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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

It’s free to submit your local events

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.

2024 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

This year marks 160 years since Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson was born at Narrambla, Orange, and Central West Libraries announces the call for entries in the 2024 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards on his birthday, Saturday 17 February.

Established in 1991, the awards honour Banjo, acknowledged as a great writer and favourite son of Orange, with a competition encouraging Australian content. However, entries do not have to be written in Banjo’s style of bush writing.

The Salon des Refuses Opening Day

The Salon des Refuses 24 Pym Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Mainly antique items sourced during the annual buying trip to France.

The Huddle 2024

Orange Function Centre Eyles St, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Huddle; a kick-ass day to share with like-minded women. Prepare to be immersed in inspiration and expert advice from the hand picked lineup of favourite female entrepreneurs!

We have events starting on the Friday, with the main event THE HUDDLE on the Sunday! Please have a read of the events below, and then scroll down to add them individually to your cart. You can add multiple of each event so feel free to grab tickets for your friends too!


Welcome to Oberon

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

Welcome to Oberon is for members of the community that have moved to Oberon within the last 2 years and it gives them an opportunity to meet new friends and community groups.


Spirek Art Prize

Orange Art Society 22 Sale Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Orange Art Society is proud to announce the Spirek Art Prize is back for 2024! The Prize has been funded by a generous donation of money and art by member Hank Spirek. 2023 saw 54 entries and 2024 is shaping up to be even bigger. Any level of artist is welcome and encouraged.



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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).