Visit The Dish

It's one of Australia's most prominent landmarks

Shop & Eat

Enjoy boutique stores, cafes & restaurants with enticing menus.

Parkes Elvis Festival

Held annually in the second week of January

Stay & Play

Explore our picturesque parks before settling in at quality accommodation

Be out there.. it all adds up for fun in Parkes

Be out there in the Parkes region where it all adds up for fun and quirky experiences along with a bucket list of iconic attractions and events that will provide memories to last a lifetime.

The townships of Parkes, Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore each contribute their unique personality, attractions and events to create the undeniable appeal of the Parkes region as a wonderful place to live and visit.

On behalf of the people of Parkes Shire, I welcome you to our region and wish you a safe, adventurous and enjoyable visit.

Destination Guide

For information on how to plan your visit to Parkes, a destination guide can be downloaded below.

Parkes Special Offers

Take advantage of our special offers at local attractions and hospitality outlets when you are visiting the Parkes region.

Upcoming Events

january, 2019

02jan(jan 2)11:00 am30(jan 30)11:00 amAstronomy TalksAt the DISH11:00 am - 11:00 am (30) CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

23jan10:00 amBike Safety Program in Peak HillBe safe on your bike and skateboard 10:00 am Lindner Oval Peak Hill

25jan7:00 pmOpening Night'Australiana' Art Exhibition7:00 pm The Coventry Room

26janalldayalldayAustralia Day Parkes(All Day: saturday) Parkes

26jan7:00 amKite FestivalFlying High on Australia Day7:00 am Northparkes Oval

26jan7:30 amAustralia Day Peak Hill7:30 am Peak Hill

26jan7:30 amAustralia Day Trundle7:30 am Trundle

26jan8:00 amAustralia Day Tullamore8:00 am Tullamore

26jan8:00 amAustralia Day Bogan Gate8:00 am Bogan Gate

26jan12:00 pm5:00 pmAustralia Day Race MeetingBe entertained this Australia Day12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Parkes Racecourse

26jan4:30 pm9:30 pmHarness Australia Daywith Parkes Harness Racing Club4:30 pm - 9:30 pm Parkes Showground

26jan5:00 pmThe Golden YabbyAs the sun sets on Australia Day5:00 pm Parkes Showground