Weipa's 50th Anniversary Commemoration Celebrations Weipa's 50th Anniversary Commemoration Celebrations

In this exciting milestone year as we're celebrating and remembering the people who shaped and defined Weipa.
Come and join us for a fun filled weekend to celebrate 50 years since Weipa was officially opened as a town.

Kick of the weekend by joining your mates at a reunion catch-up on Friday 14th at the Hibberd Library, followed by a free historical bus tour on Saturday morning or watch a social cricket match between the GM's versus Weipa Town culminating with a Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.

Finish the weekend off with a bang by attending the Community Festival on Sunday afternoon, where you can enjoy live performances, community markets and a fireworks display.

For more information, contact the Weipa Town Authority on 07 4030 9400

Programme of Events
Friday 14th July Saturday 15th July Sunday 16th July
Reunion Catch-up Free Historical Bus Tour Church Service
  Gala Dinner Community Festival

Arts and Craft Competition
Proudly sponsored by Hastings Deering 

As part of Weipa’s 50th celebrations in July 2017 the Weipa Town Authority is  holding three separate competitions for seniors and juniors (under 16yrs). Categories include visual arts, performing arts and general craft. For more information please see the Arts and Crafts Competition flyer or download an entry form.

Event Sponsorship

Is your business interested in supporting one of the events being held over the weekend?
See the Sponsorhip Categories for more information.

Community Festival Stall Information

Are you part of a non for profit community group interested in holding a stall at the Community Festival on Sunday 16th July. For more information, please see the expressions of interest application or contact the Weipa Town Authority.

Travel and Accommodation

Wanting to travel to Weipa?
Daily flights are available through Qantas and Skytrans.
There are a number of suitable accommodation options are available in Weipa. Some of these options are offering discounted rates during the weekend celebrations - just mention you're travelling for Weipa's 50th.
Albatross Bay Resort

Ash Palms Motor Inn

Heritage Resort

Mission River Waterfront Accommodation

Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Grounds

Weipa Memorabilia

Do you have some old photos of Weipa lying around?
We are looking for any old photos or memorabilia of Weipa to display over the weekend.
Send your photos to fiona.langsdorf@weipatownauthority.com.au

Billeting Program

Are you interested in hosting an ex-Weiparite for the weekend?
Or maybe you're looking to stay with a local family when you visit?
Register your interest on the Billeting for Weipa's 50th Facebook page and liaise directly with the person/family.


Volunteer Registration Form Volunteer Registration Form

Weipa's 50th Commemoration Event Volunteer Registration
Are you interested in being involved in this milestone event for Weipa? We are looking for volunteers to help with both the set up of events and the coordination of the Community Festival. Please complete the form below to indicate your interest. Thank you.
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