Events & clubs

Marble Bar Race Club

Date Next Annual race meeting 3rd July 2021
Location Limestone Road, Marble Bar WA 6760
The night before the races…

The Marble Bar Races Ball is held on the Friday night as a warm
up for a great day of racing. It is a formal event, and dressing to
the theme is strongly recommended.This years theme is TBA

This famous event has been held annually in July since 1893, it attracts an ever increasing crowd of between 2000-3000 thousand people.

With a track surrounded by spinifex, red hills and a dusty two up ring the Pilbara comes together with miners, town folk, families, travellers from across the world and all the crew from Pilbara Stations near and far.

The early days of racing were supported by district bred horses and a two day meeting was held until the early 70’s when professional jockeys and registered race horses came into being. Over the years Marble Bar has been seen as a very successful ‘picnic race’ day, it is an event simply not to be missed!


Billy Cart Grand Prix

Date 2018 to be advised.
Location Marble Bar Community Resource Centre


Marble Bar ‘Jerk off’ and start of Muster Party!

There will be racing on the streets of Marble Bar  with the Billy Cart Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix is part of the start of muster celebrations, which also feature a jerky making competition.

The rumour on the streets of Australia’s hottest town is participants dressed in costume will be awarded extra points.

Scrutineering of Billy carts will take place from 9am Saturday 15th April, with the event kicking off at 10am.

Next years Grand prix will coincide with the Back to the Bar celebrations. More details to follow.

Racing will be accompanied by a band and, jerky taste tests.

For entry forms and more information about how to get involved in the start of muster activities, call the Marble Bar Community Resource Centre on 9176 1375.


Other Shire Annual Events


Australia Day @ Marble Bar

Australia Day provides an opportunity for all Australians to reflect and celebrate their Australian citizenship as part of a special day of national celebration and pride.  Australia Day is marked by special events across the East Pilbara including special citizenship and affirmation ceremonies.

Events are held in Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine. Ceremony details for 2016 are listed below.

For more information, please visit:


Anzac Day Memorial Services @ Marble Bar

The Shire of East Pilbara encourages all residents to join with their family, friends and community in remembering the sacrifice that our servicemen and women have made throughout history, which helped to make Australia the great nation that it is today.

Each ANZAC Day commemorative services are held in Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar.
Gunfire breakfasts are hosted, and in Newman A Troop Regiment, Pilbara Barracks usually opens their wet mess and hosts the traditional two up game.

Locations for the commemorative ceremonies are:

Marble Bar  RSL Park Marble Bar.
Newman Shire of East Pilbara Administration Office (grounds)
Corner Kalgan and Newman Drives, Newman.
Nullagine Lynas Lookout (Named after Nullagine ANZAC hero, William James Dalton Lynas).

2016 ANZAC Day commemorative service details will be posted on the Shire of East Pilbara website when known.


Thank a Volunteer Day @ Marble Bar Aquatic Centre

The Shire of East Pilbara is host to Thank a Volunteer Day on the 5th December to coincide with International Volunteer Day. This celebration was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985.

Thank a Volunteer Day provides an opportunity for both the Shire of East Pilbara and our community to celebrate and thank the work done by our volunteers. Awards and celebrations are held in Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar to thank the many volunteers in our community that participate within a variety of roles resulting in the social and/or economic development of our community at a local level.

For any enquiries regarding Thank a Volunteer Day please contact the team at the Community Wellbeing Department on 9175 8000.