located 1600 km west of Brisbane and 200 north of Birdsville, about 220 south of
Boulia and has a population of approximately 150.
The Diamantina Shire Council
offices and administrative centre for the Shire is located in Bedourie having
moved from Birdsville back in 1953.
Carcory Homestead Ruins between Birdsville &
Bedourie is also home of the
famous camp oven, a lightweight metal dish with matching lid that can also be
used for a pan. The Bedourie camp oven was invented by drover camps over the
The local racetrack comes alive
three times a year, a gymkhana (last weekend in June) a camel race (second
weekend in July and the famous Bedourie Race Meeting (second week in September).