Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.


Murder at the Speakeasy

Miss Traill's House & Garden, Bathurst 321 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Murder at the Speakeasy is part interactive theatre play, part clue hunt, and a deadly murder mystery to solve, all wrapped up in one.


Wentworth Main Mine Open Day

Wentworth Main Mine, Lucknow Mitchell Hwy, Lucknow, NSW

10am – 2.30pm: Wentworth Main Mine, Mitchell Hwy, Lucknow. Gold coin donation.



Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Rockley, NSW

The Rockley Mill and Stables Museum was built in 1862 and displays the rich history of the
area, with old mill machinery, period clothing on display, old police records and more.


History Hill, Hill End 3458 Hill End Rd, Hill End, Hill End, NSW

Experience what it was really like during Australia’s gold rush period. See the
underground mine and the largest privately owned gold rush collection on display in
Australia focusing on the land, the time and the people of Australia’s gold rush era.


The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.



Old Government Cottage Stanley St, Bathurst, NSW

The building known as Old Government Cottage is a rare, intact example, of an early
Bathurst home. This historic building is located at 16 Stanley Street on the western side of
the Macquarie River in the area of the old Government settlement.


Abercrombie House, Bathurst 311 Ophir Rd, Bathurst, NSW

Join Abercrombie House for a torchlight tour for children aged from 7 years. Wear
comfortable clothes and walking shoes and bring a torch. The tour concludes with
chocolate milk and cookies.


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What's On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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