

Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament is held in August, at Murtoa Golf Course – nine kilometres south of the town.

Horse Racing

Located at the southern edge of town, the Murtoa Race Course has good facilities and lovely, treed surrounds, with Lake Marma nearby.

Murtoa has two events each year.They are the Murtoa Cup event, held in early October to coincide with Murtoa’s BIG Weekend, and an Industry TAB meeting during July
The Murtoa Cup has been a favourite Wimmera Racing event for many years and is very popular for family reunions and bus trips from around Victoria.

Murtoa’s BIG Weekend

Murtoa’s BIG Weekend

  • 03 5385 2785

Murtoa’s Big Weekend is the biggest annual event on the Murtoa calendar and draws people from near and far.

The Big Weekend is held annually over 3 days during the first weekend of October and will feature the National Heritage-listed “Stick Shed” which will open for public viewing on the Saturday and Sunday of the Big Weekend. Other attractions over the weekend include the GrainCorp Art Exhibition, Murtoa Cup Races, the Dunmunkle Sumpoiler’s Historical Enginesdisplay, a Monster Street Market, the Murtoa A&P Agricultural Show, a Show’n’Shine, a Family Relay Bike Ride and many other activities. Performances by The BordererS and O’Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers will provide more entertainment over the weekend. For added excitement, there will be The Dressmaker 1950s Dress up Competition to coincide with the forthcoming release of the recently produced (and partly shot in Murtoa) film, The Dressmaker. The producer and author of The Dressmaker have offered to attend and judge this competition.

Murtoa’s Big Weekend also provides an excellent opportunity for all to experience the beautiful Lake Marma and Rabl Park, and a number of other Heritage listed attractions such as the Water Tower Museum and Kurrajong Avenue… and of course the mighty Murtoa Stick Shed.

Find out more about Murtoa’s BIG Weekend

Tourist Information

Tourist Information

  • Leigh Hammerton
  • 03 5385 2422