In this exciting milestone year, 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 entertainment with special guests John Williamson, Ken McDonald, and Weipa's own The Other Band.
There will also be community markets and a fireworks display.
For more information, contact the Weipa Town Authority on 07 4030 9400 or download the events program .
|Programme of Events|
|Friday 14th July||Saturday 15th July||Sunday 16th July|
|Reunion Catch-up||Free Historical Bus Tour||Church Service|
|GM's XI versus Weipa Town Cricket Match|
|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 16 yrs). 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.
Community Festival Stall Information
Are you 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 available in Weipa. Some of these options are offering discounted rates for the weekend celebrations. Just mention you're travelling for Weipa's 50th.
Albatross Bay Resort
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weipa Town Authority would like to thank the following sponsors, whose generous donations have made this event possible: