Australia's Most Famous
On the last full weekend of October every year, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo – known far and wide as “Australia’s Most Famous”. The riders and the bucking stock come together to try and prove the old saying wrong – “never the horse that couldn’t be rode, never the rider that couldn’t be throwed”. Warwick Rodeo was immortalized in song by Australian country music legend Buddy Williams in the early 1940s but well before then, Warwick had a tradition of horsemanship and great riders to match the city’s sandstone buildings, fine churches, rose gardens and wide, tree-lined streets. Today, Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 people with competitors and horses travelling from every mainland state to compete.


19th-25th October 2020 CANCELLED 



After extensive consultations with State and Local governments, stakeholders and public health authorities the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society have made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft. With the ever changing climate surrounding Covid-19 the safety of our volunteers, competitors, patrons and the larger community were at the forefront of our decision making process.

The complex nature of our event being seven days and the vast space of our venue made the logistical implementation of the Covid Plan unattainable. We understand that not only will the cancellation have a massive economic effect on our local community but that our event for many rural and regional competitors has been a reprieve from a tough few years battling through drought, fire and now Covid. In the coming months we will be working closely with our governing bodies to help keep our sports alive to keep our trusty team of volunteers engaged and to lift the community spirit.
Please know this decision wasn’t made lightly, even when the equine flu hit in 2007 we still bucked our bulls, the last time on our records we had to cancel was in 1965 due to extreme drought and before that was World War II.

We aim to be back in 2021 October 25th-31st bigger and better than ever.

Warwick Rodeo National Championship Events

  • Saddle Bronc
  • Open Bull Ride
  • Open Bareback
  • APRA NFR Rope & Tie
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Ladies Barrel Race
  • Ladies Breakaway Roping

Second Division Events

  • 2nd Div Saddle Bronc
  • 2nd Div Bull Ride
  • 2nd Div Bareback

Junior Events

  • Jnr Steer Ride
  • Jnr Barrel Race
  • Jnr Breakaway Roping

Warwick Rodeo In House Events

Brian Aspinall Memorial Mens Stock Saddle Buckjump

Ladies Poley Buckjump

Ladies Steer Ride

Mule Ride

Local Barrel Race (must live within 50kms of 4370) – for an entry form please email

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