Your Destination Event

Looking to make your next event special?
The Maranoa is the perfect place to host your next business conference, networking event, festival, or celebration.
Make it eventful and give your attendees a unique experience, here, just out back!

Top 5 reasons to host your next event just out back!

We know there’s a lot to consider when coordinating a destination event, but we’ve got all your event planning needs covered.

The possibilities really are endless.

Located just 480km west of Brisbane, the Maranoa region is closer than you think and easy to get to.
Roma, the cosmopolitan hub, is but an hour flight, or easy half day drive with alternate travel options including coach or rail available.
Once you’re here, getting around is also simple.
Parking in town is free and commutes are short with everything you need, right at your fingertips.

With a variety of quality accommodation options across the region – most of which are within walking distance to the CBD, your stay will be comfortable and convenient. Roma’s accommodation is the largest in the region with a sleeping capacity of just under a 1000.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more unique experience, glamping under the stars at an outback retreat will turn your next event into an adventure!

Whilst we’re bursting with quality espresso bars, cafés, restaurants, and pubs (all within a four-block radius), it’s good old fashioned country hospitality that really sets us apart. Your attendees will be emersed in country life and charmed by locals who are more than happy to pull up a chair and have a yarn.

On a side note, we’ve also got all your catering needs covered, with local suppliers able to customise any menu.

From corporate function spaces and heritage listed halls to unique networking locations and picturesque settings, the Maranoa has an array of venues to deliver your next conference, exhibition, gala dinner or festival.

The expansive Bassett Park (home to Roma’s racetrack, showgrounds and rodeo grounds) can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees in an open-air environment whilst the Cultural Centre, located just one block from the CBD offers versatile function rooms. Or if you’re looking to really create an engaging narrative, canapes and drinks under the EMSCO Rig or on location at Australia’s largest cattle selling centre – the Roma Saleyards, will make your event more than memorable (for all the right reasons!).

Unique events need unique experiences. Combining country charm and outback character, there’s no shortage of experiences on offer in the Maranoa.

From stories of yesteryear and fascinating history that takes you on an intriguing journey of twists and drama of when oil and gas first flowed in our nation, the treasures of Roma and surrounding Maranoa region will have your attendees captivated and charmed.

Want to chat about your
event, just out back?

Choose the Maranoa for your next destination event and create a memorable experience like no other.

With authentic, country hospitality, unique meeting spaces and attractions, quality accommodation options and ease of accessibility, an event just out back will be sure to make a lasting impression on your attendees.

Call Council’s Events Team today 1300 007 662 or contact us at

Past Events

Santos Festival of Rugby

Bamba Gii Festival

Easter in the Country