About the Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft

Join us for the annual Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft


Held over the June Long Weekend every year the event is renowned as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and is held in Coonamble, 6 hours North West of Sydney.

Running for over 62 years now, the Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft is the largest event held each year in the town and is the largest combined Rodeo/Campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere.

Around 1000 cowboys and cowgirls, along with approximately 4000 spectators, head across the central western plains of NSW to the edge of the Outback, transforming the Coonamble Showground into a full-on explosion of wild riding action.

On Saturday & Sunday, the cowboys launch from the chutes competing for over $30,000 worth of prize money in steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing and, of course, the glamour events of the Saddle Bronc, Bareback and Bull rides. On Monday the Junior Rodeo sees the up and coming stars of the Rodeo circuit compete.

The Rodeo is run by the Coonamble Rodeo Association and an unpaid volunteer committee.

The President of the Coonamble Rodeo Association is Mr. Paul Wheelhouse.