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There are a number of events which the Shire of Mount Magnet and the local community, work together to hold each year. Each event adds to the richness of community life and can also be enjoyed by visitors to town.

Astro Rocks Fest 20 - 22 September 2019


Mount Magnet in the Murchison Region is at one with astronomy. Aboriginal astronomy stories of the Badimaya, the Aboriginal people here - still speak to the present age. 

Step out of town to experience the Milky Way from horizon to horizon, the black overarching emu in the sky - indicating time to collect emu eggs. 

From ancient Aboriginal observations, to present futuristic radio astronomy projects in Murchison Region - Mount Magnet celebrates the importance of astronomy and rocks here! A collaborative project, the MOUNT MAGNET ASTRO ROCKS FEST is a weekend event, commencing Friday 20th September.

Join us to discover the awesome Universe above and ancient rocks beneath our feet. 

Visit www.mtmagnet-astrorocks.com for further information 

This event is sponsored by:
The Shire of Mount Magnet



Mount Magnet Races - September 2019


Mount Magnet Race Club hosts one meetings each year in Spring, a full day of activities and entertainment. The Race Club runs a fully licensed bar on the day and two-up after the last race. The Mount Magnet Turf Club, located 2km north of town, was formed in 1896, establishing the foundation for what would become one of the most tenacious racing clubs in the country. Here, along with the thrill of the race in rich red earth, you can experience the enduring outback spirit. For further information please email mountmagnetraceclub@hotmail.com.au

Australia Day Celebrations - 26 January


The Shire of Mount Magnet hosts an Australia Day Celebration each year.  As well as celebrating Australia Day, a Citizenship ceremony is also held to welcome new Citizens and Citizens of the year are presented with their awards.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Shire Office.   

For further information please contact the Mount Magnet Shire Office on (08) 9963 3000.

ANZAC Day - 25 April

On April 25th each year, Mount Magnet stops to remember those who have served this country in times of war, particularly those from this community who selflessly gave their lives.

For further information please call the Shire Office on (08) 9963 3000.

Ladies Day - June 2019


The 3rd Annual Ladies day will be held on the first weekend in June 2019.  This event is organised by W.O.M.E.N Inc

Further information can be found on their website

Mount Magnet Gymkhana

The Gymkhana is held at the Mount Magnet Race Course, located on the north side of town. Events are for all levels of rider and include well contested blue ribbon events and some more novel fun events. Visitors are welcome to join the local community and support the riders at this truly outback event. Canteen and bar facilities are available. For further information please contact Janet Jones on (08) 9963 4187 or 0407572208.

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